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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.
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.
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 on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.
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.
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).
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).
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.
Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said Gareth Bale is fit and ready to play against Unionistas de Salamanca on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey.
Coach of Plateau United FC Abdu Maikaba had hailed his side’s 5-0 thrashing of Adamawa united on Sunday describing the win as so important to the Jos based side’s ambition and quest to win the Premier League title.
“Anyone they bring for us will be good, every team is tough in Africa, so we are going to try our best against any team that falls in our group. We know it will be very tough, but we are prepared for battle,” Chukwueze said.
Yaroslav Suris is suing the popular porn site claiming it has denied the deaf and hearing-impaired access to its videos that others can easily enjoy.
The Governor of Ondo State and also the Chairman of the South West governors forum, Rotimi Akeredolu has hinted that the “Operation Amotekun” is one of the many solutions proffered by the South West governors to tackle security challenges in the region.