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20 Jan 2016
MOHAMMED Dahiru Umar has assumed duty as the new Controller of Federal Operation Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’, Ikeja. He took over the baton of leadership from Comptroller Sani Madugu.   He  joined the NCS as a Cadet Officer in 1982 after graduation from the Bayero University Kano. Umar has attended several courses in Customs operation…
20 Jan 2016
THE Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has implored Jetty operators in Tin Can Island to support ongoing efforts to tackle perennial traffic gridlock within Apapa metropolis in Lagos State.   Speaking during a familiarisation tour of the Kirikiri Lighter Terminal [KLT], General Manager, Western Ports, Chief Michael Ajayi urged Jetty operators in Tin Can Island axis…
13 Jan 2016
THE West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), at the Port of Onne, has been named Nigeria’s Best Container Handling and Port Development Company of 2015 at the African Governance and Corporate Leadership award 2015. The award was organized by Nigeria’s Institute for Government, Research, Leadership and Technology in Abuja, and is given in recognition of WACT’s…
13 Jan 2016
THE National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDCLA), PTML branch, has blamed duplication of functions by government agencies as a major factor responsible for delays in cargo clearance. The PTML chapter Chairman of NCMDLCA, Ari Ayuba, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said…
13 Jan 2016
THE Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone C, Owerri recorded a total of 467 seizures of illegally imported items with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N2.7billion in 2015. Reviewing activities of the year, area Controller of the Zone, Dimka Victor David also disclosed that the unit recovered N130million underpayment within the…
13 Jan 2016
THE Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) in partnership with other leading shipping organisations has unveiled a set of guidelines to help the global shipping industry prevent major safety, environmental and commercial issues that could result from a cyber incident onboard a ship. BIMCO described the cyber guidelines as a first for the shipping industry,…
12 Jan 2016
JAPANESE ship owner, United Ocean Group (UOG) has filed for receivership in Tokyo District Court over on December 31st having succumbed to over USD 1bn of debt. The company failed to pay it dues to the creditors, including Mizuho and Tokyo Mitsubishi, due to cash flow deterioration resulting from profit slump as shipping market underwent an…
6 Jan 2016
THE dust raised by the dwindling profile of crude oil price is yet to settle in Nigeria’s maritime sector. From about $120 per barrel about two years ago, price of oil now hovers around $40. Experts have predicted further drop in price.
6 Jan 2016
EIGHT container-shipping companies are facing fines from China’s Ministry of Transport for alleged violation of freight rate-related regulations.
4 Jan 2016
A Marine Engineer, Mr Olu Akinsoji, on Monday urged the federal Government to properly align all government agencies in the maritime sector for adequate development of the sector.
30 Dec 2015
THE International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has advised members to recognise the need for international shipping, which accounts for 2.2 per cent of carbon dioxide emissions, to support global efforts to mitigate the impact of climate change. IMO comments follow the climate change agreement reached at the 2015 Paris Climate Change conference (COP21). Welcoming the agreement,…
30 Dec 2015
APM Terminals has renovated Oncology Section of the Radiotherapy and Oncology Department of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). A statement issued by the company explained that the initiative form part of its contributions to the treatment of Cancer Patients in Nigeria. Speaking during the commissioning of the renovated Clinic , the Deputy Managing Director…

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Ejigbo Satellite Depot of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd. (NNPCL) to give same window given to Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAN) to buy fuel at regulated depot price of N148.17 per litre.
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The National Universities Commission (NUC), says it has no influence over the selection of vice-chancellors for the nation's tertiary institutions.
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A fire outbreak has reportedly razed property worth millions of Naira at Wimpey -Eliopranwo link road in Obio Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. According to some eyewitnesses, the fire started as a result of an electrical surge from one of the rooms in the compound. However, one of the victims of the fire…
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In a bid to ensure the wellbeing of the citizenry, the House of Representatives has directed the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources to ascertain the availability of hydro-carbon in commercial quantity in Bida
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A socio-cultural group known as Kwande United People Organisation, (KWUPO) has appealed to the present administration under President Muhammadu Buhari to fulfil its promise of converting the proposed Federal Polytechnic Adikpo, in Kwande local government area of Benue state into a mega skill acquisition centre.