SIFAX Group, NDPHC hold talks for stronger business bond

L-R: Captain Ibraheem Olugbade, Executive Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited; Barr. Ezekiel Ajewole, Executive Director/Senior Special Assistant to Barr. (Dr.) Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group; Babayo Shehu, Executive Director, Finance & Administration, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited and Rahman Alarape, Head, Expediting & Logistics, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited during their business visit to SIFAX Group in Apapa recently.


In a view to strengthen business relationships between both companies, the top executive management team of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited(NDPHC), which is charged with implementation of the National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) in Nigeria has visited SIFAX Group.

Attack at NASS: Bala Usman petitions IG, DSS on safety


 
MD NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman
Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has called for the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators of the harassment and humiliation to which she was subjected to by people believed to be hirelings of Chairman of Ocean Maritime Solutions Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Okunbo on the premises of the National Assembly on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

IMO Council Elections: Nigeria gained deeper insight in global politicking – Dakuku

L-R: President Chartered Institute of Transport Administration Nigeria (CIoTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and Deputy National President, CIoTA, Mr. Darlington Ofor, during a Press Conference at the sidelines of the just concluded National Transport Summit organised by CIoTA in Abuja. 


Nigeria’s recent experience at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Category C Council elections of losing by just a vote, has given the nation broader understanding of how politics dictates countries' positions in the Council.

Lagos new strategy for managing wastes generated during construction, demolition


MD/CEO LAWMA, Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin (m) with the panelists, DG LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke Osanyintolu (2nd right); Mr. Olugbenga Adebola (r); Engr. (Mrs.) Biola Oludaiye-Koshegbe (2nd left), and guest speaker, Dr. Wahab Akeem Bolaji (L), during a stakeholders forum on construction, demolition and disaster waste with the theme: ‘Creating Value Through Responsible Management of Construction & Demolition Waste in Lagos State’, organised by the Authority, at Oriental Hotel, VI, on Thursday, 5th December, 2019.

The Lagos State Government on Thursday launched the Construction, Demolition and Disaster Waste (CDDW) of the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) in a bid to eradicate wastes generated during construction and demolition in the State.

Photos: Customs Command and Staff College honours Retired ACG Eporwei Edike

Photographs showing moments when Retired Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Eporwei Edike was honoured by the Customs Command and Staff College Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Also, during training sessions he had with senior officers of the service in Apapa, Lagos.

Rtd. ACG Eporwei Edike(Left), receiving his award 

Attacked Vessel: NIMASA to fast track maritime security architecture


...Agency working with relevant authorities on abductees' release – Dakuku

File photo
In the wake of the recent attack on a tanker vessel named, ‘Nave Constellation’, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has disclosed its readiness to fast-track the maritime security architecture, just as the Director General of the Agency Dr. Dakuku Peterside stated that the Agency is working with relevant partners to ensure the crew on-board are secured and safe.

Utomi urges govts to quit indiscriminate termination of contracts


Intermodal transport: Stakeholders' collective efforts needed – CIoTA President 

R-L:National President 2, Chartered Institute of Transport Administration Nigeria (CIoTA),  Professor Calistus Ibe, Founder, Centre for Values in Leadership, President CIoTA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and Head Media Committee of CIoTA Summit, Isichei Osamgbi in a Press Conference at the ongoing maiden National Transportation Summit organised by CIoTA at the Shehu Musa Yar ‘Adua Centre in Abuja.
As part of efforts to create an enabling environment that supports indigenous and foreign private sector investment in transport infrastructure, a leading economist, Professor Pat Utomi, has admonished Federal and State Governments to jettison political interference in contracts and concessioned projects.

Nigeria needs bigger ports to meet increasing trade volumes –Capt. Iheanacho

...CIoTA calls for support from government

President Chartered Institute of Transport Administration Nigeria (CIoTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh (left) and Chairman, Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho in a Press Conference at the ongoing maiden National Transportation Summit organised by CIoTA at the Shehu Musa Yar ‘Adua Centre in Abuja.


Concerned by the state of the nation's transport infrastructure despite increasing trade volumes, the Chairman, Integrated Oil and Gas Limited, and former Minister of Interior, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, has urged the Federal Government to expand the nation's ports infrastructure, access roads and provide connectivity to the hinterlands.

Shippers’ Council urges connectivity, modernisation in transport system


The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers' Council, Barrister Hassan Bello,
at the maiden Transportat Summit  in Abuja 

The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, has reiterated the importance of connectivity in the various transport systems in the country, in order to ensure rapid growth of the economy.

Akinsoji’s thoughts on Nigeria’s IMO Council Seat loss

Engr. Olu Akinsoji


By Olu Akinsoji
Let us as a nation, through the appropriate authorities have a sober reflection on the outcome of the IMO council election. 

In doing this, we should examine carefully the points raised in an article titled 'IMO Council Seat: Between Illusion and Reality'. 

CIoTA to professionalise transport administration in Nigeria


… Bello says infrastructure to boost transportation sector
 
Board Member, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Senator Salisu Matori; Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barrister Hassan Bello; President Chartered Institute of Transport Administration Nigeria (CIoTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh; Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Mr. George Muoghalu and Member, Board of Trustee, CIoTA, Dr. Ikokide Zebulon at the opening of a three-day maiden National Transportation Summit organised by CIoTA in Abuja.

The President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, has made known the Institute's plans to professionalise all aspects of transportation industry in Nigeria for sustainable development.


Retired ACG Edike honoured with recognition award

Rtd. ACG Eporwei Charle Edike(Right) receiving his Award from the Nigeria Customs Christian Fellowship at the Customs Training School Ikeja, Lagos

Retired Assistant Comptroller General of Customs, Eporwei Charles Edike, was on December 1, honoured with an award of recognition for competency and integrity, while in public duty with the Nigeria Customs Service.

MD LADOL convinced only indigenous coys can build businesses to impact Africa's economic growth

MD LADOL (Dr. Amy Jadesimi) and Hon. Arkebe Oqubay (Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Ethiopia) speaking at OECD Africa Forum

Managing Director of the Lagos Deep Offshore Base (LADOL), Amy Jadesimi, has spoken on reasons she is convinced only indigenous companies have the staying power and passion to build new businesses over ten to twenty years in Africa.

Gov. Obaseki inaugurates technical committee for Benin River Port Project


 
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki (middle); Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Taiwo Akerele (2nd right); Chairman, Benin City River Port Project Technical committee, Engr. Greg Ogbeifun (2nd left); members of the committee, Mr. Felix Ovbude (left), and Mr. Edward I. Osayande (right), during the inauguration of the committee at Government House, in Benin City, on Monday, December 2, 2019.

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has inaugurated the Benin City River Port Project Technical committee, to propel the actualisation of the legacy project as part of the state’s industrialisation drive.


NPA Photo News

L-R: The General Manager, Procurement, NPA, Musa Yaro, the Chief Consultant Urologist, Federal Medical Centre, Abeokuta, Dr. Chidiebere Ogo, the GM Human Resources, Yahaya Bukar, the Representative of the MD NPA and General Manager, MD’s Office, Dr. Chinwe Abama, the GM Audit NPA, Mohammed Kolo, and GM Medical Services, Christiana Akpa, during the official Flag-Off Ceremony of Prostate Cancer Awareness Screening Programme at the NPA Corporate Headquarters in Lagos.

Amaechi defends choice of Daura for Transport University


President Muhammadu Buhari with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi,  and other guests at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Transport University in Daura, Katsina State 

The Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday he had no regrets siting the Transportation University in Daura, Katsina

Back to Basics: Master mariner talks on vital elements to balancing seafarer training

File Photo: President of NAMM, Capt. Tajudeen Alao

Seafarer mentorship is key to a complete training required for building competence.

WISTA donates 16- seater speed boat to women fishing group in Enugu



…Sensitizes high school students on gains of study, career in maritime industry

Members of WISTA in group photograph with the women, inside the boat

The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, at the weekend, donated a 16-seater speed boat to a women’s fishing group in Enugu State.

In marked improvement, Nigeria comes extremely close to IMO new status


• West Africa loses seat
• We will be back stronger, says Saraki


Nigeria came within a whisker of returning to Category C of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Friday in London after losing the IMO Council election by just one vote.