SON seizes over N22.7bn substandard products in 1 year

The Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), said it seized over N22.7 billion substandard products both destroyed and awaiting destruction in the last one year.

Senate, Transport Ministry push for maritime alternative

R-L: Member Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Kabir Gaya, Director-General,Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside , and the Chairman, Ship owners Forum, Barrister (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi at a maritime stakeholders assembly tagged a Lunch with the Senate held in Lagos.
The Senate Committee on Marine Transport and the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) have called on stakeholders to join the Government in its recent efforts to pay more attention to the development of the maritime sector as it has enormous resources that can boost the economy of Nigeria.

Agbakoba, others seek special ministry for maritime sector

The National Assembly has been urged to champion the complete reforms going on in the maritime sector by sponsoring and enacting a bill that will lead to the creation of Ministry of Maritime Industry (MoMI).

Shipowners welcome push toward European Maritime Single Window environment

The European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA) and the World Shipping Council (WSC) have welcomed the adoption of a General Approach on the proposal for a European Maritime Single Window environment (EMSWe) by Transport Ministers.

FEC approves N551m for construction of freight office at Jibia

Vice-President  Prof. Yemi Osinbajo

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, approved N551.8 million for the construction of national freight office in Jibia, Katsina State.

Maersk targets Zero CO2 emission by 2050

Maersk has announced that it aims to become a carbon neutral company by 2050.
The company said that in order to achieve this goal, carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030, and an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology is required.

NSC Holds 2018 Stakeholders’ Appreciation Night

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, is set to host this year’s appreciation night by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) scheduled to hold today, December 6, at Lagos Continental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, at 5pm.

Asu Beks: FG should declare State of Emergency at Ports, appoint Serving Career Officer as Customs CG

           …Says Ali has performed abysmally

The Federal Government was Wednesday urged to declare a state of emergency at the nation’s ports and border posts over the influx of arms and other prohibited goods into the country.

Qatar withdrawing from OPEC to focus on natural gas

Gulf nation Qatar has revealed its plans to withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), putting an end to its 57-year membership of the producers’ cartel.

FG says Lagos-Ibadan railway now to complete in February 2019

The Federal Government has given the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan rail project a new deadline of February 2019 to complete the rail project. 

This is even as it bemoaned attacks by hoodlums and armed robbers on the project contractor in Lagos.

Represent Nigeria correctly, Dakuku tells piracy reporting body

Inaugurates ICIC Committee

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

     IMSOT, UK Team commends NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called on the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) to ensure fairness and balance in its reportage of piracy issues on Nigeria’s territorial waters.

NPA MD advocates for improved security at the nation’s ports

Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, MD NPA

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has called on all Ports Facility Security Officers (PFSOs) to double their efforts and remain ever vigilant in their various facilities in order to curb high level of insecurity and threats in Nigeria’s Maritime domain.

CCA showcases "LineGuage" as 10th year anniversary draws to close

Art piece by Bruce Onobrakpeya

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) will be having an exhibition titled LineGuage,  as a high-point of its 10th year anniversary celebration.

Gov Ambode appoints ACP Ojajuni as Chairman of Archery Association

ACP Bode Ojajuni(Right) during the acceptance ceremony in Alausa Lagos.

 The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has appointed Mr. Bode Ojajuni, an Assistant Commissioner of Police,  as the Chairman, Lagos State Archery Association.

Kwara boat mishap claims 19 Children

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No fewer than 19 children have been reportedly drowned in a boat mishap on Saturday in Lafiagi, Edu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kwara State.

Blue Economy sustainability: Nigeria to partner other African countries - Amaechi

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

The Federal Government of Nigeria has expressed its readiness to cooperate with sister countries and development bodies to advance Africa’s prosperity through the safe and sustainable use of the continent’s vast sea and ocean resources.

N150m Tramadol bribe: League of Maritime Editors demands disclosure of Importer’s identity

 Postpones 20th Anniversary  Lecture

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Suspecting half truth and outright concealment of facts on the seizure of 40 containers of tramadol, the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP) weekend called on the management of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to make public the identity  of the importer or importers  who offered the sum of N150 million bribe  to the Customs  for  one of the containers to be released.

Adams Jatto is new Spokesman NPA

Engr. Jatto Adeiza Adams, New Spokesman of the NPA

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in its determination at further reinvigorating the Authority’s operations and the reengineering of the process of dissemination of information towards an efficient delivery of services, has appointed Engineer Jatto Adeiza Adams as its chief spokesman.

Community, port work together on truck traffic

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CUPP shortlists 5 Presidential Candidates for 2019 Elections

Dr. Olisa Agbakoba

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has announced its selection of five Presidential Candidates for the 2019 Elections.

NPA refutes allegation of non-remittance of N177 bn to Federation Account

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has countered allegations that it failed to remit the sum of N177 billion Operating Surplus from its 2017 revenue to the Consolidated Federation Account.

Amaechi calls for stringent penalties for traffic offenders

The Honourable Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has called for introduction of stringent penalties for those who violate and breach the laid down traffic procedures in the country.

Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Agbakoba writes Buhari

Olisa Agbakoba SAN

Human Rights Lawyer and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Olisa Agbakoba SAN, has expressed concern about the 2019 general elections and therefore called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018.

UNILAG Mass Comm Alumni Association holds annual dinner

The University of Lagos Mass Communication Alumni Association (UMCAA), the umbrella body of all graduates of the prestigious communication department, will hold its annual dinner on the 29th of November, 2018 at Lagos Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos. 

Photo News: Sustainable Blue Economy Conference

L-R , Dr Kofi Mbiah, Rector MAN Oron Commodore Effedua , CEO of Australian Maritime Safety Authority Mick Kinley  and the Director General Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside at the Sustainable Blue economy conference in Nairobi Kenya.

Family celebrates Ameachi , Wife on 25th wedding anniversary

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi and his Wife.

The Honourable Minister of Transportation Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and his Wife, Dame Judith Amaechi, are celebrating 25 years of marital life.

Sustainable use of the ocean will lift Africa out of poverty, says Dakuku

… As AAMA commit to champion Blue Economy

From Right: The Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency  (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside,  Secretary General International Maritime Organisation (IMO) , Kitack Lim and the Secretary General International Seabed Authority Michael W. Lodge at the first global conference on sustainable blue economy currently going on in Nairobi, Kenya.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that development of the blue economy is a veritable strategy for advancing African economies and lifting the people out of poverty.

SOAN in industry partnerships to create job opportunities for Nigerians--Okoigun

SOAN  2nd Vice President,  Mr. Alfred Okoigun

The Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) in partnership with key stakeholders in the maritime industry is creating a broad spectrum of job opportunities for young Nigerians.  

Winner of The Next Titan Season 5 gets N5 million, Car

L-R: Kunle Mide-Akinlaja, Executive Producer, The Next Titan; Olumuyiwa Akande, Corporate Affairs, Manager, SIFAX Group; Ogechukwu Obah, Winner, Next Titan Season 5 and Adewale Adetayo, General Manager, SIFAX Haulage & Logistics Company Limited presenting a cheque to the Next Titan Winner at the grand finale which was held at Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos

After about 10 weeks of camping, mentorship and training in The Next Titan Season 5, an entrepreneurial reality TV show, Ogechukwu Obah was declared winner and she went home with five million Naira and a brand new car.

Nigeria risks loss of 100,000 jobs to Postal Commission Bill, says LCCI

Mr. Muda Yusuf, Director General LCCI

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the National Assembly to halt the progression of the Nigeria Postal Commission Bill currently before it.

UK’s ‘Eye in the Sky’ to tackle oil spills, illegal shipping

UK has unveiled the first images from a new satellite which can see through clouds and image the Earth round the clock to help stop oil spills and illegal shipping.

Warri-Itakpe rail corridor to provide 1000 jobs for Nigerians

Over 1000 workers will be employed for the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge rail corridor, Mr Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said.

Dakuku congratulates Kitack Lim on his second term

The Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has congratulated the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Kitack Lim, on his re-election as head of the specialised United Nations body.

As’tele bonds artistes, audience in lasting love for African arts

A full body dance performance

Tosin talks to the audience

In this performance, As’tele Hangout 2.0 brings out more of Africa as the artistes would promise the audience of fresh experiences.

CRFFN to tackle foreigners’ participation in freight forwarding

CRFFN Chairman, Alh. Abubakar Tsanni( 3rd from left) , MARAN President, Mr. Anya Njokwu(1st from left) with other CRFFN Council Executives during the Council's  visit to MARAN Secretariat on Friday.  

The new Chairman of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), Alhaji Abubakar Tsanni, on Friday expressed his determination to sanitise the freight forwarding industry.

Customs intercepts 13 containers of Tramadol, others valued N3.2 bn at Tin-Can Island Port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Friday announced the seizure of 13 containers of tramadol at the Tin-Can Island Port barely 24 hours after it made seizures of 40 containers of tramadol at the Apapa Port.

Budget Implementation: House Committee expresses confidence in NIMASA Management

…As Dakuku reiterates Agency’s commitment to capacity development

L-R: Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, Hon. Solomon Adaelu, Executive Director, Finance & Administration, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, Chairman, House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago during the committee’s oversight visit to NIMASA in Lagos.

The House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has commended the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its efforts in repositioning the country’s maritime sector for greater efficiency. 

bauhaus imaginista: Moving Away: Decolonizing the Campus

Goethe-Institut Nigeria, Gallery 16/16, the Department of Architecture at the University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria

The symposium Decolonizing the Campus will be held in Lagos on 23 and 24 November 2018, in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut, Gallery 16/16, the Department of Architecture at the University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Osun State, Nigeria.

South Korea unveils financial boost for smaller shipbuilders

South Korea has prepared another financial boost for its shipbuilding industry with an aim to help small and mid-sized shipbuilders.

Nigeria Customs arrests 40 Containers of Tramadol valued N7.3bn, two Aircrafts at Apapa Port

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday said that it made seizures of 40 containers of tramadol valued at N7,318,978,065. 00, and two Aircrafts.

Ship Owners digest: How Fuel Right does ships right

L-R: Marine Engineer, Kuzi Onyibe of Phoenix Register of Shipping (Lagos Office)
 and Tim Rivard, President, Fuel Right (Canada) Ltd. 

Tim Rivard, President of Fuel Right (Canada) Limited, shared information with ship owners on how to ensure having clean fuel with improved fuel economy by using Fuel Right in their ship tanks.

Nigeria Customs to begin electronic cargo tracking In 2019

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) may begin enforcement of Electronic Cargo Tracking System by 2019 if all things work out as planned, comptroller-general of customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) has said.

Customs officers allegedly kill woman in Lagos

The Nigeria Police in Badagry, said it had arrested seven customs officers over the killing one Mrs Patience Oni and injuring an innocent man at Forte Oil Filling Station near  popular Badagry  Roundabout in Lagos state.

Deal reached on higher seafarer wages

Seafarers across the globe can look forward to higher wages as international bodies reached an agreement on an overall increase of 4.5 percent of minimum wage for an able seafarer.

FG has abandoned Maritime University--IYC

National President of the IYC, Mr. Roland Pereotubo Oweilaemi

By Nathaniel Obruthe
The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide, on Tuesday cried out  that the Federal Government of Nigeria has  abandoned the Nigerian Maritime University located in Okenrenkoko,  Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State.

Liberia steps up fight against maritime corruption

Liberia has become the first ship registry to be admitted to the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN) as an associate member.

Missing DELSU student found dead with tongue, breasts severed

Late Elozino Ogege

A Mass Communication student of Delta State University (DELSU), Elozino Ogege, who was declared missing last week has been found dead with her tongue and breasts severed from her body.

Amaechi reiterates commitment to Lagos-Ibadan rail project

Hon. Rotimi Amaechi,  the Minister of Transportation

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has pledged to ensure the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in honour of the late Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Usman Abubakar.

Navy arrests 40 persons, 52 vessels over piracy-related offences

The Nigerian Navy on said on Monday that it currently had in its custody 52 vessels and 40 persons arrested for various alleged piracy- related offences.