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.

Nigeria: How Buhari stopped me from unnecessary borrowings for Nigeria's Rail Projects - Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi 

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday said that in the course of executing the Warri-Itakpe Rail line, stations were built in the villages of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.

Interview: Shipping Firms wasting money on paper in digitalization era

Hayley van Leeuwen, Head of Product, Global Navigation Solutions

The era of Big Data, connectivity and the Internet of Things offers significant opportunities in terms of efficiency, productivity and cost reduction, however, not all sectors seem to be taking full advantage of these new tools.

Transnet takes over Nigeria's Rail Concession as GE Pulls Out of deal

Transnet SOC Ltd. will be taking over Nigeria’s rail concession, following the General Electric Company’s pull out from the project in line with its strategy to exit the transportation business.

Jadesimi cites mutual respect, equality as key to sustainable partnerships

Dr. Amy Jadesimi(1st from right)  representing Africa’s private sector at the P4G conference in Copenhagen. Speaking on the panel for collaboration: Cities as Hotbeds for Innovation and Growth. 
Dr. Amy Jadesimi, the Managing Director of Lagos Deep Offshore Logistic Base, (LADOL) has preached mutual respect and equality as key to successful and sustainable partnerships in the business environment, particularly in high growth low income markets.

Seafarer dies from container accident

A Filipino seafarer died after a container struck him at Southbank Quay, Ringsend, Dublin, on November 14, when he was doing lashing work while container lifting operations were underway,  the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) informed.

FG plans demolition of parts of Lagos Ports to give way for standard, narrow gauges

The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that efforts have begun to demolish parts of Lagos Ports Terminals to give way for both ongoing construction of standard and narrow gauge rail lines.

Nigerian Shippers Council seeks promotion of export trade

The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Barr. Hassan Bello on Thursday called for export promotion in the country as part of the efforts to diversify the national economy.

Maersk, four others in liner association to revolutionise the industry

IT executives from A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express are currently discussing the creation of common information technology standards which shall be openly available and free of charge for all stakeholders of the wider container shipping industry.

NDLEA uncovers 12 containers with 340 million Tramadol tablets

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has uncovered 340 million Tramadol tablets in 12 containers at the Apapa port in Lagos.

A.P. Moller - Maersk grows across the business

In the third quarter of 2018, A.P. Moller - Maersk progresses in the strategic business transformation, reporting growth in both Ocean and non-Ocean with a total revenue increase of 31% to USD 10.1bn, 12% excluding Hamburg Süd, the company has disclosed in a statement.

NIWA Area Offices decry security challenges, inadequate manpower

The Area Offices of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) in Onitsha, Warri and the Onitsha River Port have cried out over the lack of functional vehicles, inadequate staff and conflicts with sister agencies as their major constrains in their areas of operations.

NPA Photo News

 The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (left) presents a plaque to the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)in Nigeria, Fahad Al Tafaq (right), who paid her a courtesy visit at the NPA Corporate Headquarters, Marina, Lagos.

Interview: “How Maritime Agencies neglect Master Mariners to industry detriment in Nigeria”

Capt. Tajudeen Alao, President of the NAMM(Right) and Capt. Onyebuke, First Vice-President of the NAMM 

Expressing concern that maritime agencies in Nigeria have continually preferred engaging foreigners for jobs that they could handle, President of the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM), Capt. Tajudeen Alao, in this interview, said that such foreign practitioners were never subjected to any professional clearance to ascertain claims of their expertise. He also talks on other industry matters including having the requisite education and practical experience to train the nation’s cadets on sea time according to global standards.

Pirates fire at LNG Carrier off Nigeria

An LNG tanker was chased and fired upon by nine pirates in a speed boat on November 6, around 30 nautical miles southwest of Bonny, Nigeria, the IMB Piracy Reporting Center informed.

Maritime School christens training vessel

A Philippine maritime training institute christened the newest addition to its fleet of vessels on Thursday, November 8.

Maritime Editors, Publishers accuse Customs CG, Officers of worsening corruption at Ports

CG strike force allegedly collects N100,000 per 40ft container, N1 million for contraband container

*FOUs use syndicate to collect bribe to avoid seizure of containers
*We want evidence, specific cases to punish officers, say Customs image makers

The League of Maritime Editors weekend raised daring allegations of wrong doings, massive corruption in the port system against the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Rtd Col. Hammed Ali, officers of the Strike Force (SF) created by his office and others at the nation’s ports and border stations.