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Month: August 2022

COMPT ALIYU BELLO TAKES OVER AT KWARA COMMAND

COMPT ALIYU BELLO TAKES OVER AT KWARA COMMAND

News Feature, Port News
The Kwara Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service now has a new Customs Area Controller. He is Compt. Aliyu Bello. Compt. Bello until his new posting served at Zone A Headquarters, Lagos. He is taking over the mantle of leadership of the Command from Compt. HB Ahmed who has been redeployed to Zone D Headquarters, Bauchi. At a brief handing over ceremony which held at the Command Headquarters, Ilorin, Kwara State, Compt. HB Ahmed appealed to officers and men of the Command to extend the same support and cooperation he enjoyed to his successor. He thanked the Comptroller General of Customs and the management team for the opportunity extended to him to serve as Area Controller. He urged the officers to accord the incoming controller maximum support to effectively discharge th...
Tony Iju and the Ides of April 14: A Post Mortem of 48 Months of Waste at ANLCA House

Tony Iju and the Ides of April 14: A Post Mortem of 48 Months of Waste at ANLCA House

Maritime, News Feature
On April 14, 1912, Capt John Edward Smith, Capt of RMS Titanic ,took his cruise vessel on a mission of no return when the vessel hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. At the end of the Voyage, no fewer than 1,500 lost their lives in a journey that had over 2 ,400 on board. Exactly 106 years later on April 14, 2018,Tony Iju Nwabunike took over 3000 Freight Forwarders on 4 year journey onboard MV ANLCA. At the end of trip, there was hardly any survivor as Capt Tony Iju Nwabunike had abandoned his role as Master even before MV ANLCA got to its final destination. While it is customary for the master to be last to leave the Ship in case of a disaster, the exact opposite was the case in what has been termed ANLCA House of Commotion. There is no better way to capture this scenario than the...
HARNESSING NIGERIA’S MARITIME ASSETS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE A FOURTH ANNIVERSARY BOOK REVIEW BY SULEIMAN HARUNA ADAMA,

HARNESSING NIGERIA’S MARITIME ASSETS: PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE A FOURTH ANNIVERSARY BOOK REVIEW BY SULEIMAN HARUNA ADAMA,

Maritime, Misc, News Feature
The 4th Anniversary of the book launch; Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets: Past, Present and Future authored by Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, the amiable Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the apex Maritime regulatory and promotional agency in Nigeria is on 28th August 2022. My passion for this book was enhanced not only because I am a Maritime Scholar and researcher, but also that I was featured in the book (via a picture taken together at an international Maritime function in Abuja) and a copy of the book autographed to me by the author, who is also a friend and a former colleague at Nimasa. This review is particularly significant at this time as the author by providence, fate or divine, and dint of hard work is the current DG of Nima...
Lekki port project to provide about 112, 000 jobs to Nigerians – Sambo said

Lekki port project to provide about 112, 000 jobs to Nigerians – Sambo said

News Feature
The Minister of Transport, Alhaji Muazu Sambo, has said that the Lekki deep-sea port project would create 112,000 jobs to Nigerians upon its completion. Sambo gave the declaration on Sunday in Jalingo the headquarters of Taraba state while speaking with newsmen. The Minister said the port, which is second in Nigeria after One Deep-Sea Port would bring more tonnage, and revenue to the port and the country. He further said the importance of the project would impact positively on the nation’s economy. “The Lekki deep-sea port project which is the second after Onne Deep Sea Port in Nigeria. “It is significant because the largest ships in the world can berth at the Port. “That means, more tonnage, more cargo, more revenue for the port and for the country, more economic activit...
Press Freedom, a panacea For Good Governance, Development, Says Diri

Press Freedom, a panacea For Good Governance, Development, Says Diri

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said there is an intricate link between a free press and good governance and development of any society. Governor Diri stated this on Thursday at the Government House, Yenagoa, during the courtesy visit of the Director-General of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Dr. Mansur Liman. He stressed that in recognition of the important role of the media, his administration has ensured that the press in the state operated without interference. The governor noted that the media had the responsibility of keeping government on it toes, especially through balanced reportage and constructive criticism. Diri stated that his administration also understands that partnering the media goes a long way rather than gagging it. While ...
JAMOH TO CHAIR MARITIME EDITORS’ CONFERENCE

JAMOH TO CHAIR MARITIME EDITORS’ CONFERENCE

Maritime, News Feature
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh will chair the the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP) One-day workshop/seminar scheduled to take place at the Administrative Staff Colleage of Nigeria (ASCON), TOPO, Badagry on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 by 11am promt. In the same vein, the sole lecture of the day will be delivered by Mr Charles Okerefe, a time tested maritime resource person, writer, publiher and maritime teacher at the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State. Okerefe will be speaking on, "The role of technology in trade facilitation and smuggling suppression." Other guests at expected at the occasion include Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman of the National Seafarers Welfare Board o...
1700 Abandoned NDDC Projects In Bayelsa Unacceptable …Gov Diri

1700 Abandoned NDDC Projects In Bayelsa Unacceptable …Gov Diri

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said more than 1700 abandoned projects of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) litter different parts of the state, a situation he described as unacceptable. Some of the abandoned projects include the Angalabiri-Ebedebiri-Toru-Orua shore protection project captured in the commission’s 2020 budget, the Sabagreia-Polaku bridge as well as the Akenfa bridge among others. Governor Diri spoke on Tuesday when the NDDC Interim Administrator, Dr Akwa Effiong, visited him in Government House, Yenagoa. The Bayelsa governor noted that the non-collaboration of the commission with catchment states that would advise on priority projects has led to duplication and abandonment of projects. Diri also called on President Muhammadu Buhari to...
Niwa Unveils Watercraft Ambulance in Lagos.*

Niwa Unveils Watercraft Ambulance in Lagos.*

Press Release
In response to critical empowerment of the Search and Rescue team in Lagos and as strategic fulfilment to suggestions made by the cream of maritime media at a recent parley , Dr George Morghalu, managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority ( niwa) had deployed a new ambulance boat to the Lagos area office The new water craft fitted with amber lights and two 175 Horse Power engines made by Yamaha, with cream colour leather interior, fitted with medical equipment, first aid boxes, communication system, and stretchers, will form the fulcrum rapid response to accidents on Lagos waterways. Rugged and built to ferry accident victims and those who require immediate medical attention to the nearest hospital and Medical Hold Bay, the ambulance watercraft can travel at controlled t...
CVFF DISBURSEMENT: FG MAY SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM KENYA SHIPYARD…JAMOH.

CVFF DISBURSEMENT: FG MAY SEEK ASSISTANCE FROM KENYA SHIPYARD…JAMOH.

Maritime, News Feature
Nigerian Shipowners may soon heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Government may have unveiled a new road map that may see them actualizing their dreams of becoming ship owners under the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund, CBFF,sooner than later. Speaking on a Live program on Inspiration 92.3Fm Lagos, Shipping on Radio, last Thursday, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr Bashir Jamoh revealed that nine primary lending institutions (banks) were listed for the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessels Financing Fund , CVFF by the Governing Board of NIMASA, and been forwarded to the Minister of Transportation. But Jamoh said the Agency is trying to avoid the previous pitfalls experienced under the Ship Building and Acquisition Fund when beneficiaries d...