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NIMASA, Customs To Curb Abuse Of Temporary Import Permits

NIMASA, Customs To Curb Abuse Of Temporary Import Permits

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will join forces to eliminate loopholes in the Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) system often exploited by importers to avoid government levies. The Director-General of ...

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Buoro Unveils Free Mediation Services For Vulnerable Nigerians

Why Mediation Should Replace Litigation In Maritime Matters

By Kenneth Jukpor A veteran Lagos Lawyer and Mediation Advocate, Mr Valentino Buoro has announced the commencement of a new initiative designed to provide free mediation advocacy services to vulnerable members of the society. Buoro revealed this in an interview ...

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Customs Appoints 5 ACGs, Promote 2634 Officers

We’re still consulting on revised budget — Finance minister

By Kenneth Jukpor Over 2600 officers including five Assistant Comptroller Generals have just been promoted by the Nigeria Customs Service Board (NCSB) at its 52nd Regular meeting.   The spokesman of the Customs Service, Mr. Joseph Attah revealed the appointment ...

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NAICOM, Shippers’ Council Partner To Replace Container Deposit With Insurance

Shipping Companies Must Refund Arbitrary Charges For Cargo Transfer - NSC

As part of efforts to introduce insurance cover on empty containers, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is collaborating with the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The initiative would lead to reduction in the cost of doing business at the ports through the ...

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No Resumption Date Yet For International Flights – Sirika

14 airports now open to domestic flights – FG

  By Ayoola Olaitan There are indications that international flights may resume before October this year, however, according to the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika there is no specific date yet. Sirika gave an update on the likely date for ...

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Shipping Companies Must Refund Arbitrary Charges For Cargo Transfer – NSC

Nigerian Ports Can Attain Optimal Online Status In 2020 - Bello

By Kenneth Jukpor Following wide complaints against shipping companies and terminal operators’ arbitrary levies on transfer of containers, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has demanded the refund of all transfer charges collected from consignees of cargoes transferred from seaport terminals to ...

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Onyeali-Ikpe Appointed Next Fidelity Bank CEO

Onyeali-Ikpe Appointed Next Fidelity Bank CEO

Replaces Nnamdi Okonkwo on January 1, 2021 Fidelity Bank Plc Board of Directors announced the appointment of its Executive Director, Lagos and South-west Directorate, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, as a replacement for the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, who ...

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CBN Palliatives Can’t Save Domestic Airlines – Ojikutu

Post COVID-19: How Airlines Can Make Over N50billion Annually – Ojikutu

By Ayoola Olaitan Airlines operating in Nigeria have been encouraged to increase their fares to dissipate the economic losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With airplanes needing fumigation before take-off and after landing, an additional cost on airliners, the already stressed ...

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How ANLCA BOT Crisis Affects POF Collection – Aniebonam

How Govt Revenue Leads CRFFN Astray - Aniebonam

By Kenneth Jukpor The Founder of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Dr. Boniface Aniebonam has attributed the delay in the collection of Practitioners Operating Fees (POF) to the ongoing Board of Trustees (BOT) crisis at the Association ...

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ICRC To Approve Airport Concession, Not Aviation Ministry – Sirika

14 airports now open to domestic flights – FG

By Ayoola Olaitan The Federal Ministry of Aviation has urged the organised labour not to mislead the public on airport concession and advised the union to urgently familiarise themselves with the workings of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). This ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian Seafarers Found Onboard Without PPE, Medication

Sea-time Challenges: Cloaking The Future Of Nigerian Seafarers

By Kenneth Jukpor Amid the COVID-19 pandemic some Nigerian seafarers have been found onboard vessels without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and medicament. The Vice President of the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) Engr. John Oguntokun revealed this during ...

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WISTA Nigeria Implores Women To Be Innovative, Explore Export

WISTA International To Bag Another Safety Award

By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the tough economic challenges posed by the coronavirus, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, urges women to be innovative, identifying several opportunities in export. Top women in the nation’s maritime sector who are also ...

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NIMASA Prioritizes Local Content, Directs Stevedoring Companies To Commence Operations

NIMASA seeks synergy with Lagos agency

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has directed all duly registered stevedoring companies with operational areas allotted by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), which are yet to start operation, to commence operations at their respective work ...

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FG Loses N34bn Fraudulent Case Against Tompolo’s Security Firm, Others

Court refuses to lift restriction on Tompolo’s N3bn account

The Federal High Court in Lagos, today, dismissed the entire 40 counts bordering on alleged N34billion fraud filed by the Federal Government against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to a former Niger Delta militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, ...

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APFFLON Commends New Synergy Between Maritime Agencies

Freight Forwarders Deserve Health Insurance, Other Perks - APFFLON President

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the new collaboration between parastatals under the Ministry of Transportation, especially in the maritime sector, Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON) has commended the maritime agencies. Recall a crucial meeting of ...

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MTS Lagos Reiterates Commitment To Seafarers’ Welfare

MTS Lagos Reiterates Commitment To Seafarers' Welfare

By Kenneth Jukpor As the Mission to Seafarers (MTS) Lagos celebrated Sea Sunday Thanksgiving Service yesterday, the Provost of the Cathedral The Very Revd. Adebola Ojofeitimi encouraged maritime stakeholders to continue the Good Will towards seafarers. According to him, acts ...

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NAGAFF Inaugurates 100% Compliance Team To Sanitize Freight Forwarding Operations

NAGAFF 100% Compliance Team Gives Denca 1-Month Ultimatum To Upgrade Facilities 

By Ayoola Olaitan   The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has inaugurated its 100% Compliance Team to sanitize freight forwarding operations, monitor activities of government agencies terminal operators, Importers and their Agents in the Ports.   The ...

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Port Congestion: Freight Forwarders Demand Apology Following APMT Boss Indictment 

Port Congestion: Freight Forwarders Demand Apology Following APMT Boss Indictment 

By Kenneth Jukpor   Freight forwarders have demanded an apology from the new Country Manager of AP Moller Terminal (APMT) Mr. Klaus Laursen after the APMT boss indicted the practitioners for the congestion at the port terminal.   Former President ...

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NPA vs Whistleblower: Exploring The Intrigues And Facts

NPA halts licences renewal for shipping firms over holding bay crisis

As the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman has left no one in doubt about her resolve to right the wrongs of the past administrations, block all avenues of leakages and save more money for the ...

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Maritime Agencies Adopt Modalities To Address Overlapping Functions

Maritime Agencies Adopt Modalities To Address Overlapping Functions

Parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Transportation have agreed on modalities for handling areas of overlap in their responsibilities. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Lagos after a meeting of ...

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