BEARS & BULLS

BEARS: Olodo Seafarers!

At the Nigeria Anchor Capacity Building program held Thursday at the Rockview Hotel, Festac Town,  one of the high points of the event was the audition of some cadets drawn from  maritime schools across   the country, The audition was intended …

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BEARS: Trader Ponmo

BEARS: Trader Ponmo

You may have heard about ‘Trader Moni’, the one distributed by Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo at some markets few years ago; but I doubt if you have heard about ‘Trader Ponmo’. The Trader Ponmo was served at the …

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BULLS: Sanwo-Olu To Sell Lagos

Badagry Deep Seaport Is Receiving Final Approval From FEC - Sanwo-Olu

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has indicated that Lagos State is up for sale. Sanwo-Olu revealed this while addressing traders in Lagos last week where he confirmed that he is also a trader with Lagos State the commodity …

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BULLS: Dockworkers Biometrics

BULLS: Dockworkers Biometrics

As part of efforts to identify genuine dockworkers at ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has begun the biometric capturing of dockworkers. This move will sanitize the port environs and curb the influx of miscreants who claim …

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BEARS: NIN Palava

BEARS: NIN Palava

Since the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) barred phone numbers not linked to National Identity Number (NIN) on April 11th, 2022, Nigerians have been going through hell to get NIN. Millions of Nigerians flood local government councils, telecommunication companies, banks and …

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BEARS: Yeye Policeman

BEARS: Yeye Policeman

Recently, a policeman, Umar Yusuf stationed at Constain pulled down a motorcycle conveying a young lady leading to a crash just to collect the usually N100 illegal settlement from the bike man. There was no remorse as he mooted sorry …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Isichei

On Friday, the Director of Special Duties at Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Isichei Osamgbi turned a year older. Isichei was previously the NIMASA spokesperson and a delight to journalists while in Public Relations. Isichei is a …

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BEARS: Nigeria’s Export Problem

BEARS: Nigeria's Export Problem

One of the most traumatizing factor limiting export trade in Nigeria is the laissez-faire attitude of those who should be responsible for prioritizing exports. MMS Plus observed the reaction of the Customs Area Controller of Apapa port, Comptroller Yusuf Malanta …

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BULLS: Kano Umunna

  Umunna are a form of patrilineage maintained by the Igbos. Law starts with the Umunna which is a male line of descent from a founding ancestor (who the line is sometimes named after) with groups of compounds containing closely …

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BULLS: ANLCA Rewards Tardiness

BULLS: ANLCA Rewards Tardiness

It’s the stock-in-trade of some event hosts to allow their guests get to the venue before them. This was what transpired when National Executives of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) hosted the Apapa Commander of the Nigerian …

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BEARS: NIMASA’s Excuse

BEARS: NIMASA’s Excuse

  The controversies, on the gunboat, ‘NIMASA/Barugu’ which sank recently, took a different turn as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) subtlety confirmed that it allowed the vessel to sink owing to the fracas and litigations with the …

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BULLS: Happy Birthday Basil

BULLS: Happy Birthday Basil

  On Friday, the Managing Director/CEO, Skyway Aviation Handling Company PLC, Mr. Basil Agboarumi celebrated his birthday. Basil is an inspiring and distinguished personality in Nigeria’s aviation space. MMS Plus joins the industry stakeholder, SAHCO and SIFAX Group in wishing …

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BEARS: Ajegunle: A Sorry Sight

Despite its close proximity to the nation’s busiest seaports and being surrounded by numerous tank farms, top government agencies and multinationals, Ajegunle remains a sorry sight with an inhumane atmosphere and home to some of poorest populace in Nigeria. With …

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BULLS: Happy birthday Bola!

BULLS: Happy birthday Bola!

On Friday, the Financial Secretary of Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Hajia Bola Muse turned a year older. She is an MMS Hall of Famer and leading Amazon in Nigerian freight forwarding sector. MMS joins other well-wishers in …

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BEARS: Buhari Directs Lekki Crisis

BEARS: Buhari Directs Lekki Crisis

President Muhammadu Buhari directed the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, to consult and bring up a memorandum to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to link Lekki Deep Sea Port facility with the railway network. While the move is commendable, …

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BEARS: Pepper-soup Big Boys

BEARS: Pepper-soup Big Boys

As innovation springs up across all aspects of freight forwarding business, the Founder of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has urged the ‘pepper-soup’ big boys and ‘beer parlour’ gangs at NAGAFF to return to …

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BULLS: Majestic Margaret

BULLS: Majestic Margaret

On Thursday, a Governing Board member of the MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative, Barr. (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi turned a year older. Margaret is also the Chairperson of the Nigerian Shipowner’s Forum. She is an epitome of …

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BULLS: Nothing Beats Preparedness

BULLS: Nothing Beats Preparedness

Assumption is probably one of the worst forms of knowledge, yet many are compelled to assume things will be done rightly and by someone else. On the other hand, nothing beats preparedness. Last week, the Secretary General of the Abuja …

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BEARS: NAGAFF BoT Chair Obtains Mango

BEARS: NAGAFF BoT Chair Obtains Mango

At the headquarters of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) the penultimate week, guests converged to celebrate with the NAGAFF leadership and a ripe mango fell amid the party. Although there was food and drink in circulation, …

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BEARS: Customs Hell

BEARS: Customs Hell Treatment

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) delivered a snippet of a possible experience in hell when they gathered over 1000 participants at the Customs Training College in Ikeja with only one semi-functional air conditioning system. Despite having a minimum of four cooling …

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