Agents, transporters threaten services withdrawal over illegal charges
As unchecked arbitrary charges that have bedevilled Nigerian seaports bite harder, some concerned operators have resolved to withdraw their operations, if urgent actions are not taken to halt the trend.
‘Officials contribute to inefficiencies at Nigerian seaports’
Among other irregularities witnessed in the Nigerian seaports, port officials have been identified as a factor that contributes to inefficiencies at the country’s ports.
‘Regulate permits on importation of drugs’
A commissioner in the West Africa Commission on Drugs (WACD), Adeolu Ogunrombi, has urged the Federal Government to regulate permits being given to certified individuals for the importation of drugs, particularly Tramadol, into the country. Ogunrombi, who spoke with The Guardian yesterday in Abuja, said the seizure of Tramadol is a reflection that we have…
Nigeria’s seaport and social depression
Unlike Cote d’Ivoire’s seaport that intersects with service industry and give Cote d’Ivoire over 60 per cent of its GDP, Nigeria’s seaport does not exceed 30 per cent and it is a seaport looked up to service about four landlocked neighbouring countries which could make it more cost effective for them than they currently experience.…
Ambode urges FG to make other seaports functional as Apapa-Oshodi road project begins
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday appealed to the Federal Government to ensure that seaports in other parts of the country become functional to decongest Apapa ports and environs. He argued that besides helping government to save funds spent on managing the traffic and regular repair of roads damaged by articulated vehicles, this will end…
Council boss tasks government on seaport reactivation
The Chairman of Akuku -Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, Rowland Sekibo, has called on the Federal government to re-activate the seaport in the area to increase business opportunities and also boost the economy. The council boss said, Abonnema the capital of the local government Area was known for businesses and international trade in…
Buhari visits Lagos, kicks off $1.5b deep seaport today
President Muhammadu Buhari is set to lay a foundation stone for the $1.5 billion Lekki Deep Seaport, the first in the country.
Ecomarine buoys safety at Calabar seaport
Ecomarine Terminal Limited (ECM) has commenced arrangements to boost safety of operations at its terminal in the Calabar Ports complex. The Chief Executive Officer, ECM Terminals, Adedayo Balogun, in an exclusive chart with The Guardian, said the company has commenced massive work to entrench an improved safety culture through a world-class fire fighting infrastructure and…