Seafarers' Welfare: NIMASA facilitates signing of landmark Collective Bargaining Agreement

In furtherance of its effort to ensure improved working conditions for seafarers in the country, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has midwifed the signing of the Nigerian Seafarers Conditions of Service Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).

Photos: Amaechi returns as Minister of Transportation

L-R: The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of State for Transportation,  Gbemisola Saraki with the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, during the Ministers first visit to the Federal Ministry after being sworn-in on Wednesday.

NIMASA appoints Ilori as Chairman, Ship Registry Implementation Committee

File Photo: ENgr. Emmanuel Ilori handing over the Report on state of the Ship Registration Office to the DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside in the NIMASA HQ, Apapa, Lagos.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Tuesday appointed Engr. Emmanuel Ilori as Chairman of the Implementation Committee for the proposed Nigerian Ship Registry revitalisation.

Nigeria’s security, intelligence agencies set for joint border security exercise

File Photo: Seme-Krake Border
As part of measures to secure Nigeria’s land and maritime borders, the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), in collaboration with the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) as well as the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security and intelligence agencies will be conducting a joint border security exercise, code-named “EX-SWIFT RESPONSE.”

Port Efficiency: NPA seeks more synergy among stakeholders in sub-sector

   L-R: The Asst. Director, Port Administration, Fed. Ministry of Transportation, Ofie Sunday, the Asst. Comptroller General / Zonal Coordinator Zone “A”, Chinwe Ekekezie, the MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, the Chairman, PCC Otunba Kunle Folarin, the Deputy Chairman, PCC, Maj. Henry Ajetunmobi (rtd.) at the event.

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has called on stakeholders in the port sub-sector to further synergize toward attaining greater efficiency and in being able to proffer solutions to tackling their common problems as a commitment to attaining the status of leading ports in Africa.

Opinion: Important nuances for revitalising NIMASA’s Ship Registry

Olu Akinsoji is a marine engineer, a onetime Government Inspector of Shipping and pioneer Nigerian Alternate Permanent Representative of Nigeria in the IMO

Engr. Olu Akinsoji

By Engr. Olu Akinsoji

An attractive registry is the one that has enough integrity to support reliable transportation of goods and services by sea, and the intention of the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on revitalising the National Ship Registry is laudable, clear and commendable.

Amaechi gets highest Catholic Knights promotion

Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi
Former Minister of Transportation and current ministerial nominee, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has been promoted to the highest rank in the Catholic Church under the order of the Knights of St. John.

Deep Blue Project: Intelligence gathering operation commences at NIMASA C4i Center

 ·     Dakuku assures Stakeholders of better days ahead for Maritime Nigeria

Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services and the Representative of the DG/CEO of NIMASA, Mr. Gambo Ahmed (cutting the tape); Head, Planning Research & Data Management Services, NIMASA, Mrs. Ronke Thomas (left); Head, Shipping Development, NIMASA, Mr.  Anthony Ogadi (2nd left); Managing Director, Homeland Security International (HLSI), Mr. Haim Ben Noor; (3rd from right) Director Internal Audit, NIMASA, Mr. Victor Onuzuruike (2nd from right) and Head Marine Environment Management NIMASA, Dr. (Mrs.) Felicia Mogo (right) at the Official Opening Ceremony of the Command, Control, Computer Communication and information (C4i) Integrated Surveillance Systems Operations Centre in Lagos by NIMASA. 


The Command, Control, Computer Communication and information otherwise known as the C4i Centre of the Deep Blue Project has commenced operations on a 24 hour basis at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety agency, NIMASA.

Illicit trade: Customs intercepts 21 trailers loaded with tramadol, codeine

File Photo

The Nigeria Customs Service on Friday said that it had discovered a warehouse along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway with at least 21 trailers loaded with tramadol, codeine and other unregistered pharmaceutical products.

Maritime Security:NIMASA graduates 298 Military Personnel in intelligence training

 ... As Dakuku upholds capacity development in Deep Blue Project implementation 

Executive Director, Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Mr. Gambo Ahmed (3rd from left) presenting an award to the best graduating student, Feyeun Emmanuel Michael, with Commander, Maritime Guard Commander, NIMASA, Commodore A.A Ibok, (left) Mr. Micky Gnash of Homeland Security of Israel (HLSI), (2nd from left) and Commander, Pathfinder Base of the Nigerian Navy, Commodore S.J Bura (2nd from right) who represented the Chief of the Naval staff and Commander 16 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General V. Okoro (right) who represented the Chief of Army Staff during the graduation ceremony of 298 surveillance officers in basic training course for the implementation of the Integrated Security and Waterway Protection Infrastructure, held at the military base in Elele, Rivers State, 15-08-19. 

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has graduated another 298 surveillance officers in basic training course for the implementation of the Integrated Security and Waterway Protection Infrastructure also known as the Deep Blue Project.

Stakeholders seek clarifications on ban of FOREX for food importation

CBN Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele
Manufacturing and trading stakeholders have called for better briefing by President Muhammadu Buhari to clarify the specific classes of food that should be denied official Foreign Exchange for the purpose of imports.

NPA Photo News

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (Middle), presents a plaque to the Managing Director, Nigerian Liquefied National Gas (NLNG), Tony Attah (left), the Deputy Managing Director, NLNG, Sadeeq Mai-Bornu (right) during a working visit to the Corporate Headquarters of NPA in Marina, Lagos on Wednesday.

New project to reduce bottlenecks for container shipments at Port

The Government of Canada has announced a new investment of CAD 18.5 million (about USD 14 million) for a project to increase transport efficiency, capacity, and security by reducing waiting times and bottlenecks for container movements at the Port of Montréal.

Employment Scam: NIMASA warns unsuspecting public against patronage

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has denied claims by some publications that there is an ongoing recruitment exercise in the Agency.

LAWMA declares zero tolerance for filthy environment

Highway sweepers in action, during the inspection of LAWMA operations, led by the MD/CEO., Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, at Wharf Road, Apapa, on Monday, 12th August, 2019.

The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has expressed its resolve against indiscriminate dumping of waste across its three operational districts.

Interview: A transformed Ship Registry means the game-changer for Nigeria’s shipping sub-sector, says Shipowner, Greg Ogbeifun

Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Chairman/CEO Starzs Group

Shipping Industrialist and Chairman of Starzs Group, Greg Ogbeifun, sees an entirely new beginning with new landmarks as Nigeria proposes a revitalisation of her Ship Registry.

Sallah: Dakuku urges Nigerians to embrace love and peace

v Assures of better days ahead

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, DG NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has urged Nigerians to embrace love and ensure peaceful coexistence among one another as they celebrate Sallah.

Russia authorised to survey Cyprus-Flagged Ships

Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) has signed a new agreement with the Maritime Administration of the Republic of Cyprus (the Cyprus MA).

Stakeholders demand better leadership In Nigeria's Transport Sector

L-R:  The President, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Hamman, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) Mr. Hassan Bello, Former Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Barr. Temisan Omatseye, the Secretary General, Abuja MoU, Barr. (Mrs.) Mfon Usoro, the Chairperson, Nigerian Ship-owners Forum, Barr. (Mrs.) Margaret Orakwusi, and the Executive Vice Chairman, ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Haastrup; during the 2019 MMS Transport Leadership lecture and awards, organized by Kings Communications Limited in Lagos, recently.

Stakeholders in Nigeria's transport sector have called on the Federal Government to eschew politics and restrict its appointment of heads of parastatals to transport professionals, considering what they described as shortcomings in the sector.

Marine Environmental Care: Waste-collecting ASV to begin operations in November

An autonomous surface vessel (ASV) designed to collect rubbish from the surface of the water will begin operating full-time in November of this year.

Ilori speaks on reorganising the Nigerian Ship Registry for global standard

Engr. Emmanuel Ilori

The Nigerian Ship Registration Office has started harmonising all necessary factors for ensuring the attainment of global standard, considering high technical integrity of surveyors, automation processes as well as proper classification of vessels that would fly the Nigerian Flag.

LAWMA tasks Lagosians on proper waste disposal at Eid-El-Kabir

LAWMA Waste-carting Trucks

 The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has called on residents to properly dispose of their domestic wastes during and after the forth-coming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

NIMASA adopts awards to inspire compliance with international regulatory standards

  •         Former NPA Boss, Sarumi, leads independent assessment panel

R-L: Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside in a handshake with a Former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Chief Adebayo Sarumi, who is also the Chairman of the Independent Panel of Judges for the Maritime Industry Stakeholders Awards for 2019 Chief Adebayo Sarumi during the inauguration of the panel at the Headquarters of NIMASA in Lagos.

The Industry Stakeholders Awards, which the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) introduced last year, is aimed at encouraging maritime operators in the country to continue to comply with international regulatory instrument to sustain our standard at global level Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said.

Edo Community in Port Harcourt backs Obaseki-led Administration

…urges House of Assembly members-elect to sheath sword

Edo indigenes resident in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have pledged support to Governor Godwin Obaseki led-administration, urging him not to be distracted by a few self-seeking individuals working to destabilise the state.

Onne Customs arrests five over tramadol theft, rejects N1m bribe

CAC Galadima Saidu, showing the seized
stolen items to newsmen in Onne, Rivers.

The Nigeria Customs Service, Onne Port, on Tuesday made public its arrest of persons who were caught stealing already seized tramadol, a drug that has been banned due to abuse, particularly by youths.

NIMASA receives Committee Report on revitalisation of Nigerian Ship Registration Office, eyes International Standard Certification

v Pledges commitment to implement recommendations within 12 months

v To announce  Implementation Monitoring Committee in 72 hrs

DG NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside(Right) receiving the Committee Report on state of the
Nigerian Ship Registry from Engr. Emmanuel Ilori, the Committee Chairman at the NIMASA HQ, Apape, Lagos. 
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Monday received the final report on the state of the Nigerian Ship Registration Office eighteen months after it constituted a committee of experts to carryout investigations and make necessary recommendations.

Dakuku, NOC President confident Nigeria’s greatness can be sustained through sports

President, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) Mr. Habu Ahmed Gumel, presenting a Lapel of the Committee to the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside when the NOC Officials paid a courtesy visit to the Agency in Lagos.

 The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, says sports has a big place in the country’s development equation, as the spirit of fairness and unity, which sporting events evoke, is a vital ingredient of nation-building, just as excellence in sports can project a notion more.

Opinion: Now that the Anti-Piracy Law has been enacted—Olu Akinsoji

Engr. Olu Akinsoji
Mike Igbokwe's observations here and comments here on the newly promulgated law against unlawful acts against the safety of maritime navigation in our jurisdiction is inspiring.

Peju loves her art more as 'Indigo Reimagined' closes in Unilag

Like the hundreds of art lovers  who visited the exhibition Indigo Reimagined, the art historian who put the collection together, Peju Layiwola, didn't seem to have had enough of her love for the works. But, the show must come to a close, as it did on July 30, with a brief but beautiful performance and display of the collection of stencils created through a very delicate process for the making of one of Nigeria's cultural  and well-appreciated cloth, the Adire.  

Customs seizes 4.5 tons of cocaine valued at $1.1 bn

Germany’s customs have found 4.5 tons of cocaine onboard a containership at the Port of Hamburg, representing the largest-ever cocaine shipment seized in this country.

LAWMA female sweepers commended

Mr. Ola Oresanya, MD/CEO. Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) (L); Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin (m); Barr. Nonye Mike-Nnaji, president, Spotlight Africa (r); flanked by Awardees, during an award presentation for Outstanding Excellence & Leadership to 150 Street Sweepers, organised by Spotlight Africa, to celebrate LAWMA Women, at Alausa, Ikeja, recently.

Female street sweepers in Lagos have received commendations from the Managing Director of Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr. Ola Oresanya, who described the sweepers as the engine room of the organisation, working round the clock to keep the state clean and sustain the environment.

Cargo movement by rail, barges is best solution to Apapa gridlock- CIoTA President

Dr. BAshir Jamoh, President CIoTA

One good way to go in seeking solution to the perennial gridlock in the Port City of Apapa, Lagos, is to turn to the Railway and Barges for the movement of containers, rather than remain stuck with road transportation alone.

UNICEF breaks ground on Africa’s first-of-its-kind recycled plastic brick factory in Côte d'Ivoire

In innovative partnership, factory will produce plastic bricks to build classrooms for children

Children and their teacher are very happy with their new class which was built with plastic bricks made out of recycled plastic. Gonzagueville , Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

UNICEF, in partnership with Colombian social enterprise Conceptos Plasticos, has announced it had broken ground on a first-of-its-kind factory that will convert plastic waste collected in Côte d'Ivoire into modular plastic bricks. The easy-to-assemble, durable, low-cost bricks will be used to build much needed classrooms in the West African country.

How the Anti-Piracy Act should work in implementation- Mike Igbokwe

Mr. Mike Igbokwe SAN

In the concluding part of the interview with the revered Maritime Lawyer, Mr. Mike Igbokwe SAN, he gives more insights on requirements for a successful implementation of the Anti-Piracy Act, which is expected to be a game-changer for the better, for the maritime industry in Nigeria. Igbokwe talks on where and how funding would be made available for the operations involved in the implementation of the Act, as well as security agencies of government that are qualified and so drafted to be a part of this very important function of safe-guarding the maritime industry.

NPA Photo News

The Managing Director, NPA hosted the Comptroller of Immigration Service, Lagos Seaport/Marine Command Comptr. Olubusola Fashakin and her Team during their courtesy visit to the Corporate Headquarters, Marina-Lagos.

Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Comptroller of Immigration Service, Lagos Seaport/Marine Command Comptr. Olubusola Fashakin, (both middle) with others during the visit.

Buhari gives assurance AfCFTA treaty won’t affect manufacturers’ interest

File Photo
Manufacturers got an assurance on Wednesday from President Muhammadu Buhari that the African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) treaty would not affect their interests.