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Relief for importers as government relaxes rule on palletisation policy

Relief for importers as government relaxes rule on palletisation policy

The Federal Government has relaxed its new cargo import policy on palletisation, urging all importers to comply with international standards and stacking prescription by the original manufacturers of products. In a statement obtained by media yesterday, the Federal Ministry of ...

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Dana, Asky Sign Agreement on Strategic Partnership, Fleet Acquisition

Dana, Asky Sign Agreement on Strategic Partnership, Fleet Acquisition

Nigerian domestic carrier, Dana Air, and the Lome-based African airline, Asky, have signed an interline agreement to deepen their presence in the regional air travel market. Dana said part of the agreement includes  aircraft partnership deal with Asky  to add some new ...

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FG  Approves 100% Salary Raise For Shippers’ Council

FG  Approves 100% Salary Raise For Shippers’ Council

  *NPA MD Laments Poor Salary Scheme *NIMASA Directors earn more than NPA, Shippers’ Council bosses *Why CVFF may never be disbursed By Kenneth Jukpor The impending transformation of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) into the National Transport Commission (NTC) ...

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Seme Customs Nets N546m Revenue In January

Seme Customs Nets N546m Revenue In January

The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command, said it generated N546.8 million as revenue for January. The command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Selchang Taupyen, quoted the Comptroller of the command, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, as saying in a statement. He also ...

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MMS WoFHoF Appoints Akerele As Project Adviser

MMS WoFHoF Appoints Akerele As Project Adviser

The pioneer Director General of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS), Mrs Ifeyinwa Akerele has been appointed as MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame(WoFHoF) Initiative Project Adviser  by the Management and Board of Trustees of the Not- for- Profit organization, ...

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NPA Set-up Committee To Investigate Tin Can Fire Outbreak

NPA Set-up Committee To Investigate Tin Can Fire Outbreak

…Tenants Allege Connivance, No Electricity for 5 years By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian Ports Authority has constituted a committee to investigate the recent fire outbreak which swept the Containerized Complex at Tin Can, in January. Members of the committee include representatives ...

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FG Hands over Apapa Road Design to Dangote, Raises Trailer Park Cost to N9.55bn

FG Hands over Apapa Road Design to Dangote, Raises Trailer Park Cost to N9.55bn

Says $25bn focused lab investment begins March 5 The Federal Executive Council (FEC) wednesday said it had completed the design for the reconstruction of a major part of Apapa-Oworonshoki expressway in Lagos meant to be concessioned to Dangote Group and ...

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DPR: Marketers Diverted 162 Trucks, Nine Million Litres of Petrol in Three Months

DPR: Marketers Diverted 162 Trucks, Nine Million Litres of Petrol in Three Months

Realises N12m from fines levied on erring marketers Between December 2017 and February 2018, about 162 trucks containing eight million litres of petrol supplied by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) as intervention products were diverted away from their original ...

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AIB Impounds Delta Aircraft as 5 Injured in Emergency Landing in MMA

AIB Impounds Delta Aircraft as 5 Injured in Emergency Landing in MMA

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has grounded the US-bound Delta Airline aircraft that made an emergency landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMA), Ikeja, Lagos on Tuesday night. The Commissioner of AIB, Mr. Akin Olateru, said the Bureau took ...

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Dogara: Neglect of Ajaokuta Steel, Collective Shame Says no more concession Vows completion of plant

Dogara: Neglect of Ajaokuta Steel, Collective Shame Says no more concession Vows completion of plant

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said the inability of government to complete the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Company despite its enormous economic potentials had become a collective national shame. He said it had ...

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Apapa Customs Seizes 2,000 Cartons Of Tramadol, Other Dangerous Drugs

…To Commence NICIS II Training By Oyeniyi Iwakun The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted containers loaded with different controlled and regulated pharmaceutical products/drugs worth N110,016,524.00 even as the Area Controller, Comptroller Jibrin Musa promised to ...

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Senate Includes Aviation In Revised NTC Bill

Senate Includes Aviation In Revised NTC Bill

Shippers’ Council can’t handle aviation – Expert Bakassi deep seaport exposed to political dangers By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun As the National Transport Commission (NTC) bill reaches the final stages in its passage, the leadership of the Nigerian Senate, ...

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Airlines to save N11.6b yearly from removal of VAT, others

Airport Concession: Resolving FAAN/BASL Impasse on MMA2 Terminal

• Special panel takes proposal to FEC The planned review and removal of the mandatory Value Added Tax (VAT) on all air travel tickets issued in the aviation sector will save local airlines at least N11.55 billion in revenue yearly. ...

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Terminal Operators Waive N1.5bn Charges on TCN Containers

Customs, NPA Contest Ikorodu Terminal Management

Container terminal operators in Nigeria waived a princely sum of N1.5 billion on 500 containers carrying power equipment belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). According to a statement issued by the umbrella body of the operators, the Seaport ...

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Operators Fault Aviation Minister on Alleged N516bn Debt

Operators Fault Aviation Minister on Alleged N516bn Debt

Airline operators have questioned the veracity of the N516 billion debts, which the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika alleged that Nigerian carriers owe aviation agencies and other companies in Nigeria. The minister, who spoke to journalists last week ...

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Passengers Lament Over Abuja-Kaduna Rail Fare Increase

BEARS: Careless Railway Boy

Passengers of Abuja-Kaduna train services have lamented over the increase in fare which took effect from Feb. 1. Some passengers who spoke to journalists in separate interviews on Friday in Abuja said the motive behind the establishment of the railway ...

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NPA Suspends Maeskline, MSC  From  Operating In Nigeria

NPA Suspends Maeskline, MSC  From  Operating In Nigeria

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Two shipping companies; Maesk line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have been suspended from operations and others services in Nigeria by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) with effect from Thursday 8, February 2017. The NPA Managing Director, Ms ...

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Anti-Smuggling War: Customs Operative Escapes Death

Anti-Smuggling War: Customs Operative Escapes Death

The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Area Command, has said that one of its operatives, Mr. Muhammed Maigari, was macheted by armed smugglers at Ibeji River around Idogo-Ifoyintedo axis in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, and currently under ...

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NPA Flags Off Solid Minerals Export With Ikorodu Terminal

NPA Generates N299.56bn Revenue In 2017

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala-Usman has flagged off the first export consignment of manganese, a solid mineral resource from the Ikorodu lighter Terminal even as  management is keen in provisional intermodalism as part of efforts ...

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Ambode targets 24-hour power supply in Lagos

Ambode targets 24-hour power supply in Lagos

Signs seven critical bills into law  Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday, signed seven important bills into law, among which is the law to guarantee 24-hour power supply in line with the vision to attain a 24-hour economy and make ...

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