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Higher cost of cargo clearance imminent as Navy, SON plot return to seaport 

  Importers and clearing agents might have to brace up for more delays and additional costs in the clearance of their cargoes, as two federal government agencies – the Nigerian…

Passenger excretes 59 wraps of heroin at Abuja airport

  Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 23-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Okoguale Douglas, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Douglas, who has allegedly…

UN issues checklist to protect stranded seafarers’ human rights

  The United Nations (UN) has released a human rights checklist for businesses as it forecasts a surge in stranded seafarers. The joint initiative between the UN Global Compact, the…

Buhari orders probe of suspended NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

  President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the setting up a panel of inquiry to probe the suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman. Bala-Usman was suspended…

NIMASA to launch major onslaught against piracy this month

  The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is planning a massive security upgrade on Nigerian waters and Gulf of Guinea through the launch of its deep blue project.…

Customs seizes N1.7bn tramadol, codeine in Lagos  

  The Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted four 40ft containers laden with 674 cartons of tramadol tablets and 805 cartons of codeine syrup at…

CBN vows to resist maize importation

  The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has vowed to resist maize importation. Emefiele spoke at the unveiling of the first maize pyramid and flag-off of the…

BREAKING: Buhari suspends Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA MD

  President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly suspended Hadiza Bala Usman as the Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA). The President asked the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello…

IMB says Apapa, Brass, Bonny Island, high-risk waters

  The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has said that the Gulf of Guinea remains the world’s piracy hotspot. It said this in its Q1 2021 report. The report also listed…

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On principled transition to next level

Elections are over. The deluge of hate speeches have receded. Tensions have largely abated. The tempestuous wind of socioeconomic uncertainties has subsided. Normalcy reigns. Gladly, the confidence of international investors…

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Benefits of developing our inland waterways

By Capt. Chris Nezianya   Nigeria is blessed with many rivers, most of which are navigable. The two major rivers are Rivers Niger and Benue. They provide livelihood for the…

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