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Customs Task Journalists On Unbiased Reporting

The Western Coordinator of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Zone A, Assistant Comptroller of Customs (ACG), Victor Gbemudu has advised journalists to embrace accurate reporting as means of educating the public of the activities of the service. He said this ...

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NPA Seeks Synergy With UNCTAD On Capacity Building

NPA Partners UNCTAD in capacity building

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mallam Habib Abdullahi has said that the Authority is prepared to partner with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on its Train for Trade Port Training Programme so that ...

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Naira To Be Range-Bound This Week – Forex Dealers

Naira To Be Range-Bound This Week

Foreign exchange dealers are expecting the naira to be range-bound this week after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation sold close to $200m to some banks. Reuters reported that the naira closed at N162.40 to the dollar, little-changed from N162.45 the ...

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We Need Home-Growth Valuation Method For Cargo

Comrade Ben Uche Ndee, is the National Secretary, National Council of Managing Director of Licensed Custom Agents (NCMDLCA). In this concluding part of this interview with him, he bares his mind on the challenges facing his organization and the entire ...

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BULLS: Listening Ears

BULLS: Congrats Aisha & Obiageli

Bull thumbs up the Federal Government for having heard the cries of its citizen and has finally approved to change the fiscal policy measure on rice importation from 100% to 20%. Some months back, the Federal Government added 100 percent ...

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BEARS: N5,000 Minimum Toll

BEARS: Reckless Police Officer

It has come to the notice of Bears that the Apapa port gridlock is also compounded by NPA policemen who instead of concentrating on their duties have rather chosen to be collecting money from the truck drivers before allowing them ...

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BRT Versus The Army, Who Takes The Blame?

BRT BUS KILLS SOLDIER

BRT Versus The Army Who Takes The Blame? If they are powerful as they claim, will our Chibok girls still be languishing in Sambisa forest? If they are powerful as they claim, will our borders be so porous that insurgents ...

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How Cashless Are You?

How cashless are you?

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s cashless policy commenced on January 1, 2012 in a phased approach that featured Lagos as the pilot state because of its “financial sophistication, the presence of an enabling infrastructure, volume of cash transactions and exposure ...

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Fidelity Bank CEO Pledges Support For SMEs

FIDELITY sme launch

The Managing Director, Fidelity Bank Plc, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, has promised that the bank will continue to support small and medium-sized enterprises in the country. This, he said, was as a result of the crucial role small and medium-sized businesses ...

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Govt May Sanction Oil Firms Over Alleged Cabotage Waiver Abuse

Govt May Sanction Oil Firms Over Alleged Cabotage Waiver Abuse

The Federal Government has advised International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country to abide by the provision of Coastal and Inland Shipping (Cabotage) Act 2003 or be prepared to face sanction. Speaking at a one-day forum in Lagos recently, ...

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NRC Scraps 200 Old Tank Wagons, New Fleet Accident Prone

-Investigations – The new 40 railway tank wagons recently acquired by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) for haukage of petroleum products from Lagos to North have been alleged to be prone to accident because of safety flaws discovered in the ...

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FirstBank Sponsors World Pension Summit For Africa

First Bank of Nigeria Limited and its pension subsidiary- First Pension Custodian Nigeria Limited, is sponsoring the debut edition of the World Pension Summit 'Africa Special' scheduled to hold last week in Abuja. The summit, which coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Pension Reform Act 2004, is organised in collaboration with the Nigeria Pension Commission, as a yearly event that would bring together leading players from Africa's pension sector, as well as key institutions across business and finance to exchange expertise and tap into emerging opportunities. The financial institution said its sponsorship was in demonstration of its long standing commitment to the Nigeria Pension Reform which began 2004, as deliberations at the event are expected to rekindle investors' confidence in the economy and facilitate renewed partnerships across the globe. The spokesperson of the FirstBank Group, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, said that the lender's support for this auspicious event accentuates its stance to offer the best quality custodian services and optimum protection of contributors' assets. But the Managing Director, First Pension Custodian Nigeria Limited, Kunle Jinadu, pointed out that the company has been at the forefront of promoting the pension reforms since its establishment in 2005 and would continuously drive pension fund administration and investments in Nigeria and beyond. “First Pension Custodian is well positioned to drive engagements in pension reforms with its team of financial experts from diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in investment management, pension fund administration, corporate finance, relationship management, auditing and risk asset management,” he said. “Our support for this prime event is part of our contributions towards promoting relevant platforms to stimulate policies which would build our economy,” he added.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited and its pension subsidiary- First Pension Custodian Nigeria Limited, is sponsoring the debut edition of the World Pension Summit ‘Africa Special’ scheduled to hold last week in Abuja. The summit, which coincides with the 10th ...

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Customs Agents /Freight Forwarding Associations

Customs Agents /Freight Forwarding Associations

What Is Their Relevance To Members? An association is the coming together of like-minded persons with an aim or goal under a nomenclature as people with the intent of unification and tenets of agreement. Most times, an association is used ...

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Noble Nosa

Noble-Nosa

Engr. (Mrs) Nosa Anedu is a Civil Engineer with the Federal Ministry of Transport. She is a woman whose charm and radiance is tempting; albeit, she is a cool-headed and friendly woman. She wishes you a noble week

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Investment In Personnel, Key To SMEs Growth – Otti

The Group Managing Director, Diamond Bank Plc, Dr. Alex Otti, says investment in personnel is crucial to the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises. He also emphasised the need for organisations to assist governments to improve the living standard of ...

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Insecurity, Corruption Hinder Tax Payment – CITN

The President, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Chief Mac-Anthony Dike, has identified insecurity and corruption as impediments to increased tax revenues for the governments. He stated that insecurity had reduced economic activities, driven tax collectors away and made citizens ...

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Africa May Attract $1.25 Trillion Investment In Oil, Gas Sector In 30 Years

There are indications that investors in the energy sector would pull about $1.25 trillion into Africa’s petroleum industry beweent 2001 and 2030.   A new KPMG report obtained by newsmen, which corroborated the investors’ estimate, said the continent is home ...

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One Vision, Drums of Controversy

One Vision, Drums of Controversy

Constant and positive responses to dynamics and trends surely make for the achievement of the desired growth and development in any given economy. Indeed, just as popularly said, “change is constant and always evolving. Granted, change has never been without ...

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Nigeria Maritime Industry Still Crisis – Ridden From Independence Says NIMASA

Nigeria Maritime Industry Still Crisis – Ridden From Independence Says NIMASA

As Nigeria joined the world to celebrate the 2014 Seafarers Day, indications are that the Nigerian Maritime Industry is yet to disentangle itself from the retinue of crisis of low human capacities development of seafarers which have significantly bedeviled and ...

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European Ship owners Call for Better Protection from Pirates

European Ship owners Call for Better Protection from Pirates

We commend the European Commission as well as the European External Action Service for taking into account the specificities of the shipping industry in this first-of-its-kind holistic strategy paper on maritime security” said Patrick Verhoeven, ECSA Secretary-General. Commenting on what has ...

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