Ten ships laden with petrol and other commodities have arrived the nation’s coastal region and are waiting to berth in Lagos ports. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) disclosed this in its ‘ Shipping Position’ on Wednesday. Eight of the ship contained petrol, while the other two ships would berth with aviation fuel and bulk fertilizer.
Nigerians may soon get more coins to trade with as the Senate is currently pushing for the change of lower naira notes to coins. The upper legislative chamber has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria to convert the country’s lower currency notes into coins to facilitate “highly repetitive” retail transactions.
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has reiterated the commitment of NPF to sustain recruitment into the force in the face of ongoing security concern in the country. DIG Shuaibu Gambo in charge of Finance and Administration made this known on Tuesday while on a tour of Kwara State Command in Ilorin.
American President of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, is set to continue his leadership of the global apex bank with his second term in office commencing July 1, 2017.
Yong Kim was unanimously endorsed by Executive Directors of the World Bank on September 27, 2016 who cited the achievements of Bank Group staff and management during Dr. Kim’s first four years in office, and recognized his leadership and vision. They further acknowledged several accomplishments the institution has achieved during this time with strong Board support.
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) will be hosting a conference to be attended by Directors-General of Customs from all the African Union (AU) member countries. This is in furtherance of efforts to enhance trade, security and common position in the continent. The meeting will be taking place from 23rd to 25th May 2017.