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NIMASA partners customs, central bank, others on review of vessels import tax

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, last week, disclosed that it was currently engaging the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, the Federal Ministry of Finance and its supervisory ministry, the Ministry of Transportation, in working out a special tariff template for the importation of vessels and its parts by indigenous shippers.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NIMASA laments spate of insecurity around berthed vessels

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has hinted that owners of port facilities and terminals who do not attend the monthly meeting of the Port Facility Security Officers, PFSO, Forum would be sanctioned.
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NIMASA distributes food, other items to Bakassi IDPs

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Tuesday donated food items to Internally Displaced Persons of Bakassi, Cross River.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

N304 million fraud: Trial of ex-NIMASA chief reaches critical stage

The trial of Haruna Babajauro, former Acting Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), over alleged N304 million fraud has reached a critical state as Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday fixed June 20 for the adoption of final addresses.
Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and Commodore Duja Effedua (rtd), Rector Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron inspecting completed projects at the academy. (Photo- NAN)

Minister charges Maritime Academy to produce qualified seafarers

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has charged management of Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) to produce qualified seafarers.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock

The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock.

Minister Amaechi, Bello, others bag Transport, Tourism awards

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has bagged a ministerial award for mass transportation infrastructure development alongside Mr Hassan Bello, Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) for outstanding transport regulator of the year.

Senate committee gives final ultimatum on ending Apapa gridlock

Towards finding lasting solution to gridlock in Apapa, the Senate Committee on Works on Friday advocated co-operation of various government agencies to make port operations easier.
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NIMASA promotes IMO representative to director

The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has approved the promotion of the Nigerian Alternate Permanent Representative at the International Maritime Organisation, Dikko Bala, to Director.

African maritime body restates stand on building a viral sector

Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has reiterated the commitment of the African body to build a competitive maritime sector in Africa through continuous engagements and sharing of ideas.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has challenged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to disprove Vice President Yemi Osibanjo’s clarification of the country’s past and present debt profile.

VP Osinbajo: Federal government restates commitment to Niger Delta development

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has revealed the commitment of the federal government to build a Niger Delta that is not defined by oil and gas, but other human capital resources.

Pencom, NIMASA, CBN shine at Enugu trade fair

The 30th Enugu International Trade Fair which ended on Monday in Enugu actually depicted the state of the nation’s economy with the absence of big manufacturing concerns and other key players in the private sector.
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There is no food insecurity in Nigeria – BMO tells UN

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has dismissed UN report that Nigeria is among countries suffered most from high levels of food insecurity in the world in 2018.
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NIMASA hails appeal court’s judgment against NLNG

Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has hailed the appeal court judgment in the case between NIMASA and the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited, over levies payable to the maritime regulator, saying it has reaffirmed confidence in the Judiciary.

Appeal Court orders retrial of NIMASA, NLNG levies case

The Court of Appeal in Lagos has set aside a Federal High Court judgment which exempted the Nigeria LNG Ltd from levies imposed on it by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

New judge to hear Patience Jonathan’s suit against EFCC

A new judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos, has taken over a suit filed by former first lady Dame Patience Jonathan challenging a “no-debit-order” placed on her account by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Rotimi Amaechi: Deep Blue Project will end crime on our waterways

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to rid the Nigerian territorial waters of criminalities through the Integrated Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, otherwise known as the Deep Blue Project.

Federal government targets N4.6 billion revenue from maritime operations

The Federal Government is working towards generating over N4.6 billion ($15 million) annually from the huge potentials in the maritime industry, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has said.

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