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Customs challenge ruling stopping duty on passengers baggage

Customs challenge ruling stopping duty on passengers baggage

The Nigeria Customs Service, on Wednesday, appealed against a ruling that it lacked the powers to collect import duty on items contained in passengers’ baggage. An Abuja Federal High Court, presided by John Tsoho, had on May 13, while ruling ...

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World airlines’ debt to hit $550 billion by end of year

World airlines’ debt to hit $550 billion by end of year

• FG to bail out carriers, ground handlers, others The airline industry’s global debt could rise to $550billion by year-end, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), has said. The debt is a $120billion increase over debt levels at the start of ...

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Dockworkers, Seafarers Exempted From Travel Restrictions As Essential Workers – NIMASA

Dockworkers, Seafarers Exempted From Travel Restrictions As Essential Workers - NIMASA

Following the new protocols by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) designed to lift barriers to crew changes, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA] has stated that seafarers and dockworkers are on essential duties and ...

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Troubled shipping lines eye bailout

Troubled shipping lines eye bailout

Some of the world’s biggest shipping companies are turning to government support to sail out from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. With a quarter of all scheduled sailings cancelled over the past three months and a collapse in consumer ...

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‘How best to harvest post-COVID-19 opportunities at seaports’

‘How best to harvest post-COVID-19 opportunities at seaports’

The coronavirus pandemic is not a threat to jobs in the maritime industry; rather, it holds opportunities for Nigeria to fully exploit the port potential to strengthen the national economy. National President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Tony ...

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Transporters decry lack of rail connectivity to Nigerian seaports

Transporters decry lack of rail connectivity to Nigerian seaports

The West Africa Road Transport Union (WARTU), has decried lack of rail connectivity into Nigerian seaports, saying this encourages cargo diversion to neighbouring countries. Chairman WARTU, Nasiru Salami, who disclosed this in a statement yesterday, urged the Nigerian government to ...

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Civil aviation authority, expert rally airlines to cargo operations

Civil aviation authority, expert rally airlines to cargo operations

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), yesterday, reiterated that cargo operations hold the lifeline for the survival of local airlines amid the crippling coronavirus crisis. The Director-General of the apex regulatory body, Captain Musa Nuhu, said the current situation was ...

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SSASCGOC Donates PPE Worth N5.5 Million To Members

SSASCGOC Donates PPE Worth N5.5 Million To Members

By Kenneth Jukpor Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Maritime branch, has donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth N5.5 million to members. The General Secretary, SSASCGOC, Mr. Akinola Bodunde, disclosed this while distributing the materials ...

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Panic as Buhari probes Abba Kyari’s office, others

Panic as Buhari probes Abba Kyari’s office, others

Presidency aides silent amid intrigues A wave of apprehension is sweeping through Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) as President Muhammadu Buhari begins a probe into the office of the late Chief of Staff Abba Kyari. The investigation may lead to ...

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Aviation workers seek four-month extension of agencies hqs relocation

Aviation workers seek four-month extension of agencies hqs relocation

Aviation workers have called for an extension of the duration given by the Federal Government to aviation agencies to relocate their headquarters from Lagos to Abuja. Last week, it was reported that the Federal Government ordered all aviation agencies to ...

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Maersk Line Uses Indian Office To Fleece Nigerian Shippers

Maersk Line Uses Indian Office To Fleece Nigerian Shippers

Maersk Line Uses Indian Office To Fleece Nigerian Shippers ₦200.00 Purchase

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Nigeria Can Place 5000 Seafarers Onboard Vessels Yearly

Nigeria Can Place 5000 Seafarers Onboard Vessels Yearly

The Chairman, National Seafarers Welfare Board (NSWB) Nigeria, Otunba Kunle Folarin has unveiled a template that could see about 5000 Nigerian seafarers placed onboard ocean-going vessels annually. Folarin who is also the Chairman of Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (PCC), during ...

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Amaechi Inaugurates NIMASA Board, Prioritizes Deep Blue Project

Amaechi Inaugurates NIMASA Board, Prioritizes Deep Blue Project

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue ...

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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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Customs seize Indian hemp worth N1bn

Customs seize Indian hemp worth N1bn

The Nigerian Customs Service, Western Marine Command, says it seized various contraband goods worth N1.06bn in the first quarter of 2020. The largest chunk of goods seized by the command within the quarter was the haul of Indian hemp worth N1bn. The Comptroller of the command, Olugboyega Peters, said this was the highest value of goods seized by the command since it was created.

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Don’t run parallel management, Amaechi tells NPA board

Don’t run parallel management, Amaechi tells NPA board

The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the governing board of the Nigerian Ports Authority. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who inaugurated the board in a controlled ceremony in Abuja, charged members of the team not to run a parallel ...

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Wellhead Fire: NIMASA Dispatches Team To Investigate Incident

NIMASA Investigates Emergence Of Dead Fishes On Niger-Delta Coastline

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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NPA, others facilitate release of detained dockworkers

NPA, others facilitate release of detained dockworkers

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria has credited the Nigerian Ports Authority, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency and other stakeholders for the release of 20 dockworkers earlier detained by the ...

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Customs generate N117.8bn from Tin Can port

Customs generate N117.8bn from Tin Can port

The Tin-Can Island Port Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has generated N117.8bn between January and April 2020. According to a statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, NCS Tin Can Island Command, Uche Ejesieme, the revenue was achieved by ...

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