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Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs chief says non-compliance challenge to Nigeria’s trade

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said Nigeria’s biggest problem in trade facilitation and processing was non-compliance by stakeholders.
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has come up with solutions to reduce the waiting time of vessels berthing at Lagos terminals.

IMF tours Nigerian ports, says cargo clearance challenging

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that Nigerian ports system is challenging, identifying the absence of National Single Window platform, absence of scanning machines for Customs operations, poor logistics and road infrastructures as the bane of Nigerian Ports system.

Central bank moves to tackle bank debtors

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said on Tuesday that it has put in place new policy initiatives and strategies to ensure that bank debtors no longer escape from sanctions.

Shippers’ council, transport agencies move to eliminate corruption in maritime

Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is collaborating with agencies under the Ministry of Transportation to develop strategies to curb corruption in Nigeria and Africa.

Simon Achuba: I remain Kogi deputy governor

Elder Simon Achuba, who impeached by the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday, has insisted that he remains the Deputy Governor of the state.

Kogi deputy governor impeached

Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday, following the submission of the report of a committee set up by the state Chief Judge, Justice Nadir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct brought against him.

Shippers’ council restates benefits of AfCFTA

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) had said the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA) if well implemented, will boost intra-African trade to the tune of $35 billion annually.

Ministers Amaechi, Saraki interact with maritime stakeholders

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies.

WACT commissions $10 million mega cranes at Onne port

Following increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due to the recent diversion of cargoes due to the Apapa gridlock in Lagos port, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), has launched two new Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) worth $10million (N3.6billion) for discharge of cargoes at the terminal.

Governors, stakeholders honour Rotimi Amaechi for contributing to economy

The contributions of the former Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to the nation’s economy were relived in Lagos at the weekend, by some political elites and stakeholders in the maritime/transportation industry.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-11

Aisha Buhari, Hadiza Usman call for gender equality in maritime sector

Nigeria’s first lady, Aisha Buhari, on Tuesday joined participants at a seafarers conference to call for more women participation in the maritime sector.

Prince Kolawole reelected speaker of Kogi Assembly

Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Thursday reelected Prince Matthew Kolawole as the new speaker of the 7th Assembly.
Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport is an airport serving Kano, the capital city of Kano State of Nigeria

Federal government to address the challenges of low freight activities at Kano airport

The Federal Government appears set to address the issues and proffer solutions to challenges identified to be causing low air freight activities at the Kano International Airport.

Federal government moves to address low freight activities in Kano airport

The Federal Government on Thursday said it was set to proffer solutions to the challenges identified to be causing low airfreight activities at the Kano international airport.
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Kano government secures $95 million agriculture loan

Mallam Nasiru Gawuna, Deputy Governor, Kano State, says the state has secured 95 million dollar loan from the Islamic Development Bank in Saudi Arabia to improve irrigation in the state.

Cooperative society set to begin rice farming

The Multipurpose Staff Cooperative Society of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has expressed readiness of the executives to invest the cooperative funds into rice production in other to improve dividend of cooperators.

Minister Amaechi, Bello, others bag Transport, Tourism awards

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has bagged a ministerial award for mass transportation infrastructure development alongside Mr Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) for outstanding transport regulator of the year.

Minister Amaechi: Federal government will observe due process on Ibadan dry port construction

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government will ensure due process in the construction of the Ibadan Inland Dry Port.

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Consultant doctors declare national strike over NUC’s PhD policy

The Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria has declared an indefinite strike action over the National Universities Commission’s requirement that clinical lecturers must acquire a Ph.D. as a condition for career progression in the Nigerian university system.

NERC stops estimated billing

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), in a major policy shift that aims at reforming the Nigerian electricity billing structure, has announced a directive repealing the estimated billing.
The Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale Ajayi, yesterday, gave royal blessing to the 50-kilometre Value Jet Airlines Remo Ultra Race.

Ogun monarch berates killing of Remo Stars player

The paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Adewale, has reacted to the death of the slain footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem, popularly called Kaka, on Tuesday in his palace.

Customs intercepts 1000 bags of smuggled rice, fertiliser

The Comptroller, Customs Federal Operation Unit Zone “B” Kaduna, Mustapha Sarkin-Kebbi, on Tuesday said 400 bags of smuggled rice and 600 bags of fertiliser had been intercepted in the zone in the last two weeks.
The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has said his administration’s policies will improve prosperity and increase the industrial revolution in the state.

Ogun governor vows justice for slained Remo Stars player

Ogun State governor Dapo Abiodun has vowed to ensure that justice is served in the investigation of the killing of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem.