BEARS & BULLS

BEARS: Another White Elephant

BEARS: Another White Elephant

Images of the abandoned Rivers state Monorail surfaced on the Internet. The N50billion project started in 2012 and the proposed completion date is 2015. But till now the project continues to remain abandoned after the change of government. Infrastructure is …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Sir Francis!

July 22nd is always a special day in Kings Communication Limited, publishers of MMS Plus newspaper as the long-serving esteemed Graphic Designer, Mr. Francis Iyonmana, celebrates his birthday. Mr. Francis contributes immensely to the production of the organization’s flagship brand …

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BEARS: Jungle Justice

The remains of two unidentified corpses were sighted by our correspondent last week along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway. The two victims were lynched and burnt to death with noticeable parts of their bodies missing. The lynching of suspected criminals by mob popularly …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Jean!

BULLS: Happy Birthday Jean!

On Wednesday last week, Mrs. Jean-Chiazor Anishere, SAN, marked her birthday and MMS joins her family and well-wishers to say Congratulations Ma! Thank you for making yourself available for our incessant requests for interviews and your many insightful contributions on …

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BEARS: Don’t Dull @Buffet

When you invite an average Nigerian to a party or conference and they realise serving will be done by Buffet style/ Serve yourself, they’ll be dancing on the inside like Yo! However, when it gets to your turn and you …

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BULLS: Honesty Pays!

An undergraduate of the University of Benin, UNIBEN, Philip Okafor has been awarded a scholarship by the management of the school for his integrity. The 200 level student of Microbiology in the Faculty of Life Sciences in the institution, was …

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BULLS: Mr. Truthful

Mr. Truthful

Last week, the Head of Corporate Communications at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr. Philip Kyanet bidded farewell to NIMASA amid positive sentiments from his colleagues, journalists as well as the NIMASA Director General, Dr. Bashir Jamoh. …

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BEARS: Tardy APFFLON!

BEARS: Tardy APFFLON!

African Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics in Nigeria (APFFLON) entertained journalists as well as its members with a delicacy of tardiness last week. The event was an inauguration ceremony for four chapters of the association and the programme …

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BULLS: Shippers’ Council Gets New Executive Secretary

BULLS: Shippers' Council Gets New Executive Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Emmanuel-Lyambee Jime as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). Jime, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law will brings his wealth of experience to the new role having distinguished …

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BEARS: Faded Plate Number An Offense?

BEARS: Faded Plate Number An Offense?

With the current state of the economy, it is surprising citizens are fined up to N20, 000 for faded   Plate Number. When Number Plates are issued, was there any stipulation that when it expires or fades it must be replaced …

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BEARS: SALS Fail Litmus Test

BEARS: SALS Fail Litmus Test

No member of the Shippers’ Association Lagos State (SALS) passed the integrity test to qualify for the National Shippers Association of Nigeria (NASAN) election in Lagos, last week. In the election organised by Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), one of the …

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BULLS: Bello Bows Out

BULLS: Bello Bows Out

In a maritime sector perplexed by numerous conflicts, the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello has been a man whose discernment and goodwill beggars belief. In biblical parlance, he would be said to have fought a …

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BEARS: NIMASA’s Hen & Local Breed

BEARS: NIMASA’s Hen & Local Breed

Maritime journalists were lavishly dished a tasty soup of disregard by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday, last week. After inviting pressmen for the launch of the Deep Blue Project by President Muhammadu Buhari, several journalists …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Mfon!

BULLS: Happy Birthday Mfon!

On Friday last week, the immediate-past Secretary-General, Abuja Momerandum of Understanding (MoU) on Port State Control for West and Central African Region, Barr. (Mrs.) Mfon Usoro turned a year older. MMS Plus joins the entire maritime industry in celebrating an …

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BEARS: One Abnormal Soldier 

BEARS: One Abnormal Soldier 

A soldier attached to 243 Recce Battalion Ibereko, Badagry, LCP Mahmud Sulaiman, committed suicide by shooting himself dead after he accidentally fired a shot and killed a Customs officer, C.N Walter at the Oloko checkpoint, Gbaji on Badagry-Seme expressway. Sulaiman, …

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BULLS: Nigeria’s War Against Twitter

Twitter ban: Nigeria loses N24.72bn in 10 days

The Nigerian government on Friday suspended the microblogging and social networking service, Twitter operations in the country indefinitely. Nigeria’s information and culture minister Lai Mohammed announced the Twitter ban in a statement by his media aide Segun Adeyemi. Strangely, the …

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BEARS: ANLCA Gate Crisis

Factional ANLCA BoT To Set Up Interim National Executives

The National Secretariat of the Association of Njgeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) is currently being restructured to get a face-lift. However, this commendable development has ushered into gate chaos for pedestrians seeking to access the premises. For one to get …

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BULLS: Hbd! Amaechi

BULLS: Hbd! Amaechi

On Thursday, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi turned a year older. Amaechi is someone who divides opinion in the transport sector, with some stakeholders labeling him a ‘railway’ Minister. He has flaws, which of course makes him human; …

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BULLS: Nigerian Drones Tackle Insecurity

BULLS: Nigerian Drones Tackle Insecurity

A Nigerian Robotic Engineer, Dr. Olusola Ayoola has developed Carbon Emission Tracker Drone (CETD) for aerial surveillance in detecting hideouts of criminals within caves and forest areas. Dr. Ayoola who is also the founder of Robotic and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria …

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BEARS: Landlord Shutdown NEPA Office

BEARS: Landlord Shutdown NEPA Office

An office belonging to the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) in Ogbumnabali, Port Harcourt, Rivers State was locked by the landlord over unpaid rent. The landlord was seen sitting in front of the red padlocked door in a photo …

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