Nwabueze Obi,  NIMASA

Agenda For New NIMASA Boss

By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos   Cabotage implementation has remained a recurrent issue stakeholders have put on the front burner since the Coastal and Inland Shipping (CABOTAGE) Act 2003 was signed into law. This is what Calistus Nwabueze Obi, acting director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) would give a focus to endear […]

GWVSL: Most Misunderstood Maritime Partnership

The Strategic Concessioning for Partnership with Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance of the Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain, has generated more controversy than any government partnership in the recent past. Nigeria’s apex maritime regulatory authority, the NIMASA, has severally explained that […]

FG Paying Lip Service To Maritime Services Reform – Ode

By Ejikeme Omenazu,  Lagos   The Managing Director of Dominion Global Logistics Ltd., Amb. Ochi Emmanuel Ode, has said that the Federal Government has been paying lip service to maritime reforms. He therefore urged the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to give serious attention to the maritime industry considering its importance to the nation’s economy. Speaking […]

Where Is Port Development Levy?

By Andrew Airahuobhor, Lagos   The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello was shocked to his marrow on Tuesday by the crowd of people milling around the Tin Can Island Port. Apart from safety and security concerns elicited by the human traffic, this also exposes the infrastructural deficiencies despite the seven percent port development […]

NIMASA To Shipowners: Unite To Attract Govt’s Attention

Indigenous ship owners need unity now and not the division currently proliferating association of ship owners. Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have said that with unity among the indigenous shipowners in the Nigerian maritime sector, they can attract the attention of the Federal Government. A crisis of confidence has been rocking Nigeria Ship […]

Maritime Can Substitute Oil and Gas

With potential to generate seven trillion Naira disposable income from maritime sector, Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA) wants the federal government to protect indigenous shipping operators, which is necessary for Cabotage trade to thrive in Nigeria. President of NISA, Capt. Olaniyi Labinjo said that the Cabotage Act is a clear provision that Nigerians alone are supposed […]

Nigerian Media Should Monitor Buhari’s Administration – Arogundade

Lanre Arogundade is the Director, International Press Centre (IPC), a non-profit; non-governmental organisation and independent resource centre, based in the South-Western part Nigeria. Arogundade in this interview with Judith Eshemitan, spoke on what should be media agenda for the new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari; the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill, and other sundry issues. […]

How Registered Assembly Plants Abuse Auto Policy Concessions

Maritime stakeholders insist government should ensure that auto assembly plants start rolling out locally assembled vehicles before the contentious policy is fully implemented. This position is fuelled by the many import irregularities linked to some auto plants registered by the National Automotive Council (NAC). In the automotive industry development plan, Federal government gave fiscal incentives […]

Capacity Building: Australia, Norway to Partner Nimasa

By Andrew Utulu, Lagos   Australian and Norwegian governments have expressed determination to partner with Nigeria in the area of human capacity building and development. Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Nigeria, Angela Tierney indicated her country’s desire to partner with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in the provision of technical support and […]


Common external tariff: Stakeholders anticipates revolutionised business environment

By Andrew Airahuobhor   Stakeholders in Nigeria’s business community are upbeat. Federal Government’s approval for the implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Common External Tariff (CET) 2015-2019 is expected to radically change the face of Nigeria’s business climate. As CET is going to harmonize trade within the African sub-region, duty rates […]