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Maritime stakeholders want Peterside to face NIMASA, leave Rivers politics alone

Wike P

In view of the observed random involvement especially in regularly challenging the Governor of Rivers State on policy issues while still serving as the Director General of a critical agency of the federal government, stakeholders have advised the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, to chose between resigning and going back to his state ...

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Lagos begins reconstruction of new 10 lane Airport Road next month – Ambode

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Barley one month after the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo ceded to the age long request of the Lagos State Government to lift the face of Muritala Mohammed International Airport access road linking Oshodi, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday revealed that the multi- billion naira reconstruction will begin in September this year. He made this public during the 3rd Quarterly Town ...

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Cargo Defence Fund’ll assist Nigerian shippers recover brokerage losses—NSC

hassan bello, NSC

Cargo Defence Fund (CDF), a strategic window of assistance created by the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), is being revived to offer technical support to shippers who have run into losses due to poor handling of damages and brokerage logistics. The Fund is managed by a Board of Trustees headed by a chairman and membership of the board is drawn from ...

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Too many talks without action on sea piracy, other marine crimes worry stakeholders

pirate at work

Africa and mainly Nigerian stakeholders in shipping and maritime business have expressed worry over what they described as too much preparation to fight piracy and other criminalities at seas without any real action for some time now. To experts, proposals for actions on serious maritime issues seem to have taken more time that should be used for implementation while more ...

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Delayed Senate approval for $1.5bn loan holding back Lagos-Ibadan rail scheme


Had it been that the recent approval by the National Assembly for the government to go ahead and borrow $1.5bn for the delivery of the Lagos-Ibadan railway scheme, work would have gone far by now. This was the inference that can be drawn from the recent comment of the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr. Fidet Okheria, who ...

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FG’s silence on wastages, demurrage rise on Apapa gridlock worrisome—Port users

Apapa port access

Observed silence of the federal government on the plights of both Apapa and Tincan ports users since the commencement of reconstruction of the Wharf road has attracted the anger of stakeholders in the shipping industry. The summary of their grievances is that the cost of doing business has risen far above 500 per cent as well over N1.5bn is being ...

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How Lagos, Abuja airports certification was botched upon acclaimed readiness

Amaechi Seriika

Business Hilights can authoritatively report that chances of any Nigerian airport being certified by the International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO) this year are slim considering the return of manuals sent to the certification agency due to untidiness. Otherwise, the airports may not be certified even in months to come as Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), had noticed several open items ...

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Develop African maritime, come back for more slots at IMO council, Lim tells AAMA


The Secretary General of International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Mr. Kitack Lim has advised the delegation of Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA), lead by the Chairman, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who paid his a courtesy visit to go back and work out policies that will grow inter regional trade using the bountiful navigable coasts around Africa. He told the delegation which ...

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Lagos airport a step away to ICAO certification—NCAA


Out of about five stages of the needed certification process for the Muritala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, the Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NVAA), Capt. Muhtar Usman, has said it has passed four remaining the last stage. Otherwise, the airport has reached the final stage of safety certification by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) under its Standard and ...

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Rising agents’ compliance now reducing time for goods clearance—PTML Customs

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Considering the saying that ‘Do the right thing and go on time’ seems to have started playing out at the Ports Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) terminals, Tincan as the Area Controller of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Mrs. Modupeola Aremu, has hinted serious drop in time in clearing of cargoes stemming from high compliance by importers and agents with Customs’ rules ...

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