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Month: December 2019

Mohammed Abba Kura: The hallmark of a man who puts country first.

Mohammed Abba Kura: The hallmark of a man who puts country first.

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News, Profile
His name is Mohammed Abba Kura. He is a Comptroller of Customs and the helmsman of the Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service. I call him "No 1", by virtue of the fact that he superintends over the nation's premier command of the Nigeria Customs Service. In terms of operations and revenue generation, the Apapa Command accounts for over 35 percent of Customs activities nationwide. With less than two weeks to the end of the year, the command has already surpassed its revenue target for 2019. With over N414billion in the federation account the command under the watch of Compt Abba Kura has a lot to celebrate. The Customs helmsman who took journalists on a guided media tour of over 100 containers seized from unscrupulous importers, is apparently impressed with the performan...
Pension for Ex Governors: Buhari May Arrest Akpabio, Fashola, others

Pension for Ex Governors: Buhari May Arrest Akpabio, Fashola, others

Breaking News, News Feature, Politics
President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has vowed to comply with the order of a Federal High Court, which directed him to recover monies being paid to former Governors that are currently serving as Senators and Ministers. The AGF said this in a statement made available to Journalists by his Media Aide, Dr. Umar Gwandu. Recall, that Justice Oluremi Oguntoyinbo made the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, on Wednesday. The suit was filed by SERAP, who had approached the court for an order of mandamus, to compel the Attorney-General of the Federation to file an action to challenge States’ pension laws for former Governors, and recover...
CIoTA to Professionalise Transport Administration in Nigeria

CIoTA to Professionalise Transport Administration in Nigeria

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
… Bello Says Infrastructure to Boost Transportation Sector The President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh has said that the Institute is set to professionalise all aspects of transportation industry in Nigeria for sustainable development. Dr. Jamoh said this at the opening of a 3-Day National Transportation Summit organised by CIOTA at the Yar' Adua Centre in Abuja with the theme “Unlocking the Potentials of Transportation for Sustainable Development.” According to the CIoTA President, “with the recent assent of Mr. President recognizing the Institute as the sole professional body in the transport industry, CIoTA will engage all stakeholders to ensure that all those involved in transport administration in Nigeria are certified ...
Attacked Vessel: NIMASA to Fast Track Maritime Security Architecture

Attacked Vessel: NIMASA to Fast Track Maritime Security Architecture

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
·        Agency Working with Relevant Authorities on Abductees Release – Dakuku In the wake of the recent attack on a tanker vessel named, ‘Nave Constellation’, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has disclosed its readiness to fast-track the maritime security architecture, just as the Director General of the Agency Dr. Dakuku Peterside stated that the Agency is working with relevant partners to ensure the crew onboard are secured and safe. The DG spoke in Abuja on Thursday, on the sidelines of the ongoing National Transportation Summit organised by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), stating that the tanker was attacked off the coast of Bonny with nineteen persons alleged to have been...
In Marked Improvement, Nigeria Comes Extremely Close to IMO New Status

In Marked Improvement, Nigeria Comes Extremely Close to IMO New Status

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
• West Africa Loses Seat • We Will be back Stronger Says Saraki Nigeria came within a whisker of returning to Category C of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Friday in London after losing the IMO Council election by just one vote. Though, the country missed its bid for membership of the Governing Council, IMO’s highest decision making organ, Nigeria’s performance was a remarkable improvement from 2017, when it lost by 12 votes. However, West Africa lost its only seat in the Council, as Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, and Kenya retained their seats in the 20-member Category C of the IMO. Nigeria’s delegation to the 31st Session of the IMO had put up a spirited campaign for election into the Governing Council, whose membership the country lost in 2011. The country poll...
Border Closure Responsible for Our Loss at IMO Council Elections – Dakuku

Border Closure Responsible for Our Loss at IMO Council Elections – Dakuku

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
As widespread condemnation greet Nigeria's loss at the IMO COUNCIL elections yesterday in London, Director General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has blamed the closure of Nigeria's land border coupled with an unprecedented international conspiracy as the reason Nigeria lost to Kenya in the crucial IMO elections. Dakuku who spoke exclusively with Shipping World on Sunday said " our African brothers mobilized against us for reasons best known to them. Benin Republic told us bluntly 'If you want our vote, go reopen your land borders ". Dakuku was surprised that despite the fatherly role Nigeria has played on the continent, some countries didn't like our rising profile and insisted on working against us. He said this was no...