SIFAX Group rewards 60 staff at Long Service Award


L-R: Dr. Fola Rogers-Saliu, Executive Director, Human Resources and Administration, SIFAX Group presenting an award plaque and other prizes to Mrs. Chinelo Nwobi, Assistant General Manager, Human Resources and Administration, who has spent 10 years in service at the SIFAX Group 2018 Long Service Award, which was held at Apapa recently.


SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, has rewarded and honoured 60 staff at its 2018 Long Service Award.

Customs seizes N5.1b contraband in Lagos, Ogun



The Federal Operations Unit (FOU) of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has announced the seizing of various exotic cars, foreign parboiled rice, Indian hemp, Tramadol and other contrabands worth about N5.1 billion in the last four months.

Naval Chief tasks newly-promoted officers on maritime security



The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has charged newly-promoted Rear Admirals to further distinguished themselves in finding workable solutions to myriad of maritime challenges confronting the nation. 

Expert calls for established Port Community to boost sector efficiency





The maritime industry in Nigeria needs to have an effective Single Window System to enable the regulatory agencies perform optimally to support the trade systems for global competitiveness.

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.