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The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies.
The General Manager, Legal at the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Danladi Ibrahim, is now acting Managing Director of the Authority.
The Nigerian Export–Import Bank (NEXIM) has solicited partnership with the Nigerian Navy towards facilitating the regional Sealink Project, internal waterways operation and coastal trade.
Contrary to claims by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, that the ports in Lagos are filled up to their brims, the Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria, STOAN, has said that the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa, and the Tin Can Island Port Complex, both in Lagos, are not congested but were operating at less than 70 per cent capacity.
No amount of innovations introduced can practically solve the myriads of gridlock across Lagos metropolis, unless basic factors are into force.
The contributions of the former Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi to the nation’s economy were relived in Lagos at the weekend, by some political elites and stakeholders in the maritime/transportation industry.
The immediate past Minister for Power Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, is billed to deliver the fourth edition of the Lagos Traffic Radio Lecture Series.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has said that Nigeria’s inland waterways system is grossly underfunded.
The African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK) has said it is partnering with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) to provide about $1billion financing for the promotion of Nigeria-Africa trade and investment in Africa.
The management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) will on Tuesday sign the N1, 600, 344.513 contract for the supply and installation of 64 ton mobile harbour crane with Messrs Liebherr Nigeria Limited for the Lokoja-Jamata River Port Complex.
The Lagos State Government and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Monday expressed readiness to go into talks to facilitate amicable resolution of the age-long tussle between the federal agency and the Lagos State Inland Waterways Authority (LASWA) over regulation and control of the waterways.
President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State, which is the first of such in Northern Nigeria.
Minna town was completely locked down yesterday, following the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Niger State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to embark on massive infrastructural development across the country if re-elected in the February 16 election.
The contract, costing N6billion, was originally awarded in 2011/12, then abandoned, until Buhari’s government forged ahead to deliver it.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday, Jan. 19, inaugurate the new Baro River Port in Niger, which has just been completed by the Federal Government at a cost of N6 billion.
National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has said that the Baro River Port cargo handling equipment installation has been completed, tested and ready for commissioning soon.
The Kwara State House of Assembly has passed a motion outlawing anyone travelling on waterways in the state without a life jacket.
The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said the state government has invested a staggering sum of N4.5 billion to shore up school enrolment in the last 11 months he returned as the state chief executive.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has warned youths against engaging in social media and Internet marriages.
An Upper Area Court, Mpape, on Monday, ordered that a 34-year-old butcher, Abu Mohammed, who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman, be remanded in a correctional facility in Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The royal family of Ogwashi-Uku Kingdom in Aniocha South Local Government Area of Delta State has insisted that the installation of the new Obi (King), Ifechukwude Chukwuka Okonjo was not done in error.
A member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Ugboma, has described his recent victory at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Owerri, as renewed hope for his party and the common man in the state.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp near Mallam Fatori on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno.
The Nigeria Football Federation has reinstated Salisu Yusuf to the national team after serving a one-year ban for receiving bribe.
Against the backdrop of increase in violence and thuggery activities associated with elections, a nongovernmental organisation ‘The Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development’ (PIBCID), has called on stakeholders on election management to increase sensitisation and awareness to rural communities in Kogi State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has sent felicitations to the monarch of Nupe Kingdom in Niger, Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar as he marked 16 years on the throne and celebrated 67th birthday.
Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, claims that “a combined security forces” besieged his country home in Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State.