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Lagos Traffic Gridlock: Amaechi Calls For More Use Of Waterways

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has called on Lagosians to embrace more use of the waterways transportation system, in order to stem the perennial traffic gridlock in the state. The Minister made the call Tuesday at the first Lagos Traffic Radio Lecture Series with the theme “Migrating Workforce: The …

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Buhari Affirms Shippers’ Council As Ports Economic Regulator

Lingering agitations to have government upturn the position of the Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC), as the stakeholders’ preferred economic regulator for the nation’s seaports may have again hit the rocks. President Muhammadu Buhari, during the week may have tacitly approved the position of the agency as he directed the Council …

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FG To Establish National Shipping Line – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government is working on  the establishment of a national shipping line to ensure the maximum exploitation of the potential of the maritime industry. The minister said this in a keynote address he delivered at the 14th Maritime Seminar for Judges organised …

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NIMASA will Protect all National Assets in its Custody– DG

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has vowed that the Agency under his leadership will take all necessary precaution to ensure that all national assets under its care are used for the benefit of all Nigerians.   The DG said this …

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Ex-NIMASA Director General, Omatseye Appeals Five Year Jail Sentence

Jailed former Director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, has filled appeal against a five year sentence earlier handed to him by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, last week. Omatseye who was arraigned before the court on a 27-count charge bordering …

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Ex-NIMASA Director General, Omatseye Jailed Five Years

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Raymond Temisan Omatseye, to five years in prison over N1.5bn contract scam.  Omatseye was arraigned before the court on a 27-count charge bordering on alleged contract variation, bid …

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Five Fearded As Port Warehouse Collapses

Tragedy struck at the Port Hacourt port on Saturday, following the death of five workers in a collapsed warehouse within the premises of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Eastern Ports zone. The incident which sources said happened at ‘Area A’ of the port, at about five pm on the fateful …

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How Nigeria Can Becomes Regional Hub By 2017

…As Jadesimi, LADOL Boss Bemoans Hurdles, Outlines Ways Forward. Nigeria’s quest of becoming the hub for oil and gas exploration in the West African Sub-Region formed part of the center focus of discourse at the just concluded week-long annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which last week ended in Houston, United …

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FUEL SCARCITY: Lagos Port to Berth Eight Shiploads of Petroleum Products this Weekend

The Lagos Pilotage District of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has listed seven ships loaded with petroleum products for berthing, even as fuel scarcity continues to bite harder across the country. Available statistics from the port’s manifest indicates that already, one of the eight vessels code-named Bsl Liwa, laden with …

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Sierra Leone Seeks ‘Colabo’ with Nigeria on Maritime Administration

UBarring any unforeseen bottlenecks, Nigeria and Sierra-Leone may soon engage in bilateral cooperation in the area of maritime administration aimed at boosting the capacity building and personnel training of the latter country, for her effective Ports State Control and seafarers training. Already, a high powered delegation from the Sierra-Leone Maritime …

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