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Record 700 applications received by INTELS for 2018 women empowerment scheme


Due to the positive multiplier effects of INTELS Women Empowerment Programme Synergy Scheme (WEPSS) over the years in empowering women in the Niger Delta, not less than 700 women have applied for admission into the 2018 scheme. Over the years, the oil and gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited have been driving the programme as part of its Corporate Social ...

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Customs smokes out Chinese trafficker in Elephant tusks, pangolin shells in Lagos

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More proceeds of intensified surveillance against illicit trade and smuggling in banned substances have been recorded by the leadership of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). The latest feat came as the Command announced the interception of sacks of elephant tusks and pangolin shells in a warehouse at No. 38, Ogundana Street, Off ...

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Contractors still out of site on PH-Maiduguri rail project due to Boko Haram

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The managing director of Nigerian railway Corporation (NRC), Engineer Fidet Okhiria has explained why reconstruction activities are faster on the western flank of the country than the eastern axis. In an exclusive interview in Lagos with Business Hilights during stakeholders Breakfast Meeting on the promotion of business development at the Kaduna Inland Dry Port, he said “But for the raging ...

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Dangote inspects Apapa-Wharf road project, assures early delivery

On Wednesday, President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote paid a working visit to the ongoing 4km reconstruction of Apapa-Wharf road and assured that the concrete road currently under construction by his company, AG Dangote would be delivered on schedule to save the people and businesses the hassles of unbearable traffic gridlock on the axis. He visited the construction area in ...

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NIMASA mute on CVFF, TMF in growing shippers’ capacity in Blue Economy

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is taking deliberate steps to work with the Judiciary and other arms of Government to reposition Nigeria’s maritime industry, by providing necessary updates on information and law in the maritime sector. However, he was silent on the key functions of ...

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Anxiety as only 3 airlines are considered financially stable


More knocks are still emerging for the recently sealed SAATM deal by African Heads of Governments as out of eight struggling airlines in Nigeria, only three can be said to be financial stable. According to the spokesman for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr.  Sam Adurogboye, “About 45 airlines floated by Nigerians have gone bust in the last 30 ...

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Cost implications of palletization can frustrate maritime industry–Experts

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Stakeholders at the nation’s maritime industry recently came up with strong opposition to the new federal government policy of cargo palletization, saying the idea will not only raise costs of doing business at the ports, but breed corruption. Experts who gathered at a Town Hall Meeting organised by leading maritime consulting firm, Ships & Ports in Lagos, expressed concerns over ...

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For clarity sake, NPA again, lists 8 agencies allowed to operate at ports


In view of rising confusion and the official need to clarify the position of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) which had directed the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to ensure strict compliance to the 26th October, 2011 presidential directive on agencies permitted to operate in the port locations, the Authority has again, listed the permitted agencies. In a statement ...

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Arik Air raises competition, crashes airfares to N16,000 on all domestic routes

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Resilient indigenous airline, Airk Air has unveiled ‘Super Saver’ fare, designed to raise customers’ financial comfort when they book early online to travel to any domestic routes in Nigeria. The airline in a statement said airfare for one-way ticket to any destination within the country, has been reduced to N16,000 provided the online booking is made at least seven days ...

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Early signals of losing out in Single Africa Air Transport Market emerge

Amaechi Seriika

Rather than innovative synergy between the federal government and Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) on how best Nigerian airlines will play take advantage of the liberalisation of African airspace, known as Single Africa Air Transport Market (SAATM), both parties in less than one month of the deal have started fighting themselves in the public. Only last week, the Minister of ...

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