Maritime University Gets New VC, Registrar

The Federal Government has appointment Professor (Mrs.) Ongoebi Maureen O. Etebu and Mr. Anho Nathaniel Esoghene Lucky as Vice Chancellor and Registrar, respectively, of the newly approved Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State.

Association kicks against CRFFN operating fee

The National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA) has kicked against the collection of operating fee by the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

Auto policy will paralyse RORO terminals, Shippers' Council warns

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) on Tuesday warned that the implementation of the automotive policy introduced by the Jonathan administration in 2013 has the potential of wrecking the operation of roll-on-roll-off (RORO) terminals in the country.

Association wants confidence in maritime arbitration to resolve disputes

Osuala Nwagbara, Honourary Secretary MAAN

 The Maritime Arbitrators Association of Nigeria (MAAN), on Wednesday, stressed the need to strengthen confidence in maritime arbitration as a way of resolving disputes in the sector.

Stakeholders advocate strategic alliances in automotive policy to benefit economy

Stakeholders in the maritime industry on Tuesday called for alliances that would benefit the local economy with regards to the national automotive policy.

Profile of Ado Bayero Sanusi Lamido- Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority

MD NPA, Ado Bayero Sanusi Lamido

Ado Bayero Sanusi Lamido, 56 years old is the Eldest son of the immediate past Emir of Kano Alhaji Dr Ado Bayero.

Agbakoba tasks Buhari on nation rebuilding

Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN

 Human Rights Activist and maritime lawyer,Dr Olisa Agbakoba, has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to begin his administration on May 29 with the rebuilding of the nation.

FEC approves NIMASA's Maritime University

DG NIMASA, DR Ziakede Akpobolokemi
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has given approval to the Nigeria Maritime University (NMU) an initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to commence academic activities. 

Customs revenue dips in Apapa Command

The Nigeria Customs Service(NCS), Apapa Command said it recorded a revenue of N20.7 billion in April.

ANLCA orders members against paying CRFFN Practitioners Operating fee

Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has orders its members against paying practitioners’ fee to the Council for Regulations of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN).

Nigeria to begin export of seafarers -NIMASA boss

Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, DG, NIMASA

The Director- General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Patrick Akpobolokemi, on Thursday said that Nigeria would soon begin to export seafarers to other countries.

Former NZ Navy ship relaunched as the ‘Geo Resolution’

Former Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) principal hydrographic survey ship, the HMNZS ‘Resolution’, has recently been relaunched from the Sembawang Shipyard (Singapore) as the ‘Geo Resolution’.

Ferry services to the rescue as Apapa gridlock locks-down Lagos

One of the boats operating CMS to Apapa and CMS to Ikorodu

Seacoach Ferry Jetty in CMS, Lagos

Commuters in large numbers have resorted to using the ferry services to move from Apapa to CMS and from CMS to Ikorodu and vice-versa as the traffic congestion in Lagos seems to get worse by the day.

Expert says only functional port plan will address challenges in Nigeria’s maritime industry

Maritime Lawyer, Osuala Nwagbara

A maritime lawyer, Mr Osuala Nwagbara, on Monday said that only a functional port plan could address the challenges bedeviling the nation’s maritime sector.

Bayero assumes duty as new MD of NPA

The out-going Managing Director of NPA, Malam Habib Abdullahi (Left)handing over notes to the new MD, Malam Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero at the NPA Headquarters, Marina, Lagos today.
Malam Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero on Wednesday assumed duty in Lagos  as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA).

Expert decries ‘grace period’ for single hull tanker phase out in Nigeria

 Capt. Fola Ojutalayo, a Senior Lecturer at the Federal Colege of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos, says the ‘grace period’ given for single hull tankers to operate in Nigeria was not economically beneficial.

Shipowners association condemns establishment of parallel body

 The Nigerian Indigenous Ship-owners Association (NISA) has condemned the creation of a parallel ship-owners association.

Shipper laments dearth of qualified seafarers in Nigeria

Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin

 Prince Ayorinde Adedoyin, the Chief Executive Officer of Peacegate, a maritime services provider, has lamented the dearth of qualified seafarers in Nigeria.

Customs trains officers on reputation, change management

CGC, Dikko Abdullahi
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Monday in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, began a three-day training for its Public Relations Officers and some journalists on strategic communication for effective reputation and change management.

Australia, Norway to partner NIMASA on capacity development

§L-R: Head, Protocol Unit of NIMASA, Ms Kehinde Bolaji; Director, Shipping Development, Captain Warredi Enisuoh; Australian Deputy High Commissioner, Angela Tierney; Director General, NIMASA, Dr Ziakede Akpobolokemi; Executive Director, Maritime Safety and Shipping Development, Captain Ezekiel Bala Agaba and Assistant Director, Maritime Labour Services, Mr. Chiroma Ibrahim when the Australian Deputy High Commissioner paid a courtesy visit to the Agency.

L-R: Executive Director, (ED) Admin and Finance of NIMASA, Haruna Baba Jauro; Director, Shipping Development, Capt. Warredi Enisuoh; Counsellor Petroleum and Commercial Affairs, Norwegian Embassy, Mr. Tor Tanum; Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Rolf Ree; DG/CEO, NIMASA, Dr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi and ED, Maritime Safety and Shipping Development, Capt. Ezekiel Bala Agaba during a working visit by the Ambassador to the Agency.

The Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Angela Tierney on Tuesday said her country would partner with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in technical support provision and human capacity development.