Western Marine Command gets day training on asset declaration process

The CAC Western Marine Command, Compt. Umar Yusuf(middle) with the team from Code of Conduct Bureau after the training session

The Code of Conduct Bureau on Tuesday held a one-day training on the process of assets declaration for public officers with the Western Marine Command of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS).

ACG tasks customs officers on commitment to national interest, revenue collection

ACG Zone 'A', Eporwei Edike(in front) and the CAC Apapa Area Command, Willy Egbudin, in warm greetings with officers of the command during Edike's tour of some commands 

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service Lilypond Command, Apapa Area 1 Command and the Post Clearance Audit Unit have been advised to ensure protection of national security and national revenue as they carry out their duties.

NIMASA has surpassed national benchmark for ISPS Code implementation- DG

DG NIMASA, Mr Haruna Jauro
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Monday said it had surpassed the benchmark set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the actual compliance level of the International Ships and Ports Facility Security (ISPS) Code.

Terminal operators seeks review of customs procedure to avoid delays


Terminal operators on Monday called for a review of the system where they have to scan and send documents to Abuja for approval before cargoes are discharged.

NAGAFF tasks Customs CG on redundant officers, containers stemming to KLT, Ijora Terminals

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has drawn the attention of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hammed Ali on about 200 officers in some Lagos commands that have remained redundant in their duty posts.

LADOL’s operational standard earns it ‘Industrial Park’ status, says NEPZA




After a recent tour of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base (LADOL) Free Zone in Lagos, Nigeria, the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) the government agency responsible for regulating free zones, affirmed the facility’s quality and standards of operation.

Customs Area Controller tasks trading public on honest declaration, says no room for revenue loss



Compt. Willy Egbudin, CAC Apapa Area Command

The new Controller in charge of Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) Comptroller Willy Egbudin says he has settled to a work strategy  to uphold the integrity of the flagship command, especially in revenue generation and trade facilitation.

NAGAFF protests exclusion of freight forwarders from IDPs Committees



The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has protested the non-inclusion of all agents associations in the committees that will distribute seized goods to the camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North.

Customs Command revenue dips by N13 bn in 2015

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Apapa Area Command said it generated N288. 3 billion in 2015 as against the N301.2 billion it generated in 2014.

29 ships to arrive Lagos ports with general cargoes, petroleum products--NPA




Twenty-nine ships laden with general cargoes, food products, containers and petroleum products are expected at the Lagos ports from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5, the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) said on Thursday in Lagos.

Port Manager commends Navy for stabilising maritime environment to support commercial shipping





The Port Manager, Onne, Mr Durowaiye Ayodele has commended the involvement of the Nigerian Navy in commercial shipping, saying it has brought stability to the nation`s maritime environment.

Boat designer seeks increased investment in water transportation to ease movement, boost economy

MD Talia Watercrafts, Mr Ndukwe Azunna
A boat designer, Mr Ndukwe Azunna, has urged Nigerians to invest more in water transportation to ease the pressure of moving people, goods and services on the road, to boost economic activities.

Freight forwarder cautions FG against setting revenue target for Nigeria Customs Service in 2016


Founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) Chief Boniface Aniebonam, has advised the Federal Government against setting revenue target for the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in 2016.

Judge orders arrest of ex-militant, Tompolo, over N34 bn fraud allegation

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered for the arrest of the ex- Niger-Delta militant leader, Mr Government Ekpemupolo, also popularly known as Tompolo.

Offshore aquaculture: The future of seafood?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the US has implemented a program that will allow for the production of sustainable seafood in federal waters.

27 ships expected at Lagos ports with petroleum products, general cargoes—NPA



Twenty-seven ships are expected to arrive at the Lagos ports with petroleum products, food items, general cargoes and containers, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said on Friday in Lagos.

Africa Maritime Journalists Conference holds in Ghana


 The inaugural edition of a continent-wide forum for maritime journalists, content owners and publishers based in Africa, tagged Africa Maritime Journalists Conference (AMJOC),  will hold this January in Accra, Ghana’s capital city.

Ex-NMA D-G makes case for indigenous ship owners to lift cargoes



 A shipping expert, Mr Patrick Egesi, has said that the federal government should accord priority to local production and transportation of cargoes by indigenous ship owners.

Unilag students make Nigeria shine with ‘Strings of Light’ at International Design Workshop



Participants, including the Nigerian students at the design workshop, 'Lighting the Global Workspace' which held in Berlin, Germany.
L-R Abiola Isaac-Olowu, Mauton Whenu, Abimbola Omotunde and Engr. Tokunbo Sangowawa with  a display of the Unilag Team project at the worksop
The collaborative research workshop by Aedes Network Campus, Berlin, Germany and Zumtobel Lighting sought to investigate lighting influences in work environments globally, demanding deeply appreciated creativity in solutions from the best designs. 

12 ships arrive Lagos ports with petroleum products




 
 Twelve ships are waiting to discharge petroleum products at Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos.

Customs boss charges newly-constituted management on commitment, nation-building


 CGC, Col. Hameed Ali(rtd.)decorates ACG Charles Edike and supported by Mrs Edike


                          DCG Gace Adeyemo being decorated by the CGC, Col. Hameed Ali(Rtd.)                                     assisted by the customs Asst. Legal Adviser

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (Rtd) has charged members of the new Management of Nigeria Customs Service to re-dedicate themselves to hard work and commitment to nation-building through efficient and effective service delivery.

Don seeks industry support for research in architectural designs

Prof. Michael Adebamowo
Prof. Michael Adebamowo of the Department of Architecture, University of Lagos (UNILAG), has called on practitioners in the building industry to support research in architectural designs to improve the sector.

Freight forwarder decries duplication of functions by agencies at ports


The National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDCLA) PTML branch, has said that the duplication of functions by government agencies is responsible for delays in cargo clearance.

Transportation Minister, Amaechi, frowns at transport sector’s 1.41 per cent contribution to GDP


Transportation Minister, Mr Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has described as too poor, the contribution of the transport sector to the Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Expert decries lack of dedicated funds for shipping business in Nigeria

Engr. Alex Egenti, CEO, Millennium Shipping

A marine engineer, Mr Alex Egenti, on Tuesday said the indigenous shipping sector lacked dedicated funds to boost operations in the sector.

Nigeria Customs redeploys 69 Comptrollers

 
CGC, Hameed Ali
The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali has approved the redeployment of 69 Comptrollers serving at various commands, headquarters Abuja and zones of the Nigeria Customs Service.

Shippers’ Council donates relief materials to IDPs in Adamawa

Photo: Google Images
Acting Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Mrs Dabney Shalhoma, at the weekend donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Hong local council of Adamawa State.

Boat mishap claims life of 27-year-old in Bayelsa

 A boat mishap on Sunday claimed the life of a 27-year-old man in Yenagoa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Freight forwarders decry high import tariffs

The National Association of Government Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has decried the high tariff imposed on importers by the Nigeria Customs Service.

NAGAFF disappointed over CGC’s response on 'Public Hearing' issue

NAGAFF President, Chief Eugene Nweke


CGC, Col. Hammed Ali(Rtd.)

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has expressed disappointment over the response of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd.,) referring to his correspondence as ‘ most disheartening.’

MAN hails govt’s import substitution policy

The President, Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Dr Frank Jacobs, has commended the Federal Government for pledging to encourage import substitution, adding that the government has responded to the yearnings of the association regarding the policy.

Ship Chandlers seek patronage from vessels visiting Nigeria

Nigerian ship chandlers on Friday appealed to the Federal Government to enforce the patronage of local chandlers by vessels coming into the Nigerian ports.

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