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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

16,426 Flights Delays Occur In Six Months- NCAA

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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Senate probes 5G network status

Senate probes 5G network status

The Senate on Tuesday commenced a probe into the planned deployment of the Fifth Generation Network in Nigeria. The red chamber took the decision after it adopted a motion moved by Senator Uche Ekwunife. Ekwunife, who is the Chairman, Senate ...

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Buhari stops import duty on medical equipment

Buhari stops import duty on medical equipment

As part of efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has ordered the immediate evacuation of all imported medical equipment from Nigerian ports. This is even as the President has given a blanket waiver ...

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Experts seek review, sustainability measures as airports reopen Friday

Experts seek review, sustainability measures as airports reopen Friday

Aviation stakeholders have urged the Federal Government to constitute a committee to review the aviation sector and its sustainability in the coronavirus era. The experts, under the aegis of the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ASRTI), said the call aligns ...

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

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

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigerian Association of Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA), Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and other port users have called for the implementation of the 30 percent reduction in truck haulage cost. The organized ...

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Shippers’ Council Staff Will Resume In Phases – Bello

 Positive Impact  of Shippers’ Council on  Seaport , Maritime , Economy

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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Post COVID-19 Era: Massive Job Losses Loom Across Nigeria’s Public And Private Sectors

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

·         Developing competence is better than N50bn CBN intervention – Chukwu ·         Port sector to observe lull, export may boom – Nwagbara ·         Women will suffer 59% global retrenchment – Anishere By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the already perplexed economic situation in Nigeria occasioned ...

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Workers’ Day: ANLCA Commends Maritime Workers

BEARS: ANLCA Presido Loses Brother

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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Shippers’ Council raises alarm on falling exports

Shippers’ Council raises alarm on falling exports

• Wants terminals to procure scanners The Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), has raised an alarm over the free fall in exports at the seaports due to current lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello, during a ...

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Freight forwarders shut Apapa port over demurrage waivers

Maritime Agencies Send Staff To NCDC For COVID-19 Test

Freight forwarders on Thursday locked up the entrance doors of one of the leading seaport terminals at Apapa over the failure of the terminal operators to comply with the Nigerian Ports Authority’s directive on demurrage waivers for goods stored there ...

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FG says coronavirus curable as infected health workers hit 113

FG says coronavirus curable as infected health workers hit 113

•Why beneficiaries of palliatives can’t be published, by minister •HoSF directs senior officers to resume work Monday The Federal Government yesterday said the successful treatment and discharge of 307 persons for COVID-19 in the country was an indication that the ...

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How COVID-19 worsened oil, aviation sectors’ N4.4tr debt

How COVID-19 worsened oil, aviation sectors’ N4.4tr debt

• Concerns about CBN’s capacity to meet forex demand • FAAN, others in distress over N6b monthly salary • Naira heading to post-2016 era closes at N460/$1 The coronavirus pandemic has made the aviation and oil sectors more vulnerable to a ...

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FG directs banks, government offices, firms to reopen Monday

FG directs banks, government offices, firms to reopen Monday

Schools remain shut, public transport to operate 6am- 6pm Kano must accept medical autopsy results, says Presidency Ban on interstate movement not enough to curb COVID-19 – NMA The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19   has directed government offices, banks and ...

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APM Terminals’ Staff Tests Positive To COVID-19

APM Terminals' Staff Tests Positive To COVID-19

An employee of APM Terminals Apapa has tested positive to COVID-19. The last time the worker was at the port was April 16, 2020 but his COVID-19 infection was confirmed on Monday, April 27, 2020. This was revealed in a ...

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APM Terminals’ Staff Tests Positive To COVID-19

APM Terminals Apapa Gets New MD

An employee of APM Terminals Apapa has tested positive to COVID-19. The last time the worker was at the port was April 16, 2020 but his COVID-19 infection was confirmed on Monday, April 27, 2020. This was revealed in a ...

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