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UN Lauds Nigeria’s Leading role in Securing Gulf of Guinea

By Innocent Orok The United Nations (UN) has commended Nigeria for playing a leading role in efforts to secure the Gulf of Guinea, saying it will continue to support the country and the region. Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Kitack Lim said the country had made important contributions to the fight against piracy and armed robbery in ...

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Extortions at Lagos Ports: COMTUA heads to Court, Petitions EFCC

By Innocent Orok The Council of Maritime Transport Unions and Associations (COMTUA) has written a letter of petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on issues relating to certain acts of extortion and obtaining by false pretense against the ETO/TPPL inspired call up system by the officials of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The body in a petition letter ...

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RAIL TRACK VANDALISM: POLICE ARRESTS SYNDICATE IN BENUE

By Innocent Orok Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested a criminal syndicate responsible for recent economic sabotage and vandalism of rail tracks in the North West and North Central parts of the country. The arrest of the suspects follows deliberate efforts by the Force to contain and clampdown on perpetrators of recent incidents of rail tracks vandalism, carting ...

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War on Piracy: End War Risk Insurance on Nigerian bound Cargoes -Jamoh

By Innocent Orok Amidst the falling piracy incidence in the Nigerian waters and the Gulf of Guinea since February when the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) deployed the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure popularly known as the Deep Blue Project, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh has expressed ...

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Probe panel of NPA begins sitting, calls for memoranda from Staff, Stakeholders

The Administrative Panel of Inquiry set up by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to investigate the activities of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) from 2016 to May 2021 under the Management of Hadiza Bala Usman has requested the staff of NPA, stakeholders and the general public to submit memoranda on the activities of the agency within the period. Secretary of ...

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SON SHOULD RETURN TO THE PORTS – NAGAFF FOUNDER

By Innocent Orok The Founder of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders(NAGAFF), Dr Boniface Aniebonam has advocated for the return of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to the seaports. Speaking at the Second Edition of the Round Table Conference with the members of the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers in Lagos, Dr Aniebonam explained that SON’s presence ...

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AfCFTA: Stakeholders to brainstorm in Lagos on Nigeria’s preparedness

Stakeholders will on Wednesday, 16th June, 2021 converge in Lagos to take a look at the Nigeria’s preparedness not only to participate in the continent-wide trade; African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) but to maximize the gains inherent in it. The stakeholders will be converging at the instance of a popular online newspaper; Primetime Reporters to assess the progress made ...

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EXCLUSIVE: BLUE ECONOMY: Nigeria to Inaugurate 9- Member Coordinating Group

By Innocent Orok To further enhance and sustain the resources of Nigeria’s blue economy project, a team of eminent Nigerians under the Blue Economy Resources Group will tomorrow 15th June 2021 inaugurate a 9- member Blue Economy Coordinating Group. The inauguration which will be performed by the immediate past Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr ...

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NCAC boss, Woos investors to Sector on World Handicraft Day Celebration

By Innocent Orok The celebration of this year’s World’s Handicrafts day on Thursday June 10th, should be used to reflect on the founding principles of the World’s Craft Council which is mainly to foster economic development of crafts through crafts related activities in all its regions. The Director General of National Council for Arts and Culture, Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, OON, ...

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