• FG Rules Out Reduction Of Duty On Imported Vehicles

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    The Comptroller-General of Customs (CGC); Col Hameed Ali (rtd) has ruled out any possibility of reducing Customs duty on imported vehicles. He stated this at a meeting with a delegation led by the National President of Association of Motor dealers of Nigeria (AMDN), Prince Abibola Adedoyin in Abuja. Customs acting public relations officer, Mr Joseph…

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    Land Border Ban: Buyers Shun Auto Markets Due To Price Hike

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    The various policies of the federal government aimed at boosting economic activities at the nation’s ports and by extension, earn higher revenue for the government are clearly having negative impacts on the businesses of auto dealers.  Findings by LEADERSHIP Sunday indicates that potential buyers are deserting car markets due to the hike in prices occassioned…

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    NAFDAC Clears The Air On Seized ‘Plastic Rice’

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    Following last year’s seizure of consignment by the Nigerian Customs suspected to be ‘plastic rice’, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) last week clear the air on the seizure, saying that the product was not fit for consumption. The Acting Director-General of NAFDAC, Mrs. Yetunde Oni said, based on laboratory…

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  • Customs Arraigns 2 Chinese, Nigerian For Illegal Exports

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    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arraigned two Chinese nationals before Justice Mohammed Hassan of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on two-count charge of storing and exporting prohibited items. The suspected Chinese smugglers, Shu Xiang Quan and Wu Sheng He and one Nigerian, Ugochukwu Frank were arrested over plans to export tusks and unprocessed…

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    Vehicle Importers Rush To Beat Jan 1 Ban Deadline

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    Activities at the Seme and Idi Iroko land borders are now at fever pitch as vehicle importers and auto dealers are rushing to clear their vehicles (new and used) from the borders in order to beat federal government’s December 31, 2016 deadline for the restriction of importation vehicles to the nation’s seaports. The federal government…

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    Militancy: Ship Owners Lose N2.3trn To Foreign Insurance Firms Yearly

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    Foreign and local Shipowners as well as charterers entering Nigerian territorial and coastal waters are paying a whopping N2.3trillion annually to foreign insurance companies for operating on the country’s waters, LEADERSHIP Weekend has exclusively gathered. Each of the 5,000 vessels calling at Nigerian Ports annually, it was learnt, is made to pay $100,000 as insurance…

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  • Shippers Call For Removal Of Terminal Handling Charges

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    The Shippers’ Association of Lagos State has called on the federal government to abolish terminal handling charges in Nigerian ports. President of the association, Mr Jonathan Nicol, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Lagos recently. He urged the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to follow what its counterparts in Ghana Shippers’ Council did…

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    NPA Meets Reps, Promises To Prioritise Environmental Issues

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    The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has said that the Authority was desirous of prioritising environmental issues. She disclosed this on Tuesday when members of the     House of Representatives committee on environment visited the Authority. Hadiza disclosed that the Authority was set to partner the committee towards achieving…

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