Federal Government urged to clear stranded legitimate cargoes at borders
As the land border closure lingers, the Federal Government has been urged to clear the legitimate goods that are currently stranded at the borders, having being ordered way before the directive.
Concerns trail $450m e-Customs agenda
The e-Customs (paperless) agenda of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), and its $450million deal with the African Finance Corporation (AFC), has elicited concerns from stakeholders in the maritime sector...
Government urged to revisit collapsed port scanners amid border closure
For the nation to optimally benefit from the border closure, the Federal Government has been urged to make the seaports more efficient and facilitate the installation of cargo scanners.
‘Why Nigeria’s import, export procedures failed’
Nigeria’s import, export, regulatory and transit procedures are encumbered by lengthy procedures associated with unnecessary delays...
Unending politicking over ports access roads
For many years, a series of political statements and policies have been handed down by various levels of government in regard to plans to fix the dilapidated port access roads, yet the nation’s gateway suffers from the same problem. The most worrisome aspect is that the outgoing administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, which paraded the…
Nigeria tidies lose ends for readmission into IMO Category ‘C’
It may well be an honour to go to war twice, but it is quite shameful to lose the same battle a second time. This captures Nigeria’s current...
Nigeria earns N43.2b from solid minerals as government, others share N9.9b
The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) yesterday in Abuja said Nigeria’s solid minerals sector contributed a total of N43.22billion to government revenue in 2016.
Amiwero: Our ports are becoming very unfriendly for business
We don’t have congestion in Nigerian ports, what we have is backlog of cargoes. Congestion is different from this. If a port is congested, it means that there is a lot of ship turn-around, that is, ships are coming in, but cannot move out.
Nigeria gets fresh prospects in ECOWAS, international trade
The upcoming handover of a $4.5 billion Seme border facility to Nigeria and the Republic of Benin has increased hopes of smoother trade across West Africa and with third party countries.The European Union (EU) and Economic Community of West African States ...
Inherent risks of faulty cargo scanners at seaports, borders
It came as a shock. Many could not believe it; even the reporters find it difficult to believe until it finally dawned on all that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), actually intercepted 661 pump-action rifles outside the port in Lagos.