‘Stronger collaborations needed to tackle illegalities in maritime’

Mr. Vickson Ossai Aghanenu is the Managing Director of Anagba Ventures Nigeria Limited and President of Association of Chandlers and Ship Suppliers of Nigeria. In this interview with BAYO AKOMOLAFE, he speaks on the illegal activities in the country’s maritime, which requires collaboration from all stakeholders to sanitise the sector and raise its contribution to the nation’s economy. Excerpts:     How would you assess the performance of the maritime industry in the last three months? The maritime industry, which is very important to the Nigerian economy, has been experiencing…

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FG re-arraigns Dasuki over alleged money laundering, possession of firearms

Dasuki

The Federal Government, yesterday, rearraigned a former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja over alleged laundering of $190,000 and N42 million. Also included in the seven-count criminal amended charge filed against the embattled former NSA was illegal possession of firearms. Dasuki had earlier on September 1, 2015 been arraigned before Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the same court on a five-count criminal charge. He, however, pleaded not guilty to the amended charge when it was read to him. Defense counsel, Ahmed…

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Q1 2017: Telecoms in sleeping mode

From all indications, growth in the telecoms sector appears to be in the sleeping mode, arising from the lingering issue of access to foreign exchange to expand their operations, among others. KUNLE AZEEZ reports   Despite having exhibited an outstanding performance in 2016, the current year appears to be somewhat different for telecoms industry, given the situation in the telecommunication landscape in the past three months. Apart from other operational challenges, the industry appears to be mostly bugged down by the on-going telcos’ inability to have direct access to foreign…

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Agents to customs: Review clearing licences to foreigners

Clearing agents operating at the country’s seaports are mounting pressure on Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) to review the issuance of clearing licences to non- Nigerians. Currently, some Lebanese and Indians are the beneficiaries of import licence in the country. It was learnt that the foreigners, who have taken over 50 per cent of the jobs from Nigerians, are being patronised by Nigerian companies. President, Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, who received the Customs Comptroller General, Col Hammed Ali (rtd), at the association’s secretariat during a…

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