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Olayiwola becomes first chartered master mariner in Africa

  Nigeria’s Capt. Kunle Olayiwola has been decorated as a Chartered Master Mariner, making him the first African to achieve the feat. Retired Commodore Duncan Lamb, Chairman of the Registration Authority, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Lagos. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the award …

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Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Niger inaugurate ‘Op Safe Domain II’ against maritime crimes

  Nigeria, Benin Republic, Togo and Niger Republic have inaugurated  “Operation Safe Domain II” as a collaborative effort toward eradicating piracy and maritime crimes within their maritime domain especially the Gulf of Guinea. Speaking at the inauguration on Monday, the Director of Multinational Maritime Coordination Centre (MMCC) Zone E, Commodore …

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NPA suspends virtual parks operations

  The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has ordered the immediate suspension of processing of trucks through virtual parks on the Eto platform. The suspension was announced in a statement issued by Mr Irabor Akonoman. Head of Operations of the Truck Transit Park Ltd., (TTP) in Lagos on Wednesday. According to …

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Oil Theft: JTF arrest vessel, 10 crew members in Rivers

    The Joint Task Force Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), on Tuesday arrested an oil vessel MV Ofuoma and 10 crew members conveying alleged illegally refined petroleum products in Rivers State. The Component Commander OPDS, Commodore John Siyanbade, who represented the OPDS Commander, Rear Adm. Olusegun Ferreira said MV Ofuoma …

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Oil theft: Navy clears air on arrested vessel, MV CECELIA

The Nigerian Navy (NN) has said the Merchant Vessel (MV) CECELIA arrested on Aug. 15 at Meco Jetty in Port Harcourt, was carrying illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil (AGO). The Director of Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said the …

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NPA: Rising to the Challenge of Infrastructure Development

By Alex Akao Are the nation’s seaports, particularly the Tin Can Island Port (TCIP) Apapa-Lagos, in dire need of infrastructure development and allied facilities upgrade to make them more attractive for business as well as give ports users commensurate service for their money? “Yes!” Is the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) …

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Kwara boat tragedy: NIWA begins investigation

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has begun preliminary investigations to unravel the remote cause of the death of over 103 persons in a boat accident at Egbu village in Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State. The Director-General of the agency, Mr George Moghalu, disclosed this while speaking with …

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Kwara tragedy: Boat owners commiserate with affected families, government

The Waterfront Boat Owners and Transporters Association of Nigeria (WABOTAN) says they are saddened by the boat accident which occurred at the Pategi Local Government Area of Kwara State. The National President of WABOTAN, Mr Babatope Fajemirokun, in a statement on Friday in Lagos said that it was unfortunate that …

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Nigerian Navy redeploys, appoints senior officers

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, has approved appointments of senior officers comprising Rear Admirals and Commodores as part of the routine reorganisation in the service. The Director of Information, Nigerian Navy, Commodore Adedotun Ayo-Vaughan, made this known in a statement in Abuja. Ayo-Vaughan said the new …

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Oil theft: PENGASSAN accuses military of connivance

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has accused the military for alleged connivance in high rate of crude oil theft in the country. The National President of PENGASSAN, Festus Osifo, told the Senate panel’s investigation into oil lifting and theft chaired by Senator Akpan Bassey …

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