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CG plans meeting with Customs from neighbouring countries to boost trade facilitation

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Rising from the just concluded African Customs Summit hosted by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, the Comptroller General of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Hameed Ali has given indication that he will convene a strategy meeting with all six neighbouring countries. He said the essence of the meeting is to build a corridor of security that will facilitate regional ...

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Aviation unions boycott Airport concession stakeholders’ meeting for lack of confidence

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Labour unions at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Thursday put paid to their threats by boycotting stakeholders’ meeting scheduled for Thursday in protest against the move to concession four busy airports in Nigeria. The airports in the radar of concession by the federal government include Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt international Airports. The unions had hinged ...

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Creation of continental free trade area may kill surviving Nigerian industries—Expert

Kemi Adeosun

Contrary to the permutations of the Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) that the enthronement of Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) will grow manufacturing in Nigeria and the country will gain more from intra-African trade, leading development economist, Dr. Ken Igboanugo has voided the claims. In his submission against the belief within the government quarters, he ...

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Import process guidelines: FG begins real time tracking of imported goods from July 11

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To ensure total compliance with the reviewed guidelines on import procedures, the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), will effective July 11, flag off tracking of goods that come into the country. A memo from the NCS to the Federal Ministry of Finance ref F.194600/TR/IG/1/174 dated April 11, 2017, indicated that used spare parts must be packed in ...

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Ethiopian Airlines reacts to NCAA threat, says refundable fees in view of deportation

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Barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) viewed the ‘refundable deportation fees’ charged by Ethiopian Airlines on Nigerians as exploitative and warned of sanctions, the airline has reacted saying, the added fees that ranged from $75 to $150 per passenger was to cover the travellers’ expenses in case they were denied entry and returned to Nigeria. General ...

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CoDE, NPA seal deal on capacity building, manpower development

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Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reaffirmed Management’s determination and commitment in assiduously collaborating with relevant agencies from all sectors of economy in order to harness effectively the desirables aimed at impacting most importantly on the nation’s economy particularly concerning socio-economic growth. This she said would “enable us take our place of pride in the ...

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Only NPA has given signal to comply with FG’s EO to merge maritime operations

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Barely less than one week after the Federal Government issued a sweeping Executive order (EO) directing all relevant ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) operating at the nation’s airports and seaports to harmonise their operations into one interface station, check at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by Business Hilights has shown total readiness to comply. Findings in other maritime agencies showed ...

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Mile 2 Jetty in shamble as Ambode plans to construct 8 new ferry jetties

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Residents of Mile 2 and environs have called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to rehabilitate the Mile 2 Ferry Jetty and put it to use so as to ease the intractable traffic gridlock along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. It would be recalled that since the resumption of serious construction activities along the emerging 10 lane international highway, traffic ...

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Ethiopian Airlines may be banned from flying into Nigeria by NCAA if…

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop taking deportation charges from Nigerians travelling to South Africa, saying it may be forced to welding the big stick. The agency said the refundable deportation fee which is between $75 and $150 collected before boarding from passengers without valid South African visa or a return ticket is illegal ...

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Finally, Fashola opens up on Lagos port access roads, says work beginning soon

Babatunde Fashola

Indication has emerged that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) which recently agreed to fix failed portions of Apapa port access roads may not bear the cost after all as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the rehabilitation of access roads at Apapa Port in Lagos State was a priority project of the Federal Government. ...

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