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Africa to Africa Tourism Promotion: NANTA Woos Egypt Air for AfCFTA

By Innocent Orok The Africa to Africa Tourism Promotion innovative chiseled out of Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), by the National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies ( NANTA), has opened up windows of profitable passengers capacity for Egypt Air. The airline which was among the four African Carriers, RwandAir, Kenya Airways, and Ethiopian airlines pooled by NANTA President, Mrs ...

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NSC seals APMDC over non- compliance, arbitrary charges amongst others

By Innocent Orok The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) in its enforcement and compliance efforts has on Tuesday shutdown the Associated Port & Marine Development Company (APMDC). The cargo – consolidator had been issued several notices to address infractions ranging from charging in Forex to non-compliance with approved nomenclature of charges such as (Transport Adjustment charges, non-vessel operating carriers), outright disregard ...

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Blue Economy Coordinating Group for Inauguration on July 1st, 2021

By Innocent Orok The immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside will on Thursday 1st July , 2021 inaugurates the Blue Economy Resources Nigeria Coordinating Group. The inauguration will be done virtually through Zoom, at 12 noon WAT. The Group is a private sector driven initiative out to bring the Blue ...

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SON Laboratory now Certified to Test Sandcrete blocks

What appears to be a ground-breaking technological innovations have starting happening at the Standards Organisastion of Nigeria (S0N), as the agency’s ultra-modern laboratory located at Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos can now test all the required quality parameters of Sandcrete blocks. Sandcrete blocks are among major components of buildings. Disclosing the development after a successful testing demonstration exercise recently, SON Director in ...

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NSC, NPA stopped PTOL increase in tariff rates without Approval

By Innocent Orok Port and Terminal Operators Nigeria Limited (PTOL) has been called to order by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) for arbitrary increase of charges without consultation with its landlord, the NPA and the Port Economic Regulator, NSC. The increment ran foul of its lease agreement and government regulations. The decision was taken ...

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SON’s Quest for Standards, raising the bar against Products Counterfeiting

The continuous innovations and systemic periodic reviews are some of the ways that organisations live up to demands and dynamics of a constantly changing world. Organisations which timely retool operations have been able to flow with the tide. It would appear from all intents and purposes that the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), is indeed a pivotal Federal Government’s quest ...

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FG appoints Emmanuel Jime as new ES of Nigerian Shippers’ Council

By Innocent Orok President Muhammadu Buhar has approved the appointment of Emmanuel-Lyambee Jime as the new Executive Secretary and Chief Operating Officer ( CEO) of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). Jimi replaces Barr. Hassan Bello who just left the Council after successfully completing his two tenures of eight years in office. According to a release from Malam Garba Shehu, the ...

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By Innocent Orok The Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has finally taken a decision on those they described as agents of destruction of the foremost Customs Brokers association in the Country. During its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Lagos on Tuesday, the NEC which comprises of all Board members, National Executive Committee (NECOM) members, Chapter Executives ...

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ANLCA BOT Elects Exco Members, Set to hold NEC Meeting

By Innocent Orok Another milestone was recorded on Tuesday in Lagos by the Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike’s led administration of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), as the new Board of Trustees (BOT) members successfully elected their Executive members to run the affairs of the Board. In a hitch free process, which lasted less than five minutes, the ...

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