WISTA to facilitate sponsorship of girls interested in seafaring



 The President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere yesterday said the association would facilitate sponsorship of girls that showed interest in the seafaring profession.

OPINION: Publisher X-rays 5 reasons Gen. Buhari will lose his fourth Presidential election in Nigeria

By Dr. Chika  Onyeani, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning African Sun Times

On Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2015, Nigerians will be going to the polls to elect a president.  The contest is basically between the candidates of two political parties – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the other nine presidential candidates could hardly be considered as worthy of challenge.

NAC, SURE-P, SMEDAN empower 1002 auto mechanics nationwide





                  R-L; The Director-General NAC, Engr. Aminu Jalal, presenting a work kit to one of the graduating trainee, Miss Faith, and Founder of  Lady Mechanic, Sandra Aguebor, at the event in Lagos on Friday.

 A total of 1002 auto technicians drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
(FCT), on Friday graduated from three weeks auto-engineering intensive training programme in 40 centres across the nation.

FG to strengthen Ports Authority to perform statutory roles, says minister




The Minister of National Planning Commission, Dr Abubakar Olanrewaju said the Federal Government would strengthen the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to perform its statutory roles for maximum growth of the maritime sector.

Maritime Review: Pirated books, fake drugs valued at N1.77bn impounded in Lagos Port






Maritime activities closed for the week with seizures of pirated boos and fake drugs, valued at N1.77 billion at the Lagos Port Complex.

Trans-shipment can create 60,000 maritime jobs in Nigeria, says expert



 
The Chairman, Ports Consultative Council (PCC) Chief Kunle Folarin, on Friday said that 60,000 jobs could be created through trans-shipment in Nigerian ports.

NPA advises dock workers on protective gear




The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has advised dockworkers to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during operations to ensure safety.

2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo will focus on economic regeneration, says Official



The Planning Committee for the 2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX), said on Wednesday the event would focus on issues that would help regenerate the country’s economy.

Nigeria Customs Service destroys N13. 5 m smuggled poultry products in Seme



Officials of the Port Health Service, Agricultural Quarantine Service, Directorate of State Security (DSS) and National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday witnessed as the  Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme Command destroyed  smuggled poultry products with duty paid value of N13.5 million. 

Shippers’ Council threatens action against any unreasonable resistance to its regulation enforcement

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr Hassan Bello, on Tuesday, explained that the council as the Ports Economic Regulator was appointed to bring about desired efficiency for all providers and consumers of shipping services at the ports.