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.

NPA, NASPRI urge journalists to uphold national interest

Participants at the training on Thursday

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in partnership with the Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information (NASPRI), advised journalists to uphold national interest in their reportage.

Fresh start for Grace and Glory Chapel!


The Grace and Glory Chapel will formally be inaugurated today, Jan. 23, by Apostle Bank Akinmola at the church’s  2b, Gbolade  Adebola House, by Adebola House, off Opebi, Ikeja, Lagos.

Inland Container operations to hit 15,000 TEUs to Kaduna, Kano in 2015, says Operator

The Inland Container Nigeria Limited on Wednesday said that at least 15,000 TEUs containers would  be moved from the Lagos  seaports to its container terminals in Kaduna and Kano for 2015.

Maritime expert calls for balance of trade with Nigeria's trading partners

 Chief Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Port Consultative Council (PCC) on Wednesday said Nigeria should work toward a balance of trade with her trading partners.

Academy charges government on transport industry development

The Crown Maritime Academy (CMA) says it is poised to providing quality transport education to support the nation’s economic growth through the maritime and other transport segments.

Expert advocates establishment of more shipyards in Nigeria

Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin, the Chairman, Planning Committee on 2015 National Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) on Tuesday advocated the establishment of more shipyards in Nigeria.

Customs to send officers on marine training at Oron

The Customs Area Controller, Western Marine Command, Mr Yusuf Umar, on Tuesday said that some of its officers would soon proceed to Oron, Akwa Ibom, on marine training during the first quarter of the year.

New repair facility in Abu Dhabi

Nico International's new dry-docking and repair facility in Abu Dhabi Port Company’s Freeport carried out afloat and dry-docking jobs on over 30 vessels in its first two months of operation. 

2015 Maritime Expo to focus on trade, funding, says Committee

Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin

Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin, the Chairman, Planning Committee of the 2015 Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) said the event would focus on trade promotion and the possibility of assisting operators with funds.

Maritime Expo to assist operators in sourcing funds, equipment

Activities in the maritime industry closed on Friday with an assurance by the Planning Committee of the 2015 Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) to assist maritime operators in sourcing funds and equipment.

NPA inaugurates waste management trucks at Tin-Can Island Port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday said that it had inaugurated five garbage trucks at the Tin-Can Island Port.

Terminal operators seek 24–hr cargo examination at ports

 The Seaports Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) on Thursday urged the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to introduce a 24-hour examination of goods, especially containers, to facilitate cargo clearance.

Agbakoba tasks political office aspirants on economy sustenance campaigns

Dr Oilsa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Maritime Lawyer, on Wednesday tasked all political office aspirants in Nigeria to focus their campaigns on how to generate revenue to sustain the nation's economy.

NCS vows to fish out retired officer’s still working at Apapa Command

The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) Apapa Area Command, on Wednesday vowed to fish out retired officers who disguise and still carry out operations with unsuspecting importers and agents at the port.

Expert says maritime sector capable of sustaining Nigeria’s economy

Dr Olisa Agbakoba

Dr Olisa Agbakoba, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and maritime lawyer, says Nigeria can generate an estimated N7 trillion from the maritime sector if it overhauls its policy, institutional, regulatory and legal frameworks.

Port concessionaires bemoan effect of policy somersault on operations

 The Seaports Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN) on Tuesday said that some of their operations in 2014 slowed down due to changes in some government policies.

NPA to control movement of people into ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday said it would restrict movement of people that had no business and other squatters at the ports.

NPA seeks improved rail service to boost cargo movement

 The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says the provision of more wagons and locomotives would boost the movement of cargo through the rail system.

Expert seeks collaboration on maritime security in Gulf of Guinea

 A Maritime expert, Chief Kunle Folarin, on Friday urged countries within the Gulf of Guinea to collaborate to perfect security measures against piracy attacks and other sea robberies. 

BMT completes Hong Kong Port Strategic Development Study

BMT Asia Pacific has announced the completion of the Strategic Development Plan for Hong Kong Port 2030 (HKP2030) on behalf of the Hong Kong Government.

Apapa Customs Command generates N301bn in 2014

The Apapa Area 1 Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) generated N301 billion in 2014 up from N250 billion recorded in 2013.

Organised inter-modal transport system critical to sustainable economy, says expert

 A Maritime Consultant, Mr Alex Nwangwu says Nigeria’s economy can be developed and sustained through a well-organised inter-modal transport system.

Expert seeks upgrade of maritime institutions to stop capital flight

A Maritime Expert, Capt. Fola Ojutalayo, has called for the upgrade of Nigerian maritime training institutions to reduce capital flight incurred on foreign training of cadets.

Freight Forwarders advise against further devaluation of naira

President of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders of Nigeria (NAGAFF), Chief Eugene Nweke, on Monday cautioned the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) against further devaluation of the naira.

Mariner calls for training of young maritime professionals

Capt. Saib Olopoenia, the President, Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) on Monday urged operators in the maritime industry to train young professionals for continuity.

PCC chairman says human capacity development critical in Nigeria’s maritime sector

Chief Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Port Consultative Council (PCC) says building human capacity is critical in addressing the problems facing the development of Nigeria’s maritime sector. 

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