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MARITIME SECURITY: USCG TO WORK WITH NIMASA ON REMOVAL OF COE

MARITIME SECURITY: USCG TO WORK WITH NIMASA ON REMOVAL OF COE

Maritime, News Feature
The United States Coast Guard USCG, has offered Nigeria a three-year plan to work with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA for the removal of the Condition of Entry (CoE), placed on American-bound vessels from Nigeria. Cdr. Juliet Hudson at the USCG headquarters in Washington DC disclosed this during a peer review visit by a delegation from NIMASA. Hudson announced a bi-annual assessment of compliance level with ISPS implementation at Nigerian Ports working with NIMASA. In her words, “We will work with NIMASA to review the compliance level of Ports in Nigeria with the provisions of the ISPS Code. This will be done twice a year to enable us update the Port Advisory Security Portal in the White House after which a decision will be taken to completely lift...
GEN NDIOMU TO ASU BEKS: YOU ARE AN IROKO IN MARITIME JOURNALISM

GEN NDIOMU TO ASU BEKS: YOU ARE AN IROKO IN MARITIME JOURNALISM

Maritime, News Feature
Celebrating the Iroko of Nigeria's maritime media as he turns 70! Sir, my family and I join your numerous admirers and well wishers to rejoice and celebrate with you at this auspicious moment in your life. Attaining the age of 70 years is a remarkable feat which must be celebrated with immense gratitude to God Almighty. We thank God Almighty for your life and also for granting you good health as well as protecting you thus far. There is no doubt that you have contributed immensely to the development of journalism and the maritime industry in particular through your very insightful and well researched reports which have contributed in no small measure in educating and drawing awareness to significant developments in the maritime space. Your interest in ensuring sustainable peace and yo...
Gboyega Oyetola, I am sorry….Asu Beks.

Gboyega Oyetola, I am sorry….Asu Beks.

Maritime
In the past couple of days since Daily Trend, an online publication, carried my interview captioned, "Blue Economy Ministry: Oyetola has nothing to offer, he can't deliver ", my phone lines have been inaundated with calls taking serious exceptions to the content of the interview, which the callers argued cast serious aspersions on the Integrity and person of the Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, His Excellency, Gboyega Oyetola. I want to state categorically, that the intention of the interview and my statements therefrom, were not intended to bring to disrepute, this cerebral technocrat and accomplished Corporate icon, who until recently was the democratically elected Governor of Osun State, where he left his indelible footprints. In the main, my interview was borne out of my passio...
HURRAY!!! DR BASHIR YUSUF JAMOH IS MARITIME MAN OF THE YEAR 2023 ***Investiture to hold in Kaduna in Feb. 2024

HURRAY!!! DR BASHIR YUSUF JAMOH IS MARITIME MAN OF THE YEAR 2023 ***Investiture to hold in Kaduna in Feb. 2024

Maritime, News Feature
After a painstaking appraisal of critical players in the Maritime Industry in 2023, using key performance indicators and compliance with best Corporate Governance benchmarks, the Editorial Board of Maritime Media , Publishers of Nigeria's Flagship Maritime, Shipping World, have unanimously voted DR BASHIR YUSUF JAMOH, OFR as Maritime Man of the Year, 2023. TV THE MAN JAMOH AND HIS LEGACIES: Upon assumption of duty as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh seemed to have brought a magic wand that is turning everything around in the Nigerian maritime industry. This is perhaps not surprising as Dr Jamoh prior to his appointment as CEO of the Agency had put in nearly three decades in NIMASA nay the maritime industry. From t...
I will build on the Foundation laid by my Predecessors….Shippers Council Boss.

I will build on the Foundation laid by my Predecessors….Shippers Council Boss.

Maritime, News Feature
The new helmsman of the Nigeria Shippers' Council, Barr Pius Akutah, has promised to build on the solid Foundation laid by his predecessors. Ukatah who said he was very proud of the landmark achievements he inherited seven weeks ago as Executive Secretary of the Council, vowed not to let the Minister of Marine and Blue, His Excellency, Gboyega Oyetola, down on the performance bond he signed with the Minister. Speaking when a delegation of the League of Maritime Editors paid him a visit in his office Monday, he promised to raise the stakes of the marine and blue economy in its contribution to the nation's GDP from its current paltry 2per cent by ensuring that the Council took its pride of place as the Maritime economic regulator by growing the sector.. "We have taken concrete steps to activ...
*Bashir Jamoh: The man who broke the CVFF jinx* By Pius Mordi

*Bashir Jamoh: The man who broke the CVFF jinx* By Pius Mordi

Maritime, News Feature
He was not there in 1985 when one-time Minister of Transport, late Major General Ibrahim Gumel, decided to liquidate the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL). With that singular decision, the country's classification as a ship owning nation, a status that had been sustained since 1959, disappeared overnight. Nigeria's ownership of a national carrier that at a time had about 21 sea-going vessels evaporated over night. Today, he is pioneering and assiduously driving the building of another indigenous fleet of vessels. But he is avoiding the missteps of the past. Unlike in the past when NNSL got the lion share of the Ship Acquisition and Ship Building Fund (SASBF) administered by then National Maritime Authority as Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) was then know...
3 Medical Students Confirmed Dead in boat mishap in Calabar….

3 Medical Students Confirmed Dead in boat mishap in Calabar….

Maritime, News Feature
The National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA has confirmed that three medical students lost their lives in a boat mishap which occurred weekend in Calabar, Cross River State. The deaths which were confirmed by Engr Stanley Onuoha, Calabar Area Manager of NIWA, revealed that no fewer than 14 medical students who were on their annual conference were onboard the Passport 19 pleasure boat when the accident occurred. A statement by NIWA spokesman, Jubril Darda'u, explained that Safety and security measures were thrown to the wind as both the jetty and the boat which was used for the cruise had no prior approval and certification by NIWA. Dardau' explained further that the boat was overloaded and that it has capacity for 9 passengers, whereas 14 medical students were on board at the time of ...
Operators of ill fated boat compromised Security and Safety Regulations….Moghalu * Describes incident as unfortunate * Condoles with families of victims

Operators of ill fated boat compromised Security and Safety Regulations….Moghalu * Describes incident as unfortunate * Condoles with families of victims

Maritime, News Feature
The Management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) is deeply saddened by the Boat mishap that occurred on 12th June, 2023, along the Jebba Lake channel in the Lafiagi-Patigi Local Government Area of Kwara State in which about 103 passengers are feared to have died. We condole with the families of those that have lost their loved ones, and are particularly concerned with the huge number of casualties. This accident was clearly an unfortunate and avoidable one. Preliminary investigations through our Area Manager in Minna/Kwara Area Office revealed that the boat driver and wedding guests were on the ill-fated voyage about 2:30am, which speaks volumes about the disregard for the laws regulating Inland Waterways navigation. Furthermore, for a wooden boat to have allegedly be...
WHO IS AFTER NIMASA BOSS, BASHIR JAMOH?   By  Ikechukwu Ukaegbu

WHO IS AFTER NIMASA BOSS, BASHIR JAMOH? By Ikechukwu Ukaegbu

Maritime, News Feature
The resurfacing of corruption allegation against the DG NIMASA sparks of nothing short of mischief. Social media has been awashed with the fake news that N1.5 trillion, $9 Million looted funds were trace to NIMASA Boss, Bashir Jamoh’s Personal Account. However, what is more nauseating is the circulation of this false and stale information by social media users without any form of fact-checking. No wonder experts have stated that the third world war may be triggered by the misuse of the internet. About a year ago, Jackson Ude published a damaging article accusing Mr Jamoh of corruption. Ude is a self-acclaimed journalist and lapdog for the opposition and other disgruntled elements. He has carved a niche for blackmailing and maligning government and its top officials, Owing to his innocen...