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No indicator of progress in maritime industry since 2015—Akabogu

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Leading maritime lawyer and Principal Partner, Akabogu & Associates, Mr. Emeka Akabogu has weighed developments in the nation’s maritime industry in the last two year and described activities as flat-footed. According to him, “No, there has been no difference. Absolutely no difference, it has been the same old thing unfortunately. I cannot see any indicator which shows that there is ...

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FG orders probe of ex-heads of NIMASA, JAMB after praises

Kemi Adeosun

Barely 24 hours after the federal government hailed the performance of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), over ready remittances to the Federal Government’s accounts since this year, the same government after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), relied on the massive remittances made so far to order for the probe of previous Directors general. Affected in the probe ...

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‘Idle $100m cabotage fund, disservice to indigenous shipping companies’

Amaechi

Stakeholders’ in the nation’s maritime sector have decried the protracted silence and inactivity of the management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in resuming the effective disbursement of the over $100 million Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF). Reviewing the situation at the gathering of leading public relations officers of maritime and related organizations, in Lagos, experts decried ...

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How 5% freight levy on ships turned NIMASA to juicy agency for political appointees

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

More facts that lead to the recent trend in continuous appointment of politicians that had no industry experience in the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have emerged. This may be the reason why the Ministry of Finance praised the agency as one of the parastatals that comply with early remittances to the federation account even though the essence ...

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One year after pledge, NIMASA fails to achieve Cabotage regime

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Within the first week of October 2016, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, in a statement made available to media houses, including Business Hilights, pledged that his management will achieve not less than a minimum of 90 per cent Nigerian vessels being involved in the country’s Cabotage trade in 2017. This ...

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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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NIMASA DG indicts self, other maritime chiefs, says African ports far behind peers

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside has opened up on the embarrassing state of Nigeria and other African ports in terms of operations, infrastructure and administration. Speaking while delivering a paper on the Significance of Maritime Regulations and Competitiveness of African Ports at the African Port Development Summit in Accra, Ghana ...

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NMLA charges NIMASA not to derail in repositioning Nigerian maritime industry

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

President of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association (NMLA), and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Luke Chidi Ilogu, has called on the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside to work towards making Nigeria’s maritime sector rank high in the comity of maritime nations. Addressing top officials of the agency during a ...

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Nigeria in dire need of Maritime transport Policy to complement sector growth—NIMASA

NIMASA logo

The need for Nigeria to quickly develop a Maritime Transport policy that will complement the existing National Transport Policy (NTP) and advance the country’s global maritime trade has been canvassed by the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside. Explaining more at the opening of the National workshop on Maritime Transport Policy (MTP) ...

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Disquiet at NIMASA as Appeal Court returns Omatseye’s as NIMASA DG

Omats

Since Thursday, yesterday evening, there had been anxiety at the 4, Burma Road, Apapa, national headquarters of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), following the judgment of the Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal which overturned the judgment of the Federal High Court in Lagos convicting a former DG of the agency, Mr. Raymond Omatseye, and sentenced ...

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