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Justice Zainab Visits Lagos State Government

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The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa visits the Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Justice Bulkachuwa is on her first leg of her valedictory tour around the country.

According to Mr. Sanwo-Olu:

"It was an honour to receive the president of court of Appeal Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa.

"After a meritorious service to our country and the judiciary where she made her mark, she is retiring soon," the Lagos State Governor affirmed.

ANLCA Advocates Dredging of Eastern Ports

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Sandra Ukele

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) have called on the Secretary to the Government of the Federation Mr. Boss Mustapha to expedite the process of dredging the Calabar port.

ANLCA made this known when it paid a working visit to Mr. Mustapha saying the dredging of ports would accommodate more ships calling and consequently reduce the pressure exerted on Lagos port.

According to the President of the association, Mr. Tony Iju Nwabunike, “Federal Government should dredge Calabar seaport, they  should dredge Warri seaport.


“If you are telling somebody to take his consignment to Calabar you must have to give him a good platform on how to get the thing done.” He stressed:

“They should decentralize the seaport but they have to do it systematically.”
He spoke emphatically pointing out the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) powers to divert cargoes saying:

“Through the NPA’s guidelines and procedures  they have the right to divert cargoes.”

The President however c…

Corona Virus: Nigeria Customs Intercepts Pangolin Skin Worth N10.6b naira.

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Sandra Ukele.

The Federal Operating Unit (FOU) Zone 'A' of the Nigeria Customs Service intercepted bags of pangolin skin valued at N10.26b naira along the Isheri estate of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Recent research has shown that the pangolin animal is the 'missing link' between the bat and human in the strain of the Coronavirus.




This means the virus does not just ‘jump' from bat to human but transfers through the pangolin.

The Comptroller-General of Customs Col. Hammid Ali (rtd) pointed that the seized collection did not only originate from Nigeria but from the entire West Africa sub-region of the continent.

According to him:
“This is one of the seizures the entire system of Customs will be happy with.

"The World Customs Organization (WCO) I'm sure will send us a recommendation.


“Our men because of their increased diligence were able to accost it (pangolin skin).”

He stressed:

“We brought you here to show you the extent to which our people can go in te…

Customs Seizes Monetary Consignment Worth Over $8 million Dollars.

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Sandra Ukele

The Nigeria Customs Service Murtala Mohammed Airport Command has intercepted an illegal movement of foreign currency at the nation’s airport.

The consignment comprising 20 sealed wraps of American dollars amounted to Eight million, sixty five thousand, six hundred and twelve dollars only ($8,065,612).

The seizure was made at the 'E' wing of the  international airport tamac on 16th January 2020 based on credible information presented to the Service.


It is gathered that the vehicle of conveyance belonged to Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc (NAHCO) and driven by one of it’s staff, Mr. Chimezie Okonkwo.

The Comptroller General Customs (CG) Col. Hammid Ali (rtd) made the disclosure while briefing pressmen at the Customs Federal Operating Unit (FOU) Zone 'A' Ikeja.


When asked if any institution has stepped forward to claim ownership of the cargo, the CG confirmed that as at press time no single individual or organisation has claimed ownership but that the …

Insecurity Matters: Federal Government Set To Launch Deep Blue Project

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Sandra Ukele

Following the incessant insecurity challenges besieging the Nigerian coastal waters and exclusive economic zone, the Federal Government is set to deploy its integrated maritime security infrastructure in the state.


The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, stated this recently while briefing the media ahead of the launch of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project.

Amaechi Explains Why Secure Anchorage Put On Hold

The Minister, who addressed the press conference alongside all the heads of agencies under the ministry, also explained the government’s decision to end the secure anchorage project, a private security initiative run outside the country’s port system. He insisted that all ships coming into the country must anchor at the national ports under the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).   

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), while exp…

NON COMPLIANT IMPORTERS FALL VICTIM OF SONCAP PRE-SHIPMENT AUTOMATION

PRESS RELEASE

The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has debunked the claim by one Kayode Farinto over a purported collapse of its online application portal for the operation of the offshore Conformity Assessment Program (SONCAP) for processing of SON regulated imports into Nigeria describing it as a blatant lie.

A statement from the office of the Director General, Osita Aboloma stressed that rather, it is those importers who fail to comply with the pre-shipment process who are crying wolf on accumulation of demmurage  on their consignments.

According to the statement
signed by the Head, Public Relations, SON  Bola Fashina
 the portal was recently upgraded to ensure optimal performance, enhance a seamless operation and more efficient service delivery to customers and stakeholders alike.

Fashina, disclosed that some of the advantages the upgraded SONCAP portal offers are:
-       a one-stop-shop that provides clients opportunity to apply, track application, send messages to SON an…

Basketball Icon Bryant Kobe Dies in Helicopter Crash

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The world and indeed the basketball federation has been thrown into a state of shock at the sudden death of Philadelphia born Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash that occurred in Calabasas California on Sunday morning.

Bryant, 41 was traveling with daughter Gianna to a basketball game slated that afternoon. Gianna’s teammate Alyssa alongside dad John Altobelli and mom Keri were also reportedly involved in the crash.

American Authorities say the crash was a 'logistical nightmare' due to the inaccessibility of the area. The foggy conditions of Sunday could have played a role with the weather conditions not meeting minimum standard for flying and the Los Angeles Police department grounding its helicopters to avert such instances.


Eyewitnesses who saw the crash say the helicopter was descending at a 'fairly significant rate of speed and impacted the ground on the hillside.’

Fans have since surrounded the aerial space sending their condolences on social media and paying tribute …