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Ambode criminalises transport unionism in Oshodi as violence heightens


In a sweeping terse statement earlier on Monday, the Lagos State Government has banned transport unionism in Oshodi, one of the busiest informal sector catchment suburbs of the state that is close to the International Airport. Investigations by our correspondent showed that since last week Thursday till Monday when the ban order was issued, the axis has known no peace ...

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Port concession agreement provides for periodic review, now long overdue— Haastrup

Haastrup STOAN

Chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), Princess Vicky Haastrup, has doused speculations of fears making the rounds in the maritime industry that terminal operators are under tension over planned review of concessions. In an interview, she said port terminal operators are ready for the exercise because they are proud of their investments and activities since the concession in ...

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NPA rakes in $2bn from Onne Free Zone in six years – Umana


Managing Director of Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), Umana Okon Umana, has revealed that the Federal Government, through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has raked in well over $2bn, about N611 billion as revenue from the operation of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone in six years. Making the insight at the first session of the Nigeria ...

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Ethiopian Airlines wins African Airline of the year back to back


Ethiopian Airlines has been named the African Airline of the year, 2016, in recognition of its continued rapid growth, increased profitability and outstanding contribution to aviation development in Africa. A statement by the airline on Monday in Abuja, disclosed that the award was announced at the 26th Annual Air Finance Africa Conference and Exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr. ...

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FRSC boss, Oyeyemi, approves movement of 71 senior officers across states, formations

FRSC Oyeyemi

In a sweeping redeployment spree, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has approved the redeployment of 71 senior officers nationwide for enhanced performance. The redeployment, aimed at repositioning the commission, affected three zonal commanding officers alongside several sector commanders. Mr Ayodele Kumapayi, the former Sector Commander in Rivers, who was recalled recently for forcibly cutting ...

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NPA unveils RIMS to step up IGR, block leakages, raise port operations


As part of new drive to improve both revenue generation and Ports operations using real time modern methods and techniques, the leadership of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has launched Revenue and Invoice Management System (RIMS). Speaking, at the Go-live and launching of the platform in Lagos, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman said the platform is a fully convergence system ...

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Military hails NPA for ease in clearing imported 25 Armoured vehicles

The Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Rtd.) has hailed the impacts of shipping reforms so far introduced by the leadership of the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under Hadiza Bala Usman. The Army Chief made the commendation while receiving 25 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Armoured vehicles which were manufactured in 2016 in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) ...

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Experts blame Russia over India’s ability to develop Aircraft carriers, Military might

India Carrier 22

There is growing disquiet amongst leading world powers following leakages of critical military wares to developing nations especially from old Russia to India. Otherwise, the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 scattered its military hardware among twelve newly independent republics. One such piece of hardware was the relatively new aircraft carrier Baku. Built in Ukraine, named after an Azeri ...

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Tincan Island Port Customs hands over 2 suspected stolen R/Rover SUV to Interpol

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tincan Island Port Command, on Thursday, 1st June, 2017, handed over 2 suspected stolen Range Rover SUV to Interpol. In his narrative while handing over, the Controller Tincan Island Port, Comptroller Bashar Yusuf disclosed that the interception was sequel to intelligence report from Interpol. He stated that the vehicles loaded in a 1x40ft container No: ...

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NPA begins collaboration with Nigerian Army on maritime information management

As part of the new Executive Order signed by the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to boost ease of doing business, the Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated the need for all Heads of Government Agencies to harness all available potentials and resources at their disposal in information dissemination. She said manpower development and capacity building ...

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