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Vanguard Maritime Report
A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, Mr. Ahmed Kodjoli Bello, has proposed a list of prohibited cargoes that will be adopted in the West African sub-region with a view to curbing smuggling within the region.
Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, is set to take delivery of three scanners by end of the second quarter 2020, newsmen report. But some stakeholders are doubting the willingness of the NCS to use the scanners when they finally arrive.
The President, Association of Maritime Truck Owners, Chief Remi Ogungbemi, has said that different cabals and cartels have been established to control and determine who can have access to the Lagos ports.
The Shippers Association of Lagos State, SALS, has warned that unless urgent measures are taken to address stacking of containers at the nation’s port quay apron, the facility would soon collapse.
Notwithstanding the revenue increase the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, said it has achieved with the on-going partial border closure, exporters are counting their losses as countries within the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, sub-region have started rejecting Nigerian cargoes, apparently, as a form of retaliation against the land border closure.
The issues of promotion of staff of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, were some the major challenges we had on assumption of duty at the agency, Chairman of the Board of the agency, Major General India Garuba, has said.
The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has been accused of contributing to the current congestions being experienced in the ports as empty containers that ought to have been inspected by the men and officers of the agency are abandoned for days on barges at the terminals’ waterfronts.
Following the commissioning of the maritime security surveillance portal by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Mr Gambo Ahmed, Executive Director in charge of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services at the agency, has said that freight rate for Nigeria bound cargoes are expected to take a plunge anytime soon.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has said that the delay in sending cadets of its National Seafarers Development Programme, NSDP, to sea time training was not related to the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the foreign training institutions or payment to them.
Following appeal by the Association of Retired Customs Officers, ARCO, to the Customs management to pay the pension arrears owed its members, stakeholders in the maritime industry have called on the Presidency to intervene in the matter before it is too late.
The Ogun State Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has recorded a total of 549 contraband seizures in the first half of 2019, even as it raked in a total of N6.7 billion revenue within the same period. This is against the N2.6 billion made in the corresponding period of 2018, representing 174.45 per cent increase.
Maritime stakeholders have listed some measures that would be required to achieve 10 per cent growth in the sector as projected by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.
Beyonce kicked off a star-studded memorial ceremony in Los Angeles on Monday for basketball great Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash last month.
The Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) has partnered with the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to investigate and prosecute public officials and civil servants accused of corrupt practices.
Senator Abu Ibrahim, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Council for New Nigeria initiative (CNNi) says President Muhammadu Buhari will preserve his legacy after leaving office if he saves the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from disintegration.
A policeman was among at least four people killed in New Delhi on Monday during violent clashes over a contentious citizenship law, local media said, hours before US President Donald Trump arrived in the Indian capital for an official visit.
A 16-year-old boy, Adekunle Ayomikun, who allegedly hid in the toilet of a bank overnight and stole N340,000 was yesterday, remanded at Special Correctional Centre for boys in Oregun, by a Lagos magistrate’s court sitting in Igbosere.
Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has sought a refund of over N32billion his predecessors spent on Federal Government’s projects, especially on roads in the state.
Fresh crisis has broken out within the ranks of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State over forthcoming State congress as the state exco has moved against consensus arrangement being mooted by a camp in the party (PDP).
Five persons including two policemen were today (Monday) feared killed after hundreds of protesters including women and children flooded streets in Sagamu, Ogun State to register their anger over the death of footballer Kazeem Tiamiyu.
Chief David Lyon, the All Progressives Congress Governor-elect of Bayelsa State who was sacked a day to his inauguration by the Supreme Court said he has been preoccupied with exploring all legal processes and remedies available in the constitution to regain his mandate.
Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, was named Sportswoman of the Year Hamilton, who was given the award by former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, said: ‘It’s all of our responsibility to use our platform for really pushing for gender equality, inclusivity and making sure that we are engaging and trying to represent where the world is today.’