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Maritime Contributing N7trn Yearly To Economy – Shipper’s Council

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Maritime Contributing N7trn Yearly To Economy – Shipper’s Council

The maritime transportation industry is contributing about N7tn to the national economy annually, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council has said.

According to the council, the sector, however, must be supported by the Central Bank of Nigeria to enable it to deliver more to the country economically.

The Executive Secretary, NSC, Hassan Bello, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, also said the Federal Ministry of Transportation was working to connect the new Lekki port in Lagos by rail.

He said, “I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the CBN to look towards our direction. It is intervening in the aviation, agriculture, movie or entertainment industries, and so on.

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“Here is an industry that will give oil a run for its money if properly managed. We are talking about a N7tn per annum industry; that is the maritime transportation industry.

“So I want the CBN to look no further. The logistics chain must be supported and we have to export.”

The shippers’ council boss stated that 80 per cent of the receipts by the Nigerian Customs Service were derived from the maritime industry.

Bello said the council was working towards operating 24 hours at Nigerian ports, adding that the evacuation of cargo by rail from the ports in Lagos had cut down the cost of transporting containers.

He said the process to fully digitalise Nigerian ports had begun and that this would boost efficiency at the facilities.

The NSC boss said, “The port itself must be digitalised because we realise that the physical presence of people is slowing port operations. We need to have paperless ports.

“And we have terminals in Nigeria that are almost 80 per cent digitalised. So that is our focus now.”

He added that the various layers and agencies at the ports were being integrated into one system to support the emergence of fully digitalised ports in Nigeria.

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Plateau begins trial of 300 suspected looters

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The Plateau State Government on Wednesday begun the prosecution of over 300 suspected looters and arsonists in the state.
They were accused of looting, criminal trespass and inciting public disturbance, among other charges.
The suspects, who had been in military and police detention after they were arrested in different parts of Jos and the Bukuru metropolis between Saturday and Sunday, were moved to the Bassa Local Government Area on Wednesday for arraignment.

The defendants were arraigned one after the other at Jebbu Bassa Area Court before several judges including Justices N S Dashe, Adar Roseline Baraje, and L B Longs as well as Lawal Sulaiman, among others.

In all the cases brought before the judges, the prosecutors from the state Ministry of Justice told the court that the accused persons committed the offences against the state and should be prosecuted according to the law.
The defence counsels, however, pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy for the accused persons, particularly as they were first offenders.
The defence counsels also pleaded for short sentencing with an option of fine after their clients pleaded guilty to the offences.

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Nigeria Customs office adamawa Under attack by hoodlums

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Suspected Hoodlums, on Monday, looted Adamawa Custom Office, the eye witness said hoodlums where seen in their numbers breaking anything that stand in their way, carting away consumable and non-consumable items.

 

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NBC Fines Channels, AIT, Arise TV Over #EndSARS Coverage

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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, has sanctioned Africa Independent Television, AIT, Arise Television, and Channels Television for what it called a gross violation of the broadcast code, top of which is the use of unverifiable online video footages on social media.

The sanction, according to the Acting Director-General of the Commission, Armstrong Idachaba, will be a fine not less than two million Naira.

He warned that this will be the last warning before a heavier sanction will be introduced.

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