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Nigerian Navy mounted guns on six Norwegian gunboats – NIMASA

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent, Lagos   The controversy over the six decommissioned Norwegian warships allegedly sold to ex-militant Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, took a new twist on…

Towards utilising opportunities of Nigeria’s maritime domain

Opportunities abound in Nigeria’s maritime domain, but largely underutilised for the country’s benefit. The few tapped are significantly enjoyed by other nations because of an apparent absence of genuine patriots…

Winners emerge in 2014 Ships & Ports Essay Competition

A Delta State-based graduate of Microbiology, Ojo Taiye, was announced as the winner of the 8th edition of Ships and Ports annual National Essay Competition at the official prize presentation…

Group threatens court action against ‘fraudulent’ shipping companies

A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday, upheld the appointment of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as port economic regulator. The court also dismissed a case filed…

Customs boss decries economic harm caused by smuggling

The area controller, Federal Operations Unit (FOU) Zone “C” Owerri, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Victor Dimka, has decried the incalculable harm being inflicted on the nation’s economy as…

How we overcame funding challenge to build shipyard

By Andrew Airahuobhor    In the last 14 years, Starz Shipyard has been the only privately owned indigenous shipyard in Nigeria, a country with a vast maritime domain and huge…

CRFFN to rake in N1b annually as FG set to lift suspension

The Federal Government has expressed readiness to lift the ban on collection of transaction fee by the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) soon. This will significantly…

Automation of maritime agencies require lead agency

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Lagos   The Federal Government will need to appoint a lead agency in its quest to automate and link up all government agencies in the…

Group decries challenges to indigenous chandelling services

Nigerian Licensed Ships –Chandlers’ Association has called on the Federal Government to intervent in the business of chandelling, which has been allegedly hijacked by foreigners. This is in order to…

Nigeria’s Olugbade elected Chairman,IMO London Convention

Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative (APR) to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Captain Ibrahim Olugbade has been elected Chairman, Governing Bodies of the IMO London Convention and Protocol. Olugbade was elected…

MMIA commences capacity building for members

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Chapter of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has commenced the training and capacity building of its members on Monday, 17th November…

NIMASA seeks judicial support in speedy dispensation of justice

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor  / Correspondent, Lagos   The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi, has called on the judiciary to support its…

Extortion: Truckers cry out for help

TRuck drivers at the Lagos Port Complex , Apapa have continued to decry the high rate of extortion being experienced at the hands of security officers. These include; officers of…

Is stowaway eradicated in seaports?

Is the menace of prostitution and stowaway that has been a regular feature in Nigerian seaports truly subsiding? A lot of Nigerians close to operations in the ports do not…

‘We must take firmer actions against countries selling death to us’

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor   The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has said that the country will take firmer actions against countries through which sub-standard products are imported into Nigeria.…

Uncertainty looms large over port charges

Uncertainty looms large over port charges

Efforts by the Minister of Transport, Idris Umar to achieve a truce among warring parties over reduction of shipping and terminal handling charges in Nigerian ports are yet to yield…

ISPS Code: Nigeria achieves 38 per cent execution in one year

Stories by Andrew Airahuobhor / Correspondent, Lagos   Nigeria’s compliance level in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code has reached 38 percent in 24 months,…

NPA, USA discuss mutual interests in port development

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Miami County in the state of Florida, United States of America (USA), have met recently to discuss areas of mutual interests in development…

Crisis of confidence hits maritime workers union

The seeming indiscretion of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) on the issue of alleged arbitrary high charges of shipping companies and terminal operators, has pitched it against the…

Commends Nigerian Army’s professionalism

The Director General of NIMASA, Mr. Ziakede Patrick Akpobolokemi has commended the professionalism of officers and men of the Nigerian Army in combating insurgency even in the face of unwarranted…

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