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Integrated Oil and Gas Loses Group Finance Officer, Akinwusi

Integrated Oil and Gas Loses Group Finance Officer, Akinwusi

The Group Chief Finance Officer of Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Mr. Julius Sunday Akinwusi, aged 56, has passed away. The company revealed this in a press statement yesterday, stating that Akinwusi passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 after ...

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APFFLON Writes Senate President Over Ground Handling Charges For Lockdown

By Kenneth Jukpor Freight agents under the aegis of Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics on Nigeria (APFFLON) have written to the Senate President to lament ground handling companies’ demurrage charges for the lockdown period. The letter titled; ...

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Wellhead Fire: NIMASA Dispatches Team To Investigate Incident

CIoTA President Advocates Safer Road Transport System

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has sent an investigative team to unravel the circumstances surrounding a recent fire incident at a wellhead offshore Ondo State. The incident involved a barge belonging to Michharry and Company Nigeria Limited, ...

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FG To Prioritize Export, Processing, Enhanced Value Chain – Bello

Leadership: Comparative Advantage  Is Key

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to reposition Nigeria’s economy, the Federal Government is intensifying efforts to boost export and creating a value chain that that would refine the products before exporting. The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), ...

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Aviation Minister To Decide On Ground Handling Charges For Lockdown

COVID-19: Govt to ban some countries from Nigeria

CRFFN calls for patience, APFFLON anticipates more controversy By Kenneth Jukpor Freight forwarders operating in the aviation sector and ground handling companies await the Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika’s decision on demurrage charges for the lockdown period, this week. ...

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Customs Activities May Lead To COVID-19 Outbreak At Ports – Farinto

Customs CG, DCGs Should Be Sacked For Incompetence - Farinto

The Vice President of the Association of the Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Kayode Farinto has hinted that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) may fuel the outspread of the deadly COVID-19 Pandemic in the maritime industry. Farinto in a chat ...

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Shippers’ Council Concludes 1st Phase Of COVID-19 Sensitization

As part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has rounded up the first phase of its COVID-19 sensitization for the maritime community. The 3-day programme which started on Wednesday last week, ...

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Import Duty On Not-For-Sale Goods In Personal Baggage Is Unlawful

Ikeja Customs Nets Over N5.9 Billion In 2017

Customs to pay N5million damages A court judgment by the Federal High Court, Abuja yesterday, ruled that payment of import duty on goods and personal effects contained in a passenger’s baggage is unlawful. The Abuja Judicial Division [Coram: J.T.Tsoho, CJ] ...

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Shippers’ Council, NCDC Partner On COVID-19 Sensitization

Shipping Companies Must Refund Arbitrary Charges For Cargo Transfer - NSC

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to sensitize the Nigerian populace in maritime communities on the COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is collaborating with the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), to contain the spread of coronavirus. According to ...

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NMLA Sets-Up Committee To Revive Admiralty Law In Nigeria

NMLA Sets-Up Committee To Revive Admiralty Law In Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the decline of admiralty law practice in Nigeria attributed to sub-optimal procedural rules and poor judicial interpretation of substantive laws, the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA) has inaugurated a 16-member committee to boost the practice in ...

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Olisa Agbakoba Legal Loses Managing Partner, Bisi Akodu

Olisa Agbakoba Legal Loses Managing Partner, Bisi Akodu

Managing Partner of Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL), Mrs. Bisi Akodu, has passed away on Sunday 10th May, 2020 at the age of 66 years. OAL disclosed in a statement on Monday that the late Bisi Akodu joined the Board of ...

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Lockdown: NAHCO, SAHCO Insist On Zero Demurrage Waivers

Managing NACHO, SAHCO War

…direct freight forwarders to FAAN, NCAA   By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan   The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc and Skyway Aviation Handling Company (SAHCO) have insisted that there will be no waivers on demurrage charges for goods ...

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COVID-19: FG Exempts Medical Instruments From Customs Duty, VAT

FG adjusts 2020 budget to N10.52tn, adopts $25 oil benchmark

By Kenneth Jukpor   As part of efforts to ease the fiscal cost for importation of medical instruments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has stopped the payment of Customs duties on imported medical instruments.   Nigerian Customs ...

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Staff Retrenchment In Aviation Sector Would Be Suicidal – NCAA

Confirm airports’ approval before selling tickets, NCAA warns

By Ayoola Olaitan   Despite the colossal fiscal impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the aviation sector, the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) has warned that staff retrenchment in the air travel industry would be suicidal.   The Public Relations ...

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Group Debunks STOAN’s Claim That Agents Failed To Optimize Storage Waivers

Import bills, supply chain disruptions to spike inflation further

By Kenneth Jukpor Following claims by the Seaport Terminal Operators of Nigeria (STOAN) that all terminals complied to the Federal Government’s directive to suspend storage charges during the recent lockdown, freight forwarders have accused STOAN of misleading the public. The ...

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Lagos Airport Crisis: NAHCO, SAHCO Demand Storage Charges For Lockdown

Lagos Airport Crisis: NAHCO, SAHCO Demand Storage Charges For Lockdown

Freight agents protesting at the NAHCO cargo shed as crisis erupted at Lagos airport over storage charges, yesterday.  Business activities at the cargo section of Lagos airports were grounded yesterday as freight agents protested at the ground handling companies over ...

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Bello, Shippers’ Council Commiserate As Muniru Dies At 52

Bello, Shippers’ Council Commiserate As Muniru Dies At 52

A staff of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr. Yusuf Muniru passed on yesterday morning at his residence. The NSC worker described by the Council’s management as valued and conscientious was alleged to have been preparing for work on Monday, May ...

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Shippers’ Council To Engage Shipping Lines For Demurrage Waivers Extension

NACCIMA, MAN Demand Enforcement Of 30% Reduction In Haulage Cost

By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan Following the relaxation of the lockdown in Lagos State, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) intends to engage shipping lines to continue free demurrage for port users as part of efforts to ease business operations amid ...

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Shippers’ Council Staff Will Resume In Phases – Bello

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

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the relaxation of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has directed members of staff to resume in phases. The Council instructed its Directors, Deputy Directors and Heads of Divisions to report ...

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Workers’ Day: ANLCA Commends Maritime Workers

BULLS: Hbd! Tony IJu

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to mark the International Workers Day celebrated on May 1st annually, the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has commended workers all over the world, particularly colleagues in the nation’s maritime industry. ...

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