FCT Minister pledges to support Shippers Council on dry port, transit parks

By Thompson ABISOLA The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has promised to support the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) toward the establishment of Dry Port and Truck Transit parks in the Federal Capital Territory. Bello said this on Tuesday while receiving a delegation of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) Board members in Abuja. He said the management of NSC has done tremendously well in monitoring and enforcement of rules in the port, to the service provider which was good for the country. He also said issues raised were already in the FCT Master plan, which…

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Customs destroy expired seized medicament valued at N102.4m

By Thompson ABISOLA The Nigeria Customs Service, Seme Command in Badagry area of Lagos said it has destroyed expired and seized medicaments in its warehouse with a Duty Paid Value (DVP) of N102.4million. The command’s spokesperson, MrSaiduAbdullahi, made the disclosure in a statement released in Lagoson Wednesday. He said the destruction was supervised by the Director General of National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. MojisolaAdeyeye and the Area Controller, Mohammed Aliyu. Drugs destroyed were Tramadol caps and tabs, Codeine, Diazepam tabs, Analgen Injection, Medik 5,…

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Italy’s rejection of migrant ship ‘shameful’ – UN envoy

By Olamilekan FAWAS Italy’s rejection of a migrant ship is shameful but the responsibility lies with Europe as a whole, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi told Reuters on Wednesday. “It is shameful. As a European I felt shame — shame — that there was a boat — there is a boat — in the Mediterranean and for several days nobody wanted to take these people,” he said. “It’s very clear that Europe needs to reform its asylum system in a collective manner, there’s a lot of resistance to that but…

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35 ships conveying petrol, others to arrive Lagos ports

By Thompson ABISOLA Not less than 35 ships carrying petroleum products, food and other goods are expected to arrive at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports, from June 13 to June 26, said the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). It said eight of the 35 ships will sail in with petrol, two with diesel, while a ship will sail in with aviation turbine kerosene. The remaining 24 ships are carrying buckwheat, base oil, a container carrying different goods, frozen fish, diesel, soya beans, bauxite, bulk fertiliser, bulk sugar and empty containers.…

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Customs Unit Ikeja intercepts contraband valued N1.40bn

By Kunle SHONUGA The Federal Operations Unit (F.O.U.) Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Ikeja, has intercepted contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N1.34 billion and through interventions, recovered N59.50 million. The Area Controller of the command, Comptroller Mohammed Uba, made this known while addressing newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday. He said the seizures were made between May 16 and June 12. According to him, the DPV of the seizures and interventions within the period under review accumulated to N1.40 billion. TBI Africa reports that the…

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6 ships arrive Lagos ports with petrol, bulk fertiliser

By Kunle SHONUGA Six ships laden with various products, including petrol, are at the Lagos ports waiting to berth. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) made this known in its daily “Shipping Position” made available in Lagos on Tuesday. It said five of the vessels were waiting to berth with petrol. The document noted that the sixth ship would berth with fertilizer. NPA stated that 38 other ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods were expected in Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports between June 12 and June 26.…

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7 ships carrying petrol, bulk fertilizer waiting to berth at Lagos ports

By Kunle SHONUGA The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says seven ships have arrived at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports and are waiting to berth with petrol and bulk fertilizer. It also said 29 other ships conveying petroleum products, food and other goods were expected to arrive at the ports from Monday to June 26. TBI Africa reports that not less than seven of the 29 ships will sail in with petrol. The remaining 22 ships are carrying buckwheat, base oil, frozen fish, steel, diesel, kerosene, diesel, pipes, soya beans,…

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Shipping industry short of 250,000 seafarers globally, says Ex-NIMASA D-G

By Thompson ABISOLA A former Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr.Temisan Omatseyehas said there is a shortfall of 250,000 seafarers globally to occupy international maritime jobs. Omotseye made this known in Lagos on Friday.He said there was need to have more Nigerian seafarers in the international market, saying that Nigerian cadets would get automatic employment after sea time training. According to him, there are many training schools for cadets but most of the schools lack sea time training. “Seafarers need practical experience for them to be gainfully…

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10 ships waiting to berth at Lagos ports with petrol, other goods

By Thompson ABISOLA Ten ships have arrived at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports and are waiting to berth with petrol, bulk fertilizer and general cargo, says the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). It said 31 others conveying petroleum products, food and other goods are expected to arrive from Wednesday to June 15. According to NPA, not less than five of the 31 ships will sail in with petrol, two with diesel and nine with different goods, including vehicles. The remaining 15 ships are carrying buckwheat, base oil, frozen fish, steel…

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9 ships conveying petrol, other goods arrive Lagos ports

A total of nine ships have arrived at Apapa and Tin Can ports on Tuesday and are waiting to berth, says the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). According to the authority, six of ships are conveying petrol; two, containers with general goods, and one, bulk fertilizer. It said 33 other ships were expected to sail into Nigeria between June 5 and June 16. TBI Africa reports that five of the expected 33 ships will sail in with petrol. The remaining 28 ships are carrying frozen fish, salt, bulk gas, steel products,…

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