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BEARS: Dikko’s Demise

BEARS: Dikko’s Demise

The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Dikko Inde Abdullahi Dikko, who died on Thursday at the age of 60, has thrown the Customs Service and the entire port sector into an ambience of grief. Dikko, who ...

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BULLS: ‘Doctor Of  Letters’

BULLS: 'Doctor Of  Letters'

A renowned professor of History and African Studies and university professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Toyin Falola has bagged academic D.Litt. from the University of Ibadan. The 68-year-old don becomes the first academic awardee of the D.Litt. in ...

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BEARS: Legislative Deaths

The demise of Ossy Prestige makes it the third member of the current 9th assembly of House of Representatives chamber to have met untimely their  death while in office. Ja’afaru Illiyasu and Mr Fagen-Gawo are two other members. Prestige before ...

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BEARS: Lagos Pre-paid Meter

BEARS: Lagos Pre-paid Meter

While most companies are grumbling and collapsing following the tough economic times occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic,  Elsewedy Electric  plans to commence full operation of the production of pre-paid meters by February ending, 2021. With the Lagos State Government  assured ...

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BEARS: PIB Boxing Ring!

BEARS: PIB Boxing Ring!

Pandemonium as fight broke out between two members of host communities who had come to make presentations at the public hearing on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) held at the House of Representatives in the National Assembly Complex. The fight ...

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Frank! 

BULLS: Happy Birthday Frank! 

Otunba Frank Ogunojemite, the National President of Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics in Nigeria, (APFFLON) clocked a year older on Friday, last week. The freight forwarding industry in Nigeria is blessed with several gladiators but Frank is ...

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BEARS: Kanu Departs

BEARS: Kanu Departs

The demise of Retired Naval Chief and former Military Governor of Lagos and Imo States, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu, has left the maritime sector in grief. Kanu has been described as a maritime industry icon and a strong pillar of ...

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BULLS: Safety First

127 soldiers, drawn from the junior cadres of the army, are serving in the force’s various formations in the country, despite the worsening security challenges the military is currently combating in some parts of the country. The soldiers, drawn from ...

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BULLS: NRC Goes Digital 

BULLS: NRC Goes Digital 

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) announced on Wednesday that it has commenced the e-ticketing for train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route and would be on test run for a week before its formal inauguration on January 20. This development is ...

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BEARS: Buhari’s Disabled Pigeon

BEARS: Buhari's Disabled Pigeon

Pigeons are meant to fly. If they don’t, something is really wrong. The doves, otherwise known as white pigeons, released by the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony, refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the ...

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BEARS: Food Sharing Bruhaha

BEARS: Food Sharing Bruhaha

Pandemonium rocked the Edo Maritime Club elections in Lagos State last week, as electorates almost  engaged in a battle of fists over party rice which was made available by one of the aspirants. Pastor Iyere who was aspiring for the ...

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BULLS: Merry Christmas

BULLS: Merry Christmas

Kings Communications Limited, publishers of MMS Plus newspaper, wishes all maritime stakeholders a jubilant Christmas celebration and a prosperous new year ahead. Nevertheless, as you felicitate, please go about with your face masks as mobile court will start operations by ...

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BEARS: Maina: Slump Artiste

BEARS: Maina: Slump Artiste

The former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abulrasheed Maina, who is facing money laundering charges, joined the class of the noble slump artists last week, when he collapsed in the courtroom during trial. Slumping has become the ...

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BULLS: Aisha Onyia Makes A New Year

BULLS: Aisha Onyia Makes A New Year

Ms. Aisha Onyia is the National Woman Leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party(NNPP) and Personal Assistant to the founder of the party and National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders(NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam. She became a year older this ...

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BEARS: Apapa-Oshodi Expressway Madness

BEARS: Apapa-Oshodi Expressway Madness

The Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Badagry expressway seems  to have been forgotten by the government as motorists and commuters plying the route have been left to fate due to gridlock caused by articulated vehicles in the last one week. The harrowing ...

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BULLS: FG’s N342bn Waivers

Managing Nigeria’s Offshore Investments

The federal government of Nigeria on Thursday last week, said it granted N342bn waivers to importers in the last two years. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said this at the second phase of the one-day sensitisation ...

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BULLS: Congrats Owolabi! 

BULLS: Congrats Owolabi! 

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rubicola Consulting, Joseph Owolabi, has emerged Vice President of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). The ACCA is the global professional accounting body with 227,000 members and 544,000 future members based in 176 ...

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BEARS: Inspector of Rape

BEARS: Inspector of Rape

A Police Inspector attached to the Agbado Police Station, Lagos State Police Command, Adelakun Amubieya, has been arrested for allegedly raping an undergraduate in the Ipaja area of the state. The cop and his wife were said to have promised ...

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BEARS: Bush Meat vs Hunter

A popular musician once sang that ‘one day bush meat go catch the hunter’. This is the case of the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit and motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada riders. Chaos ...

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BULLS: Tech-Savvy Company

BULLS: Tech-Savvy Company

While most companies are grumbling and collapsing following the tough economic times occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic, Afro Continental Shipping company has taken an innovative approach to operations with the mounting of this fingerprint capturing for workers. Technology has made ...

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