Wednesday, 10 September 2014

CSR: APM Terminals showers less privileged with food, other supplies

Uduak Ekpo (third left) and other staff of APM Terminals Apapa Limited with Rev. Sister Anastasia at the Pacelly School for the Blind when some staff of the leading terminal operator visited the school to donate gifts and food items

APM Terminals Apapa Limited has donated food items to various orphanages and homes for the less privileged across Lagos.

The items were recently distributed to the orphanages and homes by the staff of the company.

The Pacelly School for the Blind, Surulere; the Heart of Gold Children’s Hospice, Surulere; Modupe Cole Memorial Child Care and Treatment Home for the Mentally and Physically Challenged Children, Yaba; and Little Saints Orphanage, Akowonjo benefitted from the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

Other beneficiaries include Berth Torrey Home for Mentally- Challenged Children, Festac Town; Arrow of God Orphanage, Obadore; and So-Said Charity Homes in Oregie-Ajegunle and Okota.

Monday, 8 September 2014

Music:Plantain - Myro (Prod. Rundatrax)

The superstar 'Myro' releases his first official single Titled Plantain under a new record Label's (Masterpiece records)imprint. The song is certainly going to be the biggest club banger and also one of Myro's many works to be released.

Chandlering has huge job opportunities if properly regulated, says presidential assistant

Mr Leke Oyewole, SSA to the President on maritime matters

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on maritime matters, Mr Leke Oyewole, says that many Nigerians can benefit from the chandlering business if the maritime sub-sector is well regulated.
Oyewole made this disclosure while speaking as the representative of Vice President Namadi Sambo at the commissioning ceremony of the permanent secretariat of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents in Lagos at the weekend.

ANLCA commended for collaborating with Customs to improve ships’ turnaround time

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) was at the weekend  recognised and commended by the Presidency for  working with the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) to achieve improvement in the turnaround time of vessels that call at the Nigerian ports.
The Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo, who applauded the association while speaking at the event of the commissioning of an ultra-modern secretariat in Lagos, remarked that the collaboration had also ensured improved revenue generated for government.

“ANLCA is an association that has in collaboration with the Nigerian Customs Service improved the operations of the maritime industry, and improved the turnaround time of ships. What we are witnessing today is an evidence of the cooperation between the Customs and the agents,” Sambo said.
Sambo who was represented at the event by the special adviser to the President on maritime matters, Mr. Leke Oyewole, said ANLCA had contributed remarkably to the improvement of operations in the industry.
 He remarked that the association’s achievement of building and commissioning an ultra-modern national secretariat in Lagos was indicative of the benefits of the consolidation going on in the maritime industry.
In his words: “It is a wonderful development and a thing that is long expected, but the fact that we expected it does not translate to actualising it, so, I must give them (ANLCA) all the credit because the vision to do this is commendable and  it is a manifestation of the consolidation going on in the maritime sector.”

Customs, agents’ collaboration necessary to tackle PAAR challenges, says Dikko

Comptroller-General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)Alhaji Abdulahi Dikko,  wants the customs agents and freight forwarders to collaboration with the Service to address some  challenges still facing the Pre -Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR).
Dikko made the call at the weekend while speaking on the sidelines of the 60th anniversary and official commissioning of the permanent national secretariat of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agent (ANLCA) in Lagos.
He encouraged the stakeholders to work in harmony in order to find lasting solutions to the challenges that had been identified with the PAAR regime, rather than engage in trading blames.
“I think it is better that we sit down and look at it intelligently and bring about the solving of that problem harmoniously.”

MARAN to host seminar on ISPS Code

Stakeholders in Nigerian maritime industry will come together on Friday to discuss the implementation of the International Ship and Port Security Code (ISPS) and the primary international security standard in the nation’s port industry.

The event will hold at the International Maritime Press Centre of the Maritime Reporters’ Association Nigeria (MARAN) in Apapa, Lagos.

A seasoned master mariner and former consultant to the International Maritime Organisation(IMO), Captain Abiodun Omoteso, will make presentations at the event.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Coming soon… MYRO, serving ‘PLANTAIN’ hot on the music scene


Creative artiste, MYRO, is set to serve his first official single titled ‘PLANTAIN’ hot and filling, under the Masterpiece Records imprint.

He has pushed the frontiers of different creative works, giving the ‘ Alobam’ T- shirt a touch of distinctiveness and panache, in strong ties with on-air-personality, Nedu, for Phyno.

Talented in specialised graphic paintings, MYRO is proudly ‘Surulere’ and he is ready to take his music career to greater heights for entertainment and enjoyment of listeners.

MYRO started music professionally in 2008; horning his skills, attending talent hunts and featuring alongside Mode 9, Terry THa rapman and other celebrities. Watch out for plantain by the super MYRO.