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Again, Pirates Strike, Kidnaps Four Tanker Crew off Nigeria Waters

Dare devil pirates have yet again struck at the high seas off Nigeria waters and kidnapped four crew members of a chemical tanker. The incident occurred on March 5 when a group of armed pirates hijacked the tanker underway some 32nm South West of Bonny Island, Nigeria. The disclosure which …

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How to Transform Nigeria for Economic Growth in Three Years – By LADOL Boss

Nigeria’s vast oil and gas sector has the potentials to transform the country economically within three years, by tapping into the opportunities offered in the industry to train the youth for gainful employment. This was the submission of the managing director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics base (LADOL), Dr. …

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FG Appoints Dakuku Peterside As DG NIMASA

The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The appointment takes effect from 10th March, 2016, was announced Thursday, by the Director (Press and Public Relations) of the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Mrs. Yetunde Sonaike. Dr. …

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FG Compels Merger Of Ship Owners’ Splinter Groups

A Federal government’s directive through the Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has compelled the various associations of indigenous ship owners in the country to merge under a common umbrella known as the Ships owners Forum. The various splinter groups which may now have to operate as one body in …

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N2.6 Bln NIMASA Fraud: Bank Manager Reveals More Facts against Akpobolokemi

The on-going case of alleged N2.6 billion fraud against embattled former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, took a fresh twist during the week following more damning revelations by the manager of one of the banks allegedly used by him to defraud the …

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PIRACY ATTACKS: Filipino seafarers’ Demand More pay for ‘Risky Voyage’ to Nigeria

Philippine seafarers on board vessels which call at the Nigerian seaports have issued notice to the Nigerian authorities to pay more as ‘hazard charges’, saying that could only compensate for their ‘risky voyage’ to the country. The demand is sequel to an earlier classification of Nigerian ports and waters as …

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N2.6 B NIMASA Fraud: Bank Manager Reveals More Facts Against Akpobolokemi

The on-going case of alleged N2.6 billion fraud against embattled former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, took a fresh twist during the week following more damning revelations by the manager of one of the banks allegedly used by him to defraud the …

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FG Compels Merger Of Ship Owners’ Splinter Groups

A Federal government’s directive through the Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has compelled the various associations of indigenous ship owners in the country to merge under a common umbrella known as the Shipsowners Forum. The various splinter groups which may now have to operate as one body in deference …

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Customs in Owerri Seize N219m Contraband from Smugglers

It was ‘bad market’ for suspected smugglers operating within the axis of Owerri, Imo state, when Customs operatives swooped on them and impounded a 40 feet container load of two 2,000 cartons of imported frozen poultry products, cleverly concealed by 3,300 crates of Lacasera drinks, with a Duty Paid Value …

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Pirates Kidnap Two Crew Members On Board Bourbon Vessel

Dare-devil pirates operating across Nigerian waters have attacked Bourbon-owned anchor handling and tug supply vessel (AHTS), and whisked away two of the crew members to an unknown location. The company which confirmed the attack and kidnapping of the crew members said the incident occurred off Nigerian waters on the 23rd …

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