Nigeria: Shippers council threatens to ban registered service providers at ports

By Ani Sylvester Lagos Registration of Service Providers: Shippers Council Threatens to Bar Noncompliance Companies from Ports THE Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, has threatened to bar any unregistered port service provider from accessing the nation’s seaports across the country.  Speaking at a one day awareness seminar on the registration of port service providers, Director of Consumer Services of the Council, Chief Cajetan Agu, said that the law is clear about non-compliant service providers. Agu also said that the agency will be very strict about the implementation with regards to accessing…

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Exporters of non-oil products should learn how to benefit from AGOA-NEPC

By Emmanuel Udom Recently, the Nigerian Export Promotion Council – AGOA Trade Resource Center, Lagos took its sensitisation program and capacity building workshop to Kano to intimate exporters and would-be exporters on processes required to benefiting from the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). The event, held at the Tropicana Hotel, Kano attracted a total of 223 participants while participants had the opportunity to know about AGOA; the procedures and documentation to export under the scheme. In his opening remark, the Executive Director/CEO, NEPC, Mr. Segun Awolowo, said the programme…

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Farmer condemns politicization of agric loan, commends Buhari

  By Suraju Raji   The Chief Executive of Duro investment and Live Stock Farms Limited, Chief Adekunle Duro, has commended president Buhari’s agricultural revolution while at the same time condemned government over what he described as giving loan to politicians who are farmers to the detriment of local farmers. Chief Duro made the submission in an exclusive interview on his farm at Coker Aguda Local Government Development Area. He said “I commend President Buhari for diversification of economy to boost agricultural development, particularly rice production. He however lamented that…

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AMJON has become a flagship in maritime reportage – Bukola Saraki

By  Stephen Ogundijo  The Senate President, Senator Dr. Bukola Saraki has praised the doggedness of the Association of the Maritime Journalist of Nigeria (AMJON) for putting Maritime head-eggs together in its bid to always proffer solution to problem bedeviling the Nation’s Maritime sector, describing the Association the best amount equal. The number 3 Nigerian Citizen who was represented by Chief Koyode Odunmayo made this remark at the second edition of All Nigerian Maritime Journalists retreat by the Association of Maritime reporters of Nigeria AMJON, at the administrative Staff College (ASCON),…

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Why NIMASA should brace up in ensuring adequate security on Nigerian waterways

By Stephen Ogundijo Deputy Editor The Nigerian maritime and safety Agency (NIMASA) has been called upon to work the talk by ensuring adequate security on Nigerian Waterways, both local and international water. This appeal was made by Mr. Paul Ogbuokiri, the President, Association of Maritime Journalist of Nigeria (AMJON) at the second edition of All Nigerians Maritime Journalist Retreat held at the administrative staff college of Nigeria (ASCON)Badagryorganized by the Association. Ogbuokiriin his welcoming address, said this becomes necessary in view of the fact that, the Agency has failed on…

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Inland waterways transport will rescue Nigerians from hectic transportation system –Dr Mamowora

By Stephen Ogundijo Deputy Editor  The Managing Director/Chief Executive, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Senator Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamowora has called on private investors to tap into abundant resources with returns on investment of the inland waterways transport. Mamowora made this appeal at the all Nigerian Maritime Journalist Retreat organized by association of maritime Journalist of Nigeria (AMJON) held at the administrative staff college (ASCON)TopoBadagry. The MD/CEO saidthis became necessary as the heavy duty trucks is having a telling effects on our roads, thus the need to return to waterways transportation…

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Trade: NPA seeks Customs collaboration to roll out national trade platform

By Stephen Ogundijo Deputy Editor In line with the ease of doing business and to achieve 24 hours port operations, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has said it has commenced a working relationship with the Nigeria Customs Service to roll out a National Trade Platform (NTP) to aid trade facilitation. Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala  Usman disclosed this on Saturday at the 2nd edition of ‘All Maritime Journalists Retreat’ organised by The Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON)held in Badagry ,Lagos. The M.D in her paper presentation reiterated…

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Finally, Access bank acquires Diamond bank

 Access Bank has finally acquired Diamond Bank, and the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), according to TheCable. The development at the weekend is coming after Access Bank last month denied reports that it is in merger and acquisition talks with Diamond Bank Plc. But TheCable gathered at the weekend that the acquisition was midwifed by the CBN in a bid to further consolidate the banking industry. Last week, Diamond Bank announced its decision to…

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We need to bring those refineries back to work – Ibe Kachikwu

By Ita Akpan Calabar Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu over the weekend in Calabar made a point that; both government and private sector in the country need to join hands by bringing the life of all the refineries in the country back to work. In his words, the Minister maintained that, “Both government and the private sectors need to join hands together by bringing back the life of our refineries back; we need to bring back those refineries back to life” The Minister made this remark…

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Calabar: FG declares council on hydrocarbon open, vows to complete 3 modular refineries in 2019

  By Ita Akpan Calaar The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Folasade Yemi-Esan over the week make certain that the Federal Government through the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Emmanuel IbeKachukwu is working every modalities to ensuring that 3 out of 40 map-out refineries are completed before end of 2019. The Permanent Secretary gave the assurances in Calabar while declaring open the 3rd National Council on Hydrocarbons tagged “Oil and Gas Reform the Key to Unlocking the Potentials of Nigeria’s Hydrocarbons”. According to the Permanent Secretary, despite the progress…

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