NIMASA assures NSDP Cadets of sea-time training


…says 200 more  seafarers set for next set 
 
The cadets at the NIMASA gate on Monday
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has assured of the Agency’s commitment to ensuring that all beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) conclude their programme by getting the mandatory sea-time training.

Traders protest closure of Nigerians’ businesses in Ghana


Credit: BBC

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) Monday petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) over the alleged closure of over 400 businesses owned by Nigerians in Ghana.

NIMASA working with relevant security agencies to rescue crew on board hijacked vessel



The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on  Monday said it had commenced search and rescue operations for the abducted 12 crew members onboard MV GLARUS owned by ALLISON Shipping, which was hijacked off Bonny Island in Rivers State, to ensure that they are found and released unconditionally.

Report: Pirates kidnap 12 Crew off Nigeria



Twelve crew members of a Swiss bulk carrier MV Glarus were taken hostage while in Nigerian waters on September 22, Reuters reports citing a statement from the ship’s operator Massoel Shipping.

Bayelsa, SIFAX Group to collaborate on aviation, maritime development

: L-R: Godwin Konyefa, Managing Director, Bayelsa Properties & Investment Company; Mike Owope, Executive Director, Finance, SIFAX Group; Patience Ranami Abah, Director-General, Bayelsa Investment Promotion Agency (BIPA) and Ezekiel Ajewole, Executive Director & Senior Special Assistant to Dr. Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group during the working visit of the Bayelsa State Government to SIFAX Group.


Bayelsa State Government is collaborating with SIFAX Group to develop the state’s aviation and maritime potentials.

Shippers’ Council sets for new policy on freight rate, begins sensitization of stakeholders




The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is set to introduce a new policy on freight rate.
This was disclosed in Lagos by Otunba Seyi Oduntan, the Chairman, Sub-Committee on Freight, a statement from the Council reads.

VP Osinbajo visits flood victims in Delta, Anambra



Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Thursday visited Asaba, the Delta State capital, for an assessment  of the damage caused by the flooding in Delta and Anambra States’ communities.

Buhari re-appoints Amaechi DG of his campaign organisation

Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi



President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed the Hon. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, as the Secretary/Director General of his campaign organization for re-election in 2019.

ICPC advocates joint vessel inspection by maritime agencies


…As Dakuku says transparency, integrity crucial to maritime growth  


The DG NIMASA,  Dr. Dakuku Peterside (middle) presenting copies of the Agency’s in-house Voyage Magazine to the Director, Public Enlightenment and Spokesperson of the ICPC, Mrs. Rashidat Okoduwa, Mni, while the Director, Legal Services of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr. Samuel Vongtau looks during a joint courtesy visit by the ICPC and NSC to the Management of NIMASA in Lagos.

The Acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), Dr. Musa Usman Abubakar has stressed the need for all government agencies in the maritime sector to carry out joint inspection of vessels at the ports in order to fully actualize the Ease of Doing Business initiative of the Federal Government.

Customs' Strike Force seizes 11 trucks of foreign rice in South West Nigeria

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The Strike Force Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday seized 11 trucks loaded with smuggled foreign parboiled rice in the South West.