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Nigeria’s Egina FPSO nearing delivery in Korea, to arrive August—NIMASA DG

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Feelers from the fabrication site of the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) scheme in Geoje, South Korea have indicated that finishing touches is being given to the platform and it will be home come August this year. Business Hilights recalls that the FPSO is being developed for deployment in the Egina oil field, located 150km off ...

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NPA, Customs join forces to speed up Executive Order in Nigerian Ports

NPA Customs

The combined authorities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday in Apapa sealed a new pact to drive the Executive Order issued by the Acting President on ease of doing business as it concerns the Nigerian ports. Part of the deal was to drive the co-operation and collaboration of all relevant approved Agencies and ...

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Come and invest in Nigerian maritime industry, NIMASA tells Europeans

Nimasa Af

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that Africa is ready to engage on equal terms with the rest of the world in the area of maritime businesses; hence Nigeria is ready to welcome investors. Dakuku who made this known at the Nor-Shipping 2017 event holding at Lillstrome, Norway from ...

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NIMASA’s 2017 budget gave priority to capacity development—DG

NIMASA Capacity

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the expected 2017 budget gave priority to capacity development, particularly acquisition of sea-time by graduates of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP). Business Hilights recalls that the NSDP project was floated by NIMASA in 2008 to curb the dearth of trained and ...

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Confusion over which ministry should fix Ports access roads delaying repairs—Amaechi

Port access road Coconut

A clear picture of what has been frustrating the take off of reconstruction works on the failed Apapa ports access road had been made public by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. Speaking as a guest of honour at the ‘Government Meets Business Forum’ of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Lagos on Wednesday, he revealed that what has been ...

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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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