FG plans Bill to ban plastics

·       To eliminate land-based marine litter sources in 5 years
·      As NIMASA launches Action Plan on marine litter, plastics management

L-R: Chairman, House Committee on Maritime, Safety and Education, Hon. Linda Ikeazor; Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Head, Marine Environment Management, NIMASA, Dr. (Mrs). Felicia Mogo, Minister of State for Environment, Barrister Sharon Ikeazor; and Senator Tolulope Odebiyi at the official launch of the Maritime Action Plan for maritime litter and plastic management held in Lagos.

The National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Environment are putting the finishing touches to a bill meant to prohibit the production of plastics, which pollute the environment. 

NAGAFF tasks youth ambassadors on credible conduct

One of the youth ambassadors displaying his certificate

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has in its quest for youth empowerment and value addition, tasked its youth ambassadors to be positive in their conduct and achieve economic goals.

Photos: NPA receives Research Team from Kofi Anan Intl' Peacekeeping Training Centre, Ghana

The representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), General Manager, Security, Olumide Omotoso (left) and the Leader of Delegation, Research Team from the Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Ghana, Colonel Albert Ulrich (right) during a working visit to the Authority’s Corporate Headquarters in Lagos.

FG moves to enforce Anti-piracy Law

        ·   Stiff penalty awaits offenders
L-R: Director General, Nigeria Institute of Advance studies, Prof. Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan; DG, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Representative of the Chief Naval Staff, Real Admiral Murtala Mormoni Bashir; Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Mr Gambo Ahmed and Executive Director, Finance and Administration, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh during the Opening Ceremony of the 9th Strategic Admiralty Law Seminar for Judges by NIMASA held in Lagos, February 19, 2020

The Federal Government has embarked on measures to ensure a smooth enforcement of the newly enacted anti-piracy law as part of efforts to stem criminality on Nigerian waters. 

SIFAX Off Dock GM becomes Marketing Fellow

L-R: Olumuyiwa Akande, Head, Corporate Communications, SIFAX Group; Oliver Omajuwa, General Manager, SIFAX Off Dock and Philips Ojo, Officer, Corporate Communications at the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria Fellows’ Dinner and Awards Night where Omajuwa bagged NIMN Fellowship.

Oliver Omajuwa, General Manager, SIFAX Off Dock Nigeria Limited, was among foremost marketing professionals in Nigeria that were recently conferred with the fellowship of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria.

Customs FOU ‘A’ beats smugglers to their game, seizes foreign rice concealed in gas cylinders

Usman Yahaya and  his team showcasing the seized items

The Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘A’ of the Nigeria Customs Service, has smashed smugglers in their deadly act, seizing among other banned items, 1,393 bags of foreign rice that were concealed in gas cylinders.

Amaechi loses chief security officer

Tony Iwelu

Mr. Tony Iwelu, the Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has passed on.

Ship Registry:Nigeria to begin Online ship registration

  As NIMASA unveils High-Tech Registration Certificate
  Stakeholders pledge support for automation

L-R: Former President, Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Mr Greg Ogbeifun; Executive Director, Operations, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Engr. Rotimi Fashakin; Chairperson, Ship Owners Forum, Mrs Margaret Orakwusi; Director General, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside and Executive Director, Finance & Administration, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh; display samples of the new high-tech ship registration certificates by NIMASA during an Interactive Session on the automation of the Nigerian Ship Registry with Ship Owners  in Lagos, recently.

In a bid to have a world-class Ship Registry and enhance the Ease of Doing Business in the maritime sector, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has concluded plans to set up an automated ship registration process through online and electronic procedure. 

US Navy takes delivery of 11th Independence-Class LCS

The US Navy has taken delivery of the future USS Kansas City, an Independence-class littoral combat ship (LCS) built by Austal USA.

Nigerian seafarers need 'structure' for clear direction- Ombo

Rear Admiral Godwill Siempre Ombo(Rtd)

The absence of a constitutionally-recognised Nigerian Merchant Navy may continue to make it difficult for Nigerian seafarers to work toward advancing their common interest and enhancing the development of the Nigerian Maritime Industry.