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FRSC puts paid to threats, sends 19 drivers to madness test, impounds 305 vehicles

FRSC Oyeyemi

The leadership of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Thursday in Abuja disclosed that apart from impounding about 305 vehicles, it has effectively referred 19 drivers to test for psychological and mental balance. The Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, made the disclosure at the national workshop for operators of driving schools in Abuja, was quick to reveal that the ...

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87 high sea piracy incidents recorded in first half of 2017

pirate at work

The IMB Piracy Reporting Centre has revealed that between January and June this year, the globe recorded a total of 87 piracy attacks compared to 97 for the same period last year. The half year report however, showed a continuing decline in the number of reported incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery against ships. Pirates in Nigeria continue to ...

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Senate’s investigation of NPA’s JV enterprises highly welcomed—Usman

NPA boss

Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman has welcomed the decision of the Nigerian Senate to look into the activities of the Joint Venture Enterprises (JVE) of the NPA, saying the investigation was in line with the determination of the NPA to open its book for probity at all times and assured the senate of its ...

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APMT cyber attack not much felt by Nigerian Customs—CAC Jibrin

APT M

The Customs Area Controller of Apapa Customs, Musa Jibrin has opened up on the recent cyber attack on the computer systems of stated that the impact of AP Moller-Maersk systems worldwide, saying “the attack was not felt much by the customs”. According to him, even though activities have since resumed at the port, the attack temporarily grounded activities at the ...

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NPA, Navy cement collaboration to deepen maritime safety, ease of doing business

Hadiza Usman, NPA

More details have emerged on why the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hajiya Hadiza Usman, has called for collaboration with the Nigerian Navy (NN). Explaining issues during a recent courtesy visit to the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok Ete-Ibas in Abuja earlier in the week, Usman averred that the visit was to deepen better service delivery in ...

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32 Ships with petroleum products, food items arriving Lagos Ports this week—NPA

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No fewer than 32 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from July 5 to July 18. Details from the ‘Shipping Position,’ a publication of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) showed that the ships contained bulk wheat, fertiliser, corn, sugar, frozen fish, lubrication oil, general cargo, ...

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Trump unbans use of laptop on flights from Istanbul

Turkish airlines

The United States of America (USA), on Wednesday lifted the ban on carrying large electronic devices such as laptops in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey’s main international airport, Turkish Airlines and local media reported. Turkish Airlines, the country’s flag carrier, said on Twitter late Tuesday that “Dear Passengers, #WelcomeOnBoard to our US-bound flight. Please fasten your seatbelts and ...

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Shippers Council loses Appeal to control NPA in landmark judgment

NPA NSC

After years of legal tussle on the soul of the powers to regulate the ports, the Court of Appeal seating in Lagos has delivered judgment, affirming the powers of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to control the ports and not the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC). By the pronouncement, the matter is now rested pending a possible approach to the Supreme ...

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PTML voids NIWA claims, provides barges to its off dock terminal in Mile 2 Lagos

PTML terminal

Contrary to the position of National Inland Waterway Authority (NIWA) that there is no plan to move cargos using the ports waterways, the management of Ports & Terminal Multiservices Ltd (PTML Terminal) Lagos has commenced evacuation of Customs cleared containers from its terminal at the Tin Can Island Port Complex by barges to its off dock terminal in Mile 2 ...

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Upon prevailing matter in court, Customs begins e-auctioning of seizures, cars

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Contrary to earlier speculations that the authorities of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) will avoid what can be seen as contempt of court by stepping down the resumption of the July 1 e-auctioning of seizures, it went ahead as planned. Otherwise, the Service on Monday July 3, unveiled an electronic auction platform by which cargoes that have been forfeited to ...

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