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NSC Holds 2018 Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night This Week

NSC Holds 2018 Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night This Week

The annual Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night organized by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) comes up on Thursday, December 6th at Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos at 5pm. This year’s edition is expected to be chaired by the President, Manufacturers Association ...

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NPA Denies Not Remitting N117bn Operating Surplus

NPA Denies Not Remitting N117bn Operating Surplus

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has described as fictitious, the allegation that it failed to remit the sum of N177 billion operating surplus from its 2017 revenue to the Consolidated Federation Account. The allegation emanated from a motion at the ...

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Importers, operators count losses from ports infrastructure decay

Importers, operators count losses from ports infrastructure decay

•Importers now using alternative ports in West Africa It is no longer business as usual at the Apapa and Tincan seaports in Lagos, as importers, terminal operators, and clearing agents continue to count their losses to prevailing infrastructure decay that ...

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Dakuku, Bala Usman to grace security officers’ conference

Dakuku, Bala Usman to grace security officers’ conference

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman; Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside; and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, are among dignitaries expected at the 2018 National Conference of the Port Facility Security ...

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Senate seeks halt of new tariff on alcohol, tobacco

Senate Passes Bill for Establishment of South East Development Commission

The Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to immediately suspend the implementation of the increased excise duty on beverages and tobacco pending further consultation. Adopting the report of its Finance Committee, the upper chamber of the National Assembly said more ...

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As Nigeria struggles with N30,000, South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480

As Nigeria struggles with N30,000, South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480

South Africa has increased its minimum wage to N126,480 per month. The news is coming at a time Nigerian workers are uncertain their struggle for a N30, 000 minimum wage would yield result. The Global Wage Report 2018/19 released yesterday ...

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Dakuku, Usman, Others To Speak At SOAN Workshop

Dakuku, Usman, Others To Speak At SOAN Workshop

Notable maritime bigwigs including the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms. Bala Usman, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board ...

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NCAA Warns Pilots, Airline Operators against Hazardous Weather

NCAA Okays Leadstream Aviation’s Bid To Train Pilots Locally

As the harmattan season approaches with its weather challenges, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations in adverse weather conditions. ...

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Seized 40 Tramadol Containers: Arrested Customs Officer Threatens To Expose Officer-Syndicates

Seized 40 Tramadol Containers Arrested: Customs Officer Threatens To Expose Officer-Syndicates

*Stakeholders  allege cover up by CG * League of Maritime Editors triggers rejection of N150m bribe Determined not to go down alone, one of the customs officers arrested on account of alleged connivance in the release of the seized 40 ...

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Customs Intercepts 13 Containers Of Tramadol Worth N3.1bn At Tin Can Port

Customs Intercepts 13 Containers Of Tramadol Worth N3.1bn At Tin Can Port

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has revealed the seizure of 13 containers of tramadol valued at N3,134,029,290.00 at Tin Can Island Port. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (Rtd) who was represented by the Deputy Comptroller-General ...

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SEME Customs Rakes In N1.9bn In Two Months

SEME Customs Rakes In N1.9bn In Two Months

The Seme Area command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has recorded a total of one billion, nine hundred and forty-eight million, four hundred and eight thousand, five hundred and nineteen Naira, sixty-six Kobo (N1, 948, 408 519.66) as revenue ...

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Seme, Togo border posts to get EU’s cargo scanners

Seme, Togo border posts to get EU’s cargo scanners

Following the commitments made by technical and trade partners, the European Union (EU), at the commissioning of the Seme and Togo border posts last month, the borders are expected to take delivery of two cargo scanners hopefully before the end ...

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Apapa Customs Intercepts 40 Containers of Tramadol Worth N7.3bn, Two Aircrafts

Seized 40 Tramadol Containers Arrested: Customs Officer Threatens To Expose Officer-Syndicates

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) yesterday revealed the seizure of 40 containers of tramadol valued at N7,318,978,065.00 as well as two helicopters declared as cashewnuts for export. The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (Rtd) who displayed ...

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Manufactures urged to improve product innovation

Local sourcing suffers setback on renewed importation, economic slowdown

…As FG moves to reduce raw materials importation  The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has urged manufacturers to improve on the innovation of their products, adding that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is committed to encouraging indigenous companies ...

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Shippers’ Council to configure Nigerian ports for expor

Shippers’ Council to configure Nigerian ports for export

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has commenced arrangements with other stakeholders to ensure effective configuration of Nigerian seaports for export activities. The seaports have, hitherto, been given little or no consideration for export facilitation, since Nigeria is mainly import-dependent. The ...

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Bollore, PowerChina named preferred bidder for Ibom seaport

Bollore, PowerChina named preferred bidder for Ibom seaport

A consortium, comprising Bollore Africa Logistics and PowerChina International Group, has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the Ibom Deep Seaport Project (IDSP) in Akwa Ibom State, while China Harbour Engineering, emerged the reserve bidder for the project. IDSP ...

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Bad road stalls completion of N2.5b Baro port project

Bad road stalls completion of N2.5b Baro port project

The Baro River port project may have been stalled as the deplorable condition of the access road has stopped mobilisation of necessary equipment to the site. Media source gathered that the N2.5 billion port project in Niger State, which was ...

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League of Maritime Editors’ Nation’s Review: CG Ali Summons Controllers Over Graft Report

Customs generate N1.2tn, record 5,235 seizures in 2018

*Strike Force to be overhauled *Amaechi convenes maritime agencies’ CEOs meeting ahead of NTC bill passage Rattled by the damning report of convoluted  corruption in Nigeria Customs Service(NCS)which went viral last week in the media, the Comptroller General(CG),Col. Hameed Ali(rtd) summoned ...

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Customs Seizes Truck Loads Of Ammunition, Drugs In Imo

Customs Seizes Truck Loads Of Ammunition, Drugs In Imo

 In line with its anti-smuggling operations, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’ Owerri has intercepted a truck loaded with two pump action rifles, 4375 rounds of ammunition and military camouflage all neatly concealed to deceive ...

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NACCIMA Lampoons Obsolete Nigerian Maritime Policies

NACCIMA Lampoons Obsolete Nigerian Maritime Policies

Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has admonished the Federal Government to take critical look at the policies regulation the nation’s maritime sector, describing them as obsolete policies thus hindering port efficiency. NACCIMA’s National President, ...

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