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CSOs urge govt to halt water bill and privatisation of public infrastructure

A coalition of civil society groups have called on the federal government to implement the resolution of the July 28, 2010 United Nations General Assembly, which recognizes the human right to water and sanitation and the importance of clean drinking water and sanitation. They called on government to remove every …

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Over 100 feared dead in Kebbi boat mishap

The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said 160 people died in the boat mishap that happened in Kebbi State. Mot of the travellers are yet to be found. According to NIWA, only four dead bodies had been recovered “but 156 out of the 180 passengers onboard the boat were …

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NPA: Bala Usman tackles Binta Garba

Former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has refuted allegations by Binta Garba that she resisted inquiries into the finances of the agency. The suspended managing director was reacting to Garba, a former board member of NPA, who alleged that Bala Usman influenced her removal …

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President suspends NPA chief executive

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the suspension of Hadiza Bala Usman as the managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). In a statement, presidential spokesman Garba Shehu, said the suspension followed a recommendation by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. An administrative panel of inquiry has been raised to …

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Customs Arrests Three Suspects With Guns, 891 Ammunition

As the federal government battles to contain insurgency and banditry that has engulfed the north and other parts of the country,  the Nigeria Customs has arrested three suspects with a lorry load of 73 locally made guns and 891 ammunition. The arrest and detection which took place during the week, …

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Nigeria Arrests 27 Pirates, Begins their Trial Under SPOMO Act

Nigeria will this week begin the prosecution of suspected pirates under the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act, after arresting 27 of them within two months, as the onslaught to rid the nation’s waterways of piracy and other criminalities intensifies. The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir …

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10 Foreign Crew Kidnapped in Gulf of Guinea

…As NIMASA celebrates Government’s Anti-Piracy Act in Lagos!*** While the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) was celebrating newly enacted Government’s Anti-Piracy Act towards stemming criminality on Nigerian waters, 10 out of 24 multinational crew in a tanker, ALPINE PENELOPE  were kidnapped while sailing to Lagos. The ship was under …

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How Presidential Task Force ‘Feast’ On Apapa Tarffic Gridlock

The Maritime Reporters’ Association of Nigeria (MARAN), has raised an alarm over how a Presidential Task Force put in place to monitor as well as manage the endemic Apapa ports city traffic gridlock has allegedly turned their job into illegal avenues for extortion of motorists and other ports users. In …

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LADOL Part Ways With SHI, Alleges Serial Contract Breaches By Korean-Based Ship Building Yard

The Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL) has terminated its sublease contract agreement with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) following alleged “repeated uncautionable negative activities” and breaches of due processes by the multinational ship builders. The foremost Nigerian indigenous oil and gas service provider based in Apapa, Lagos, was local content partner …

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28 Officers Detained as Customs Seizes another Cache of 475 Illegal Arms Import

No less than 28 Customs officers have been arrested in connection with series of illegal weapons imports through the Lagos seaports, following a fresh discovery of another container loaded with 475 riffles at the Tin Can island ports in Lagos, yesterday. The discovery is coming at the heels of a …

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