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FIRS plans tax remittance soft landing for airlines to remain afloat

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As part of new moves to save the ailing aviation sector from suffocations caused by tax related challenges, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has proposed a flexible tax payment regime that will meet their Value Added Tax (VAT) remittance obligations. Chairman of the federal agency, Mr. Babatunde Fowler, made the proposal during a recent visit of a delegation of ...

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NIMASA steps up collaboration with agencies for early takeoff of maritime Varsity

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

After period of palpable objection, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has started working closely with some Agencies of Government at both Federal and State levels to ensure that academic activities at the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU) commence next academic session at the site in Delta State. The desire to fully support NMU was made public by the ...

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Failed scanners at ports leave Customs with option of 100% exams, cargo delays—Sifax

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After several claims and counter claims by the leadership of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) that it is on top of the challenge of fixing failed scanners at the ports more than two months ago, nothing has happened. This according to the Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has continued to frustrate the planned 24 hour port operations ...

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Apapa gridlock: Why inland waterways is not considered alternative to haulage


The ongoing frustrations faced by cargo owners using Apapa port access roads to move their goods in and out of the ports have raised issued on the need for alternative mode of transportation. Considering the absence of rail system which can be said to be under reconstruction, the next alternative could be inland waterways. However, the Lagos State Area Manager ...

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NPA has put facilities in place for Yam, other non-oil exports at ports—Bala Usman

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has assured that the Authority has put in place necessary facilities to play a pivotal role in the Federal Government’s drive to promote the export of solid minerals and Agricultural produce through the nation’s seaports. Speaking at the official flag off of the Nigeria Yam Export Programme (NYEP) to ...

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Lagos begins seizure of abandoned vehicles dotting streets, roads July 1, warns owners

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The Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements for the immediate removal and destruction of all abandoned and disused vehicles distorting the aesthetics of the environment and constituting a nuisance on the streets. Currently, the state boosts of the highest number of abandoned vehicles dotting every nook and crannies of the state either popular streets or minor ones, posing security and ...

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Customs signing MoU with RIFAN, an indictment on their job, CG—Nigerians

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The recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to stop rice smuggling through land border into the country between Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) has attracted serious criticisms from Nigerians. Majority of citizens who spoke to our correspondent argued that the Customs does not need MoU to do their job of stopping smugglers or any ...

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Usman, NPA MD seeks next level of transparency, efficiency in MDAs

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In line with her spirit of reforms, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the government to activate the culture of transparency in the conduct of their business and in dealing with members of the public during service delivery. She said the essence of the series ...

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As Egina FPSO sails to Nigeria in August, hope rises on oil earnings

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Just as the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel currently under construction in Geoje, South Korea, will begin its homeward sail to Nigeria in August, industry experts have started looking at what it add to the economy on delivery. According to oil industry experts, the scheme will among other things create jobs and boost crude oil ...

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Customs FOU Ikeja arrests 10 suspects, seizes 384 parcels of hard drugs

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The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja has arrested 10 suspected smugglers and seized 384 parcels of hard drugs. The illegal traders who were apprehended along Iyana-Ipaja road, concealed the items in six bales of second hard clothing, imported into the country from Ghana. Disclosing this before the press, the Customs Area Controller ...

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