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BEARS: Sea Piracy Palava

BEARS: Golden Toilets

The piracy along the Gulf of Guinea has increased to frightening heights in recent times especially along the Nigerian corridors. While the anomaly continues to thrive, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have become ...

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Nigeria’s Maritime Hub Status in West Africa Threatened – Chief Lexzy

Freight Forwarders Must Think Outside Containers!

The president of African Federation of Freight Forwarders (AFOFF), Chief Lexzy Nwangwu has decried that Nigeria’s status as the hub of maritime activities in West Africa was threatened by the emergence of deep sea ports in Cameroon and Ghana. Chief ...

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BULLS: Reprieve For Oshodi- Apapa Road

BULLS: Congrats Aisha & Obiageli

The commuters who ply the Oshodi-Apapa expressway can be comforted as the road is among the list of projects to be funded by the Federal Government’s N350billion stimulus fund. Port users can take solace in the fact that the N10bn ...

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NPA Truck Registration Historic- MD NPA

Clearing Agents Protest NPA’s Quit Notice

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Mallam Habib Abdullahi described the enforcement of Registration and Implementation of minimum standards for all trucks doing business in the Western Ports as a great accomplishment in the history of NPA. Habib ...

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What Delayed The Ports and Harbour Bill?

Senate passes petroleum governance bill 14 years after

The Ports and Harbour bill is regarded as one of the most crucial bills to Nigeria’s maritime sector. The bill was designed to provide adequate framework for the private sector participation and to promote efficiency based on the principles of ...

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AMES To End The Influx Of Rustbuckets To Nigeria

AMES To End The Influx Of Rustbuckets To Nigeria

The Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) in Nigeria has pledged that it would ensure that only certified sea-worthy ships are acquired into Nigeria. The President of the association, Engr. Charles Uwadia, stated this in an interview in Lagos ...

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Customs Generating More Despite Low Imports

Customs Target Maximum Revenue from Lagos Free Trade Zone

Mr. Charles Edike is Zonal Comptroller of ‘Zone A’ and an Assistant Comptroller-General of Customs. In this exclusive chat with MMS Plus, he discusses several pertinent issues ranging from Customs revenue to the ban on importation of rice as well ...

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STS At Cotonou, Lome: NIMASA Loses N1.6 Billion Monthly As CBN Accuses Customs

NIMASA Ready To Disburse CVFF- Peterside

200 Nigerian Vessels Berth offshore The  Nigerian Maritime Administration  and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is losing  a whopping  N1.6 billion  monthly to Ship – to- Shp (STS) operations  off Cotonou and Lome ports, as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has  ...

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How To Transform Nigeria’s Economy Via Non-Oil Export

How To Produce Aflatoxin-Free Oil Seeds for Export

OIL is down! Pressure is on the naira! Slowing growth! What will Nigeria’s response be? This is the chatter all across the country on shop floors, in markets, within business circles and in classrooms. But a close look reveals we ...

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FG, States, LGs Owe Power Firms N60bn

FG, states, LGs owe power firms N60bn

The Executive Director, Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) Mr. Sunday Oduntan, has revealed that the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the three tiers of government collectively owe the electricity distribution companies about N60bn. According to the Association of Nigerian ...

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Fuel Scarcity Will End Next Week–Kachikwu

Nigeria Aims To Pass Amended Petroleum Industry Bill - Minister

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, appeared before the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream) on Tuesday to give reasons for the acute fuel scarcity across the country and the efforts being made by his ministry to ...

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BULLS: NIMASA Rice

BULLS: Congrats Aisha & Obiageli

Many thanks to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for making maritime media celebrate Easter with rice. As usual the rice was bought for Christmas but was delivered in Easter. What s fine way to kill two birds ...

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Leadership and Politics in Nigeria’s Maritime Industry

Leadership and Politics in Nigeria’s Maritime Industry

Nigeria’s maritime industry is widely believed to have numerous untapped potentials which could make the industry the largest revenue spinner for the nation. Several industry stakeholders and economic analysts have estimated that the nation’s maritime sector when optimally harnessed could ...

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Port State Control: The Need To Train PSC Officers

WHY WOMEN DON’T OWN SHIPS IN AFRICA - Usoro

  Since international shipping remains a highly competitive and profit driven business, merchant ships often trade outside the areas that are under the jurisdiction of the Flag State. Hence, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) established that most National Maritime Administrations ...

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Transport Costs And Efficiency In Africa: Bridging The Gap (I)

Amaechi accuses Customs of frustrating port operations

Over the years, African countries, especially the West and Central African countries have been suffering the pains of relatively high freight and shipping costs, with serious negative impact on the income and standard of living of the populations. This trend ...

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NAGAFF Accuse Customs Of Manipulating CEMA

NAGAFF Blames NPA For Eastern Ports Neglect

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has accused the Nigeria Customs Service of breaching the Customs Exercise Management Act with impunity by deliberately resorting to licensing only corporate bodies despite the provisions other provisions by the Act. ...

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BOI, Others To Raise One Million Entrepreneurs

BOI, Others To Raise One Million Entrepreneurs

The Bank of Industry, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and the Afterschool Graduate Development Centre have announced plans to raise one million new entrepreneurs in the country in order to address the high level of unemployment in Nigeria through entrepreneurship ...

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Forex Remittance Vital To Economic Recovery- Etuokwu

Forex Remittance Vital To Economic Recovery- Etuokwu

Foreign exchange remittance into the country by Nigerians in Diaspora is vital to the Federal Government’s drive towards economic recovery and growth, the Executive Director, Personal Banking, Access Bank Plc, Mr. Victor Etuokwu, has said. Speaking at a promo draw ...

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IOCs Seek Collaboration To Overcome Industry Challenges

IOCs Seek Collaboration To Overcome Industry Challenges

International oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria have outlined factors that led to the crash in global crude oil prices. To effectively surmount the challenges posed by the plunge in crude prices, the IOCs called for collaboration among stakeholders. ...

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CBN Approves N3m Loan Per Beneficiary Of YIEDP

CBN boosts forex supply by $170m

In an effort to reduce the unemployment rate in the country, the Central Bank of Nigeria, said it has approved the sum of N3 million credit line to each beneficiary of Youth Innovative Entrepreneurship Development Programme, YIEDP. The Governor of ...

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