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Month: October 2017

Apapa, Tin Can Ports Should be Shut … Hassan Bello.

Apapa, Tin Can Ports Should be Shut … Hassan Bello.

Port News
The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council , Hassan Bello Monday shocked maritime stakeholders when he called on the Federal Government to shut down the Apapa and Tin Can Ports. Bello said both ports have outlived their usefulness and no amount of artificial face lift would return them to their past glory. The Shippers Council helmsman who was contributing to a paper "Ensuring Safe and Secure Waterways Transportation" delivered by Rear Admiral AA Oshinowo at activities to commemorate the World Maritime Day in Lagos Monday said, " if the truth must be told, we all must agree here that these pioneer ports have outlived their usefulness and have been stretched beyond limits. No infrastructural face lift can return them to their peak .What ever we do to them would amount to a was...
Breaking: Buhari to appoint more ministers

Breaking: Buhari to appoint more ministers

Breaking News, Politics
President Muhammadu Buhari will soon appoint more ministers into his cabinet. He will  also make board appointments, a demand by his party members over the months. President Buhari gave hints of the new appointments in a speech delivered today to the National Executive of the All Progressives Congress at the national secretariat in Abuja. President Buhari at the moment has 36  ministers, with 14 of them being ministers of state. He doubles as the full minister of petroleum. When he appointed them in 2015, he said he was having a trimmed cabinet to avoid waste. Now faced by demands by his party for more inclusiveness and patronage, he said he would be shifting ground soon. The “compressed Federal Executive Council”, he said, “will be expanded to bring in more supporters at Federal Lev...
Why Nigeria Needs A Functional Coast Guard – Amaechi

Why Nigeria Needs A Functional Coast Guard – Amaechi

Breaking News, Business, Law
Transportation Minister Rotimi AMAECHI, took a retrospective look at the challenges facing Nigeria's Maritime Security architecture and concluded that there could be no better time than now to have a functional Coast Guard. AMAECHI made the disclosure while contributing to a lecture titled " Ensuring Safe and Secure Water ways Transportation " presented by Rear Admiral AA Oshinowo. Amaechi was speaking at the World Maritime Day which held Monday at Eko Hotel and Suites Lagos with the theme "Connecting Sips, Ports and People. The minister explained all stakeholders must come together and agree on the methodology to create an enabling environment for a full fledged Coast Guard. Said AMAECHI, " We cannot call the present collaboration between NIMASA , the Navy and Air force as a Coast G...
Profile of the Managing Director of NIWA

Profile of the Managing Director of NIWA

Profile
Managing Director National Inland Waterways Authority (Boss Gida Mustapha) at the 70th anniversary of the Inland Transport Committee in Geneva, Switzerland Mr, Boss Gida Mustapha is a lawyer, management consultant, politician, business man and boardroom guru of considerable repute. His appointment as the Managing Director/CEO of the National inland waterways Authority (NIWA) has been well received by staff and stakeholders, thanks to his vast public sector experience, legal background, extensive travels and contracts in both government and business. The confidence in the new MD is well placed. Born in Adamawa State, Mr Mustapha attended Hong Secondary School, in Hong Adamawa state and North East College of Arts and Sciences Maiduguri Borno state, crowning it with WASC and HSC in ...

I Am In Charge As Rector of MAN, Oron …. Navy Commander Daju Effedua (retd).

Education
The newly appointed Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Retd Navy Comm.Daju Effedua said in Lagos Monday that he was effectively in charge as Rector of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria , Oron, Akwa Ibom Stste . The Rector who denied claims that he was a stooge to the Adebayo Sarumi led Interim Management Committee, IMC said "what you don't know is the fact that I am also a member of the IMC. You must agree with me that government acted in the best interest of the Academy, look at the pedigree of members of the IMC and you will agree with me that we have the best hands on board", he said . Commander Effedua also dispelled rumours that fresh admissions into the Academy had been suspended for two years. " What we did was to suspend admission for one academic session based on the f...
INTELS in fresh crises with OGFZA

INTELS in fresh crises with OGFZA

Business, Law, Port News
Oil and gas logistics giant and port concessionaire, INTELS Nigeria Limited (INL), is in fresh trouble as the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) has ordered a comprehensive audit of a decade of its operations (2006-2016).The development came as INTELS, a company largely owned by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, began to feel relief from a similar rift with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). OGFZA, in a letter to the Managing Director of INTELS, Simone Volpi, obtained by Our Correspondent yesterday, said it had appointed a team of auditors to carry out the compliance audit of the embattled firm, a concessionaire of NPA, over alleged “serial violation” of the laws and regulations governing operations in the free zone. The Managing Director of OGFZA, Umana Okon Umana, said t...
2019: Nigerians Will Stone Us If We Present Buhari – APC Group

2019: Nigerians Will Stone Us If We Present Buhari – APC Group

Politics
Members of the defunct Congress For Progressive Change (CPC) from the 17 southern states of Nigeria, have said fielding President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 Presidential election will incur the wrath of Nigerians and cost the ruling APC the election. The group which goes under the banner of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN), said Nigerians will stone them at campaign grounds, if Buhari is presented as their presidential candidate. National Coordinator of the group, Comrade Francis Ikonomwan, in a statement made available to journalists in Benin, Edo State, described the call by members of Buhari Support Group on President Mohammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 election, as political sycophancy. He described members of the Buhari Support Group as a “bunch of people who do not mean ...
Lovers found dead in car on a street in Lagos

Lovers found dead in car on a street in Lagos

Law
There was pandemonium in Ogba area of Lagos State as two dead bodies, a male and female, were found in a car parked at a lonely spot, yesterday. Nobody could explain what led to the death of the two adults, who onlookers described as lovers. One of the onlookers alleged that the lady was a married woman with children, while the man was her lover, adding that they were probably engaged in sex when the incident occurred. The deceased were reported to have driven to an area behind the Nigeria Institute of Journalism, NIJ, to engage in sex. One of the people at the scene said: “By the time passers-by saw them, the car engine was still running and the air conditioner was on, indicating that they did not die of suffocation.” It was  learnt that the man was found in the driver’s side, half ...
NIMASA approves 250 Cadets  for Sea time Training

NIMASA approves 250 Cadets for Sea time Training

Breaking News, Business, Port News
Succour has last come the way of the graduates of NIMASA's seaferers development program as the first batch of about 250 Cadets have been invited to the NIMASA' Corporate head office , Lagos, this week for documentation . The documentation Shipping World learnt is preparatory to the placement of the Cadets who completed their degree programs over three years ago to be placed on the mandatory one year on board training before certification. The Agency's Executive Director Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services ,Mr Gambo Ahmed confirmed to Shipping World exclusively in Lagos Monday that NIMASA have concluded arrangements with selected Ship owners in the UK and Cairo , Egypt for the placements. One of the beneficiaries Eniye Emokpo was full of praises for the Director General of NIMAS...
Jonathan meant well for the democracy of Nigeria…Jega

Jonathan meant well for the democracy of Nigeria…Jega

Law, Politics
Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says that Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan meant well for the democracy of Nigeria. In an interview with Jamie Hitchen, a policy researcher at Africa Research Institute, a not-for-profit group that was founded in 2007, Jega said Jonathan granted all the financial requests of INEC and did not try to personally interfere with the commission’s work. “The administration of Goodluck Jonathan, president from 2010 to 2015, never gave any reason to suspect that there was a deliberate and wilful attempt to emasculate the funding of INEC” he said. For this they should be applauded. No situation arose where we had to go cap-in-hand to the executive looking for funding and I must add that when supplementary ...