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Maersk steps up CSR, donates books Lagos school

Maersk Nigeria Limited

Leading global shipping firm, Maersk Nigeria Limited has given back to the society by way of boosting its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes with the donation of books and teaching aids to State Nursery and Primary School, Arakan Barracks. The company donated 1,000 exercise books to the school. By way of demonstration, staff of the shipping group mostly females took ...

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Lack of ATMs, PoS, BDC hobbling activities at Kaduna airport


Fresh challenges have emerged as the use of Kaduna Airport enter second week. Findings by Business Hilights show that users of the airport and mainly air passengers plying the Kaduna International Airport (KIA) are facing fresh hurdles as absence of Automated Teller Machines (ATM), Point of Sale (PoS) and Bureau de Change (BDC) is crippling transactions. The situation is made ...

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Encourage operators to deep-dredge existing seaports than building more, Ubogu tells FG

Apapa port

Managing director of Micura Services Limited, Chief Michael Ubogu has asked the federal government to consider encouraging current port concessionaires’ to embark on joint deep-dredging of existing six seaports as a way of converting them to deep seaports than the ongoing politics of new deep seaports which may or may not fly after all. Micura group majors in stevedores and ...

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Imo Air managed by Dana Air flags off recruitment, begins flying soon

Imo Air launch

Emerging state-owned airline, Imo Air has commenced recruitment of indigenes of the state to occupy various positions in the airline as promised by Governor Rochas Okorocha, during the launch of the airline on 24 of January, 2017. The interview commenced first week of February and over 400 Imo indigenes participated in the process. The Airline managed by Dana Air as ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa recorded rare zero passenger fatalities in 2016— IATA report


Contrary to earlier speculations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported that sub-Saharan African aviation sector had zero passenger fatalities in 2016. The latest report of the international body showed that the jet hull loss rates by region of operator (per million departures), recorded 2.50 between 2011 and 2015; Asia Pacific Region recorded 0.38 in 2016, having recorded 0.42 ...

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Customs dares NASS, cuts off duty on old vehicles by 60%, Nigerians kick

Ali Customs boss

As Nigerians begin to drive a sudden campaign for the removal of the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Mr. Hameed Ali, over recent overbearing influences arising from his policy somersaults and the excesses of officers on patrol in some parts of the country, there are indications that the next move by the Senate may be calls for ...

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Amosun condemns manner of Customs raids, killings in the state over rice


The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has condemned in strong terms the killing of two persons by men of the Nigeria Customs Service, at Kobape in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the State, along the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway. Business Hilights gathered that some officers of the Service, in a hot chase of a vehicle suspected to be carrying bags ...

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Relief as OGFZA begins downward review of tariff for free zone investors


As part of renewed efforts of the management of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) led by Umana Okon Umana to ease the process of doing business and further attract investors, it has started downward review of prevailing taxes and tariffs. The proposed reduction in tariffs is one of the measures being taken by OGFZA to boost economic ...

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Poor awareness as FRSC impounds 238 vehicles over speed limiter in Bauchi

FRSC old Ojo rd.

Industry observers have linked the high number of arrests made by the Bauchi State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps leading to the seizure of 238 vehicles from Feb. 1 to March 5, for failure to install speed limiter to poor awareness and availability of the device. The state Sector Commander, Mr Abdulrazak Najume, said in Bauchi that the ...

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Rising cargo throughput as 31 ships with petroleum products, food items hit Lagos

Hadiza Usman, NPA

Contrary to earlier speculations that cargo throughput which had been on a downward trend since last year is still persisting this year, more cargoes have continued to berth at the six major ports of the federation, indicating rising business activities at ports. Details accessed from the latest Shipping Position gazette at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) show that about 31 ...

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