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Sirika To Resolve Condition Of Service As Aviation Unions Calls off Strike

Aviation security personnel set to carry arms – FG

Aviation unions have called off the industrial action against the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the planned shutdown of the airports after the intervention of the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika. The unions had shut down Lagos ...

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Cabinet Divided Over Establishment Of Nigeria Air – Amaechi

FG Urges NRC Board Not To Slow Down Railway Projects

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Federal Executive Council is divided on the modality for the establishment of the proposed national carrier called Nigeria Air. Amaechi disclosed this during his valedictory press briefing in Abuja on ...

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Customs CG Decorates Seven Officers With New Ranks

199 Officers Trained At Customs College In 2 Years

The Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd), has formally decorated seven management cadre officers of the service yesterday.   The decoration with new ranks followed confirmation of seven senior officers of the Service who had ...

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Apapa Congestion: Shipping Companies Must Provide Holding Bays – Truckers tell FG

Apapa Traffic: PEBEC Hosts Port Stakeholders

* As Presidency Issues 2 Weeks Ultimatum To Eliminate Gridlock By Kenneth Jukpor   As the Presidency issued a directive demanding immediate eradication of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order in Apapa and its environs within ...

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CRFFN, UNILAG Sign MOU To Deliver FIATA Training

CRFFN, UNILAG Sign Agreement On FIATA Training

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure professionalism and enhance capacity development of freight forwarders in Nigeria, the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University ...

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Many Sedimentary Basins In Nigeria Yet To Be Explored – NAPE

FG unveils new gas policy, to create single regulator

With many multinational companies divesting interests away from Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists (NAPE) ,has expressed confidence in indigenous firms to fill the gaps left by International Oil Companies (IOCs).Indeed, the association stated that ...

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NCAA Issues Apology As Aviation Unions Begin Strike Action

Aviation agencies work to improve safety bar

Labour unions in the Aviation industry made up of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), Association of Nigeria Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the National Association of Air Transport ...

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NPA Records Increased Activities, Safety At Rivers Port

NPA Reports Increased Activities And Safety Of Rivers Port

Contrary to the widely held believes that maritime activities in Rivers State have been crippled by piracy in the region, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has revealed that the port is now safer even as it has witnessed more activities in ...

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Ibadan Dry Port: Amaechi Predicts Traffic Madness

Ibadan Dry Port: Amaechi Predicts Traffic Madness

By Kenneth Jukpor   The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has warned the incoming leadership of the Oyo State Government that the emerging Ibadan Inland Dry Port (IIDP) could usher in traffic congestion similar to Apapa port environs in ...

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BREAKING!!! FG Appoints Rabiu Yadudu As New FAAN MD

FAAN threatens To Withdraw Services Of Airports

The Federal Government has appointed Captain Rabiu Hamisu Yadudu as the new Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).   This was revealed in a statement by Mr James Odaudu, Deputy Director, Press and Public Affairs of ...

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Apapa Chaos: Navy’s Extortion Reaches Peak

Apapa Access Mayhem: How NPA Fuels Port Access Crisis – NARTO

Truckers want Navy off port access roads By Kenneth Jukpor Following the crisis which ensued after a fracas between truckers and the Nigerian Navy at the Apapa port earlier today, truckers have called on the Federal Government to evict the ...

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Osinbajo Urges Nigerians Not To Give Bribes At Ports

…Mulls Amendment of Procurement Act to Support Small Businesses

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has stressed that there is no reason why any Nigerian should give bribes to law enforcement agents whether for obtaining drivers licenses, passports or to clear goods at the ports.   Osinbajo said this ...

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NIWA Appoints 10 New Area Managers

Why We Have Waterways Accidents – Mamora

By Kenneth Jukpor   As part of efforts to guarantee better service delivery, optimum performance and efficiency, the Managing Director of National Inland Waterway Authority (NIWA), Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora has rejigged the personnel of the Authority’s Area Offices nationwide.   ...

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Customs Lament Exaggerated Effects Of Strkeforce Presence At Ports

199 Officers Trained At Customs College In 2 Years

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the numerous complaints on the perceived bottleneck to be instituted by the deployment of Customs Strikeforce at the ports, the National Public Relations Officer of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) Mr. Joseph Attah has lamented the exaggerated ...

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Piracy: Six Tanker Crew Members Kidnapped Off Bonny Outer Anchorage

Pirates Attack Boat, Kill Two, Injure Others

By Kenneth Jukpor According to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), six crew members of a Palau-flagged tanker were kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria last week. The incident allegedly occurred at the Bonny Outer Anchorage on April 19, 2019, the IMB ...

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Port Concession: BPE, ICRC Brawl Stalls Review Of Concession Agreement

  NPA urged to quit terminal operators’ functions, charges By Kenneth Jukpor The ongoing review of the port concession agreement has been stalled following the power tussle between the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) ...

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Shippers’ Council Bags 2019 World Bank Ease of Doing Business Award

Nigeria To Protest “War –Risk” Tag At Global Shippers' Forum

In recognition of the immense contribution and support of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council towards driving PEBEC’s overall reform initiatives in 2018, the NSC was adjudged winner of the “World Bank 2019 Doing Business Ranking Award”  category,  while the NSC’s Reform ...

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FG Committed To Developing Local Content – Amaechi

FG Committed To Developing Local Content – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi has commended the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for the establishment of an Ultra-Modern Marine and Harbour Simulation Centre at Dockyard Apapa. The Transport Minister who said this while addressing ...

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SIFAX Group Appoints Three New Managerial Staff

SIFAX Partners NGOs To Train 120 Physically Challenged Kids

As part of the ongoing restructuring effort, which is targeted at strategically positioning the company for better service delivery, corporate re-engineering and ensuring growth, SIFAX Group has appointed three new members of staff to man key managerial positions. They are ...

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Lagos Port Crisis: Aggrieved Freight Forwarders Issue FG 14-Day Ultimatum

Congestion Looms at Apapa Port as Truckers Threaten to Strike Friday

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the myriad of bottlenecks affecting Lagos ports as well as other ports in the region, some aggrieved freight forwarders have issued the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to correct the anomaly and guarantee a healthy business ...

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