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Ship Owners, Terminal Operators Declare Nigeria’s Waterways Unsafe

Ship Owners, Terminal Operators Declare Nigeria’s Waterways Unsafe

·Pirates, problem of Eastern ports-BUA · NIMASA must justify sea protection levy collection –  Capt. Iheanacho By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian territorial waters have become safe haven for pirates with the highest number of pirate incidents, despite the award of the security ...

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Senate Express Readiness To Pass Maritime Sector Bills

Senate Express Readiness To Pass Maritime Sector Bills

Although the current legislative administration closes in few months, the Senate Committee on Marine Transport has reiterated commitment to partner with stakeholders in the sector in the bid to ensure the passage of proper legislation to harness the opportunities that ...

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Dana Concludes Re-Certification, To Acquire More Air Planes

Dana Concludes Re-Certification, To Acquire More Air Planes

Dana Air has concluded the re-certification exercise of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), earning a clean bill of health from the apex regulatory body. The airlines said the revalidation was an incentive to do more, especially offering its guests ...

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Amaechi, Enelamah To Speak At Nigerian Ship Finance Conference

Amaechi, Enelamah To Speak At Nigerian Ship Finance Conference

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah are expected to grace the second edition of the Nigeria Ship Finance Conference and Exhibition (NISFCOE) which comes up on December 18th, ...

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Maritime Experts Canvass Free Market Policy For Efficiency, Competition

Maritime Experts Canvass Free Market Policy For Efficiency, Competition

As part of efforts to reposition the nation’s port sector, maritime experts have called for a change from the federal government’s overemphasis on tariffs and rates in the shipping and port sector to a system that guarantees efficiency and allows ...

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NPA remitted N11.3 billion 2018 surplus to government, says Bala Usman

NPA remitted N11.3 billion 2018 surplus to government, says Bala Usman

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, said the Authority had remitted over N11.3 billion being part of the 2018 business operations’ surplus to the Federal Government coffers this year. Bala Usman, who made this known in ...

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NIMASA challenges piracy reports on Nigerian waters

NIMASA challenges piracy reports on Nigerian waters

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called on the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to ensure fairness and balance in its reportage of piracy issues on Nigeria’s territorial waters. Peterside regretted what he described as ...

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18 fuel-laden vessels waiting to berth at Lagos port

18 fuel-laden vessels waiting to berth at Lagos port

No fewer than 18 vessels laden with petroleum products are waiting to berth at the Lagos seaport. The shipping position of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) obtained yesterday revealed that the vessels, including two other vessels, were being delayed to berth ...

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Mamora Laments Non-compliance To NIWA Guidelines

99 Persons Die In Boat Mishaps In Kebbi, Niger, Lagos Submitted

As 12 Children Drown In Kwara State By Kenneth Jukpor Twelve children have been confirmed dead in ghastly boat mishap in Lafiagi, Kwara State today, according to reports from the management of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). NIWA’s Management revealed ...

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WIMAFRICA Bags Continental Blue Economy Award

WIMAFRICA Bags Continental Blue Economy Award

By Kenneth Jukpor African Women in Maritime (WIMAFRICA) has fetched an award as African Union’s (AU) 2018 Special Award of Excellence for Blue Economy. WIMAFRICA received this award at the Global Conference on Blue Economy organized by the AU in ...

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New Crude Lifting Regime: Again, NNPC Sidelines Indigenous Shipping Firms

New Crude Lifting Regime: Again, NNPC Sidelines Indigenous Shipping Firms

Maritime Editors demand N150m Tramadol bribe identity disclosure from Customs Post-pones 20thanniversary lecture         Despite the introduction of NIDAS Shipping Services, into the international shipment of crude oil and petroleum products, which was expected to usher in indigenous participation in the ...

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NSC Holds 2018 Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night This Week

NSC Holds 2018 Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night This Week

The annual Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night organized by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) comes up on Thursday, December 6th at Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos at 5pm. This year’s edition is expected to be chaired by the President, Manufacturers Association ...

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NPA Denies Not Remitting N117bn Operating Surplus

NPA Denies Not Remitting N117bn Operating Surplus

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has described as fictitious, the allegation that it failed to remit the sum of N177 billion operating surplus from its 2017 revenue to the Consolidated Federation Account. The allegation emanated from a motion at the ...

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Importers, operators count losses from ports infrastructure decay

Importers, operators count losses from ports infrastructure decay

•Importers now using alternative ports in West Africa It is no longer business as usual at the Apapa and Tincan seaports in Lagos, as importers, terminal operators, and clearing agents continue to count their losses to prevailing infrastructure decay that ...

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Dakuku, Bala Usman to grace security officers’ conference

Dakuku, Bala Usman to grace security officers’ conference

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman; Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside; and the Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, are among dignitaries expected at the 2018 National Conference of the Port Facility Security ...

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Senate seeks halt of new tariff on alcohol, tobacco

Senate Express Readiness To Pass Maritime Sector Bills

The Senate yesterday asked the Federal Government to immediately suspend the implementation of the increased excise duty on beverages and tobacco pending further consultation. Adopting the report of its Finance Committee, the upper chamber of the National Assembly said more ...

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As Nigeria struggles with N30,000, South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480

As Nigeria struggles with N30,000, South Africa increases minimum wage to N126,480

South Africa has increased its minimum wage to N126,480 per month. The news is coming at a time Nigerian workers are uncertain their struggle for a N30, 000 minimum wage would yield result. The Global Wage Report 2018/19 released yesterday ...

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Dakuku, Usman, Others To Speak At SOAN Workshop

Dakuku, Usman, Others To Speak At SOAN Workshop

Notable maritime bigwigs including the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms. Bala Usman, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board ...

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NCAA Warns Pilots, Airline Operators against Hazardous Weather

NCAA Warns Pilots, Airline Operators against Hazardous Weather

As the harmattan season approaches with its weather challenges, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned pilots and airline operators to observe safety precautions in line with Nigeria Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs) during flight operations in adverse weather conditions. ...

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Seized 40 Tramadol Containers: Arrested Customs Officer Threatens To Expose Officer-Syndicates

Seized 40 Tramadol Containers Arrested: Customs Officer Threatens To Expose Officer-Syndicates

*Stakeholders  allege cover up by CG * League of Maritime Editors triggers rejection of N150m bribe Determined not to go down alone, one of the customs officers arrested on account of alleged connivance in the release of the seized 40 ...

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