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Apapa Customs smokes out container of Tilapia fish from Turkey

frozen fish

The renewed vigour in service delivery of the Apapa Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has paid off following the seizure of a 40-feet container laden with 2,700 cartons of Tilapia frozen fish valued at N22 million. Controller of the command, Comptroller Jibril Umar while briefing newsmen in Apapa, said the container laden with frozen fish which was imported ...

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FG now allows Helicopters into Abuja airport, maintains no-fly zone within Abuja


The Federal Government has rescinded the ban on the use of helicopters shuttle services between Kaduna and Abuja as repair works continue at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. But the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, while addressing State House Correspondents on Wednesday explained copters can now take off and land only within safe areas of the Abuja ...

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Chinese FDI to Nigeria rises to $13b including $1.3bn Lagos-Ibadan railway

lagos-ibadan railine

Going by the latest statistics, China can be said to be the axis from where more lumps of foreign direct investments (FDIs), especially in infrastructure delivery, is coming from. This may be among the reasons why the Chinese Deputy Ambassador to Nigeria, Lin Jing, said in Abuja that his country’s investments in country have hit over $13 billion. The latest ...

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AIB blames pilots on 2012 Dana crash for not landing at nearest airfield as directed

AIB Nigeria

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) opened up on the remote cause of the crash of a Dana Airlines aircraft, which occurred in the Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos on June 3, 2012 claiming about 159 lives. The summary of the AIB showed that the pilots first of all disregarded Air Control directive to land at the nearest airfield and secondly, double ...

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Confusion trails embattled commencement of vehicles duty verification by Customs

Customs checkpoint

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Monday failed to commence its controversial verification of all vehicles in the country aimed as tracking those with fake duty paid documents. The Service had in a circular released early this month, said the Comptroller-General of Customs, retired Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali, had approved a grace period of one month – 13th March to – ...

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Unity Bank sues Tompolo, two ships over N5.3bn debt


As part of meeting the target of reducing non-performing loans as directed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Unity Bank Plc has instituted a legal action against a limited liability company, Muhaabix Global Services, traced to a former Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo (aka Tompolo), at a Federal High Court in Lagos. The suit is to recover a debt ...

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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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