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Apapa Customs Intercepts Tramadol, Used Clothing, Others Worth N223m

Apapa Customs Intercepts Tramadol, Used Clothing, Others Worth N223m

By Yusuf Odejobi Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Apapa Area Command, has intercepted a container with tramadol capsules concealed with ceramic tiles and other items falsely declared with total duty paid worth over N223million. The Command’s Area Controller, Comptroller Yusuf Malanta, ...

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Vessel Inspection: NPA, Shippers’ Council, Others Collaborate On Joint Exercise

Vessel Inspection: NPA, Shippers' Council, Others Collaborate On Joint Exercise

Port agencies inaugurate task team on NPPM By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to shorten the turnaround time of vessels calling at Nigerian ports, government agencies responsible for inspecting ships have agreed to collaborate for simulatenous joint vessel inspection ...

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Amaechi Inaugurates Committee On Edo Dry Port As Obaseki Inspects Project

Amaechi Inaugurates Committee On Edo Dry Port As Obaseki Inspects Project

Determined to see the Edo Inland Dry Port(IDP) take off soon and contribute its quota to national development, the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the project be incorporated into the existing national IDP project steering ...

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Concessionaire will pump N28bn into Asaba airport – Okowa

Concessionaire will pump N28bn into Asaba airport – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has said that over N28bn is expected to be pumped into Asaba airport by the consortium over the concession period of 30 years. Okowa stated this at the agreement signing ceremony between the Delta ...

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NCAA Assures Passengers Compensation From KLM, Emirates Over Flights Cancellation

NCAA Assures Passengers Compensation From KLM, Emirates Over Flights Cancellation

By Ayoola Olaitan The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has assured passengers whose flights were cancelled or delayed by Emirates and KLM airlines they would be compensated. The airlines have over the last two suspended airlifting of passengers from  Nigeria. ...

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3972 vessels called into ports in 2020 –NPA

3972 vessels called into ports in 2020 –NPA

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman, said a total of 3972 vessels were called into Nigerian ports in 2020, compared to 4251 vessels in 2019. Bala-Usman, who addressed maritime correspondents in a virtual forum on Monday, ...

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Shipping Companies To Provide Holding Bays For 65% Annual Traffic – Usman

Shipping Companies To Provide Holding Bays For 65% Annual Traffic - Usman

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to ensure smooth operations of the impending Electronic Truck call-up system (Eto) at the ports, shipping companies have been mandated to own and utilize empty container holding bays with capacity for 65 percent of ...

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WACT Acquires 15 New Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes

WACT Acquires 15 New Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes

The West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), Onne has acquired 15 new Kone Rubber Tyred Gantry Cranes (RTGs) to enhance service delivery at its terminal in Onne Port, Rivers State. The first batch of six RTGs has arrived at WACT, Onne. ...

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Truckers To Meet Lagos State Govt As Eto Kicks-off

Truckers To Meet Lagos State Govt As Eto Kicks-off

By Yusuf Odejobi Truck owners under the aegis of Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) will have a dialogue with the Special Adviser to Lagos State Government on Transportation in a bid to resolve the menace caused by Lagos State ...

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FG Reverses Embargo On Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

FG Reverses Embargo On Boeing 737 Max Aircraft

By Ayoola Olaitan The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), has announced the lifting of the ban on Boeing 737 Max Aircraft flying into the Nigerian airspace, following two accidents involving the aircraft model in the recent years. This was contained ...

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Onne Customs Applauds 10-Point Agenda Of NAGAFF Compliance Team

Onne Customs Applauds 10-Point Agenda Of NAGAFF Compliance Team

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Onne Command has commended the 10-point agenda of NAGAFF 100% Compliance Team, even as the Compliance team pledged to support and synergise  with the relevant government agencies in the maritime Industry. The Team which travelled to ...

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How MDAs, State Govts Can Grow Nigeria’s Shipping Sector

How MDAs, State Govts Can Grow Nigeria’s Shipping Sector

·  Indigenous ship-owners should lift cargoes which require CBN’s forex ·  Freight agents lament exclusion from government cargoes, PPP projects By Kenneth Jukpor Ministries of Works and Housing, Power, Transportation, among others have been identified as key entities that could ...

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Ezenwa @70: Maritime Bigwigs Celebrate A New Septuagenarian

Ezenwa @70: Maritime Bigwigs Celebrate A New Septuagenarian

By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the COVID-19 scare maritime stakeholders trooped in numbers to celebrate the former Acting Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Chief Mrs. Chinwe Ezenwa on her 70th birthday celebration, on Thursday. Christened ‘Mama 70’ by ...

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Pioneer NIMASA DG ‘Usoro’ Loses Mum

Pioneer NIMASA DG 'Usoro' Loses Mum

The first Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Barr. (Mrs.) Mfon Usoro has lost her mother, Mrs. Grace Ekong. Mrs. Ekong had been an inspiration to Usoro who is also the immediate-past Secretary General of the ...

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IMO, WISTA Launch Data Tool For Women In Maritime

WIMAfrica Connection Fetched Me Onshore Job- Conteh-Khali

In a bid to examine the proportion and distribution of women working in the maritime sector, from support roles to executives, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) have launched the Women in ...

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Customs target N1.47tn, Senate condemns duty collection outsourcing

Customs target N1.47tn, Senate condemns duty collection outsourcing

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service,  Col. Hameed Ali (retd), told  the Senate on Thursday that the agency was targeting a total of N1.47tn revenue this year. He stated this when he appeared before the Senator Francis Alimikhena-led ...

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Banks turning female marketers to sexual slaves – Senator

Banks turning female marketers to sexual slaves – Senator

The Senate, on Thursday, considered a bill seeking to stop employers in the private and public sectors from engaging employable Nigerian graduates as casual workers. The Prohibition of Casualisation Bill 2020 was sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure. Akinyelure said casualisation ...

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Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, dies at 60

Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, dies at 60

The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, is dead, media has learnt. It was learnt that the Katsina State indigene, who led the NCS from 2009 to 2015, died after a protracted illness. The former customs ...

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NAGAFF 100% Compliance Team Inaugurates South East Zonal Office

NAGAFF 100% Compliance Team Inaugurates South East Zonal Office

As part of efforts to enforce trade rules on freight forwarders practising at the Eastern ports and curb delays in the clearance and release of cargoes from the ports, the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) 100% Compliance ...

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How Nigeria can benefit from Okonjo-Iweala-led WTO – LCCI

How Nigeria can benefit from Okonjo-Iweala-led WTO – LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has highlighted steps Nigeria needs to take in order to fully take advantage of the opportunities offered by the World Trade Organisation under the leadership of Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The LCCI, in a ...

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