Western corridor rail line to complete in 36 months, says Amaechi


 
Hon. Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi
Nigeria’s rail line, which will cover the Western corridor and traverse nine States and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja spanning a total of 1,402 km will be completed in 36 months as soon as the loan agreement is reached between Nigeria and china.

Grounded Tanker splits in two off Taiwan

One of two tankers that ran aground off Kaohsiung, Taiwan last week, split in two in    the morning hours of June 18.

Communiqué of Maritime Stakeholders on “The Gains And Challenges of The Ease Of Doing Business In Nigeria Maritime Sector” event

.L-R Director General , Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Mr. Muda Yusuf ,DCP Mr Adeyemi Gbola, and Miss Adaora  Nwonu From Nigerian Shippers Council  , during the 2nd Annual Lecture  and awards theme ‘the Gains and Challenges of the Presidential order on ease of doing business in the Nigerian Maritime Sector one year after’ in Lagos 


Introduction
The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday May 18, 2017 signed an executive order on transparency and improving the business environment in Nigeria. The executive order (EO1) contained far-reaching measures with direct benefits for Nigerian businesses as a proof of the Federal Government’s commitment and determination to ease the business environment. 

8 Crew evacuated from sinking Turkish Freighter off Croatia


Eight crew members of Turkish cargo ship Haksa have been evacuated after the freighter started sinking while underway in the Adriatic Sea, around 16 nautical miles off Croatia’s Jabuka Island, the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia said on Sunday.

Folorunso Alakija’s Foundation celebrates 10 years of providing succour for widows and orphans


Mrs Folorunso Alakija, Founder RoSF

The Rose of Sharon Foundation, which first opened its doors to widows and orphanages exactly a decade ago on the 23rd of May, 2008 is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Apple signs content production deal with Oprah




Apple and Oprah Winfrey have joined forces in a multiyear content deal, the company has announced.

It is the latest high-profile producing partnership for the technology behemoth, which is currently developing TV series with writers and actors including Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Wiig and M. Night Shyamalan as it ramps up its plans to create and distribute original content.

CBN to give incentives to Nigerian importers using Chinese currency

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has authorized the use of Renminbi (RMB) instead of dollar by Nigerians to import some specific goods from China to achieve maximum benefit in the recent $2.5 billion currency swap pact signed by both countries.

Africa Blue Economy debuts, attracts experts, officials of governments



The African continent needs to work together on a country and regional level to put in place and, more crucially, implement a sustainable maritime governance system that will benefit the whole continent, concluded delegates at the first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com).

NIMASA advocates better living conditions for dock labour

... As STOAN, MWUN, others commend Agency


R-L: Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Gambo Ahmed, Chairman Ports Consultative Council, Otunba Kunle Folarin and the Director, Maritime Labour Services, NIMASA Mr. Ibrahim Jibril, during the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) Meeting in Lagos.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has restated its commitment to the welfare of dock workers in the maritime industry as the Agency organised a meeting of the employers and labour unions in the maritime sector under the aegis of the National Joint Industrial Council (NJIC) in Lagos.

Customs FOU ‘A’ battles smugglers in creeks, recovers N1.4 bn in seized goods, underpayments

Comptl. Muhammed Uba briefing newsmen on the seizures



 The Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, Lagos, has recovered over N1.4 billion (One billion, four hundred and five million, seventy-nine thousand, eight-six naira only) from its latest anti-smuggling operations.