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SON charges Traders on quality products to benefit from AfCFTA

By Innocent Orok The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has tasked traders to uphold the highest quality standards for them to benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The Director General, SON, Mallam Farouk Salim, gave the advice at a sensitisation workshop for Electrical Dealers Association of Nigeria (EDAN) at the Alaba International Market, Lagos on Friday. Salim ...

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Customs Marine Command Interercpt Drugs, Goods Worth N1.86bn

By Innocent Orok The Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted Indian Hemp and other banned drugs worth N1.6bn among other items with total Duty Paid Value of N1,865,830,809. Deputy Comptroller Enoche Ochiba the Acting Area Controller who resumed mantle of the Command on July 5th , 2021 told the press on Friday in Lagos. Narrating ...

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We’re Opening Maritime to Huge Investment Opportunities with Wreck Removal -Amaechi

Exercise to enhance Safety, reduce Insurance Premium – Jamoh By Innocent Orok Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, on Friday flagged off the National Wreck Removal exercise in Lagos, with a declaration that the maritime sector was being opened up for greater investment opportunities with the exercise. Amaechi extolled the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety ...

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NIWA launches patrol boats, to kick-start training for boat Operators

By Innocent Orok The National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) in it’s efforts to curb boat mishaps in Nigerian waterways has launched three patrol boats in Lagos State on Thursday. The Authority has also set up a Taskforce to monitor activities in Nigerian waterways and will kick-start training for boat Operators in October. Speaking during the event, Managing Director of ...

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By Innocent Orok The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Yusuf Jamoh has been named winner of the 2020, Zik Prize in Public Policy. Making the announcement on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, in Lagos, the Chairman, Selection Committee of Zik Prize 2020, Professor Pat Utomi said the capacity of the Director General of NIMASA ...

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Nigeria to take action on Ballast Water Management – Jamoh

By Innocent Orok The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said the country is taking proactive steps to address its exposure to the threat of ballast water because of the high tanker traffic in its waters. Director General of the agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos at the 10th Meeting of the National Taskforce (NTF) on ...

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CRFFN Elections: CREFFPON Writes Second Letter to Minister on Emerging Unprofessional Signals

Still condemning the alleged unprofessional manner the forth coming Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria ( CRFFN) board elections, the Congratulation of Registered Freight Forwarding Practitioners of Nigeria (CREFFPON) has written a second protest letter to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi condemning the series of issues building up to the proposed election in October 2021. The letter ...

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NANTA president wins Media Platinum Merit Award

By Innocent Orok Mrs Susan Akporiaye, President National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (NANTA), has won the Nigeria Media Platinum MERIT Award for her leadership and resilience in keeping the Nigerian travel trade business together, despite the impact of covid 19 pandemic on global travel and tourism. In a citation by the board of the Prestigious Media Award institution, Mrs ...

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By Innocent Orok The Federal Operations Unit, ( FOU), Zone ‘C’ of the Nigeria Customs Service has seized fake and contraband products worth over N120 million between July and August 2021. According to a press statement issued by DSC Jerry Attah , Public Relations Officer of the Unit Comptroller Yusuf Lawal Psc+ who announced this on Monday listed the goods ...

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By Innocent Orok The coast is now clear for the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to deploy the agency’s Modular Floating Dockyard acquired over five years ago to profitable use. The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has issued a Certificate of Compliance for an outline Business Case (OBC) for the operation of the Modular Floating Dockyard. Actingg Director ...

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