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We’ve Hits highest Revenue of N55b in March – Compt. Malanta

By Innocent Orok The Customs Area Controller of Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, Comptroller Yusuf Malanta said his Command will break the records this month by hitting N55b as revenue collection for the month of March 2021. Yusuf also disclosed that a total of 28 containers falsely declared and some contraband goods have been seized by the Command ...

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EKITI STATE, GOV. FAYEMi INAUGURATES 2021 NAFEST LOC

By Innocent Orok The Ekiti State Governor Dr. Kayode Fayemi has assured that the state is determined to make sure NAFEST is a memorable experience when hosted in the state. Fayemi stated that Ekiti is the most suitable state to host such a national programme of this magnitude, adding that the state is one of the most peaceful and hospitality ...

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STAKEHOLDERS IN COURT OVER PREMATURE REAPPOINTMENT OF NPA, MD

Angered by the seeming disregard for the statutory provisions of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Act, a group of concerned stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the premature extension of the tenure of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 21, 2021, through his ...

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SACKING SPREE AT MARITIME ACADEMY: COURT ORDERS N5.8M COMPENSATION TO VICTIMISED STAFF

There is indication that there are several court cases hanging at various courts in Akwa Ibom State and Cross River state between the current rector of the Academy, Comdr. Emmanuel Duja Effedua (rtd), the Maritme academy, some sacked staff and some media practitioners. Effedua is alleged as the rector with the highest number of court cases during his tenure between ...

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FG PARTNERS FRENCH GOVT. TO ESTABLISH VIROLOGY CENTRES IN NIGER DELTA

By Innocent Orok The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has stated the readiness of the Federal Government to collaborate with the French Government in the production of Virology Centres which will address and tackle the spread of infectious diseases in the Niger Delta region. Akpabio made this known when the French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquier paid ...

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You are Only Exempted from Customs Duty, VAT, NCS tells Aircraft Owners

By Innocent Orok The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has cleared the air on the payment of Customs duty, Value Added Tax (VAT) and other charges like ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme (ETLS,) and Comprehensive Imports Supervision Scheme (CISS) on commercial aircrafts and spare parts imported into the Country. In a statement issued by the National Public Relations Officer of the Customs, ...

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New Deal for Dockworkers: NIMASA, Terminal Operators midwifes new Agreement

By Innocent Orok In a great leap forward in dockworkers’ welfare, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has midwifed the signing of a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on a revised minimum wage and improved living standard for dockworkers. The new deal on “Reviewed Minimum Standard for the Dock Labour Industry” between the Seaport Terminal Operators and Dockworkers followed ...

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SEA EXPERIENCE: Exploring Badagry Waters, From Marina to Porto Novo

By Innocent Orok Recently a key stakeholder and investor in the water transportation business in Lagos State, Tope Fajemirokun, who also doubles as Chairman, Badagry Chapter of Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters (ATBOWATON), and Managing Director of Sim Top Ventures took some Media practitioners on a two- day trip to explore the waterways from the Marina waterfront ...

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ILLEGAL OPERATIONS: FG COMMITTEE CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGAL BARGE OPERATORS.

Federal maritime agencies Committee on activities of barge operations on Lagos Waterways, has clamped down on illegal barge and jetty Operators around the kirikiri Lighter Terminal which is notoriously been used as hide outs for deviant elements. In a show of massive enforcement led by Operatives and security officers from National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and ...

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Why Some ANLCA Chieftains were arrested – Farinto

– Those who attacked our Secretariat were OPC Members hired by Taiwo Mustapha- ANLCA Secretary The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has confirmed the arrest and detention of some of its members by the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon in Lagos State. Among the arrested Chieftains are ANLCA former Board of Trustees Secreatary, Prince Taiye Oyeniyi and ...

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