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Lagos retains highest earner in IGR, hits N287bn IGR in 2016

Lagos State Government has once again become the highest earner in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) for the in 18 years by hitting N287bn. This year, it was distantly followed by Rivers State who made about N145bn according to statistics gathered after computation of earnings receipts in Rivers State. Accordingly, the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode hailed tax payers in the ...

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Amaechi’s UK trip set to yield N305bn private sector investments in transport

Amaechi at Maritime stakeholders summit

Indications have emerged that one of the recent investment drive to the United Kingdom by the Transport Minister; Mr. Rotimi Amaechi may soon start to bring results. This is coming on the heels of fresh report that a team of UK investors are heading to Nigeria with $1bn investment portfolio. According to the report, the investments, expected to come on ...

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NSC lists four major challenges of export business in Nigeria

Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Mr. Hassan Bello has listed four key factors militating against the growth of export business in Nigeria. In a recent media chat with some journalists in his Apapa office, he said “The problems with export in Nigeria are about four”. “We have the infrastructure. That is, how do we evacuate this up to ...

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USCG aid on ISPS Code in Nigeria will reduce security crisis at ports–NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has identified the support of the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and cooperation of Nigeria stakeholders as reasons behind the success the Agency has achieved in the implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code. The DG stated this when he received ...

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Air Peace assures passengers of enough aviation fuel throughout yuletide, beyond

air peace

At a time scarcity of aviation fuel, popularly called Jet A1 is rocking the industry, emerging leaders in local routes, Air Peace has assured air passengers of enough stock that will outlive yuletide and beyond. A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager of Air Peace, Mr. Chris Iwarah, said the airline was expanding its flight operations to Uyo in ...

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NIMASA begins full implementation of Stevedoring Regulations – DG


The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency is set to enforce the full implementation of the NIMASA Stevedoring Regulation, 2014 in order to strengthen stevedoring operations in all Dock Labour operational areas in the country. The DG made this disclosure at a one day Stakeholders’ sensitization seminar ...

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Turkish Airlines picks Panasonic to deliver inflight entertainment, connectivity

Turkish Airlines has selected Panasonic Avionics Corporation’s (Panasonic) advanced eX1 inflight entertainment and communications (IFEC) system and Global Communication Services for its new fleet of narrow body aircraft. eX1 solution is an advanced narrow body IFE system. Its uncompromising industrial design, high-definition display technologies and high fidelity audio create a home theater atmosphere that draws passengers into an immersive entertainment ...

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More groups hail FG over plans to lift import ban on 41 restricted items

Udoma, Buhari, Adeosun

The prevailing lull in importation activities at both sea and airports in Nigeria may soon disappear following recent indication by the federal government that it will ease the ban placed on select 41 items. The move has elicited reactions from leading stakeholders in maritime industry. Top among them is the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) who weekend ...

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NIMASA, NIMET mull collaboration on Meteorological data generation

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has began talks with the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) on meteorological data with a view to ensuring safety at the Nigerian territorial waters. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside made this disclosure when the Director General of NIMET, Dr. Anthony Anuforom and his Management team paid a working visit to ...

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NIWA undergoing reforms to step up performance—Mustapha


The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Boss Gida Mustapha has revealed that the authority is undergoing series of reforms aimed at repositioning the agency for greater performance. He made this public while welcoming officials of the Nigeria International Ports and Terminal (NIMPORT), a port and terminal promotion body, who came on a courtesy visit to express support ...

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