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US repatriates 997 citizens from Nigeria

US repatriates 997 citizens from Nigeria

The United States Mission in Nigeria says it has helped 997 Americans return home to reunite with family and friends since the repatriation exercise began. The US Mission said from April 6 to 8, three US Consulate-organised chartered flights operated ...

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21-Days Free Storage: NPA Assures Terminals PayBack

Operations will continue at seaports, says NPA

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the uncertainty and non-compliance that trailed the 21-days free storage period for terminal operators directed by Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Authority has revealed how it intends to reward compliance. In a letter circulated to terminal ...

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ANLCA Cries Out As Terminals, Shipping Lines Flout Directive On Charges

ANLCA Sets Chartered Institute As Top Priority In 2020

By Kenneth Jukpor Freight forwarders under the aegis of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have lambasted terminal operators and shipping companies for flouting the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) directive on the suspension of storage and demurrage fees ...

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Port Industry Stakeholders Criticize NPA, Terminal Operators’ Agreement Review

Managing Inter-Agency Rift At Nigerian Ports

  By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has come under severe criticism from freight agents following their covert handling of the review of terminal operators concession agreement which appears to have been concluded without input from any stakeholder at ...

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Covid-19: WISTA, WiLAT, WIMAfrica Make Donations To Seafarers

Covid-19: WISTA, WiLAT, WIMAfrica Make Donations To Seafarers

By Kenneth Jukpor Three notable women groups in the nation’s transportation sector collaborated to support the fight against coronavirus with relief materials to dockworkers, yesterday. Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria initiated the move that included Women in ...

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Lockdown: Shippers’ Council Engages Five Star Terminal For Optimal Operations

Lockdown: Shippers' Council Engage Five Star Terminal For Optimal Operations

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure Lagos Ports remain operational in line with the directive by President Mohammadu Buhari, the management of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) visited Five-Star Logistics (FSL) to ensure optimal operations despite the ...

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91,380 Nigeria Aviation Workers May Lose Their Jobs- IATA

91,380 Nigeria Aviation Workers May Lose Their Jobs- IATA

About 91,380 aviation workers are at risk of losing their jobs following the rising cases of the epedmic coronavirus that hit the country and crippled the aviation sector with the ban on flight operations in the last few weeks. According ...

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Covid-19: 1,739 Foreigners Evacuated In 10 Days – FAAN

Covid-19: 1,739 Foreigners Evacuated In 10 Days - FAAN

Following the ravaging effects of coronavirus in Nigeria, over 1,739 foreigners have been  evacuated from Nigeria despite the ban on airline operations. Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, revealed this through the Regional Manager, South-West, Mrs. Victoria Shin-Aba, during a ...

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FG revokes 11 oil mining licences as revenue shrinks

FG revokes 11 oil mining licences as revenue shrinks

• PDP demands probe of subsidy regime under Buhari The Federal Government has revoked the mining licences of about 11 oil and gas companies operating in the marginal fields.It was learnt that the affected companies include, Movido – Ekeh, Goland ...

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Absence of cash transactions in banks stalls cargo clearing

Absence of cash transactions in banks stalls cargo clearing

The absence of cash transactions in the four designated banks approved for clearing of cargoes at the seaport is currently inhibiting cargo clearing. Our correspondent gathered that whereas agents and importers would want to withdraw cash to pay for trucks, ...

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Panel to monitor COVID-19 fund usage, says FG

Panel to monitor COVID-19 fund usage, says FG

The Federal Government will soon constitute a special committee to monitor the disbursement of donations made by individuals, corporate organisations and public sector players towards addressing the coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, ...

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SIFAX Group Donates N130million To Fight COVID-19

SIFAX Group Appoints Oyinloye As Group Managing Director

SIFAX Group, a group of companies with investment in Maritime, Aviation, Oil & Gas, Haulage & Logistics, Financial Services and Hospitality, has committed the sum of about N130million as support fund towards the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The Federal ...

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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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Air Peace delivers FG’s medical supplies from Turkey

Air Peace delivers FG’s medical supplies from Turkey

The Federal Government has taken delivery of medical supplies from Istanbul, Turkey, to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The supplies were delivered by an Air Peace aircraft, a Boeing 777 with registration number, 5N-BWI, which arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International ...

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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: Why Terminal Operators Didn’t Suspend Demurrage Charges

Covid-19: Why Terminal Operators Didn't Suspend Demurrage Charges

* They ignored the directive for one week before Buhari’s order – APFFLON * We didn’t get approval from STOAN to waive charges – TICT By Kenneth Jukpor Following widespread criticisms that terminal operators in Lagos ports refused to comply ...

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