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Operation “Hawk Descend”, customs seizes 12m worth frozen poultry

Operation "Hawk Descend”, customs seizes 12m worth frozen poultry

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has seized frozen poultry products worth over N12 million during the first week of operation “Hawk Descend” at Benin border, recently. In a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of NCS, Mr. Wale Adeniyi, ...

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Buhari Galvanises FDI Drive, Pledges To Sustain Privatisation

Buhari Galvanises FDI Drive, Pledges To Sustain Privatisation

After what seemed like a slow start, President Muhammadu Buhari is finally thawing the economic landscape which had been under virtual freeze mode as a result of the last general elections, foreign investors who had been anxious to know the ...

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Operational Cost: Airline Operators Call For Reduction

Operation Cost: Airline Operators Call For Reduction

Airline Operators Association of Nigeria has called on the Federal Government to review the charges paid by its members in order to reduce their high cost of operation. The General Secretary of the association, Mohammed Joji, said in Abuja that ...

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Obi Now Acting DG Of NIMASA

Obi Now Acting DG Of NIMASA

Mr. Calistus Obi has taken over as the acting Director-General/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency following the handing over of the reins of the organisation to him by the immediate past DG, Dr. Ziakede Akpobolokemi, ...

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Confusion In NIMASA Over Acting  DG-ship

NIMASA Redeploys Directors

* Gunwa, Obi, Jauro in contest * Akpobolokemi plans escape * Why Buhari acted now The sack of the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi on Thursday last week has thrown the agency ...

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Labinjo’s, Aminu’s NISA Factions Lay Different Claims To High Court Order

NISA Wants Maritime Bank Set Up With CVFF Proceed

There seem to be a gross misinterpretation of the decision of the Federal High Court Lagos, by the feuding factions of the Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA). Contrary to the reported assertion by Capt. Niyi Labinjo’s led group that the court ...

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NAGAFF Joins Others To Condemn ANLCA Executives Outburst

NAGAFF Dissolves Executive Council Over Repositioning Of Management Team

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), has joined other maritime practitioners to condemn the unwarranted and reckless outburst of the Secretary of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Custom Agents (ANLCA), Mr. David Kaniku and the PRO of ...

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IG Appoints Ibine Commissioner Eastern Ports

IG Appoints Ibine Commissioner Eastern Ports

Mr  Ebojune  Joshua  Ibine, has been made the new  commissioner  of  Police the Eastern  Port  Command,  Port Harcourt. He was formerly the commissioner  of  Police  Provost  at  the  Force  Headquarters,  Abuja. He  took  over  from James  Olatunji  Caulkrick  who  has  been  ...

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CRFFN Election Not Dependent On POF Collection – ANLCA

ANLCA Sets 90-day Agenda For Incoming Executives

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), has continued to resist the implementation of the practitioners operating fees (POF), even as the Council for the Registration of Freight Forwarders in Nigeria (CRFFN), has alleged that for elections to be ...

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Buhari sacks Akpobolokemi, DG Of NIMASA

Buhari sacks Akpobolokemi, DG Of NIMASA

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Ziakede Akpobolokemi. A statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina stated that the termination ...

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$1.5bn Port Construction At Badagry Begins Sept – Ambode

Lagos tackles graduate unemployment with internship scheme

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, said construction of  the planned $1.5 billion Badagry Deep Seaport will  commence in two months. This came barely six days after the consortium for the project expected to be the largest deep sea port ...

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Labinjo Identifies Corruption As The Problem of Shipping Development

We Don’t  Need FG’s Money For Maritime Bank - Labinjo

The enbattled President of Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA), Capt. Dada Labinjo has identified corruption and lack of political will as the crux of the problem of the shipping industry. According to him, “there are so many foreign vessels in our ...

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Nigerian Shippers’ Council Disagrees With TICT On Public Holiday Operations 

Nigerian Shippers' Council Disagree With TCIT On Public Holiday Operations 

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has disagreed with the Tincan Island Container Terminal (TICT), on the notice given to shippers and authorities by the terminal on their preparedness to work on public holidays. This is against the backdrop of argument ...

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How Navy Aids Diversion Of Vessels

How Navy Aids Diversion Of Vessels

Nigeria Loses N5 billion monthly Over 4000 Nigeria-bound vessels berth in Cotonou, Lome Offshore   The alleged failure of the Nigeria Navy to enforce measures meant to checkmate illegal marine related activities in the nation’s territorial waters has been fingered ...

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Anxiety Over Implementation of ECOWAS Common External Tariff

Anxiety Over Implementation of ECOWAS Common External Tariff

The implementation of the Economic Community of West African States Common External Tariff in Nigeria is raising concern in the manufacturing circle. Manufacturers appear uncomfortable with the introduction of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff in Nigeria. Although the initiative, whose ...

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Government Declares Kaduna ICD Port Of Origin Destination

Government Declares Kaduna ICD Port Of Origin Destination

The Kaduna Inland Container Depot (ICD) has been declared as a origin and final destination by the Federal Government. This declaration is contained in a government gazette No. 60 Vol. 102 of 26th of May 2015 titled Kaduna Dry Port ...

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Customs Seizes Frozen Poultry Products Worth N4,5m

Customs Seizes Frozen Poultry Products Worth N4,5m

The Headquarters Monitoring Team Idiroko Axis of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has coordinated the seizure of 810 (eight hundred and ten) cartons of smuggled poultry products worth N4.5 million.   The Deputy Comptroller Yahaya Biri Usman, stated that the seizure was ...

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Export Materials Packaged in Sacks, Embarrassing- SAHCOL

Export Materials Packaged in Sacks, Embarrassing- SAHCOL

Skyway Aviation Handling Company Limited (SAHCOL) has expressed concern at the embarrassing packaging of the few exported materials out of the country which are usually packaged in sacks and has called on the government to invest in exportation. The Managing ...

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NIMAREX To Refocus The Economy For National Prosperity- Abdulsalami

NIMAREX To Refocus The Economy For National Prosperity- Abdulsalami

The Chairman of the Nigerian Maritime Exposition (NIMAREX) 2015, and the former Head of State, His Excellency Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR, represented by Rtd. Admiral Samuel Afolayan has assured that he will advise the new government to consider the communique ...

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Implementation of 35% levy on used cars stalled

Implementation of 35% levy on used cars stalled

There are indications that the collection of 35 per cent import levy on used cars, popularly called Tokunbo, which was due to begin on July 1, 2015, has been put on hold. The levy is the second phase of the ...

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