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MOHAMMED BELLO KOKO’S MANY GOOFS: APPOINTS A LAWYER AS GM PUBLIC AFFAIRS

MOHAMMED BELLO KOKO’S MANY GOOFS: APPOINTS A LAWYER AS GM PUBLIC AFFAIRS

News Feature
Baring any last minute changes, Mrs OLUYEMISI OYINLOLA, one of the most experienced and best hands in the legal department of Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, would assume duty as General Manager Corporate Communications and Strategy, to take over from Mallam Ibrahim Nasir, who has proceeded on his mandatory retirement vacation.But for this surprise posting, MRS OYINLOLA was being touted as most suitable for the post of General Manager , Legal Services/ Company Secretary. But if this appointment holds, the NPA would be losing on two fronts; losing a core professional to run the PR unit and trading off one of best brains in the NPA'S legal department. Industry watchers are yet to come to terms with this development as there are competent and experienced hands within the system that would ha...
AGGE DEEP PORT CITY: WHAT GOV DOUYE DIRI MUST DO NOW…Omonibeke

AGGE DEEP PORT CITY: WHAT GOV DOUYE DIRI MUST DO NOW…Omonibeke

Misc
A Maritime expert ,Engr David Omonibeke, has taken a retrospective look at the chequered history of the Agge Seaport Project and concluded that Gov Douye Diri should take the bull by the horn and ensure that the dream of an Agge Port City in Ekeremor Local Government Area is realised. Engr Omonibeke who spoke exclusively with Shipping World weekend at his Lekki home in Lagos, said the benefits of an Agge Port city are so overwhelming and mouthwatering and therefore, should not be jettisoned or abandoned. Ominibeke, a former Executive Director, Marine and Operations at the Nigerian Ports Authority , said the completion and the likely commencement of Lekki Deep Seaport before the end of this year should serve as huge challenge to the Bayelsa State government . " Successive administrat...
Shipping World to honour late Tony Momoh, Late Sam Ndah Isaiah, Daily Trust others at 25 th anniversary

Shipping World to honour late Tony Momoh, Late Sam Ndah Isaiah, Daily Trust others at 25 th anniversary

Maritime
The Editorial Board of Maritime Media Ltd, Publishers of Nigeria's flagship maritime journal, Shipping World magazine have lined up a series of activities to mark its 25 years anniversary. Highlight of the event Scheduled for The Podium Event Centre Ikeja, Lagos is a Celebration of some Iconic Media Personalities and official launch of a Seaferers development program targetted at the girl child .Tagged from the CREEKS TO THE OCEAN, a catch them young program, it would focus on Nigeria's Coastal states of Lagos, Ondo, Delta , Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers. A statement by Elder Asu Beks, CEO of Maritime Media Ltd and Publisher of Shipping World named the Media Icons and Organizations as follows; Awardees. 1. POSTHUMOUS Iconic Media Award : Late Prince Tony Mom...
Mearsk Line Suspends Peak Season Charge.

Mearsk Line Suspends Peak Season Charge.

Breaking News
Executive Secretary and CEO, Hassan Bello Mearsk Line Nigeria Ltd has bowed to pressure and reversed an earlier introduction of peak season charge.  The reversal followed an intervention by Hassan Bello,  Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers' Council. In a statement in Lagos, Mearsk Line said it has instructed its commercial department to suspend the controversial charge effective September 1, 2020. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Shippers Council had protested to the African Union of Shippers Councils on the introduction of the arbitrary charges by Mearsk Line and had asked for its immediate scrapping.  Shipping World magazine can confirm on good authority that in a letter signed by  Mearsk Line Nigeria Representative, Lara Lana and addressed to Nigerian Shippers Council, ...
ABANDONED CONTAINERS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: FORMER COMPT GEN OF CUSTOMS RAISES ALARM.

ABANDONED CONTAINERS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: FORMER COMPT GEN OF CUSTOMS RAISES ALARM.

Breaking News, Port News
President Muhammadu Buhari A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hammad Bello Ahmed has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately appoint a ministerial committee to carry out a comprehensive audit of abandoned containers at the Nigerian Seaports to forestall a national catastrophe as was experienced recently at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. Mallam Ahmed who spoke Exclusively to Shipping World magazine on Monday said as a former helmsman of the Nigeria Customs Service, he has on good authority that some of the containers have been abandoned for upwards of ten years by their consignees. "We must not fold our hands and wait until the calamity in the magnitude of what happened in Lebanon happens before we act", the former Customs Chief cautioned. Malla...