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NPA mobilized contractor handling Apapa Wharf road with N1.8bn in July

NPA boss

In its usual show of commitments to the ease of doing business at the ports and in line with its resolve to partner with the private sector including Dangote group and Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN), the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA),  Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, in July released the sum of N1.8bn for the ongoing reconstruction of ...

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Ghana effectively begins paperless ports transactions, single window operations

Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo

…Nigeria maritime agencies still operating ‘separate’ single windows After few months of systems reconfiguration to synchronize with other sister agencies working at ports, Ghana Port & Habour Authority (GPHA) on September 1, successfully flagged off the paperless ports reforms. It is on record that the Nigerian maritime agencies started planning for single window transactions at ports even before Ghana, but ...

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Buhari excited on Dangote, FMN, NPA partnership over Apapa-Wharf Road—Minister

Dangote A

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was highly astonished on hearing that Alhaji Aliko Dangote agreed to pull resources together with Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to fit the failed Apapa-Wharf Road. Giving the insights while on an inspection tour of some road projects ...

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US give Nigerian airlines 65-day ultimatum to reset security issues or be barred

First nation

Due to observed specified security issues, the United States federal aviation administration (FAA) has given Nigerian airlines a 65-day ultimatum to shape in or risk being barred from flying into US. The threat was part of the fallouts of recent visit of the FAA delegation that was in Nigeria to audit the system ahead of renewal of Nigeria’s category one ...

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Customs should face revenue, trade facilitation, outsource scanner issues—LCCI

Muda Yusuf, LCCI boss

The Director General of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Muda Yusuf has joined the league of stakeholders calling for outsourcing of scanning and its maintenance at the nation’s entry points including air and seaports. Speaking in an interview in Lagos, he said there is need for government to invest a lot more in facilities at our ports including ...

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Ambode flags off construction of Oshodi-International Airport Road

MMIA Lagos

Following the approval of the engineering drawing by the relevant agencies of the government last month, the Lagos State Government on Monday, flagged off reconstruction activities on the 10-lane Oshodi-International Airport Road. The project will be completed in the next 15 months. It would be recalled that Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, had within the period he was the Acting ...

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Tincan Customs halts alerts, re-examination of dully released containers at exit points

Tincan NUJ

As part of its drive to deepen ease of doing business and trade facilitation, the authorities at Tin Can Island Customs Command has relaxed subjecting consignments dully released at any of the terminal to ‘alert’ and cross examination by the Customs Investigation Unit (CIU) of the command at the exit points. This was confirmed in a telephone interview by the ...

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One year after pledge, NIMASA fails to achieve Cabotage regime

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Within the first week of October 2016, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, in a statement made available to media houses, including Business Hilights, pledged that his management will achieve not less than a minimum of 90 per cent Nigerian vessels being involved in the country’s Cabotage trade in 2017. This ...

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Confusion, official denial trail Ethiopian Airlines buy over of Arik Air

Airk Air

Contrary to the pronouncements of the Managing Director of International Services at Ethiopian Airlines, Esayas Wolde Mariam, on CNN last week Thursday that the company had submitted a formal offer to take over the carrier, the Ministry of Aviation said they were not aware of the development. Even though Mariam insists that “We have outlined our terms and conditions to ...

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Excitement rages in oil industry as Egina FPSO arrives this month

Egina FPSO makers

Feelers from Samsung Facility in South Korea have shown that all is set for homeward journey of the new Egina FPSO fabricated for the advancement of deep-sea exploration activities in Nigeria. Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea recently said it had achieved over 95 per cent completion of the fabrication of the modules for the Egina FPSO facility to be deployed ...

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