• NPA Ends Stakeholders Wait For Single Window At Seaport

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    After so much controversies and uncertainties, the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) expressed readiness to champion the introduction of national single window at ports to boost cargo clearing process and check corruption at seaports. YUSUF BABALOLA writes. Transparency, accountability and corruption have been a major bane of Nigerian seaports, and maritime stakeholders have…

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  • Apapa: Other Side Of A Mega City

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    Apapa, is, arguably, the opposite of the good development already on-going in Lagos. It is an ultra-dirty environment with uttermost reckless driving that has led to an avoidable loss of innocent lives, YUSUF BABALOLA writes Apapa, an industrial suburb and outer harbour of Lagos which host two seaports on the shores of the Bight of…

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  • NIMASA Restructuring, Staff Redeployment Raises Stakeholders’ Hope

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    Recently, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) promoted and redeployed top management staff of the agency. YUSUF BABALOLA x-rayed how this will promote efficiency and achievement of core mandates of the apex maritime regulatory agency. More than it  used to be, there is increased industry operators confidence in the maritime sector as the…

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  • Customs N898bn 2016 Revenue Lowest In 2yrs

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    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated N898 billion as revenue in 2016, including Value Added Tax (VAT)as against the N937 billion revenue target the service set for itself in the year under review. But LEADERSHIP Friday’s investigation had shown that the revenue generated was the lowest in two years as the service had generated…

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  • ‘Huge Investments In Agriculture, Infrastructure Panacea For Recession’

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    Economic analysts have urged the federal government not to relent in its determination to formulate policies that will boost the agriculture sector and ensure massive investment in infrastructure, if the country is desirous of exiting recession this year. In chats with LEADERSHIP, the analysts commended the federal government’s efforts in making the agricultural sector of…

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  • Aviation In 2016: One Characterised By Fuel Scarcity, Dwindling Operational Capacity

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    Nigeria Aviation in the year 2016 was characterised by difficulties, surprises and low operational capabilities due to recession, scarcity of aviation fuel, government policies amongst others. With new government in place and a new Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika on board, the year was even more demanding in terms of  policy making and other…

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  • Customs Intercepts Cache Of Arms At Lagos Port

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    The Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Monday uncovered cache of arms at the Lagos Port Complex. The ammunition uncovered included two pump action riffles and 7,500 air gun pallets. Other items found among other absolutely prohibited item in the personal effects coming from the United States of America included…

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