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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 owner

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

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