Category: Maritime

FG’s Trade Policies Fuelling Smuggling – Don

A university don has expressed disappointment at the Federal Government trade policies placing ban on importation of  items without viable alternative. Speaking over the weekend, Dr Austin Nweze, disclosed that Nigeria government banning import without viable alternative only improves the economy of neighboring countries. Dr Nweze, a university lecturer with Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos said banning…

Customs Seizes Two Containers Of Fake Cables In Lagos

The Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service yesterday said it intercepted two containers load of fake electric cables imported from China. Speaking yesterday, at a press briefing, the Customs Area Controller Of the unit, Compt. Muhammed Uba said the two containers worth over N18.5million were declared as electric distribution board…

Breaking: Fresh Container Of Arms Uncovered At Tin Can Port

Barely one week after it intercepted a 20-foot container load of 1,100 pump action riffles, the Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service yesterday uncovered yet another set of 475 riffles. It was gathered at the port yesterday that the pump-action rifles were discovered after the Customs Area Controller of the Command; Compt…

Four Dead As NNPC Jetty Catches Fire In Lagos

Four persons were feared dead in an inferno that rocked a petroleum jetty belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in Apapa yesterday.  The inferno started around 3.00 am, when a petroleum-laden vessel was discharging fuels at the jetty. The jetty is also known as Petroleum Wharf Apapa (PWA) jetty.      The source at…

Customs, NDLEA Demand Whisky, Cigarette From Shipmasters At Ports – UK Magazine

A United Kingdom based publication, Guide to Port Entry has accused government officials of seeking bribes and gratifications before clearing vessels for berthing at Lagos seaports. The publication is the most accurate and comprehensive port information resource which assists crew in planning port calls to over 11,400 global commercial ports and terminals. The book features…