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    STOAN Urges FG To Review Rice, Auto Policies

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    The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) has urged the federal government to review its import policies on rice and automobiles as the policies are having high incidents of smuggling implications from around the borders into the country. The chairman of the association, Princess Vicky Haastrup, said that the current restriction on the importation…

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    Stakeholders Laud ABTL, Greenview Withdrawal From Shippers’ Council Case

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    Maritime and shipping industries stakeholders have applauded the decision of some terminal operators to withdraw from the case between the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on shipping charges and the powers of the council as port economic regulator. The terminal operators, a subsidiary of Flour Mills, Apapa…

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    Shippers’ Council Tasks Service Providers On Competitiveness

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    The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has frowned at allegations of monopolistic tendencies and called for competitiveness among all service providers, including shipping companies and terminal operators in the eastern ports of the country, saying that it is important to drive the national economy. The executive secretary of the council, Mr Hassan Bello, who spoke at…

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    Automation, Answer To Multiple Seaport Operation Problems – Regulator

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    The seaport economic regulator, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has said that the automation of port operations remains the solution to the many problems and issues currently bedevilling seaport operations and international trade systems. The executive secretary and chief executive officer of the NSC, Mr Hassan Bello, stated this during a media training programme for…

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    FAAN Plans Concession Of Protocol, Passenger Services At MMA

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    The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is planning the concession of its protocol and passenger assistance services at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, to a private company. The concenssionaire will manage the protocol and passenger assistance services at the three terminals of the MMA, namely, the international wing of the airport, the Murtala…

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    Assessing NIMASA’s Operations In The Last Half Decade

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    The name Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is a household name in Nigeria unlike several other government agencies because it is a critical agency of government which regulates the maritime sector. However, it is pertinent to point out that this became the case only recently as the agency’s management in the last five…

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    Understanding ECOWAS Common External Tariff

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    The new Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET) which the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) kicked off its implementation recently had bred great uncertainty as to whether it would lead to increase or reduction in cost of importation. Many shippers had thought that since it is a regional trade scheme, the…

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    How Ebola Is Taking Toll On Nigeria’s Economy

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    Since the incursion of the Ebola virus on Nigeria in July, various stakeholders in the country have been reacting in one way or the other. In this write-up, Friday Atufe, Nkem Osuagwu, Samson Echenin, Olushola Bello, Bukola Idowu, Taiwo Ogunmola and Chika Okeke examine its effect on the Nigerian economy. Ebola was first identified in…

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