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Asoluka expresses worry over delays by NIMASA in removing wrecked vessels

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Former Chairman of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), Dr. Chris Asoluka has called the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside to take the issue of wreck removal seriously, saying it’s long overdue. Answering questions on the needed reforms in the nation’s maritime sector to move forward, he averred that NIMASA had ...

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NPA, NIMASA forge strong synergy to grow ease of doing business at Rivers Ports

Hadiza Usman, NPA

The Port Manager of Rivers Port Complex, Mr. A. G. Umar has assured cordial relationship between the Port and agencies, and NIMASA in particular. This played out when Umar paid a courtesy visit to the Port Service Comptroller of NIMASA, Mr. Umar Dachia. He observed that since he took over, he has never received any complain of delay on ship ...

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NPA, NSC in joint frantic efforts to halt truckers, agents’ strike as ports activities ground

NPA Strike

The height of paralysis at the nation’s major seaports on Monday has forced the leadership of both the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) lead by Hadiza Bala Usman and the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello to run from pillar to post in effort to persuade striking clearing agents and truckers to call off the industrial action. Business ...

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Anxiety brews as returned DG of NIMASA, Omatseye set to resume work this Wednesday


Palpable confusion seems to be brewing at the 4, Burma Road head office of the at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), since the Court of Appeal in Lagos reversed the sentence on former Director General of NIMASA, Barrister Temisan Raymond Omatseye on allegations of N1.5 billion fraud. The judgment also returned him to his office as the ...

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Experts list five factors frustrating growth of indigenous shipping in Nigeria

Apapa port 2

Five reasons have been revealed as being the major clogs in the wheel of progress for indigenous shippers, thereby frustrating them in playing the big role in West and Central African coastal trading. In an interview with the managing director of NBE Oceaneering Limited Port Harcourt, Chief Chris Igbojekwe, he listed the factors to include banks non-performing loans, current fluctuations ...

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Ease of doing business getting better in maritime sector, NIMASA DG claims in Houston

Nimasa OTC

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said that the Ease of Doing Business Initiative programme, coordinated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is yielding fruits particularly in the maritime sector as red tapes and bottlenecks which hitherto mitigated against investment in the sector, have started disappearing. He made the claims before ...

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SOAN confused, lacks courage to pressure NIMASA for disbursement of CVFF—Observers


Stakeholders in the nation’s shipping industry have decried the high level of sycophancy being displaced by the leadership of Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) following the congratulatory message it sent to Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA) over his charimanship of African Maritime body. Peterside was recently announced as the ...

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NIMASA, Navy seal coastal security partnership deal in Abuja


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Navy have renewed the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to protect and secure the nation’s maritime domain. This was recently achieved with the official signing ceremony of the MoU at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside and the Chief of Naval Staff, ...

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How NIMASA skipped roadmap talks on growing local commercial shipping at AMAA

AMAA 2017

The 2017 conference of Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) hosted by Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Abuja, has come and gone without serious discussions and roadmap on how to deepen the core functions of the agency. According to the spirit of the Act establishing NIMASA, the core objective of the agency as provided in Section1-(i) and ...

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NPA yet to make good revenue from Coastal Charges due to zero activities by local shippers

NPA Business Hilights

The inability of indigenous shippers to access Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) has lead to little or no traffic record on the nation’s coastal shipping which translates to little or poor revenue for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Currently, traffic Nigerian coastal trading is at the lowest ebb due to poor development activities by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ...

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