June 29, 2016

News

Edike moves to boost Customs revenue

The Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Zone A, ACG Charles Edike, last week visited 13 excisable factories in Lagos in a bid to ensure that the duty accruable to government is paid especially by defaulting establishments. ...

FIRS seals Capital Oil for tax evasion

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) resumed its enforcement exercise on Monday by shutting down tax-defaulting companies in Lagos and Owerri, Imo State. In Lagos, the premises of Capital Oil Plc, owned by Ifeanyi Ubah, were sealed by an ...

US cautions against militancy in Niger-Delta

Outgoing Deputy Consul-General of the United States Embassy, Dehab Ghebreab, yesterday advised Niger Delta youths to desist from militancy. Ghebreab told newsmen in Lagos that it was imperative for the militants to channel their grievances to ...

SON shuts companies marketing fake imported tyres

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has sealed premises of some tyre marketing companies in Awka and Onitsha in Anambra for distributing imported substandard tyres. Head of SON in the state, Samuel Ayuba, who led a team of officers on the ...

Fatal accidents rise at Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards

At least five shipbreaking workers have been killed and five more severely injured in a series of fatal accidents at the beaching yards in Bangladesh in only one month, according to data provided by NGO Shipbreaking Platform. At the end of May a ...

Morocco sells 40% shares in state-owned port operator

The government of Morocco has raised MAD1.9 billion (USD198 million) by disposing of a 40 percent stake in state-owned port operator Marsa Maroc. The stake was sold through an initial public offering of Marsa Maroc, which was launched on June ...

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Feature

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  • June 13, 2016

In the late 13th century, a settlement known as Singapore was established on the north bank of the Singapore River around what was called the Old ...

Interview

Corruption is on the rise in Customs, says NAGAFF President

  • June 20, 2016

OluwoleAdeyemi is the new President, National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF). In this interview with SHIPS & ...

Editorial

Need to repeal colonial rail monopoly law

  • June 27, 2016

Railway transport occupies a significant role in the transport system of a country because the development of trade, industry and commerce ...