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Resuscitate Warri port, Olu of Warri charges NIMASA DG

The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli Emiko has appealed to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) to facilitate the effective utilisation of the Warri Port and the Koko Port with a view to reviving the economic activities in these areas. The traditional ruler made this known when the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside led a delegation ...

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We are Strengthening Zonal Operations to Enhance Efficiency – Dr. Peterside

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has expressed the Agency’s determination to strengthen its Zonal operations to become the centre of the Agency’s activities. By so doing the Agency plans to devolve more power to the Zonal offices, grant them more autonomy and authority to handle the Agency’s statutory mandate without ...

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Nigeria has attained 70% Cabotage compliance level—NIMASA DG

Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Peterside Dakuku has said that cabotage compliance level in the country has risen to 70 percent. The Inland and Coastal Shipping Act, otherwise known as the Cabotage Act, was enacted in 2003 to discourage foreign ships from engaging in trades in Nigerian waters while creating an advantageous ground for indigenous ...

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Reverse airport access gate charge now, NASS orders FAAN

In a motion that was unanimously supported and adopted yesterday, the House of Representatives, has urged the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to reverse its decision to increase access gate charge slated to commence on Saturday. The house also mandated its Committee on Aviation to engage the management of FAAN for explanation on the purported increment in the face ...

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NIWA begs companies to take advantage of dredged River Niger


Lying idle for more than three years of dredging completion from Baro in Niger State to Warri in Delta State, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has begun a campaign designed to encourage private sectors to invest in ferries and barges. It would be recalled the former administration had completed the dredging of the 572-km from Baro in Niger State ...

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Africa now dumping ground for aged aircraft

Chief Executive Officer of South Africa’s Air Traffic Navigation Services, Thabani Mthiyane has said Africa has become a scrap yard for aircraft that have outlasted their utility in Europe. He called on leaders on the continent to assure their presence at the table of decision making. He said during his interview in Accra the irony of the situation is that ...

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Influx of foreign trawlers into Niger Delta waters worries FG

Disturbed by the infiltration of unregistered foreign fishing trawler operators into the Nigerian territorial waters especially in the volatile Niger Delta region, the Federal Government has ordered the Nigerian Naval Command to investigate and stop the trend. The Federal Government, according to the Minister of State for Agriculture and Rural Development, Heineken Lokpobiri, has ordered that rising cases of indiscriminate ...

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FG’s insincerity bane of Lagos port access roads—Stakeholders

Apapa port access

  Rising from a recent stakeholders’ summit on challenges facing the nations maritime industry, participants have said that the stretch of road from Coconut through Tincan to Apapa Wharf Lagos is the worst road in Nigeria. In an interview, Mr. David Pius, chief executive of Uburu Maritime Group said the road had remained that way because of insincerity of those ...

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Cabotage Implementation will Grow The Nigerian Economy…Peterside.

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has given the assurance that the Agency will provide platforms for the enforcement of its mandate especially the Cabotage Act. Dr. Peterside said this while addressing staff of the Bayelsa Enforcement Office in Yenagoa while on a working visit of the operational offices of the ...

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NIMASA Reforms: DG assures stakeholders of better services


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in its Eastern Zonal Operations that the era of being tossed between the Zonal Office and the Head Office is over as the Agency has concluded plans to restructure its operations for optimal performance.   The new structure is expected to grant the Zonal Offices greater autonomy to initiate, ...

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