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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Reps summon NNPC, DSS, Customs, CBN chiefs over ports

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, Director-General, Department of the State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Ali Hameed (rtd).
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Lagos ports have reached breaking points – Reps speaker

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Thursday described the two Lagos Port Complexes of Apapa and TinCan Island as “overwhelmed and attained breaking points.”

Tramadol: Customs parades five suspects for theft

Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Port Harcourt Area 2 Command Onne, Rivers State, yesterday paraded five suspects who were arrested for breaking into seized container, containing banned drugs.

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.

House of Reps get commendation over motion on eastern ports

A member of the House of Representatives representing Idemili North and South Federal Constituency (Anambra State) in the National Assembly, Ifeanyichukwu Ibezi, has been commended for raising a motion seeking to restore to full use the Warri, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar and Onitsha Inland ports, as a strategy to decongest Apapa and Tin Can Island ports in Lagos.
Vice president Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday attended Nigeria – France Business and Investment Forum dinner in Abuja.1

VP Osinbajo: Government cannot fund all public infrastructure

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has called for public private partnership (PPP) and private capital investment in the country, saying the “federal government cannot fund all public infrastructure.”
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday inaugurated the Port Harcourt Dockyard Liquid Waste Treatment Plant in Rivers.

VP Osinbajo inaugurates liquid waste treatment plant in Rivers

Performing the inauguration, Osinbajo said that encouraging Public Private Partnership (PPP) and private capital investment, especially in commercially viable public infrastructure remained a major policy thrust of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

PHED restores electricity to Port Harcourt after seven days blackout

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has completed repairs of faulty Elelenwo transmission station that led to outages in several parts of Port Harcourt.
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Dangote increases cement export to $600 million annually, targets $4.6 billion investment in consumables

President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed plans of the company to increase cement exports to $600million.

Hassan Bello: Nigerian territorial waters safe

The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Mr Hassan Bello, has described the country’s territorial waters as very safe, urging both offshore and onshore shipping companies to continue calling at Nigerian seaports to load and offload their cargoes.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Atiku Abubakar: We’ll begin restructuring Nigeria after May 29

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.
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NPA begins Onne port water channel clean-up

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has commenced clean-up operations of Port Channel Oil spill at Onne Federal Ocean Terminal (FOT).

Kidnappers abduct Customs officer, kill businessman

Seven suspected members of a gang have been arrested for allegedly abducting an Assistant Comptroller of Customs, Justina Tanko, and killing a businessman, Chukwubuikem Ezenkwu.

Nigerian Navy arrests suspected smugglers, intercepts 1.75m litres of adulterated diesel

The Nigerian Navy in Port Harcourt has intercepted four barges laden with 1.75 million litres of suspected adulterated diesel believed to worth over N450 million.

Nigeria imports 1.2 million vehicle in six years

The Nigerian economy received a total of 1,216,131 used and new vehicles that were imported into the country between 2012 to 2017, a report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed.

11 crew members missing after attack on vessel near Port Harcourt

A Danish shipping company said on Tuesday that a container vessel it has chartered has been attacked off the coast of Nigeria, and 11 crew members were missing.

Nigerian Navy intercepts 12.8 million litres fake diesel in Rivers

The Nigerian Navy has impounded five barges laden with about 12.8 million litres of petroleum product suspected to be adulterated diesel, an official has said.

Federal government needs N77.8 billion to remove ship wrecks, derelicts

No fewer than 120 ship wrecks and derelicts are impeding smooth navigation on Nigerian coastline and waterways.

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