Category: Opinion

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

Do you think Cargo Tracking Note (CTN) will curb criminal activities in the port?

I do not think that CTN will curb criminal activities in the port. We have tried CTN years back, and for reasons best known to the regulators, it was discontinued. The...

Stakeholders kick against 0.2% levy on imports from AU countries

Nigerians react to the implementation of 7.5% VAT increase

I know the aim of the Federal Government is to raise revenue but the increment of VAT rate from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent is ill-timed because people are battling with...

FOU impounds 78 vehicles worth N1.9bn in 12 months

Should Customs revert to manual auction of seized vehicles?

Reverting to the old manual method of auctioning seized vehicles is like going back to Egypt, the land of suffering and bondages. It is like taking a step forward and...

Customs suspends fuel supply to border filling stations 

Should the border closure policy be sustained?

It should be sustained because it has really helped checkmate the influx of arms into the country and push citizens back to agriculture. If our border is reopened, our...

Buhari seeks support of Nigerians in fight against corruption

Do you support Buhari’s visa-on-arrival policy for Africans?

There is nothing progressive about this policy as it is not well thought out. Firstly, such a visa-on-arrival policy that portends to open up Nigeria to the rest of...

Buhari signs oil contract amendment law in London 

What do you about President Buhari signing a Nigerian Law in the UK?

I will say it is wrong because I do not think a President should sign any document meant for his country in another country. I heard people saying President Buhari can...

Shipowners laud NPA for abolishing safe anchorage 

Do you support the cancellation of so-called Secured Anchorage Area by NPA?

  The Nigerian Navy, NIMASA and Marine Police have the statutory responsibility of ensuring safe and secure Nigeria territorial waters. I am aware that the Nigeria...

MAN opposes excise duty on soft drinks

Do you support the Federal Government plan to charge tax on soft drinks?

Charging tax on soft drinks is a good choice for the Federal Government, with both health and fiscal benefits. Soft drinks are the major sources of sugar in the diet,...

2019 Ships & Ports Maritime Cup

Comments on Ships & Ports Maritime Cup Competition 

It is a nice competitive game and it is quiet enjoyable to watch. The organisers of the competition are doing a great job putting all of these together because I must...

Berger auto dealers deny selling smuggled vehicles

Do you support the imposition of 25% penalty on detained vehicles by Customs?

This is not a levy but penalty on detained vehicles by Customs, which ought to have been seized and condemned for auction in accordance with the Customs and Excise...

Berger auto dealers deny selling smuggled vehicles

Do you support the clampdown by Customs on car marts?

I see the clampdown as a way of exploiting car marts owners because most of them have been charged duties before bringing in the vehicles. Some officials of Customs...

What should NPA do to make the ports more efficient?

So far, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been trying. In my own line of business, which is the trucking business, if the electronic call-up they are proposing is...