Clearing agents threaten to ground Lagos ports over multiple checkpoints
Clearing agents operating in Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos have threatened to ground the facilities over alleged multiple checkpoints.
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.
Maritime stakeholders task government on import, export reforms
The Federal Government has been urged to immediately step up its reforms strategy on import and export processes to help reverse the current poor ranking by Trading Across Borders (TAB).
Stakeholders seek complete reforms in shipping sector
Concerned stakeholders, including clearing agents and industrialists in the country have called for complete reforms in the maritime sector in order to restore its lost glory.
Clearing agents threaten to sue NPA over fresh condition for port pass
Clearing agents under the aegis of National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) have threatened to sue the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over alleged imposition of Council of Regulation of Freight Forwarders (CRFFN) requirements as condition for issuance of port pass.
Government urged to use port development levy to maintain access roads
The dilapidated nature of the ports access roads may continue to hinder Ease of Doing Business at the seaports, unless the Federal Government take a decisive step for proper maintenance of the all-important roads. Specifically, the National Council of Managing Directors of Customs Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) has called on government to utilise part of…
Waivers abuse forces importers to abandon goods in ports
The abuse of Customs and Excise Management Act (CEMA Act) by terminal operators is seen as being responsible for the abandonment of cargoes at the ports by over burdened importers.
Reducing government’s stake in port operations - the options
Private participation in business enterprises is considered the lifeline of industries across the world, but the reverse seems to be the case in the country.