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19 Dec 2021
The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has faulted claims by a former Commissioner of Transport in Lagos State, Kayode Opeifa, that the poor utilisation of the rail line at the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa is caused by terminal operators.
11 Aug 2021
Port operators have bemoaned the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for the recurring server failure in its operations at the ports, which has caused importers and freight forwarders to pay over N200 billion.....
11 Aug 2021
Maritime stakeholders have backed the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) for insisting that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) of Government must pay duties and taxes on imported vehicles and other equipment brought into the country.
23 Jun 2021
Following the allegations of inefficiency at the ports, the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has disclosed that the dilapidated port access roads, among other factors, are a major hindrance to smooth port operations.
21 Aug 2019
Contrary to widely held notion, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), has declared that the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, and the Tin Can Island Port Complex, both in Lagos, are not congested.
4 Jul 2019
About 12,000 containers are currently trapped in the nation’s ports, as the strike action embarked upon by the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) lingers. The union had shut all seaports nationwide to due the failure of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the country to pay the wages of the stevedoring workers since…
13 Feb 2019
Nigerian seaports currently flaunt about $15 billion-worth facilities that have aided the inflow and outflow of about 85 per cent of goods and services into the country. The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, disclosed this at the presentation of a book: “Footprints of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Maritime Sector,” written…
25 Jul 2018
As struggle to sanitise the ports continues, leaving activities of importation and exportation of goods in the doldrums. The terminal operators are counting their losses...
13 Jun 2018
The Federal Government has been urged to ensure perfect operations of deep seaports in the country, particularly the Lekki Deep seaport in Lagos, which is expected to kick off in the next two years.
30 May 2018
A maritime expert and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Ifo/Ewekoro Federal Constituency of Ogun State, Bolaji Akinola, has called for the establishment of Staple Crop Processing Centres ...
12 Feb 2018
Container terminal operators in Nigeria have waived a princely sum of N1.5 billion on more than 500 stranded power equipment containers belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
29 Nov 2017
A new report released by a leading maritime consulting firm, Ships and Ports Limited, has revealed that more than half of the container trucks visiting Apapa, Lagos daily have no immediate business to transact at the ports.


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With three days left to the expiration of the February 10 deadline, a Federal Capital Territory (FCT), High Court, has compelled the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and 27 commercial banks to go ahead with the full implementation of the naira redesign policy...
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With a split judgment of three to two, the Supreme Court, yesterday, nailed the aspiration of Bashir Sheriff Machina 18 days to the election, when it announced the Senate President, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, as the Senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Yobe North Senatorial District.
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At least three trainer airplanes worth $1 billion have been grounded at the International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, Kwara State, over paucity of funds and foreign exchange liquidity crisis.
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The hope sports enthusiasts have of seeing the National Stadium back as the centre of sports excellence seems to have been dashed by vandals, who for two weeks, have had unfettered access to the facility’s cables.
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There are concerns the death toll, following clash between terrorists and vigilantes in Bakori Council of Katsina State, might have exceeded 100, sources said.