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NN deploys four warships, 3,400 troops for piracy, oil theft

N Navy

As NNS UNITY arrives yesterday from China via South Africa and Angola, the Nigerian Navy said it has deployed four warships and 3,400 troops to tackle piracy, oil theft and vandalism of critical oil and gas installations within the circumference of Nigerian territorial waters. Rear Admiral James Oluwole, the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Naval Command, announced the deployment, codenamed “Exercise ...

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Intels, NPA fast track construction activities at $2.6bn Badagry Deep Seaport

Construction of Africa’s largest deep sea port situated in the Badagry area of Lagos has officially started. The project is a joint venture between the Integrated Logistics Services (INTELS) and the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA). In a statement, Intels management said that the project is very much on schedule and once completed it will be Africa’s largest deep sea port. ...

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Turkish Airline deploys video tech for in-flight safety

As part of new moves to boost security and passenger protection in-flight, Turkish Airlines, has produced a new in-flight safety video, riding on latest High Definition technology, to improve the safety of its passengers in Nigeria and other countries of its operations. The new video is featuring filmmaker and social media phenomenon Zach King. Turkish Airlines has been rated for ...

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Shippers’ Council achieves 35% budget performance in 9 months

Hassan Bello

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has said that it has recorded 35% performance in the implementation of the 2016 budget between the period of January and September 2016. The Executive Secretary, Barr. Hassan Bello revealed this before the members of the Senate Committee on Marine Transport who were on oversight visit to the Council’s headquarters in Lagos. According to him, ...

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Ambode to deliver Badagry Expressway by 2019, begins work on Irede road

Ambode, lagos gov

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has said that the Lagos-Badagry Expressway will be delivered before the end of 2019. Speaking in Lagos on Thursday during an inspection tour, Ambode said the project was a major economic catalyst for Lagos, adding that it will boost economic activities and real estate value in the axis when completed. He assured residents of ...

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FG plots haulage of cargos by rail from ports to decongest roads

NPA Usman

The Federal Ministry of Transportation, through the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is now working on a new template that will lead to the linking of all ports with rail lines. Managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman said this in Lagos while responding to issues around using effective intermodal transport system to move cargoes from the nation’s ...

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Tincan Customs impounds falsely declared 20 containers carrying vegetable oil

Customs oil

The Tincan Island Port in blocking all flashpoint for Revenue leakages, the Command recently intercepted 20 Containers of Vegetable Oil wrongly declared as Disodium Phosphate. Customs Area Controller, Comp.  Bashar Umar while on a routine visit to the terminal said a certain clearing agent named Patwed Investments Company presented three Single Goods Declarations (SGDs) with C-No. 102101, purporting to be ...

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Nigeria’s made in China war ship arrives today

N Navy

Signal has emerged that before the end of today, NNS UNITY, the newest Nigerian Navy Ship built in China will berth at the Lagos Naval base. The ship is being commanded by Captain Abolade Ogunleye. The ‘man of war’ departed Simon’s Port South Africa  and arrived at the Port of Luanda Angola  where the representative of the Chief of the ...

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Confusion as foreign airline operators can’t get forex concession from CBN

The Association of Foreign Airlines’ Representatives in Nigeria (AFARN) yesterday disclosed that its members are yet to benefit from the concession granted to them to access foreign exchange at the inter-bank foreign exchange market. AFARN President, Mr. Kingsley Nwokoma, said in Lagos that the present exchange rate was seriously affecting their operations. It would be recalled that the Forex concession ...

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FOU Zone ‘C’ Customs Command impounds, destroys N90m poultry products

NCS logo

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operation Unit (FOU) Zone ‘C’, Owerri, has destroyed 11, 315 cartons of imported poultry products valued at N90.52m in Benin. The Officer-in-Charge of the Benin Axis of NCS, Federal Operation Unit, Zone C, Mr. Dahiru Usman-Shehu, made this known in a statement in Benin on Wednesday. He said that the 11,315 cartons of imported ...

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