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Mintah Emerges First Black Female ICC Global Executive Board Member

Mintah Emerges First Black Female ICC Global Executive Board Member

The Founder, West Blue Consulting, Ms. Valentina Mintah, has been elected as the first black female global Executive Board Member at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Mintah, an Information Technology (IT) guru emerged Executive Board member of the chamber ...

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NPA Welcomes House of Reps Investigation On Unity Bank Account

New NPA Board Will Prioritize Development Of Deep Seaports – Usman

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assured that it would support the House of Representatives, as the legislative arm begins an investigation into the alleged secret bank account operated by the Authority. Following a motion of urgent national importance and the ...

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Apapa Customs Reiterates Supports For Export, Collects N227.3bn In Six Months

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure exports thrives to strengthen Nigeria’s economy, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Command has reiterated commitment to support export at the nation’s premier seaport, Apapa. Meanwhile, despite the though economic times ocassioned ...

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APMT, Shippers’ Council Explore Strategies To Expedite Export Processes

APMT, Shippers' Council Explore Strategies To Expedite Export Processes

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to ensure that export processes are seamless and expeditious, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) and AP Moller Terminal (APMT) Nigeria have identified avenues to ease export processes at the seaports. Both organizations made the move ...

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Why NPA’s Unity Bank Account Was Frozen, No Cloned Account

New NPA Board Will Prioritize Development Of Deep Seaports – Usman

By Kenneth Jukpor Following a petition accusing Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) of operating a covert account with over $1billion, the management of the Authority has debunked such reports. The Authority made this known in a press release signed by the ...

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Divers blame Ministry of Labour for Unregulated Practices, Foreign Dominance

Divers blame Ministry of Labour for Unregulated Practices, Foreign Dominance

Nigerian divers have blamed the stagnation of the sector on unregulated practices and increased foreign dominance fuelled by the failure of the Ministry of Labour and Employment to establish a Diving Advisory Board in line with the nation’s 2018 Diving ...

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NIMASA, NPA, Navy Activities Increase Freight Cost At Seaports – Farinto

Transporters decry lack of rail connectivity to Nigerian seaports

By Kenneth Jukpor The Vice President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Mr. Kayode Farinto has indicted some government agencies in the maritime sector as responsible for hike in freight cost. Some of the agencies the veteran ...

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Nigeria Developing Policies To Improve Seafarers’ Training, Certification, Remuneration – NIMASA

In a bid to address the numerous challenges facing Nigerian seafarers, the nation is developing policies to improve the quality of training and certification as well as the remuneration of seafarers. The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety ...

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International Day Against Drug Abuse: 7 Million Nigerians Affected – NDLEA

International Day against Drug Abuse: Over 7million Nigerians Affected – NDLEA

By Kenneth Jukpor As the world marks 2020 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking today, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged Nigerians to eschew drug abuse and trafficking which already affects over 7 million Nigerians. ...

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Customs CG, DCGs Should Be Sacked For Incompetence – Farinto

Customs CG, DCGs Should Be Sacked For Incompetence - Farinto

By Kenneth Jukpor Vice President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Dr. Kayode Farinto has called for the sack of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hammed Ali (Rtd) and the current managerial ...

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Ocean Deep Services Donate PPE, Food Items To Seafarers At Continental Shipyard

Ocean Deep Services Donate PPE, Food Items To Seafarers At Continental Shipyard

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to celebrate the 2020 International Seafarer’s Day, Ocean Deep Services Limited donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) and food items to seafarers at LTT Coastal and Services, operating at the Continental Shipyard, Lagos. The ...

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Seafarers Are Responsible For Successful Global Trade – WISTA Nigeria

Seafarers Are Responsible For Successful Global Trade - WISTA Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to commemorate the 2020 International Seafarer’s Day, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria has commended the services of seafarers around the globe. The Association said it is excited to join other organisations ...

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WISTA Nigeria Commiserates With Patron Ihenacho Over Akinwusi’s Demise

How Political Interference Mars Nigerian Ports Sustainability - Ezeoke

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria commiserates with its Patron and Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Capt. Emmanuel Ihenacho, following the demise of Mr. Julius Sunday Akinwusi. Akinwusi who was the Group Chief Finance Officer ...

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Seafarers Petition NIMASA Over Unpaid Salaries

Seafarers protest prolonged stay aboard vessels

As Ship-owner issues dud cheques By Kenneth Jukpor   Merchant Seafarers Association of Nigeria (MSAN) has written a petition to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) over unpaid salaries of seafarers onboard a Nigerian ship, MT ADEBOMI1 one ...

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Customs Board In Messy Retirement Saga

Headquarters implicated in plot, barefaced cover up By Eguono Odjegba The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has been embroiled in a messy retirement saga, threatening to expose both present and past management to ridicule for its apparent blunder and involvement; and ...

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Buhari Set To Fire Customs Boss, Security Chiefs, Others

Buhari orders release of N19.6bn for East-West Road

The presidency may have finally caved in to criticisms of lopsided appointments into key national positions in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Against this backdrop, President Buhari is said to have, therefore, approved the reshuffling of service chiefs and others. Those ...

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APFFLON Urges NAFDAC To Stop Extortion At Seaports

Freight Forwarders Deserve Health Insurance, Other Perks - APFFLON President

By Kenneth Jukpor The Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has urged the Director General, National Agency for Food, Drug Adminstration and Council (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye to instruct representatives at ports to desist from ...

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Intra-African Trade: Cross-Border Trade Group To Partner NSC

Intra-African Trade: Cross-Border Trade Group To Partner NSC

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to boost intra-African trade, the African Association of Cross Border Trade has called for collaboration with the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in the area of trade facilitation among the Economic Community of West African ...

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Nigeria’s Aviation Industry Has Lost $700m – IATA

Excessive charges killing Nigerian airlines, others — IATA

By Ayoola Olaitan Africa’s Regional Director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Mrs. Funke Adeyemi, has said Nigeria’s aviation sector suffered a loss of $700million amid the coronavirus pandemic. Adeyemi, who disclosed this during a webinar, titled, ‘A National ...

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Single Window Project, Scanners Will Be Deployed In 2020 – FG

Importers ‘lose N15tr to pandemic’ in Lagos ports

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to curb the influx of substandard products into the country and ease the cargo evacuation process at seaports, plans are underway to operationalise the National Single Window project as well as deploying scanners at ...

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