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Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ahmed Kabiru Abdullahi

Lagos to create more Islands to curb land scarcity

To further increase land availability for housing and infrastructure development, the Lagos State Government has expressed the desire to continue to create more man-made islands at its waterfront across the State.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA issues new guidelines for water transportation, jetty operations

The Lagos Area Office of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, has issued fresh guidelines for controlled inland waterways transportation as well as jetty operations.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA: What we will do to curb accidents on waterways

The National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, has expressed worry over incessant accidents on waterways across the nation.

Federal government reorganises NIGCOMSAT management, appoints board chairman, new directors

In a bid to boost the digital economic team, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammad Buhari has approved some changes at the Nigeria Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT, Ltd.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA moves to stem boat mishaps

The National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, has commenced moves to reduce the rate of boat accidents across the country with a view to making water transport a preferred mode of transportation in Nigeria.
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Ownership of marine vessels by Nigerians hit 40 percent

Following the institution of the Marine Vessel Categorization Scheme with a view to increasing local participation in the marine services sector, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, NCDMB, has said that Nigerian ownership of marine vessels currently stands at 40 percent.
L:R The Area Manager, Lagos Area Office, Nigeria Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA),Engr. Sarat Braimah, Managing Director, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), Hon Abdulbaq Balogun, Comander Police NIWA, CSP Usman Tahir and Director, Admnistration and Human Resources, Mrs Taiwo Abiodun during a courtesy visit by Management of LAGFERRY to NIWA at CMS Marina Lagos… on Wednesday 28th November, 2019.

Lagos government set to increase fleet of ferries on inland waterways

In fulfilment of the promise to revitalize water transportation and make it a viable alternative means of transportation, the Lagos State Government has announced its readiness to increase its fleet of ferries to twenty (20) before the end of 2019.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA flags off safety campaign on Lagos waterways

To ensure accident free ride and also to put passengers and boat operators on notice, Lagos Area Office of National Inland Waterways Authority ( NIWA) has rolled out safety campaign across key operational jetties in Lagos.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA: We know nothing about N4 billion budget padding

The National Inland Waterways Authority on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.
National Assembly

National Assembly announces discovery of N4 billion nonexistent projects under waterways agency

A joint session of the House of Representatives Committee on Inland Waterways, Land Transport, Ports and Harbours, and Marine Safety and Education, and the Senate Committee on Marine Transport have reportedly uncovered ‘nonexistent’ projects worth N4 billion in the 2020 budget proposal it received.

Onitsha chamber urges NIWA chief on functional waterways

The Onitsha Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ONICCIMA), yesterday, advised the new Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Chief George Moghalu, to ensure that the inland waterways ports in every part of the country, especially the Eastern Ports, are functional so that its opportunities wouldl be fully harnessed.
Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for a appointing the party’s National Auditor, Chief George Muoghalu, as the new Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

Anambra APC hails President Buhari on George Muoghalu’s appointment as new NIWA chief

Anambra State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for a appointing the party’s National Auditor, Chief George Muoghalu, as the new Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his trip to New York where he participated in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 6

NYCN commends President Buhari over Moghalu’s appointment

Group of youths under Northern Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointed George Moghalu as Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA).

Ministers Amaechi, Saraki interact with maritime stakeholders

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.
Cargo handling equipment for Baro river port - NIWA

NIWA gets acting chief after Senator Mamora’s exit

The General Manager, Legal at the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Danladi Ibrahim, is now acting Managing Director of the Authority.

Nigerian Navy, NEXIM partner on inland waterways, others

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.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - 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)

Apapa, Tin Can ports operate at less than 70 percent capacity – operators

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.

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Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.