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FG Begins Feasibility Study for Brass Shipyard Project

FG Begins Feasibility Study for Brass Shipyard Project

Maritime, News Feature, Port News, Press Release
The Federal Government has commenced feasibility study for the construction of a shipyard in Brass Island, Bayelsa State, which would cater for the maintenance and repair services of cargo vessels, oil tankers, and LNG carriers. Chief Timipre Sylva conducting Feasibility study with Harbour engineers The Minister of State for Petrolem Resources, Chief Timipre chaired the project’s kick-off meeting on Thursday and stated that it will be executed by China Harbour Engineering Company, which had carried out similar projects across the globe . The feasibility study, according to the minister, will be funded by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) as part of its overarching mandate to domicile key oil and gas industry infrastructure and increase retention of in...
Senator Ali Ndume accused the government of pampering Boko Haram terrorists.

Senator Ali Ndume accused the government of pampering Boko Haram terrorists.

Breaking News
President of Nigeria The programme is based on De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Re-Integration (DRR) of former members of the Islamic sect that has terrorised the northeast region for over 10 years. The multi-agency humanitarian effort, led by Defence Headquarters, was launched in 2016 to encourage Boko Haram terrorists to surrender. A total of 881 'repentant' former terrorists have been released since the programme was launched four years ago, with 601 released as recently as this month. The latest batch was released around the same time that Boko Haram executed five abducted aid workers on camera. While speaking during an interview on Channels Television on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, Ndume said the programme is a 'very misplaced priority' by the government led by...
FG to begin construction of dry ports in Abia, Plateau, others – ICRC

FG to begin construction of dry ports in Abia, Plateau, others – ICRC

Breaking News, Maritime, News Feature, Port News
By Abbas Bamalli The Federal Government is set to begin the construction of Inland Container Dry Ports in Abia, Oyo, Plateau, Borno and Kaduna states to reduce the pressures on the sea ports. This is even as the government had also received private sector proposals for the construction of similar ports in Dagbolu in Osun State, Lolo in Kebbi State, Onitsha in Anambra State and Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State. Director General (DG) Infrastructural Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Mr Chidi Izuwah disclosed this when he led the management of the ICRC to inspect some Federal Government projects in Kano, which included the dry port and the Oasis Oxygen Plant project at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital. Izuwah said that the Federal Government was committed to the speedy com...
Ports: FG, Lagos Set Up New Joint Task Force to Address Apapa Gridlock

Ports: FG, Lagos Set Up New Joint Task Force to Address Apapa Gridlock

Business, Law, Maritime, Politics
As Apapa local government seeks partnership with NIMASA on tackling logjam The federal government and the Lagos state government Wednesday set up a new Joint Security Task Force that will tackle the Apapa gridlock. This was as the state government hinted of plans to enforce the 2012 Lagos Road Traffic Law. The new move followed the current menace of tankers and trucks that have made traffic unbearable for residents and people doing business in Apapa. The decision to set up a Task Force was reached during a Security Council meeting held Wednesday and chaired by the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Among those who attended the meeting were Lagos Commissioner of Police, Mr. Imohimi Edgal: Commander of Ikeja Cantonment, Brig Gen. Elias Attu; Commander of NNS Beecroft, Commodore...