BEARS & BULLS

BEARS: Craze for Estacode

BEARS: Craze for Estacode

Last week, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe stressed that the yearnings for estacode and other benefits from traveling abroad has made government agencies unwilling to patronize indigenous learning institutions for human capital development. …

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BULLS: Congrats Osakwe-Ogo!

BULLS: Congrats Osakwe-Ogo!

Mrs. Blessing Ngozi Osakwe-Ogo recently emerged the Vice Chairperson of the Society of Women Accountants of Nigeria (SWAN). Osakwe-Ogo works at Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) where she is rated as one of the best accountants in the organization. She is …

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BULLS: Tribute to Ubong!

  A full page tribute was dedicated to honour the late Dr. Ubong King in the brochure of the Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN) 2021 Annual General Meeting last week. MASPAN members would take the tribute a notch …

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BEARS: Bola Muse Goofs

BEARS: Bola Muse Goofs

MMS Plus observed an unsportsmanlike conduct by the immediate-past President of WIMA-Nigeria, Hajia Bola Muse during the last elections which ushered in a new administration last week. Hajia Bola failed to show up for the elections to carry out the …

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BEARS: MC Wahala

BEARS: MC Wahala

  There are some leverages that being a Master of Ceremony (MC) could avail one. This leverage could include having a go at the celebrants or chairpersons at an event and getting away with it. The gala at the Nigeria …

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BULLS: Customs Promo

BULLS: Customs Promo

When the Zone A Zonal Headquarters of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) decorated Customs officers on Thursday, an ambience of ecstasy with infectious joy and laughter. Not even the scorching sun could get the celebrants or their loving families and friends …

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BEARS: Public Holiday For World Maritime Day

BEARS: Public Holiday For World Maritime Day

The World Maritime Day(WMD) 2021 has come gone but the good and the bad memories remain like a sore thumb.  It is a day set aside by International Maritime Organisation(IMO) to  celebrate seafarers  for their professionalism. It is not a …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Nana!

BULLS: Happy Birthday Nana!

Mrs. Nana Yakubu, a former General Manager, Public Private Partnership (PPP) Division at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) marked her birthday on Friday last week which was also unique as Nigeria celebrated 61 years of independence. MMS Plus newspaper celebrates Nana, who is a …

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BEARS: Chinwe Ezenwa Loses Mum

BEARS: Chinwe Ezenwa Loses Mum

Chief Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa, Chief Executive Officer, Le Look Nigeria Limited  is bereaved. The former acting Managing Director of National Inland Water ways Authority(NIWA) lost her mother, late Mrs. Theresa Nwamaka  Ofodu(nee Molokwu) recently.  Aged 87 years old, she is survived by  her children  and …

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BULLS: NIWA Going Digital

NIWA Commissions Three Patrol Boats, Taskforce For Lagos Waterways

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has unveiled plans to go fully digital with electronic registration of boat operators to commence on January 1st, 2022. Doing such registrations manually isn’t in sync with the ease of doing business mandate of …

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BEARS: Snake Attacks

FG To Collect Excise Duties On Soft Drinks, Tiles, Others

When the Customs Area Controller of Ogun II Command, Comptroller Saleh Bala itemized the challenges at the command last week, he noted the possible attacks by snakes that could find homes in the abandoned vehicles at the Command. Findings showed …

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BULLS: CBN unveils eNaira

BULLS: CBN unveils eNaira

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is set to launch eNaira also known as Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), as a digital version of naira. The launch is expected to take place in October 1st, 2021 in commemoration of the …

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BULLS: Ichie Buhari

BULLS: Ichie Buhari

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari offered Nigerians a soothing comic relief last week as he adorned the complete attire of an Ichie (an Igbo chief) when he visited Imo State, last week. Everything was perfect on the President except the trousers …

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BEARS: Foodies @PTML Customs

BEARS: Foodies @PTML Customs

A foodie is person with a particular interest in food, also known as a gourmet. MMS Plus found lots of foodies among Customs officers at the Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Command, last week. The Zonal Coordinator, Zone A, …

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BEARS: Akhigbe Departs

Engr. Charles Akhigbe, Chairman/Managing Director, Atlantic Marine Edo Inland Container Depot, passed away last week after a brief illness. The Edo dry port project is a modern port that has been in construction for the past five years, and Akhigbe …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Dr. Jamoh!

NIMASA seeks FDFA partnership to combat illegal fishing

On Wednesday, September 1, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh turned a year older, wiser and smarter. MMS Plus joins his family, friends and industry stakeholders to celebrate a champion in Nigeria’s …

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BEARS: Adieu Adaobi

Last week, maritime industry stakeholders trooped to the Ozubulu community in Anambra state where late Mrs. Adaobi Nwabunike was buried. Adaobi, was the mother of the President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hon. Tony Iju Nwabunike. …

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BEARS: JJC @Shippers’ Council

Why Buhari Appointed Jime CEO Nigerian Shippers' Council

Last week, while having a maiden engagement with stakeholders the new Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hon. Emmanuel Jime described himself as a JJC at the Council. JJC means Johhny Just Come, a term used to describe someone …

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BEARS: CMA CGM Breeds COVID-19

BEARS: CMA CGM Breeds COVID-19

Last week our correspondent observed the mad tussle between freight agents and the security personnel at the CMA CGM shipping company in Apapa, Lagos. Over 12 people struggled continuously to gain access to the premises to stamp one document or …

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BULLS: Police Officer And Good Samaritan

A man was saved from being crushed by a BRT  after a police officer and a bystander helped him out as the car pulled up to park in the Oshodi bus terminal. As observed by our correspondent the sick man …

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