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COVID-19: Customs Donates 920,000 Bags Of ‘Poisonous’ Rice, Fabrics, Others

Recruitment budget: N1.6bn for hiring, training, Customs insist

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has been directed to come to the aid of Nigerians with over 920,000 of poisonous rice as part of efforts to curb the economic pangs, following the compulsory lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.   In compliance ...

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Covid-19: FG Reiterates Suspension Of Terminal Operators Demurrage Charges

‘Cargo tracking note can curb criminal activities in ports’

By Kenneth Jukpor   Despite speculation that President Mohammadu Buhari’s directive to have Lagos ports remain operational marred the directive to suspend charges of demurrage by terminal operators, the Federal Government has reiterated the suspension of the charges.   Terminal ...

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Buhari Approves N500billion COVID-19 Intervention Fund

COVID-19: Buhari approves withdrawal of $150m from Sovereign Wealth Fund

By Kenneth Jukpor   Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund to provide a holistic fiscal approach to addressing the pandemic in the country.   The establishment of this COVID-19 Crisis Intervention ...

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NIMASA Presents N20million, Ventilators, Ambulance, Others To Lagos

NIMASA Presents N20million, Ventilators, Ambulance, Others To Lagos

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) handed over N20million donation, three ventilators, an ambulance and fast intervention vessels to the Lagos State government to support the fight against coronavirus. The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir ...

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Free Transport: Shippers’ Council Adds Another Route For Port Operations

Gulf of Guinea Piracy: A Reality Or Farce?

By Kenneth Jukpor As Lagos enters the second week of lockdown, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has responded to the need of freight forwarders by adding Sango-Ota to the five routes currently operated by the Council’s free transport service to and ...

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Wike Laments Rivers State Exclusion From FG COVID-19 Aids

Acquisition of Shell’s equity in OML 11 height of resource control, Wike declares

Oil Drilling expatriates endangering Rivers State By Kenneth Jukpor   The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike has lampooned the federal government for excluding his State in the support via medical aids and relief materials. Noting that Rivers State ...

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COVID-19: Ebonyi Government To Arrest Citizens Without Face Masks

Ebonyi seeks FG’s support for dry season rice farming

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Ebonyi State, the Governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi has directed security agencies to arrest Ebonyi residents found outdoor without wearing face masks. The Governor stated that ...

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COVID-19: NIMASA, Shippers’ Council Partner For Sustainable Shipping Activities

Managing Inter-Agency Rift At Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigeran Maritime Administation and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) have struck a partnership to ensure that shipping activities in the nation don’t lead to the spread of coronavirus. This collaboration was initiated when ...

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WISTA Nigeria Commends FG On Measures To Tackle Covid-19

How Women Can Align Themselves For Leadership Positions - Ezeoke

Advocates for gender responsive maritime industry after pandemic By Kenneth Jukpor Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria has commended the Federal Government, maritime agencies as well as private companies for their efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 ...

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Covid-19: Flour Mills Donates Food Products, Medical Equipments

Covid-19: Flour Mills Donates Food Products, Medical Equipments

By Kenneth Jukpor One of Nigeria’s leading integrated food business and agro-allied Group, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc (FMN), has extended a helping hand to several states across the country with an initial 100,200 food products to quell the effects of COVID-19. The ...

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COVID-19: FRSC Shutdown Driver’s License Capturing Centres Nationwide

TTPs Key To Reduction Of Port Congestion- FRSC

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the lockdown directive by President Mohammadu Buhari on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s License database in Abuja with immediate effect, in ...

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Lockdown: SGF Warns Security Agencies Not To Arrest Freight Forwarders

NIWA Gets New MD

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to encourage freight forwarders to resume their activities at Lagos seaports, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha has instructed security agencies not to arrest or victimize freight forwarders. ...

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FG Postpones Completion Of Enugu International Airport

Minister approves international status for Asaba airport

By Ayoola Olaitan The federal government will be unable to deliver the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA), Enugu earlier scheduled to be concluded this month, due to effects of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in the country. As activities at ...

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Shippers’ Council Demands Full Operations For Banks At Ports

Shippers Council To Hold Sub-Regional Conference On Port Concession

…Donates N10 million to fight against Covid-19 By Kenneth Jukpor The skeletal operations of commercial banks may not be sufficient for seamless port operations under the 14 days lockdown as Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has been inundated with complaints that ...

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Boko Haram: Army General Removed Following Leaked Video Demanding Weapons

Terrorists attack Chibok again, abduct civilian JTF leader, others

Nigerian Army General, Olusegun  Adeniyi, who appeared in a viral video urging military authorities to supply them with weapons and accurate intelligence to combat Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East region, has been removed by the leadership of the Army. ...

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SON Should Not Be Stationed At Ports– APFFLON

  By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the outcry by Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and some freight forwarding groups that the agency should to be at the nation’s ports to fulfil its mandate optimally; Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and ...

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Maintain Your Aircrafts – NCAA Urges Airliners

16,426 Flights Delays Occur In Six Months- NCAA

By Ayoola Olaitan Following the ban on flights operations by the President Muhammadu Buhari,  the National Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has urged airline operators not to starve their aircrafts of maintenance at this crucial moment.   The ban of flight ...

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Covid-19: NIWA Donates N10 Million To NCDC And Lagos

NIWA To Establish Boat Operators Training School In Lagos

  By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to curb the ravaging impact of the pandemic known as Corona Virus in our nation, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has donated N10million. The Authority revealed this in a press statement ...

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Lockdown: Finance Ministry, CBN Seek Approval For Skeletal Bank Operations

FG slashes budget by N1.5tn, reduces benchmark to $30

By Ayoola Olaitan   The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has beckoned on President Mohammadu Buhari to allow commercial banks service Automated Teller Machines (ATM) during the 14 days imposed lockdown announced yesterday. Buhari announced ...

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Freight Agents Exempted From Lagos Lockdown

IMO Low Sulphur Rule: Freight Cost May Outweigh Hazards - Nwabunike

ANLCA members encouraged to return to ports By Kenneth Jukpor The ambiguity over freight forwarding operations at Lagos ports during the 14-days lockdown has been clarified as the NIgerian Ports Authority (NPA) has labeled activities of freight agents as essential ...

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