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Hearing in Akeredolu, Abraham suit begins today in Abuja

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Legal crossfire between the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant, Dr. Segun Abraham and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) at the Federal High Court, Abuja. Though the incumbent governor was declared winner in the September 3, 2016 governorship primary, which was supervised by Jigawa State Governor, Abubakar Badaru, Abraham is challenging the emergence of Akeredolu as ...

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Nigeria may lose out from Abuja MoU over low shipping capacity, infrastructure

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Ahead of new drive to harmonize port state control inspection procedures that will lead to the elimination of substandard shipping in the West and Central Africa sub-region, the Abuja Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will host its 3rd Ministerial Conference and 9th Port state Control Committee Meeting soon. However, just as the aim of developing a unified system of Port State ...

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FEC’s approval for Israeli maritime security may deepen Executive, NASS rift

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Indication emerged weekend revealing that contrary to the opposition of the National Assembly against the contracting of a foreign firm (an Israeli security company, HLSI Security Systems and Technologies ) to guard Nigerian volatile waterways,   the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a $195m (N59.86bn at N307 to a dollar) contract for the security of Nigeria’s waters. The revelation was made by ...

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Minister silent on controversial Israeli security deal, assures secured maritime domain

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has assured stakeholders in the maritime sector that the Federal Government will leave no stone unturned in actualizing its goal for a safer and more secured maritime domain in the Nigeria. Speaking at a one-day stakeholders’ interactive forum held in Warri, Delta State with the theme; “Implementation of Executive Order One (1) – ...

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National carrier on shipping, airline may elude Nigeria, stakeholders warn

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Stakeholders in both shipping and airline industries have called for more explanation from the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi over recent comments made by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, that Nigeria would soon have a full private sector-driven national air carrier. Many of the industry experts, who responded to Business Hilights questionnaire on Sirika’s comments in Addis ...

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NIMASA DG lied in saying he lacks powers to disburse CVFF, TMF—BH Intelligence

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Details showing that the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Dakuku Peterside lied in claiming that he lacks powers to disburse the intact Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) are embedded in the Act establishing the agency and Cabotage Act itself. Whereas the Cabotage Act empowers the DG to disburse the CVFF for growth of the ...

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Reconstruction of Jibowu, Costain-Ojuelegba bridges not in 2017, ’18 budgets

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Just as both the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode on Tuesday agreed on the need to demolish two strategic flyovers, the Jibowu and Costain-Ojuelegba to pave way for the effective takeoff of the Lagos – Ibadan standard gauge rail development by the China Railway Construction Company (CRCC), checks on the already presented 2018 budget ...

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Two reasons emerge on why piracy may increase soon on Nigerian waters

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Strong indications have emerged suggesting that two major strategic plans by the federal government to tame the intractable cases of piracy on Nigerian territorial waters are in serious danger, thus fueling the fear of more attacks. The first is the inability of the government to fulfill its promise of floating some high-tech machinery meant to combat maritime crime in the ...

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Breaking: Amaechi’s security details knock down Wike’s escort rider, cork guns

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Contrary to some media reports that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike escaped assassination today, Saturday, November 11, 2017, what can best be described as endless rivalry between the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Governor of Rivers State played out at Nwanja junction, Trans Amadi area in the Rivers State capital. Eyewitnesses said trouble started when Amaechi’s convoy sensing that ...

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Just in: NDA calls off ceasefire, declares IOCs, installations persona non-grata

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Anxiety has engulfed the oil-rich Niger Delta region which has witnessed relative peace since this year. This is coming on the heels of an announcement by the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA), Friday afternoon on its website, that it has called off its ceasefire on oil installations and International Oil Companies (IOCs) operating in the region. The statement signed by NDA’s ...

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