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Nigeria may lose out from Abuja MoU over low shipping capacity, infrastructure


Ahead of new drive to harmonize port state control inspection procedures that will lead to the elimination of substandard shipping in the West and Central Africa sub-region, the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will host its 3rd Ministerial Conference and 9th Port state Control Committee Meeting soon. However, just as the aim of developing a unified system of Port State ...

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NPA management, stakeholders discuss way forward for Onne Port

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated her commitment to sustain periodic engagement with stakeholders in the sector. Addressing Onne Port Stakeholders on Thursday, Bala Usman explained that the engagement is aimed at promoting efficiency and business development. Represented by the Executive Director,Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello-Koko,Bala Usman disclosed that the Federal Executive Council ...

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New board of NSC to work with management to achieve growth in maritime industry

NSC Board meeting

The newly inaugurated board of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has assured of seamless collaboration with the executive management of the Council to strike the targets of the Council at all times. Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hon. Mai Mala Buni, who spoke during the inauguration of the members, said his leadership will improve shipping business ...

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2 weeks after ultimatum on Apapa roads, tankers’ presence now beyond Ambode

Tankers on highway

Looking for any challenge in Lagos that has proved Governor Akinwunmi Ambode incapacitated to handle, it is trucks and articulated vehicles lining up on highways leading to Apapa ports. This is based on the fact that 14 days after a two-day ultimatum was handed down to owners of trucks, containers and other articulated heavy duty vehicles to leave major roads ...

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Customs deepens onslaught on smugglers, intercepts goods worth N2.56b in 18 days

FOU CAC Ikeja best

The leadership of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone A, Ikeja of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), intercepted various contraband with a duty paid value (DPV) of N2,557,261,280.6 only  from 1st-19th March, 2018. Announcing the feat while conducting media executives round the warehouse where the items were kept, the Customs Area Controller, Mr. Mohammed Uba, said the fight against economic ...

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Heavy duty vehicle to pay N10m fine for carrying loads above approved weight

Tincan road

The federal government has devised another way of saving federal roads from untimely collapse after construction. Every vehicle has manufacturers’ net weight, but findings by government show that nine out of every heavy duty vehicle on the road is overloaded. Accordingly, the government announced that henceforth, owners, not drivers of overloaded heavy duty vehicle will be fined between N1m to ...

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We lose one third of our earnings to piracy on Nigerian waters—NISA cries out


President of the Nigerian Ship Owners’ Association (NISA), Aminu Umar has opened up on the security challenges faced by indigenous and foreign shippers navigating along the Nigerian territorial waters especially in Niger Delta region. In an interview, he decried that “What we are facing as shipowners is very severe and the loss is huge. In our business of shipping, especially ...

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INTELS raises stakes in CSR, donates N1.2bn ultramodern market to Onne town


…Donations shows total recovery from recent crisis with federal agencies Indications have emerged showing that leading oil and gas logistics services provider and concessionaire of Onne Free Zone in Rivers State, INTELS Nigeria Limited may have fully recovered from the running battle it recently had with some federal agencies including the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over remittances to the Treasury ...

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NPA boss, Hadiza bags Daar awards, seeks more vocational training for youths

NPA Daar

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), HadizaBala Usman, has advocated for the provision of adequate vocational training for the youths of Nigeria by all tiers of government in order to equip them with skills needed for gainful employment. Usman who bagged an Award for outstanding Leadership in Public Sector Transparency and Open budget System also made case for ...

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Six months on, concession of 4 airports yet to have framework, business case


More than six months after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the concession of Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt Airports, indications have emerged showing that a business case upon which the concessioning framework will stand is yet to be developed and ratified by the National Council on Privatisation (NCP). The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo had on September 10, 2017, ...

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