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Customs sack officers involved in 661 pump action rifles escape from ports

Customs impounds arms

An indication has emerged showing that the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has dismissed some of its officers who were involved in the importation and clearing of arms into the country earlier this year. This was confirmed by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Nigeria Customs Service; Mr. Joseph Attah who spoke to Business Hilights on phone recently. According to ...

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Airports, seaports in S’East, S’South officially neglected–SESSGF


The leadership of emerging strong bloc in the comity of governors’ groups in Nigeria, the South East-South South Governors Forum (SESSGF) has revealed that all the airports and seaports in the 11 members are neglected by the federal government and not reasonably functional. This was part of the address read by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in his remarks ...

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Agents remind NPA of pledged palliative on Tincan highway, 3 months after

Port access road Coconut

Three months after the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman pledged to raise resources to do manageable palliative work on failed ports of Tincan Island part of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, members of the Association of Nigerian Licenced Customs Agents’ (ANLCA), have reminded Authority. Senior Special Assistant to the Tin Can Chairman on Media and ...

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Pressure to reduce on highways as containers’ move to north by rail

Amaechi at Maritime stakeholders summit

It was breaking news for maritime stakeholders who gathered in Sokoto for this year’s National Council on Transportation when the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi announced that containers are now being transported by rail from Apapa port in Lagos to the Inland Container Nigeria Limited (ICNL) depot in Kaduna. Explaining more, the Minister represented by the Permanent Secretary of ...

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NPA promotes managers to drive efficiency

NPA boss

Managing Director of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has stepped up reforms and restructuring in the federal agency to deepen service delivery in the maritime industry. Under her care, the management in a statement on Wednesday approved the elevation of some of its managers to the rank of Assistant General Manager (AGM), in line with its commitment ...

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ALBON cries to Buhari for security on highways, morns killed members, passengers


Interstate and long distance bus owners, the Association of Luxury Bus Owners (ALBON), has called on the Federal Government to come to their rescue on the highways considering the surging cases of deadly armed robbery attacks in recent times. The association specifically called on government to set up a special anti-crime squad to maintain a 24-surveillance and patrol on the ...

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Two Nigerians ‘Okada’ robbers nabbed, jailed 15 years each in Ghana

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An Accra Circuit Court judge, Mr Aboagye Tandoh, has jailed two Nigerians from Rivers and Abia States, Ikenna Amadi Darlington, and Uchenna Uwachukwu aka Yeye, both Okada riders for using their motor bike to cross the complainant, Mr. Bright Mensah and snatched the money he was carrying. The two Nigerians were sentenced to 15 years each for snatching GHC3,244.00 from ...

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Finally, US sells N181bn warplanes, weapons to Nigeria to fight B’Haram


The United States government may have made a U-Turn in its hitherto held strong opposition to efforts of the federal government to access high military wares to aid fight against insurgency in the North East. This stemmed from the latest discovery that the Headquarters of the United States Department of Defence, the Pentagon, has informed the US Congress of the ...

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Customs FOU Ikeja sweeps smugglers, impounds items worth N784m in 16 days

FOU Ndlea

Anti-smuggling surveillance team of the Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has set new record as it impounded various classes of contraband and goods that were falsely declared by their importers worth N784m in 16 days, that is, between Wednesday 9th Friday 25th August, 2017. Addressing journalists after a tour of the seizures within ...

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US warns of tropical cyclone off coast of West Africa within days


The U.S. National Hurricane Centre (NHC) has warned that an area of low pressure, located just offshore of the coast of western Africa has a 30 per cent change of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours. The NHC warned that the system, which is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms has become better organised ...

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