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NMU Quagmire: How NIMASA Flouted Due Process In Creating Maritime University

NMU Quagmire: How NIMASA Flouted Due Process In Creating Maritime University

·  NEEDS Assessment crucial to transforming maritime sector ·  Polytechnics, not universities germane to maritime sector growth By Kenneth Jukpor Few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the bill seeking the establishment of Nigeria Maritime University (NMU) in Okerenkoko, Delta ...

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Customs Destroy Frozen Turkey Worth N3.4million

Customs Destroy Frozen Turkey Worth N3.4million

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) burnt over three hundred cartons of frozen turkey with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of over N3.4million on Friday last week, at the Western Marine Customs Command, Lagos State. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the ...

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FG Procures Two Coaches For Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

FG Procures Two Coaches For Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

The Federal Government has procured two coaches for the Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge railway. The Chairman, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mallam Ibrahim Al- Hassan, said the coaches were shipped in from China to start passenger services from Lagos to Ibadan ...

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NCAA, NAPTIP Collaborate To Tackle Human Trafficking By Air

NCAA, NAPTIP Collaborate To Tackle Human Trafficking By Air

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has partnered with the National Agency for Prohibition of Traffic in Person (NAPTIP), to collectively tackle the bane of human trafficking via the airports. The Director General (DG) of the NCAA, Capt. Muhtar Usman, ...

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Over 90% Of Seized Tramadol Imports From India – Customs

Over 90% Of Seized Tramadol Imports From India - Customs

* Importers have right to transfer consignments to any terminal By Kenneth Jukpor   Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed that over 90% of the tramadol seizures recorded in the country recently, came from India.   Customs disclosed this when ...

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NEPC tasks exporters, SMEs on access to AU’s procurement network

NEPC tasks exporters, SMEs on access to AU’s procurement network

Worried about the nation’s inability to benefit from the procurement programmes, despite being a key member of African Union (AU), the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), has tasked exporters and entrepreneurs on the need to build capacity, and key into the ...

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Anti-piracy bill will combat maritime crime as sector creates 7,000 jobs

Anti-piracy bill will combat maritime crime as sector creates 7,000 jobs

• MWUN threatens to shut seaports over unpaid wages by IOCs • Completion of $99m Ibadan dry port sacrosanct, says NSC boss Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has said the agency was ...

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SON cautions against substandard products

SON cautions against substandard products

The Standard Organisations of Nigeria (SON) has urged manufacturers and service providers to churn out quality products and services to ensure safety and satisfaction of consumers. Head, Edo State office of SON, O.J Okagun made the remark during the presentation ...

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Nigeria, Benin Customs Bilateral Connectivity To Boost Trade

Nigeria, Benin Customs Bilateral Connectivity To Boost Trade

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Benin Republic Customs have created an automated platform that would ensure bilateral connectivity and enhance cross border trade between both countries. Speaking at a sensitization event in Seme Border yesterday, Comptroller ...

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FAAN Appoints New Director Of Airport Operations

FAAN rallies airlines, operators to improved airport infrastructure plan

The Federal Government has appointed Capt. Mukhtar Muye as the new Director of Airport Operations for the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria. The General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, disclosed this in a statement adding that Muye is a trained ...

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FG targets 10 per cent equity in new national carrier

FG targets 10 per cent equity in new national carrier

• Scales up take-off fund to N47b The Federal Government (FG), may have as much as 10 per cent stake in the new national carrier christened, Nigeria Air.The equity, already backed with at least N47 billion take-off fund in the ...

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‘Why Nigeria needs to optimise the blue economy agenda’

‘Why Nigeria needs to optimise the blue economy agenda’

Like most great maritime nations, all hands need to be on deck to support Federal Government’s efforts in taping into the blue economy, and developing it to such a level that it can contribute far more than currently as projected. ...

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CMA CGM to acquire 20 LNG ships by 2022

CMA CGM to acquire 20 LNG ships by 2022

French container shipping company, CMA CGM, has reiterated its commitment to the environment, striving to be a leader in the energy transition of the maritime industry. The group has however unveiled plans to take delivery of about 20 LNG-powered containerships ...

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C&I Leasing confirms release of vessel, crew in Equatorial Guinea

C&I Leasing confirms release of vessel, crew in Equatorial Guinea

C&I Leasing Plc has confirmed the release of one of its vessels, MV Charis, which was hijacked by sea pirates in Equatorial Guinea, while also commending the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), for the swift intervention and timely ...

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Eastern ports issues are beyond 10 per cent discount, say operators

Eastern ports issues are beyond 10 per cent discount, say operators

A discount incentive for eastern ports introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to encourage higher patronage as some operators are not so convinced given other challenges inhibiting operations in the region.NPA had approved a 10 per cent discount on ...

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LCCI expresses worry over SON’s interception of containers on highways

LCCI expresses worry over SON’s interception of containers on highways

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed concern over reports of interception of containers on the highways by the officials of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON). The chamber raised the concern in a communique by the Director-General, ...

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How Cartels Cook Diesel, Oil Lubricants In Lagos

How Cartels Cook Diesel, Oil Lubricants In Lagos

· Clone Major Oil Dealers Crested Drums . Influence power supply in Ajegunle, Apapa By Kenneth Jukpor & Alphonsus Effi While the Federal Government intensifies efforts to curb illegal refining of petroleum products in the Niger Delta region, several cartels have hidden ...

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World Ocean Day: NIWA, WIMA Nigeria Advocate Cleaner Waters

World Ocean Day: NIWA, WIMA Nigeria Advocate Cleaner Waters

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure aquatic life is preserved and the inherent potentials of oceans and seas are harnessed to the full, Women in Maritime (WIMA) Nigeria and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) have advocated ...

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FAAN To Shut MMIA Apron Gate 1 For 6 Weeks

FAAN To Shut MMIA Apron Gate 1 For 6 Weeks

As part of efforts to speed up completion of the new terminal, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has issued a notice to close the Murtala Muhammed International Airport’s Apron Gate 1 and some sections of Taxiway F to ...

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NCAA Issues DAV-AAKY Nigeria Limited AMO Certification For NDT Inspections

NCAA, NAPTIP Collaborate To Tackle Human Trafficking By Air

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) Certificate on Non Destructive Testing (NDT) to indigenous Company, DAV-AAKY Nigeria Limited based in Lagos to carry out NDT inspection to ensure aircraft airworthiness and serviceability. The company ...

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