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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - 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)

NPA to move more cargoes to Eastern ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that it hoped to see more cargoes moving down to the Eastern ports this year.

WACT donates Hilux vehicle to truckers association in Onne

The Management of West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), at Onne Port Complex, in Rivers State, has donated a Hilux vehicle to the Flat and Cargo Trailer Drivers Association.

House of Reps summons Customs, NIMASA, Navy, others over Calabar port

The ad-hoc committee set up by the House of Representative to determine why Eastern Ports are not put to maximal use has invited the heads of some key security agencies operating in Calabar seaport to appear before it in Abuja on Wednesday, September 26.

Manufacturers raise alarm over smuggled roofing sheets

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) may be losing N1 billion in revenue from smuggling of roofing sheets, the Chairman of Basic Metal, Iron and Fabricated Steel (BMIFS), Dr. Kamoru Yusuf, has observed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC begins probe of ex-President Obasanjo’s $16 billion power project, arrests four

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday detained two top officials of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC), the company which supervised execution of the $16 billion failed power projects.

Ship owners dismiss excuses over lull in eastern ports

Ship Owners Association of Nigeria, SOAN, have said that most of the excuses by maritime authorities on reasons for the lull in business activities at the Eastern ports were not tenable.
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)

Apapa, Tin Can ports operate at less than 70 percent capacity – operators

Contrary to claims by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, that the ports in Lagos are filled up to their brims, the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria, STOAN, has said that the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, and the Tin Can Island Port Complex, both in Lagos, are not congested but were operating at less than 70 per cent capacity.
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.”
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.

BMO: Atiku Abubakar plunged Nigerians into poverty

The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of being directly responsible for the poor conditions of millions of Nigerians’ as head of the National Council on Privatisation, NCP.

Customs reject N1 million bribe, arrest five over tramadol deal at Onne Port

The last may not have been heard about wharf rats who specialises in breaking containers seal for purpose of pilfering and other vices as customs in Onne Port have arrested a five man gang of thieves who specialise in breaking containers.

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.
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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).
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NPA chief Hadiza Bala-Usman engages terminal operators over ports congestion

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has called on terminal operators, shipping companies, port managers and allied stakeholders to do all they could to mitigate the effects of the present congestion at the nation’s seaports.

Customs generates N1.1 trillion, seizes contraband worth N40 billion

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) said on Thursday that it generated N1.1 trillion revenue and seized contraband goods worth more than N40 billion between January and November.

Customs seizes N3.06 billion Tramadol, other drugs at Onne port

Barely a week after it seized 50 containers of controlled drugs in Lagos, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizure of another nine 40ft containers of Tramadol and other controlled pain-killer drugs with a duty paid value of N3,060,000,000 at the Onne Port, Rivers State.
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Vice President Osinbajo: Federal government will begin reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi road in two weeks

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said reconstruction of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway would commence within the next two weeks as part of the Federal Government’s resolve to finding lasting solution to the chaos in the Apapa axis.

Court rejects application to recover seized crude oil

A Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos State, has rejected the application by the Allied Energy Plc and Camac International (Nig) Ltd seeking a Mandatory Injunction against the Nigerian Agip Exploration Limited (NAE) to stop the execution of an order to stop the seizure of assets under the court process initiated by NAE at the Federal High Court Lagos and Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Nigerian Navy, 24 others join forces against piracy

The Nigerian Navy and her counterparts from 24 other countries on Thursday commenced a multinational sea exercise against piracy, oil theft and other maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea (GOG).

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