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Customs FOU, Ikeja deepens anti-smuggling, nabs goods worth N200m in one month

FOU Garba 33

Gallant officers and men of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja Lagos of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has raised the bar in its renewed anti-smuggling campaign within the zone in the month of June leading to the seizures of several contraband goods and others on grounds of false declaration. Giving the highlights while conducting journalists round the ...

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Airlines give conditions for seamless remittance of VAT, others

AON logo

The joint team of delegation from Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) who paid the Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr. Babatunde Fowler has given terms and conditions for a smooth administration tax from airlines operating in the country. In their submission presented by the Chairman of AON, Capt. Nogie Meggison, they ...

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30 years of railway negligence forced highways to continuous collapse—Amaechi

TTP Abuja

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has linked the steady failure of federal highways to regular use of the infrastructure by heavy duty articulated vehicles which ordinarily would have moved by the rails. In his address in Abuja on the establishment, management and operations of Truck Transit Parks (TTPs) on Tuesday, he explained that “The neglect of the rail ...

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NMLA charges NIMASA not to derail in repositioning Nigerian maritime industry

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

President of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Luke Chidi Ilogu, has called on the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside to work towards making Nigeria’s maritime sector rank high in the comity of maritime nations. Addressing top officials of the agency during a ...

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Rowdy activities expected today in seaports as maritime workers protest new bill

Apapa Port

Security agencies will today, Tuesday have a lot in their hands to contend especially around the seaports formations and allied areas where maritime workers ply their trade as they are set to put paid to their announced plans to stage nationwide protests over what they described as unnecessary amendment to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Act. The major target driving ...

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NPA gives dates, venues for resumption of verification, audit for pensioners


As part of its ongoing reforms, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has notified all its retirees of planned physical and biometric verification exercise for year 2017, nationwide. In a statement posted on its website, the managing director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman advised pensioners to attend the exercise according to schedules and timetables given for the purpose. ...

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Pressure from failed Mokwa-Jeba Bridge may collapse Abuja-Lokoja highway


Since the washing away of the Mokwa-Jebba Bridge by the rains, unprecedented articulated vehicular movement has taken over the ever busy Abuja-Lokoja highway which is the only northern link to Lagos. Otherwise, the heavy trucks which used to ply the Mokwa-Jebba road to and from Lagos, now ply the Abuja-Lokoja road in the early hours of the morning in a ...

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One week after, Customs e-auction portal frustrating, configured to fail—Bidders

Yemi Customs

Technology is the best strategy to grow modern business and every sector of the economy and society is keying in to technological innovations. However, when technology is hurriedly adopted without the prerequisite foundation and build up, it end up in disruptions and frustrations. Some Nigerians interested in participating in the Nigeria Customs e-auction to purchase seized vehicles are complaining of ...

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NPA’s inter-agency report seeks drop in number of personnel at ports

NPA Inter agency

An inter-agency and port stakeholders committee on the implementation of presidential Executive Order on port operation and ease of doing business has passed a resolution seeking the massive reduction of staff from all agencies operating the ports. The 27-member committee was chaired by the General Manager, Western Ports of NPA, Arc. Abiodun Gbadamosi. The essence of the recommendation among others, ...

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Marine Police, NSC seal understanding in security monitoring, compliance at ports

NSC Marine Police

The Nigerian Police Force, Marine Police Command (MPC) has assured the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) of support in carrying out some of its statutory obligations at the nation’s ports. The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Pius Imue who made the promise during a courtesy visit to the NSC’s office in Lagos, promised to create a team that will work ...

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