Association wants CVFF invested in maritime development bank





The Nigerian Indigenous Ship-owners Association (NISA) on Thursday said that the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund(CVFF) would be of greater benefit to the industry operators if it were invested in a maritime development bank.

Nigeria’s Admiralty law is archaic, says Agbakoba



Dr Olisa Agbakoba


Dr Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and maritime lawyer, has described Nigeria’s Admiralty law as archaic.

President Jonathan sacks MD of Nigerian Ports Authority, Abdullahi




President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday evening relieved the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Malam Habib Abdullahi of his position.

Dikko, Mikuriya seek regional collaboration and synergy


CGC, Dikko Abdullahi


The Comptroller General of Customs, Dr Dikko  Abdullahi on Wednesday stressed the need for stronger collaboration and synergy amongst regional organizations in the West and Central Africa, stating that the “reality of our time” has made it mandatory.

Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents swears in new Publicity Secretary




The National President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, on Monday swore in Dr Collins Kayode Farinto as the new National Publicity Secretary (NPS) of the Association.

Nigeria Customs Service to host WCO


CGC, Dikko Abdullahi


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will host the 20th edition of Conference of Directors-General of Customs in West and Central Africa of the World Customs Organisation(WCO).

Council expects competitive customs procedures following implementation of Common External Tariff

Mr Lucky Amiwero

The National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents(NCMDLCA) says it expects a more competitive customs procedure as Nigeria begins the implementation of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff(CET).

NIWA, Sea School, boat operator collaborate on safety awareness for passengers

Seacoach floating jetty at CMS

The Seacoach Ferry operators says it is collaborating with the National Inland Waterways Authority(NIWA) and the Sea School, Lagos, to create safety awareness for passengers who travel by water.

Agbakoba calls for reform of anti-corruption agencies


Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN

Dr Olisa Agbakoba, Human Rights Advocate and Maritime Lawyer, has called for a reform of anti-corruption agencies in the country to reduce corruption.

Expert says appointment in maritime industry should not be politicised


Capt. Fola Ojutalayo

Capt. Fola Ojutalayo, a Senior Lecturer in the Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos, on Wednesday said appointments of heads of maritime agencies should not be politicised.

Ajegunle, Festac, Satelite towns, others to enjoy modern ferry services soon—NIWA



L-R: Country Director, Seacoach Ferry, Prof. Adebayo Otitoloju and Lagos Area Manager, NIWA, Mr Mu'azu Sambo in one of the Seacoach boats in CMS

Residents of communities including Ajegunle, FESTAC, Satelite Town, Mile 2 and several others will soon
have the choice of travelling by ferry to CMS, to beat the long hours
of traffic gridlock suffered daily.

Maritime sector can create 1.5 m jobs, says expert


CEO Peacegate, Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin

A Shipping Practitioner, Mr Ayorinde Adedoyin on Wednesday urged the incoming adminstration to develop the maritime sector which could create 1.5 million jobs.

Agbakoba wants Nigeria's High Commissioner to South Africa recalled


Dr Olisa Agbakoba


Human Rights Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, on Tuesday advised that the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa be recalled over the ongoing xenophobic attacks against foreigners.

Association says vibrant arbitration system in maritime sector will attract quality investors




Dr Omogbai Omo-Eboh, President, MAAN

The Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (MAAN) says vibrant national maritime arbitration system will attract quality investors to the industry and fast-track its development.

Apapa Customs Command hits N74.1bn revenue in Qrt1



CAC Apapa Area 1 Command of NCS, Eporwei Edike

The Apapa Area 1 Command of Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) recorded a revenue of N74.11 billion in the first quarter of 2015,up from N55.36 billion generated in the corresponding period of 2014.

NIMASA gives 5-yr grace period to phase out Single Hull Tankers



DG NIMASA, Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Tuesday said it had extended the phase-out date for single hull tankers from the initial 2015 deadline to Dec. 31, 2020.

Clearing agents demand statutory remuneration from customs revenue



National President ANLCA, Alhaji Olayiwola Shittu

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has demanded that it should be remunerated like other government agencies in order to boost revenues generated by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).

FG implements ECOWAS Common External Tariff on imports

CGC, Dikko Abdullahi
The Federal Government has approved the implementation of the ECOWAS Common External Tariff (CET) 2015-2019 and 2015 Fiscal Policy Measures.

Expert seeks accreditation of maritime institutions for post-graduate training


The Rector of the Certified Institute of Shipping, Prof. Alex Okwuashi, has urged the Federal Government to accredit some maritime institutions for post-graduate training. 

Apapa Customs Command records N32.3 bn revenue in March


The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area 1 Command, on Wednesday said it generated N32.3 billion in March, up from the N21.5 billion generated in February.

Man with earphone on killed by train in Lagos

A passenger train at Cappa area of Oshodi, Lagos, on Wednesday killed an unidentified young man with earphone on.

NPA alerts public on auction scam




The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Thursday advised members of the public to disregard adverts of alleged ongoing auction at the Lagos Port Complex (LPC), saying the adverts were scam.