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How COVID-19 Shelved Inter-Agency Rivalry  At Nigerian Ports

How COVID-19 Shelved Inter-Agency Rivalry  At Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the globe to a standstill for over two months, economic hardship has been recorded across several nations and continents, families have been separated and many engulfed in trepidation. However, ...

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Aviation Agencies Should Explore Alternative Sources Of Income – Adurogboye

Aviation Agencies Should Explore Alternative Sources Of Income - Adurogboye

By Ayoola Olaitan Mr. Samuel Adurogboye is the Head, Public Relations department at the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). In this interview with MMS Plus, he reviews the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector, taking a look at airline ...

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How To Start Cooking Gas Business In Nigeria 

How To Start Cooking Gas Business In Nigeria 

It is good news that more Nigerians are beginning to use cooking gas for various domestic cooking purposes. That will help decrease the problems of deforestation and help conserve our natural forests and prevent potential disasters that is inherent with ...

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US slashes imports of Nigerian oil by 60%

US slashes imports of Nigerian oil by 60%

The United States cut its imports of Nigerian crude oil by 60.37 per cent to 1.93 million barrels in January this year, compared to the 4.87 million barrels bought in the same month in 2019. Latest data from the US ...

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Non-oil goods account for Nigeria’s 22% exports, says NPA

Non-oil goods account for Nigeria’s 22% exports, says NPA

Nigerian ports handled 191 million metric tonnes of export cargo in 2019. Out of these, crude oil accounted for 78 per cent while non-oil cargo accounted for only 22 per cent. The he Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Miss Hadiza ...

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Resume ports export certification, FG orders quarantine agency

Resume ports export certification, FG orders quarantine agency

The Federal Government has authorised the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service to fully resume its export certification duties at all ports immediately. According to the Director-General, NAQS, Vincent Isegbe, the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation also ...

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Kalu: Supreme Court judgment a setback, says Sagay

Kalu: Supreme Court judgment a setback, says Sagay

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, Prof Itse Sagay, SAN, has expressed his displeasure over the Supreme Court’s judgment nullifying the trial of a former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, and others, who were in December convicted and ...

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Premier League does not yet have ‘green light’, minister warns

Premier League does not yet have ‘green light’, minister warns

Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden warned on Friday that the Premier League does not yet have the “green light” to resume but restated the government’s hope that the season can be completed. Premier League clubs are due to meet on ...

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COVID-19 to slow cocoa, cashew exports, says NEPC

COVID-19 to slow cocoa, cashew exports, says NEPC

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council says an assessment of the impact of coronavirus on agricultural exports shows that the pandemic will lead to a fall in export of cocoa beans, cashew nuts and sesame seeds this year. The Executive Director ...

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Buhari dissolves BOA management, appoints Hassan acting MD

Buhari dissolves BOA management, appoints Hassan acting MD

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the dissolution of the Interim Management Team and the appointment of an acting Managing Director for the Bank of Agriculture in the person of Alwan Hassan. According to the Federal Ministry ...

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Don’t allow aviation to fail, IATA charges Nigeria

Don’t allow aviation to fail, IATA charges Nigeria

The International Air Transport Association on Thursday charged Nigeria not to allow its aviation sector to fail. This followed the announcement by the Federal Government that the country’s aviation sector was losing over N17bn monthly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Nigeria attracted $10.2bn fresh investment in 2019 – Report

Nigeria attracted $10.2bn fresh investment in 2019 – Report

Nigeria’s cross-border greenfield capital investment in 2019 grew by 28 per cent to $10.2bn, according to the latest report by fDi Market Intelligence, a research unit of Financial Times. The report released on Thursday described a greenfield investment as a ...

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Group calls for probe into dead fishes across Niger Delta

Group calls for probe into dead fishes across Niger Delta

Environmentalists, members of FishNet Alliance, and people in the Niger Delta region has called on relevant government agencies to investigate the actual cause of sudden death of fish being washed ashore across the Niger Delta coastline. They specifically called on relevant regulatory ...

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FG targets N103bn from gas flaring penalty

FG targets N103bn from gas flaring penalty

The Federal Government has said gas flare penalty payment by oil and gas companies in the country will increase to N103.51bn this year. The Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, disclosed this in a presentation where he ...

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Niger Delta stakeholdeers back probe of NDDC by National Assembly

Niger Delta stakeholdeers back probe of NDDC by National Assembly

Some stakeholders in the Niger Delta have commended the National Assembly for its decision to investigate alleged fraud in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The stakeholders under the aegis of the Transparency and Accountability Advancement Group (TAAG) said it ...

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Despite lockdown, stock market investors gain N897bn

Stock market indices gain N36 billion

Notwithstanding the lockdown the Nigerian economy witnessed in April over the ravaging CODIV-19 pandemic, the stock market, boosted by the remote trading via fintech, recorded a gain of N897bn during the month. The Federal Government had ordered restriction of movements ...

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Seafarers protest prolonged stay aboard vessels

Seafarers protest prolonged stay aboard vessels

Seafarers have protested their stay aboard vessels beyond the normal length of time. It was gathered that their prolonged stay on the vessels was as a result of lack of crew change occasioned by the COVID-19 lockdown in some states. ...

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Shippers’ council to enforce demurrage refund

Shippers’ council to enforce demurrage refund

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council has called on freight forwarders charged demurrage fees by shipping lines from March 30 to May 3 to come forward for refunds. Recall that the NSC had met with the Shipping Association of Nigeria in April ...

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NNPC reduces petrol depot price to N108

• IPMAN asks for time to finish old stock

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday night announced a reduction in the ex-depot price of petrol from N113.28 per litre to N108 per litre. The ex-depot price is the price at which the product is sold to marketers at ...

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Airlines, tourism operators seek $10b relief to save industry

Airlines, tourism operators seek $10b relief to save industry

• Virgin Atlantic to fire 3,150 workers, retires seven B747-400 aircraft The survival of the travel and tourism industry in Nigeria and other African countries has been hinged on foreign relief package in excess of $10 billion. The estimate, yesterday ...

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