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Nigerian Customs Intercepts Smuggled Vehicles, Tyres, Others…

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos, has intercepted contraband with a Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N200.99 million between June and July. The Controller of the unit, Mohammed Garba, who made the disclosure at a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos, said the seizures include smuggled vehicles, used tyres and general merchandise. According to Garba, the ...

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NNPC Assures Consumers of Adequate Fuel Supply

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it would ensure adequate petroleum products availability in all parts of the Country in spite of various challenges in the downstream petroleum sector. In a statement signed by Mr Ndu Ughamadu, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, on Tuesday in Abuja, it said that the corporation would leave no stone unturned to ...

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Tin-Can Customs generate N130bn in 6 months

The Nigeria Customs Service, Tin-Can Island Command, Lagos, has generated N130 billion between January and June, 2017. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Uche Ejesieme, said this in a revenue chart made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Lagos. According to Ejesieme, the command recorded N19.83 billion in January; N21 billion in February; N20.95 billion in March and ...

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Collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridge Attracts Acting President Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday visited the collapsed Mokwa-Jebba Bridge in Niger State for on-the-spot assessment of the damage where he promised that the bridge would be repair within two weeks. He was accompanied by Niger State Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola. Osinbajo said during the visit that the ...

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Niger Delta Militants Threaten to Resume Violence

…As Nigerian Oil exports set to exceed 2 million barrels per day The Nigerian government’s efforts to secure peace in the oil heartlands of the Niger Delta are empty promises, community leaders say, threatening a return to violence that would derail any broader recovery in the crude-dependent economy. With Africa’s biggest economy mired in recession, delegations including Acting President Yemi ...

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Nigerian Police Worried Over Drugging Of Drivers, Passengers

The Police Command in Enugu State has raised alarm over increasing cases of passengers and drivers being drugged and disposed of their belongings and vehicles by unscrupulous elements in the state. The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement on Monday in Enugu. Amaraizu said that the command was trailing such elements who engaged in the crime. ...

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Nigeria Ports Workers Plans Nationwide Protest

Port workers are set to embark on nationwide protests on Tuesday over their disagreement with some sections of the Ports and Harbour Bill, which they observed could lead to massive job losses. A source close to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) told the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos that the protests would take place simultaneously ...

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Lagos flood: Police block Ahmadu Bello Way

An unprecedented flood has taken over the entire Ahmadu Bello way in Victoria Island, Lagos on Saturday, forcing some residents and commercial offices to  unceremoniously vacate their premises. The Lagos State Police Command has temporarily closed the road for human and vehicular movements due to threat by heavy flood. The  News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ahmadu Bello Way ...

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Lagos Announces Traffic Diversion along Marina

The Lagos State Government has announced that there will be diversion of traffic along the outer Marina between 6a.m and 2p.m on Sunday 9th July to allow the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) install some equipment for the Light Rail project. A release by the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, stated that the diversion is ...

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Man Paddles Canoe on Flooded Lagos Road

Today (Saturday) a man was seen paddling a canoe on the flooded Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island in Lagos The symbolism around the Galleria shows how terribly bad the Lagos flood was today. In a warning, foreshadowing the Saturday flood, the Lagos State government called on residents to observe extreme caution on the roads as torrential rain persists across the ...

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