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Paying N35,000 For Speed Limiter Is Extorting Inter-State Motorists—Fleet Owners

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A cross-session of Fleet owners plying inter-state routes that are based in Lagos have expressed anger over what they described as being a form of extortion, charging them up to N35,000 to buy Speed Limiter for their buses. The scheme is limited to vehicles plying from state to state and not vehicles doing their business inside a particular state. Speaking ...

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Politics Of Convenience Frustrating Takeoff Of CRFFN—Elochukwu, Former ANLCA Boss

More facts have emerged on why the effective takeoff of the functions of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has remained in coma since the passage of the Act establishing it in 2012. The agency is designed to regulate the activities of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria with members forming part of the board. Leading stakeholder ...

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New NPA Board May Cancel Towage Contracts In Lagos, PH

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Growing agitations by stakeholders and facts on ground may force the newly inaugurated management board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), lead by Emmanuel Adesoye to cancel the vessel towage services contracted to private firms. Towage services are part of the technical function of the NPA, which are supposed to be resident with the authority as the landlord of the ...

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NPA, Fashola Move To Free Traffic On Tin Can Port Access Road

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A strategic partnership that will pull resources together for the decongestion of Apapa and TinCan ports access roads is being worked out between the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babtunde Fashola. This was revealed by the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman during a recent familiarisation ...

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Bashar Deepens Customs Relations With Agencies, Agents At Tincan Port

The Customs Area Controller at Tincan Island Port, Comptroller Bashar Umar has continued to boost inter-agency and stakeholders’ relations at the Tincan Island Ports. The Controller recently handed over a 40ft container of suspected expired medical devices to the NAFDAC for necessary action. He stated that inter-agency collaboration and synergy is a key element of the CGC’s change mantra and ...

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NIMASA Appoints Revenue Consultant

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The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it has appointed Snecou Financial Services Company Limited to assist in revenue generation. Iyt was not clear if the appointment was quickened by the recent revelation by NEPC Director General in Abakaliki that NIMASA is withholding some of the revenue of the agency. A statement issued weekend by NIMASA,  quoted Dr. ...

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Experts Point Way Forward On Aviation Resuscitation 56 Years On

In Nigeria, aviation predates the nation’s independence in 1960. But more than 56 year seems a long time to formulate policies, build sustainable infrastructure, set up strong airlines among others, to make Nigeria a force to reckon with given the huge population and strong landmass. This is not the case of the nation’s aviation sector and experts have continued to ...

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Akabogu gives insight to why importers prefer neighbouring ports

Leading maritime lawyer and analyst, Mr. Emeka Akabogu has explained why the Nigeria ports are being deserted by majority of Nigerian importers for ports of neighbouring Togo and Benin Republic. In an interview, he identified two principal factors working against the use of Nigerian ports by importers. He listed port charges and Customs duties fiscal administration as the key militating ...

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Shipping can replace oil sales as nation’s revenue earner–Afolabi, Sifax Bo

Group Executive Vice Chairman Sifax Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has called on the federal government to anchor the ongoing campaign on diversification of the economy on maritime sector considering the capacity of the industry to replace oil earnings in the long run. The shipping mogul said amongst the best options for the apex government would be to take advantage of ...

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NCAA, Emirates, others to meet over naira rejection for airfare

Following the rejection of Nigerian Naira by Emirates Airline for air fare payments for a flight from Lagos to Brazil on Monday night, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has concluded plans to meet with foreign airlines operating in the country to address the issue. The federal agency yesterday confirmed receiving complaints from some passengers over the rejection of naira ...

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