Lagos-Ibadan railway project cost $1.6b not $2b, FG clarifies



Against report in section of the media that Lagos-Ibadan rail project cost was over-bloated, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Sabiu Zakari, said that the contract sum of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project is $1.6 billion as against the $2 billion allegedly reported and that the cost index/km is $4.09 million as against the S$13.6 million being brandied.

Maritime Workers Union to shut down Nigeria's Seaports July 3



President General of  the MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju
Photo Credit: Onepageafrica Archive

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has disclosed that it would embark on its planned strike action by shutting down the nation’s seaports by Wednesday, July 3.

Katsina State appreciates NIMASA for relief materials given to flood victims


 …We’re happy to touch lives, says Dakuku


The Katsina State Government has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for supporting the government’s effort to take care of the welfare of its people, saying the gesture is a great relief.

Africa pledges to deliver Blue Economy at Africa Blue Economy Forum 2019




 The prospect of a fully sustainable Blue Economy for Africa gathered significant momentum following the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) (www.ABEF2019.com) held in Tunis on 25-26 June.

Hadiza extols NIMASA for '#On Board With Gender Equality' campaign

L-R: The Wife of the Vice President, Federal Republic Of Nigeria, Her Excellency, Dolapo Osinbajo, The Director General, Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA),  Executive Director, Marine and Operations, Dr. Sokonte Davies, during the 2019 Seafarer’s Day in Lagos.


The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has applauded the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for initiating the “ON BOARD WITH GENDER EQUALITY’’ campaign for the 2019 Seafarers Day Celebration, as the First Lady, Her Excellency Dr. Aisha Buhari, called for more women participation in the Nigeria’s maritime sector.

Photo News: SIFAX Group at 2019 Seafarers Day event

L-R: Linda George, Head, Sales & Marketing, SIFAX Group; Victor Olotu, Acting Head, Business Development and Strategic Planning, SIFAX Group; Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency; Ibikunle Oladimeji, Marketing Officer, SIFAX Group at the 2019 International Seafarers Day Celebration where SIFAX Group donated corporate items to the Seafarers and guests which was held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Master Mariners support improved work environment to encourage more female participation in seafaring

Capt. Tajudeen Alao, President of the Nigerian Association of Master Mariners


The Nigerian Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) has supported the call by the International Maritime Organisation(IMO) to empower  women in the maritime industry.

Scenes from 2019 'Day of the Seafarer' celebration by NIMASA


L-R: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside; Wife of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo; President General, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade Adewale Adeyanju during the celebration of the 2019 Day of the Seafarer held in Lagos.

Maritime: President wants more women professionals to boost economy- Aisha Buhari

  • ... Dakuku calls on men to support women achieve objective


    Wife of the Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo in a photograph with seafarers during the 2019 celebration of the Day of the Seafarer held in Lagos.


Nigeria’s First Lady, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to provide platforms that will encourage more women’s participation in maritime to boost economic development.

“Stay focused on your goal,” COO Starzs Investment Coy tells girls aspiring for maritime careers

COO Starzs Investment Company Ltd., Iroghama Ogbeifun-Obuoforibo



Young and vibrant Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Starzs Investment Company Ltd., Iroghama Ogbeifun-Obuoforibo, has advised young women who are desirous of taking up jobs and pursuing careers in the maritime industry to stay focused on whatever goals they have in mind.

WISTA Nigeria President, Mary Hamman, urges women to key into opportunities in maritime industry



President of WISTA Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Madu Hamman
President of Women’s International Shipping  and Trading Association(WISTA), Mrs. Mary Madu Hamman, who is also the Director of Shipping Promotion at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) declares in this interview that she is #On board with gender equality, on the 2019 ‘Day of the Seafarer’ being celebrated today globally.

Opportunities for WIMA Nigeria still tough, says Jean Chiazor-Anishere

 
President, WIMAfrica, Jean Chiazor-Anishere

As the world marks the 2019 ‘Day of the Seafarer’ today, with a focus on a x-raying opportunities that are available for women in the maritime industry, President of Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAfrica), Jean Chiazor Anishere, says all is not yet ‘rosy’.

Women fulcrum of most successful world economies, says NIMASA DG



 
DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside
The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that women are central to the accomplishments and efficiency of most successful world economies.

NPA Photo News

L-R: The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications (C&SC), Engr. Adams Jatto, the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, the Ora of Orale, Chief Bayo Akolade, the Assistant Comptroller General, NIS, Modupe Anyaechi during the official Commissioning of the Storage Facility Building at the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Aisha Buhari takes lead to encourage more female participation in maritime



…As NIMASA, Maritime Stakeholders host World Seafarers’ Day
   …More females needed in maritime business, says Dakuku


The First Lady, Her Excellency, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, will be leading other dignitaries and stakeholders in the maritime community to campaign and encourage more female participation in seafaring and maritime trade as the country joins the rest of the world to mark this year’s Day of the Seafarer on June 25.

NPA redeploys Port Managers, appoints new Technical Assistant to Managing Director


MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has redeployed some of its port managers and appointed a new technical assistant (administration) to the office of the managing director.

Oil rig is vessel under Cabotage Act 2003, Court rules



A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ruled that oil rigs  be classified as vessels, under the Cabotage Act 2003, supporting the position of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

MD NPA lauds Navy for producing navigational chart for Nigeria

The Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chief of  Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas during the unveiling of the first indigenous Navigational Chart of Nigerian territorial waters at the Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos, weekend.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has commended the Nigerian Navy for taking the lead in producing the first navigational chart of the Nigerian waters.

Domestic staff allegedly kills female boss, mother two days after employment

Joseph Ogbu


A domestic staff on Thursday killed his female employer and her mother in the Ogunlana area of SuruLere, Lagos State.

PMAWCA gets new Secretary General



Mr. Jean Marie Koffi
The Ports Management Association in West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) has elected Jean Marie Koffi from the Port of Abidjan, Cote D’voire as its new Secretary General.

Ban remains on vehicle importation through land borders- Customs CG


  
The CGC,  Col. Hameed Ali(rtd)

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) on Thursday restated its resolve on the continued ban on importation of vehicles through the nation’s land borders.

NPA Photo News


L-R: The Representative of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Finance & Admin., Mohammed Bello-Koko, the Chairman, Lagos State Chapter, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Olusegun McMedial and the Assistant General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru during the Lagos NIPR Conference with the theme “Projecting the Nigerian Narrative: The Role of the Media, PR and Politicians” in Lagos.

NIMASA CSR: Giving hope, succor to communities where and when most needed


NIMASA DG, Dr. Dakuku Peterside
By Hope Orivri

It is generally said that the first thing you should give a man is ‘hope’ for survival. And the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) can be adjudged to have given this to thousands of displaced persons in Nigeria when it went across 20 of Nigeria’s 36 States donating relief materials and assuring the people of efforts being done to help them overcome their predicament.

Customs at Seme Border get scanner donation from EU



The Customs operations at the Seme Border including the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Beninoise Customs have taken delivery of a new cargo scanner for the Station.

Akinsoji charges NIMASA on shipyards registration, categorisation toward proper implementation of cabotage


 
Engr. Olu Akinsoji
A former Sole Administrator of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, Engr. Olu Akinsoji, has advised the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on the need to begin the registration and categorization of shipyards, as a crucial step toward the proper implementation of the provisions of the Cabotage Act.

Photo News: Cars crushed under fallen container at Tin-Can Island Port gate

The fallen container at Tin-Can Island Port gate, Apapa 

Art Exhibition: Peju Layiwola celebrates African indigenous knowledge system in 'Indigo Reimagined'


A collection of  templates patterned on foam
The Art exhibition Indigo Reimagined put together by Peju Layiwola, an artist and Professor of Art History at the University of Lagos, is a rich history of our indigenous knowledge developed by local artists, through the art of fabric designing known as adire. 

FG notifies Customs, NNPC, others as ban on importation of Cabotage Vessels gets deadlines





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The Federal Government has notified its agencies including the Nigeria Customs Service, the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board amongst others of its planned total ban on the importation of some categories of vessels for cabotage trade from December 2020.

Buhari directs CBN to blacklist firms still importing palm oil

Photo: Guardian


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Central Bank of Nigeria to blacklist any firm, its owner and top management caught smuggling or dumping palm oil into the country.

MWUN threatens to halt activities at Nigeria's Ports over dockworkers' pay


Credit: Onepageafrica Archive

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has vowed to shut down the nation’s ports if the International Oil Companies (IOCs) in Nigeria fail to pay the dockworkers wages in the next 14 days.

Standards for export goods: What are the PIAs doing?

Shear Seeds


Standards for export goods have been established globally and are expected to be satisfied before such goods can be accepted into an importing country, failure for which there shall be immediate rejection and repatriation to originating country.

Congestion: Customs begins movement of overtime cargo at port


 …says Shipping Coys to pay for empties

    *Service nets over N5b daily

ACG KC Ekekezie, Coordinator Customs Zone A, with NAGAFF Founder, Chief Boniface Aniebonam
  in a group photograph with customs officers and NAGAFF executives
after an interactive session at the NAGAFF Village, Apapa

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday said it would commence the movement of overtime cargoes from the PTML Port from next week Monday, as part of its ongoing efforts in creating conducive business environment for trade promotion.

Economic Growth: NIMASA pushes 7000 new jobs in maritime



Says anti-piracy Bill Will Aid Maritime Development
 
L-R: Executive Director (ED) , Maritime Labour &
Cabotage Services, Nigerian Maritime Administration & Safety Agency
(NIMASA) Ahmed Gambo, Director General (DG), Dr Dakuku Peterside,
ED, Administration & Finance, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and the Head Planning Research and Data Management Services of NIMASA, Mrs Ronke Thomas during a meeting with media executives, in Lagos, on Thursday


The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the Agency had already keyed into the vision of the President by creating over 7000 jobs in the last six months through the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy and is set to do more, as there are vast opportunities in the maritime sector.

NPA flags off Workers Wellness Programme Fair

     The Rep of the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Executive Director, Finance and Admin. Mohammed Bello-Koko (2nd left), the Executive Director, Engineering and Technical Services, Prof. Idris Abubakar (left), the General Manager, Medical Services, Chinwe Abama (2nd right) and the Assistant General Manager, Occupational Health, Ngozi Obikili (right) during the Official flag-Off of NPA Workers Wellness Programme at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Marina, Lagos. 

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has flagged off its annual Workers Wellness Programme Fair in which it encourages staff to pay quality attention to their health and in turn be productive on their job.

Nigeria, Benin Republic partner on bilateral connectivity for improved trade



The Nigeria Customs Service and its Benin Republic counterpart have agreed on a bilateral connectivity to create a conducive trade environment as much as they would check smuggling and other activities inimical to trade.

NPA offers 10% discount on harbour dues to encourage patronage of Eastern Ports


 
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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is offering 10 per cent discount in its harbour dues for terminals in the eastern ports including Calabar, Rivers and Delta, as a strategy to encourage patronage of the ports.

Shipping Industry seeks urgent action against gulf of guinea piracy



 
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The shipping industry, along with seafarer groups, has called for an urgent action against the ongoing issue of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.

Bright outlook for maritime business in year ahead, says Nigerian Shipowner

MD/CEO Sea Transport and President NISA, Mr. Aminu Umar

The Managing Director/Chief Executive of Sea Transport Group, an indigenous ship-owning company, Mr. Aminu Umar, has expressed confidence of remarkable improvement in the maritime business in Nigeria for the year ahead.

Dakuku restates Nigeria’s commitment to leading war against maritime crime in Africa



DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has declared Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to its leadership role in the war on piracy and maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea region, an area widely considered the global challenging maritime crime base in Africa.

NDLEA says 14.2 m Nigerians consumed illicit drugs in 2018



The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lamented the consumption of illicit drugs by 14.2 million Nigerians in 2018.

Our ocean rich enough to sustain our economy- Dakuku



           …As World Marks World Oceans Day


The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that the nation’s ocean’s resources are rich enough to sustain the economy of Nigeria as most countries with maritime based economy.

SIFAX Photo News

L-R: Adewale Adetayo, General Manager, SIFAX Logistics Company Limited receiving the Maritime Living Legend Award on behalf of Barr. (Dr.) Taiwo Afolabi (MON), Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group from General Jonathan India Garba, Chairman, Governing Board ofNigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) at the Season 2 of the Nigerian Maritime Living Legend Award held at the Lagos Travel Inn, Ikeja recently

ABS Outlook: Alternative fuels will be key to reaching IMO low carbon targets




The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has launched its Low Carbon Shipping Outlook with the aim of evaluating ways of achieving emissions-reduction goals.

Maritime Security: Nigeria invites world to Abuja global summit

R-L: Dr. Dakuku Peterside, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), with Mr. Jens-Peter Kjemprud, Norwegian Ambassador to Nigeria, Capt. Joseph Owodeha, General Manager, Operations Charkin Maritime and Dr. Mkgeorge Onyung, President of Shipowners Association of Nigeria (SOAN), at the interactive session with the global maritime community today at the ongoing Nor Shipping Conference 2019, in Oslo, Norway.



Nigeria has invited the entire maritime world to a global security summit to collaborate in developing a robust maritime security system to combat the security threats in the Gulf of Guinea.

Ibom Air begins commercial operations





Ibom Air will officially commence commercial flight operations today, the Akwa Ibom State Government has disclosed.

National fleet will help Nigerians lift crude - Dakuku


• To end capital flight and retain Dollars in Nigeria

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside

Nigerians will be able to lift its country’s crude oil for export immediately the national fleet comes into operation, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has said.

World Environment Day 2019 "#BeatAirPollution"

Indiscriminate disposal of waste in Lagos City 

Every year on June 5, the World Environment Day is celebrated across the globe. 

The key point in marking the day as a very special one, is the fact that awareness is being created for people to care for their immediate environment by doing something remarkable to maintain a healthy environment.

Why Ghana cancelled rail MoU with China

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Ghanaian Minister of Railways Development, Joe Ghartey, says he has cancelled the Memorandum of Understanding with the China Railway Construction Corporation (International) Nigeria Limited (CRCC-Nigeria) “for breach of confidentiality.”

Rivertrace: Shipowners need to be informed of washwater monitoring equipment



With less than a year to go until the sulphur content of marine fuels is capped at 0.5%, Rivertrace has issued a technical white paper that focuses on scrubber technology options and washwater monitoring.