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Nigeria has between 20 to 25 verifiable ship owners that need CVFF—Umar


More clarity has emerged on why the idle $100m Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), domiciled in Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), need to be immediately disbursed. In an interview with the President of Nigerian Shippers Association (NISA), Aminu Umar, he brushed away claims in some quarters that indigenous shippers do not exist and those existing are not seaborne. ...

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NPA thinks health, flags off vaccination against Meningitis in Lagos

NPA Health

The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has embarked on a programme for the vaccination of its employees against Meningitis as part of drive to maintain fitness for the workforce. Flagging off the exercise at the Authority’s corporate headquarters in Lagos, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman averred that a healthy workforce is not only an asset to the Authority ...

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Shippers’ Council mocks NPA, other agencies, gives award to INTELS

hassan bello, NSC

At a time about four Federal Government agencies are tactically working on INTELS Nigeria Limited, a logistics firm linked to former Vice president, Atiku Abubakar, to do the needful while carrying out its business, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), has honoured the company with the ‘Most Outstanding Terminal Operator in Corporate Social Responsibility’ Award. INTELS had in the last few ...

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Finally, NISA joins SOAN to worry NIMASA on $100m CVFF disbursement


The President of Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA), Aminu Umar, who recently passed a vote of confidence on the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for his good leadership, has now voided his vote by aligning with the leadership of the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) to decry the delays by NIMASA in disbursement of the ...

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NPA commissions Port workers canteen in Apapa, says others coming soon

NPA Media chat

The leadership of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Tuesday commissioned Port Workers’ Canteen to drive ease of doing business at the premier Port, the Apapa Port Complex. Speaking during the occasion, the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman restated Management commitment to the success of the Twenty-Four hour operations at the Ports, adding that the decision to open the canteen ...

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NPA clears air on ongoing recruitment exercise, says due process followed

NPA Goje

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has reacted to a report in the Monday edition of December 11, 2017 of Daily Sun with the headline: “NPA commences secret staff recruitment,” clarifying that the report which insinuated that the Authority has embarked on some secret recruitment against directives by President Muhammadu Buhari that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA’s) of government should embargo ...

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Horrible port access roads pushes cargo haulage from N50,000 to N350,000—Nebe


More reasons have emerged on why costs of imported goods are rising by the day in Nigeria. In an interview, the managing director of Pharmatex Group, Prince Christopher Obiora Nebe said “Doing business in Nigerian ports has been terrible. Everywhere is blocked and nobody is saying anything about it”. “The Apapa Port is closed. How can you go to Apapa? ...

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NIMASA, visiting Defence chief avoid discussions on Israeli security deal

NIMASA defence

Stakeholders in Nigerian Maritime industry are still trying to find out what compelled the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside and his visiting Director General of the Defence Research and Development Bureau, Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Jomo Osahor, not to discuss the recent trending but controversial award of contract for the security ...

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APM Terminals raises bar, introduces refrigerated truck transport to end spoilages

APM Terminals

Leading port terminal concessionaire, APM Terminals, in conjunction with Naija Pride has developed a panacea to end high wastage of export-bound agro products with the introduction of modern cold chain transportation alternatives for farmers. The innovation came with special assistance of international development groups. Business Hilights gathered that an estimated 15 million metric tons of Nigerian-grown perishable goods, including onions, ...

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Shipping stakeholders’ cite failures, demand sack of NIMASA DG

President of SOAN, Greg Ogbeifun

Considering the recent failure of Nigeria in winning a Council seat at the International Maritime organization (IMO) election in London where Nigeria went with over bloated delegation of 40 people, and the hard skin being displayed by the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside in disbursing $1oom Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF), shipping stakeholders ...

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