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Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia says it is dissolving

CAIRO: Libyan Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, a group linked to Al-Qaeda, is formally dissolving itself, it said in a statement on Saturday. The group, which Washington says was behind the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens, had been at war with Khalifa Haftar’s eastern-based Libyan National Army. The group said its decision came on the back ...

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Mena e-commerce set to top $6.7bn this year

Driven by young demographics with high disposable income and high internet penetration rate, the Mena region’s e-commerce market value is set to hit the $6.7-billion mark this year, up from $4.8 billion in 2015, a report said. The Middle East’s e-commerce sector has skyrocketed by 1,500 per cent over the last 10 years, highlighted MyUS, a leading facilitator for Mena ...

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At least 30 migrants drown in new Med disaster

At least ,30 migrants, drow, in ,new Med disaster image: data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw== Illegal migrants from Africa arrive on shore after being rescued by Libyan coast guards rescued at sea, off the coastal town of Tajoura, 15 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli on May 23, 2017. (Photo: AFP/Mahmud Turkia) 24 May 2017 08:50PM (Updated: 24 May 2017 08:50PM) Share this content ...

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S.Africa allows telecoms operators to keep broadband spectrum until 2028

CAPE TOWN: Six South African telecoms companies, including MTN Group and Vodacom, can keep their broadband radio spectrum licences until they expire in 2028 after agreeing to buy at least 30 percent of the government’s new Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN), the communications minister said on Wednesday. Minister Siyabonga Cwele told reporters an agreement was reached with operators on May ...

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Liberia to Cut Inshore Exclusion Zone

  The Government of Liberia has passed an Executive Order which will see its Inshore Exclusion Zone, reserved for artisanal fishermen, halved from six to three nautical miles. The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) says the move will increase competition from foreign industrial vessels which would export their catch overseas. This will mean a drop in the levels of fish being ...

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Efiwe: Equiping African Tertiary Libraries

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The need for access to relevant resources like books, equipment, journals etc. are fundamental to educational institutions and their success. Any current or past student in Public African tertiary institution will immediately see the utter lack of resources and the student’s struggle to seek knowledge amidst this lack of resources, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Efiwe is a Non-profit ...

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Five people shot during anti-mutiny march in Ivory Coast – witness

ABIDJAN: At least five people were wounded by gunfire during protests against an army mutiny in Ivory Coast’s second city, Bouake, on Saturday, according to a witness, as popular opposition to the three-day revolt over bonus payments grew. The witness saw five people being treated for gunshots at Bouake’s main hospital following an attempt by city residents to stage a ...

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Libyan Coast Guard Cuts Across Bow of Rescue Vessel

  On Friday, the German maritime rescue NGO Sea-Watch called for an investigation into a Libyan coast guard interdiction in international waters, which resulted in the return of hundreds of maritime migrants to Libyan shores. In addition, the group posted video showing a potentially dangerous close-quarters situation in which the Libyan vessel cut across the bow of the rescue ship. ...

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Congo records first causality of Ebola virus- Health Ministry

KINSHASA: A person in Democratic Republic of Congo who died of a hemorrhagic fever has tested positive for the Ebola virus, signaling the start of a new outbreak, the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. The case was confirmed from tests on nine people who came down with a hemorrhagic fever in Bas-Uele province in ...

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DP World marks start of concession in Somaliland

Dubai-based DP World, a global trade enabler, has celebrated its 30-year port concession for the management and development of a multi-purpose port project at Berbera, Republic of Somaliland which started on March 2. President of the Republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud and DP World Group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem were present at a ceremony to mark ...

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Iran, Guinea renew deal on transfer of bauxite

Iranian government has renewed its contract with the West African nation of Guinea for the production and transfer of bauxite to the Persian country, said a report. Based on the project, four million tonnes of bauxite will be extracted annually from Guinea-Conakry and transferred to the  southern coasts of Iran for alumina powder production, reported the Iran Daily News. Iranian ...

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Shipowners back Peterside in reviving African maritime industry as Chairman of AAMA

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Ship Owners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) has given its support to Dr. Dakuku Peterside, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA) to lead African maritime sector revival, for the economic benefit of the continent, following his recent election as the Chairman, of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA), TRADE ...

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TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net) bounces back, repositions for improved service

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic International newsportal, TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net) is back to serve the world better after weeks of repositioning and upgradement of its media platform, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. We assure our global readers that we are back to give you the best of Strategies and Nws aimed at developing and advancing humanity, likewise fostering peaceful co-existence of mankind. ...

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Peterside fully prepared to showcase Nigerian maritime potential at AAMA, exploits opportunity for economic dev

  .Secretary-General of IMO, Mr. Kitack Lim‘ll lead delegation of UN body to event .32 African countries to participate in AAMA  .AAMA commences on 19th -21st of April,2017 (TRADE NEWSWIRE): An astute Management Professional and the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, is ready to showcase Nigerian maritime potential to world at the forthcoming ...

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Bombardier board approves proposal to cut chairman’s pay

REUTERS: Bombardier Inc said its board of directors approved a proposal to slash Executive Chairman Pierre Beaudoin’s pay by US$1.4 million, bringing his 2016 compensation to US$3.8 million, equal to his remuneration for 2015. The move comes after Beaudoin asked the board to reset his compensation as the rise in pay had “become a distraction” from the company’s regular work. ...

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V-Exchange’s patent violation claim wrong because NCC approved our KwikCash Service since April 20, 2016 before its Oct 27, 2016 proposal- Etisalat

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Etisalat Nigeria has denied the claim of patent infringement by V-Exchange Ltd. which was reported recently in the media not TRADE NEWSWIRE, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports The management of V-Exchange claimed that it sent a business proposal dated 27th October, 2016 to Etisalat and subsequently met with Etisalat’s representatives on 23rd, November 2016, where it informed Etisalat of ...

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It is our ethical creed to be socially responsible to the society- NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated its firm resolve at sustaining the commitment it had established concerning her corporate social responsibility efforts across the country, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Managing Director of the Organization Hadiza Bala Usman gave this information to a cross section of newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State whilst handing over relief ...

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Countdown to AAMA 2017: President Buhari meets African Maritime Chieftains, as NIMASA shifts world’s attention to Nigeria

  .Few days to AAMA 2017 Conference (TRADE NEWSWIRE): President Mummadu Buhari will later this month on April 20 meet a body of African Maritime leaders under the aegis of Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) from across the continent to brainstorm on ways in which Africa can come together to maximize the economic opportunities of the continent’s large ocean, ...

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PRCAN Re-elects Executives

    …Charges members on imperative of case study documentation The Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN), the professional association charged with the responsibility of regulating public relations consulting in Nigeria, has sworn in re-elected executive members to the steer affairs of the association for the next two years. This was the highpoint of activities at the association’s 2017 ...

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NIMASA CALLS FOR URGENT REMOVAL OF ABANDONED SHIPS, WRECKS

… Warns erring owners risk sanctions. (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In a bid to ensure safe and secure shipping on the Nigerian territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has warned all owners of abandoned Ships/Vessels to urgently remove same from the Nigerian territorial waters on or before 28thof April 2017 or risk sanctions ranging from forfeiture or removal ...

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NIGERIA TO SHOWCASE MARITIME POTENTIALS IN NORWAY

…As Norwegian Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries Visits NIMASA. (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of measures to attract foreign investors to tap into opportunities that abound in the Nigerian maritime industry, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) would be showcasing the potentials of the Nigerian Maritime Sector at the Norway Shipping week that would hold later this ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman awarded for outstanding performance in maritime sector, pledges not to relent

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has asserted that she has learnt so much within her short spell in the Port Industry and that she appreciated the Media for partnering the NPA Management and being able to convey some of its programmes effectively to the public’s, charging the Media to always cross ...

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NPA sensitizes stakeholders on importance of environmental safety, security

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has assured stakeholders in the Maritime sub- sector of its readiness to prioritize matters concerning Operational, Safety and Security with the view to providing necessary support in this regards across the nation’s Seaports in order to ensure efficient Port Services in line with International best practices, TRADE NEWSWIRE repors. Flagging ...

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Proverbial warnings to leadership of Nigerian Senate

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say: Bi koko ba n fe ni le’fe, aki n je ori imado; bi a’ba de je ori imado, aki n lo si awujo kumo; bi a’ba wa lo si awujo kumo, i mowon ara eni la n mo, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. English meaning: A person that is suffering from hump of the body should ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman: A fenced ripped-orange tree being pelted fruitlessly by intruders

  The recent media campaigning of calumny and propaganda targeted at a Socio-Economic reformer and Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, is a case of ripped orange on a tree located in a fenced garden, in which despite the barricade created around the ripped-orange tree, intruders chooses to defy protocol and start to fruitlessly pelt the ripped-orange(s) unpermissively for pluckage ...

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RE: NPA, BIDDERS AT WAR OVER CARGO SURVEY- ADVERTORIAL

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) renounces the Guardian Newspaper Publication of Tuesday the 21st day of March 2017 on page 42 titled “NPA, bidders at war over Cargo Survey. As a responsible corporate entity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the NPA respects the Institution of Law and Order. In this regard therefore, the ...

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Peterside recounts achievements in one year as DG NIMASA, scores Agency high

  . Forthcoming 3rd AAMA Conference in Abuja to be best in history- Peterside .Optimistic about future of Nigerian maritime sector .’ NIMASA has hosted two Sub-Regional Technical Committee meetings to build regional network in responding to distress calls timely in the last one year’ .’NIMASA recorded less than 10 maritime accidents in the last one year compared to previous ...

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Shamaki strengthens call for advocacy to safeguard right of children

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Permanent Secretary, Special Duties Office (SDO), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Amina Muhammed Bello Shamaki, has reiterated the importance of advocacy to safeguard and improve the rights of children in Nigeria, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. . In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Special Duties Office (SDO), Office of the ...

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NPA’s new Spokesman Elder Nduonofit assumes office

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The newly appointed General Manager, Public Affairs of the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) Elder Effiong Etim Nduonofit, has assumed office effective Thursday, 16th day of March, 2017. He took over from Chief Michael Kayode Ajayi, who handed over the mantle to him at the Corporate Headquarters of the organization in Marina, Lagos, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement ...

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Retired NPA Publicist Chief M.K Ajayi hands-over to Elder Effiong Nduonofit as new spokesman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Immediate-past and just-retired General-Manager, Public Affairs, Nigerian Ports Authority, Chief Micheal Kayode Ajayi has handed over the office to Elder Effiong E. Nduonofit as the new image maker of NPA, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Chief Ajayi, who served NPA for 24 years meritoriously, occupied different department ranging from being  a two-time former General-Manager, Public Affairs and General Manger, ...

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Efficient and effective delivery of NPA’s mandate is our trust- MD Hadiza Usman

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has promised to work assiduously towards ensuring that the Nation’s Ports Master Plan is put into effective use and to serve as a reference point in all matters that concern greater operational efficiency in the industry, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman links healthy lifestyle to improved productivity

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of efforts to sensitise the officers and staff of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) towards improved productivity at all times, the Managing Director, NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman has urged the workforce to consistently engage in various forms of exercise in their leisure time and also consumes food items that boosts immunity; and increases healthy living ...

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NPA assures Pensioners of statutory pension increase

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has assured that all pensioners who are qualified for pension increase in line with Federal Government Constitutional provision will enjoy same, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Ibrahim Nasiru on behalf of the General Manager, Public Affairs of ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman condoles Adebayo’s family over death of their late father- Photos

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2017 edition of Intafact Hero’s Foundation commences nationwide- Photos

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NIMASA MARITIME CAPACITY PROGRAMME: 130 NIGERIAN YOUTHS GRADUATE IN EGYPT

· Get offer of sea time training (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP), an initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has once again graduated 130 cadets from the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of Corporate ...

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Govt should urgently review Customs directive of reassessing motor vehicles for levy-Amiwero

  08TH MARCH 2017   HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMUDU BUHARI PRESIDENT AND COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA STATE HOUSE ABUJA.   DEAR SIR,   THE URGENT NEED FOR GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION ON THE RECENT DIRECTIVE TO   REASSESS AND COLLECT   ADDITIONAL IMPORT DUTIES ON    LEGALLY LICENSED AND OWNED MOTOR VEHICLES UNDER HOME CONSUMPTION BY NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE. We hereby bring to the attention of His Excellency of ...

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Homecoming: Mopa-born retired NPA Publicist Chief Micheal Ajayi clocks 60 years graciously

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A two-time former General-Manager, Public Affairs and General Manger, Administration of the Nigerian Ports Authority; also a one-time General Manager, Human Resources; and General Manager, Western Ports of NPA, Chief Micheal Kayode Ajayi, who hails from Mopa Land, a Yoruba-speaking area in Kogi State, has retired from the service of the NPA on March 8, 2017, ...

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IMPERATIVE OF FACT CHECKING IN NIGERIA MEDIA HOUSES

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): It is imperative that Nigeria media houses made use of fact-checker on pronouncement/write up made by government functionaries and citizens to forestall dissemination of falsehood in the country. Factitious statements have been hauled on innocent citizens of this nation by political jobbers to massage their selfish interest and create confusion in the country. Their desire is to manipulate ...

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Dakuku assures U.S. Coast Guard of safety in Nigerian ports

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In furtherance to its commitment to ensure safety and security on the nation’s territorial ways, and in line with global best practices, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency is determined to ensure total compliance with the International Ships and Ports Facility (ISPS) Code ...

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Visit to Oba of Lagos: Peterside solicits support of Traditional rulers for economic diversification

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has solicited support of traditional rulers around the maritime domain of the country to assist the economic diversification drive of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Administration, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside made this call when he led members of the Management team of the Agency on ...

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LET’S PARTNER FOR PROGRESS – NIMASA URGES NIGERIANS

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has urged Nigerians to partner with the Agency to ensure a virile maritime industry as the activities of the Agency impact on the lives of all Nigerians, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. This is given the fact that virtually every product used by Nigerians comes ...

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NIMASA 2017 Budget Targets Strategic Growth of Maritime Industry – Dakuku

.To position NIMASA as African foremost maritime Agency (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency’s 2017 budget is tailored towards the strategic growth and other developmental initiatives of the maritime sector, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside who said this recently during the 2017 budget defence session ...

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Security alert: Strategic report to security agencies on Kaduna

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Security agencies should be on the lookout, as Central and Northern Kaduna ‘not’ Southern Kaduna now, may likely be attacked any time soon, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Nature: It could be in form of bomb explosion or intermittent/ overnight gunmen attacks on neighborhoods Aim: To put the entire Kaduna state on fire. Caution: Security agencies should also ...

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Libyan Forces Seize Car Carrier

On Sunday, Libyan militia forces loyal to the warlord Khalifa Haftar boarded and seized the car carrier Morning Compass. The Eukor-operated Compass was reportedly under way from South Korea to Misrata carrying a load of several thousand cars; the militia fighters diverted the vessel to the port of Ras Al-Hilal, northeast of Benghazi.The government of Eastern Libya told media that the vessel had ...

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African port authorities meet in Dakar on how to match global trends

As in the case of Congo Republic’s Pointe-Noire, African ports are increasing their operational capacities. Installation of new infrastructures, signing of concession contracts among other moves are helping to multiply initiatives to integrate better in international trade. Port managers on the continent want to have more power in the global market and advocate for stronger regional cooperation. In the midst ...

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Port-aided economic dev: NPA MD Hadiza Usman pushes for quick passage of maritime Bills to boost economy

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Quick passage of Ports and Harbours Bill, National Transport Commission Bill and other maritime bills before the National Assembly will facilitate port development plan with a multiplying effect on the nation’s economy, a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has urged, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. She said this at a retreat organised ...

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Happy birthday: Congratulations to Mother of the Nation Aisha Buhari @ 46

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net) congratulate Hajia Aisha Buhari, Mother of the Nation and bridal-looking wife of his Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Commander- In- Chief of the Armed Forces, as she clock 46 years today (February 17, 2017), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.   As a supportive, humble and submissive wife; lover of the masses and ...

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Budget Implementation: Port infrastructure dev, capacity building, others key on NPA agenda- MD

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has said that port infrastructure development; procurement of plants and equipment; staff training among others are topmost on the Agency’s agenda in the implementation of its 2017 budget, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Managing Director of NPA Hadiza Bala Usman,who was represented by the Executive Director Finance and Administration of ...

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Capacity building: NPA in strategic partnership with NIM to further improve operations- Photo

(TRADE NEWSWIRE):  The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is set to partner with the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in building the capacity of its workforce so as to further improve its operations with a multiplying effect on revenue generated by the Authority for the development of the Nigerian economy, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. (Human Capacity Building): is the process of developing and strengthening the ...

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Trump’s presidential phone call and evidential truth: Between Buhari and sceptics

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): I would have loved to write a comprehensive article on the above topic of discuss, but even if i wrote 100 pages, they will still not believe, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. This is so, since they did not believe the visit of the Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun to President Muhammadu Buhari in London where he is currently holidaying; ...

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Algeria to Build New Deepwater Port

The Algerian government has approved plans for the construction of a new $3.3 billion deep water port at El Hamdania. The port will include 23 berths, with a 20-meter (66-foot) draft, and will have an annual handling capacity of 6.3 million TEUs per year. This would make it Africa second largest container port after Morocco’s Tanger Med with a nine ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman on the match again: Moves to end Oshodi-Apapa Exp gridlock in partnership with FRSC

    .Kick-starts Road Traffic Safety Standarisation Scheme (RTSSS) for articulated vehicles and trucks entering Nigerian major ports  .Sets March 1, 2017 as commencement date .Poised to protect lives and properties of stakeholders accessing seaports . FRSC, other safety agencies to regularly inspect and certify NPA fleets   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic reformer and Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), ...

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NIMASA backs FG on establishment of Maritime University

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The attention of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been drawn to speculations in a section of the media and a Press Statement from the Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) to the effect that the Agency is opposed to the establishment of the Maritime University at Okerenkoko, in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta ...

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Rumored-dead patriotic President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria hale and hearty- Photos

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): This is a confirmation that his Excellency, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, is not just alive but hale and hearty, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The President was visited in London by leaders of The All Progressives Congress, Chief Bisi Akande and Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Yoruba elders say (Aki I da’ke ku, ...

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Nigeria Struggles to Boost Oil Output; That’s Good for OPEC

Nigeria’s progress in curbing militant attacks hasn’t much boosted its oil output. While that’s bad news for a country mired in its worst economic slump in 25 years, it’s making life easier for fellow OPEC members. Africa’s largest economy was pumping about 1.5 million barrels a day late last month, 30 percent below what it was hoping to achieve and ...

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NSDP: Nigeria to export seafarers soon-Dakuku

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Nigerian youths in the maritime sector are in line to earn in dollars, as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has made provisions for the beneficiaries of the Nigerian Seafarers’ Development Programme (NSDP) to obtain their Certificate of Competency (CoC) by undergoing requisite sea time training to qualify them for global shipping and earn in foreign ...

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NPA courts NIM to build staff capacity in compliance with modern day socio-economic challenges

   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of efforts to be in-tune with the modern day socio-economic challenges that could serve as a ‘cog in the wheel’ of the operations of staff, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is set to partner the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) in building the capacity of its workforce to that effect, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Managing ...

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Africa’s ports revolution: setting the scene for economic take-off

  With its crippling deficiency in ports and overland transport infrastructure, Africa has been cut off from modern world trade. But over the next five years, thanks to international investment, much of the continent will be fitted with state-of-the-art deepwater container terminals able to handle supersized box carriers, plus modern transport networks to distribute them. In this special GCR report, ...

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Dar es Salaam port can convert Tanzania into trade hub

Tanzania should open up its Dar es Salaam port to trudge cargo volume, expand and build new transport links to make Tanzania a regional hub while turning the country as Dubai of East Africa, the East African Business Week can report. “The Dar es Salaam port is an engine for economic growth, if we invest in logistic centers, improve on ...

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John Agyekum Kufuor FPSO vessel ready to set sail to Offshore Cape Three Points, Ghana

Eni announces that the naming ceremony of the “John Agyekum Kufuor” floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel was held in Singapore. The FPSO shall operate in Sankofa-Gye Nyame field in the Tano Basin, in Ghana’s offshore, for the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project. The vessel is expected to arrive in Ghana by April 2017. Eni announces that the ...

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NIMASA making progress despite challenges-Peterside

  .NIMASA Board Tour Zones (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has restated that the present Management is on course in its bid to reform, reposition, restructure and reorganise the Agency, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside made this assertion while briefing the Chairman of the NIMASA Governing Board, Gen. Jonathan India ...

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To Nigerians: ……and what’s next after the protest? – By Great Imo Jonathan

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Congratulations on the protest carried out today both by those against this regime and those in support. I know that things are hard but I don’t want anybody to confuse you the more and burry you in the rubble of wailing. Now this is the matter. Even when there was subsidy, it was not sold at ...

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Seizure of 661 Pump Action rifles: NPA MD calls on security agencies in Nigerian ports to strengthen intelligence sharing, commends Customs

  .Salautes Millitary intelligence experience of Customs boss Col. Hameed Ali put to use  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has called on all the security agencies operating in Nigerian ports to further strengthen intelligence sharing with one another, just as she commended the Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali ...

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Get well soon! Prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure Muhammadu Buhari, the son of Zulaihat as You are the One Who cures. There is no cure but Yours, a cure that leaves no disease, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Take away the disease, O the Lord of the people! Cure Muhammadu Buhari, the son of Zulaihat ...

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NIMASA partners TETFUND on maritime capacity growth

.Meets With Vice Chancellors Of Six Partner Universities (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced the process to establish partnership with the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to develop human capacity in the maritime sector, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Director General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside stated this during a meeting with stakeholders and ...

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Namport a good example for Ghana

The former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, who was also the resident coordinator of the UN System in Namibia for four years, Stephen Adei, complimented Nam­port for its efficiency, citing it as an example of how operations should be streamlined in Ghana. Speaking at a leadership forum organised by the Canada-Ghana Chamber of Commerce last ...

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‘SMUGGLING AND EVASION OF DUTY ON VEHICLES IMPORTED THROUGH LAND BORDERS IS AVERSE TO AUTO POLICY DEVELOPMENT’

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The hues and cries about a ban on importation of vehicles through land borders by the Federal Government were borne out of lack of knowledge of the immense contribution of this policy to our economy. The desire to shortchange the nation through avoidance of tariff by smugglers is at the root of the imposition of this ban. This ...

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To President Muhammadu Buhari: Follow-up on causes and solution to Naira fall against dollar- Strategic report

    Your Excellency sir, As a follow-up to my earlier published Strategic Report on Causes and Solution to Naira Fall against Dollar, i humbly appeal to the government to holistically evaluate and implement the following recommendations in order to restore the value of Naira against the dollar in view of the strategic importance of Foreign Exchange to a nation’s economy like ...

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Human Smugglers Open Fire on Libyan Coast Guard

  The Libyan Coast Guard says that human smugglers opened fire on one of its vessels during a mission to intercept 700 migrants off the coast of western Libya. The assailants reportedly shot at the coast guard vessel from shore, and Libyan servicemembers returned fire, forcing the smugglers to retreat. The coast guard crew proceeded to intercept two wooden boats ...

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Ghana: Vice-President calls for uniformity of tariffs at ports

The Vice-President, Ghana, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has hinted that the government may ensure some standardisation in the exchange rate within the ports to ensure uniformity of tariffs. According to him, although we were in a free market, some level of standardisation ought to be put in place to ensure that port charges, using foreign exchange rates, did not put people ...

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Media partnership with government strategic to diversification of Nigerian economy- Peterside

  .Maritime sector on the move to become sectoral cash cow of Nigeria- NIMASA DG (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Cordial working relationship between the Nigerian media especially those in the maritime sector in particular and the government has been described as strategic to diversifying the nation’s economy from monolithic oil revenue-based to non-oil sector, the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and ...

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Port security: NPA MD receives Police AIG to strengthen relationship between duo agencies- Photos

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, received the Assistant Inspector General, Zone 2, Nigeria Police Force, Cornelius Kayode Aderanti, MNI on a courtesy visit to NPA Headquarters in a bid to strengthen relationship between the two agencies with respect to fostering security at the nation’s seaports in the Zone, TRADE NEWSWIRE ...

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Tanzania says to receive $305 million World Bank loan for Dar es Salaam port expansion

Tanzania will receive a $305 million loan from the World Bank to expand its main port in it main commercial city Dar es Salaam, where congestion and inefficiencies are hampering ambitions to transform the east African nation into a regional transport hub. The port, whose main rival is the bigger but also congested port of Mombasa in Kenya, acts as ...

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NPA, NCS kick-start Single Window to facilitate trade in Nigerian ports- Photo

 (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have introduced Single Window (SW) platform at the nation’s ports to facilitate trade with a multiplying effect on revenue to the government coffers and business operations, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.

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Nimasa seeks stakeholders input in Port reforms

  (TRDE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called on Maritime stakeholders to make input in the ongoing Port Reform Agenda of the present administration in other to reposition the maritime industry for greater efficiency, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside made this call recently in Lagos when he played host to ...

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Trade facilitation: NPA, Customs unveil Single Window System at ports to simplify trade for increased revenue

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of efforts to facilitate trade in the country and aid quick recovery of the nation’s economy out of economic recession currently bedeviling her, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) have introduced Single Window (SW) platform at the ports to that effect, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Managing Director, NPA, Ms Hadiza ...

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Employee motivation: How Chief M.K. Ajayi, Atekoja, others engendered current salary structure of NPA

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): There is a saying that (Happy workers are productive workers), a pointer to the proposal initiated on new salary and welfare package for the entire workforce of the Nigerian Ports Authority about a decade ago by the then General Manager, Human Resources NPA, Chief Micheal Ajayi, who is now the General Manager, Public Affairs of the Authority ...

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Dar es Salaam port clears record containers

In the last one year Tanzania through its program “Big Result Now” (BRN) has recorded an impressive performance of the minimum average of five days in the clearing of containers at the Dar es Salaam Port as Central Corridor Transport Observatory (CCTTFA) Annual Report latest report shows. Its annual report reveals that the indicators of effectiveness and productivity are generated ...

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President Buhari’s death rumour: ‘Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing’

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  Yoruba elders say (Bi a ba le ni ti ti, bi a ko ba ba’ni, iwon ni a n ba’ni se ota mo, ise ni a d’eyin l’eyin  eni na) English meaning (When you pursue a person to destroy him and you can’t catch up with him to achieve your destructive aim, then you desist from ...

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Nigeria: Senate Sets Oil Benchmark At $44.5 Per Barrel

The Senate on Wednesday approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) and set oil benchmark for 2017 budget at 44.5 dollars per barrel. It also approved the exchange rate at N305 to a dollar as proposed by the executive for the 2017 fiscal year. The approval followed the adoption of a report by a Joint ...

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Nigeria: Minister of Transport in company of NPA MD, others on a facility tour of Kirikiri Lighter Terminal- Photos

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi,  in company of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman and other maritime stakeholders on a facility tour of Kirikiri Lighter Terminal on Friday in  Lagos in order to facilitate development in the industry, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.  

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Good working conditions for workers key to development of maritime sector

  .Stakeholders sign NJIC agreement (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has assured stakeholders in the industry of its commitment in ensuring that a friendly working environment is created in and around the port environment, that will facilitate maritime trade and investment to grow the nation’s economy, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. This commitment was made by the ...

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Media essential for growth of economy-NIMASA DG

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has charged the media on fair and balance reportage of economic activities, noting that they play a vital role to the growth and development of the economy,TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of Corporate Communications, NIMASA, ...

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Reopened Libyan oil ports hope foreign staff will return to boost output

Guards and officials at major ports in Libya’s eastern Oil Crescent say they are hoping foreign workers will soon return as they struggle to build on output gains with meagre resources. The National Oil Corporation (NOC) reopened three ports in the curve of coastline south of Benghazi in September, after the Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Haftar seized ...

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Ivory Coast’s ports resume cocoa loading after unrest

Ship loading resumed at Ivory Coast’s two ports in the cities of Abidjan and San Pedro on Thursday, cocoa exporters said, after a temporary shutdown a day earlier due to unrest in some factions of the security forces. Port activities were disrupted when paramilitary gendarmes fired shots into the air and sealed off access to the port in Abidjan, the ...

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‘Thank you President Muhammadu Buhari, ECOWAS and World leaders for peaceful handover of power in Gambia’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I specially thank my President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR; leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the United Nations for ensuring a peaceful transfer of power in the Gambia inspite of minor hiccups that was maturedly and still being handled by you leaders, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. ...

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Congratulations to the Gambian President Adama Barrow

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I hereby congratulate Mr. Adama Barrow, as you assume the presidency of the Gambia on 19th of January 2017 to liberate, serve, develop and advance the lives of the Gambians in line with the flying demands of this 21st century, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. I pray to the Almighty Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) English meaning (The most ...

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Kenya Ports Authority warns of false recruitment scheme at port

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has issued an alert warning Kenyans that impostors are swindling many unemployed youths with false promises of employment at Mombasa port. KPA said there is no recruitment going on at the moment or at any of its inland installations. In a paid up advertisement appearing in a section of the press, KPA noted that despite warning ...

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West African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader’s mandate ends

West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed. Senegal has deployed hundreds of soldiers to its shared border with Gambia and Nigeria has pre-positioned war planes and helicopters after regional bloc ECOWAS said it would remove Jammeh if he did not ...

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Power handover in Gambia: President Yahya Jammey is it true?

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Salam alaikum your excellency, the President, Islamic Republic of the Gambia, Mr. Yahya Jammeh is it true that Allah says this in the Holy Quran, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Al-Quran,  Chapter 2 Verse 177. Al-Baqara- The Cow It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces toward East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah ...

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Handover of power: Open letter to the Gambian President Yahya Jammeh

  Salam alaikum your excellency sir, First, i urge you to patiently watch the video herewith. The end of the former Liberian President Samuel Doe The end of the former Côte d’Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo   Haven finished watching the videos, I am sure, it is either you like it or you dislike it. You can also see that the ...

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Ship wreck removal process to be reviewed – NIMASA DG

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said the Agency will revisit the procedure of wreck removal from Nigerian waterways, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, on Tuesday, the DG made this declaration while speaking ...

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NPA Management on a working visit to NAGAFF secretariat- Photos

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The management of the Nigerian Ports Authority led by the Managing Director of the agency, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, paid a courtesy visit to the executive members of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) at the secretariat on Friday in Lagos, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. L-R : Acting President of NAGAFF, Mr. Increase Uche; Founder of NAGAFF, Chief ...

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NPA introduces Quarterly Stakeholders Parley, commissions Study on Port Charges in West Africa

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authourity (NPA); Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, has assured that the Authourity will interact more with stakeholders in 2017 so as to be more in tune with happenings at the various ports, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. To this end , she has assured that, the NPA will introduce quarterly stakeholders meetings to know what is ...

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NPA tasks Police to fish-out killers of LASTMA officer In Apapa

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authourity (NPA); Ms Hadiza  Bala Usman has appealed to the Nigeria  Police to intensify efforts to arrest killers of an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA); Mr. Surajudeen Bakare,  in Apapa late last year, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. According to a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the General Manager, ...

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Port efficiency: NPA in accord with British Embassy to engender port development

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The British High Commission and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) have resolved to work together to enhance operational efficiency cum development in Nigerian ports, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The resolution was made during a courtesy visit to NPA’s head office in Marina on Wednesday in Lagos by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, who was jointly ...

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It’s all systems go as Mombasa port gears up for SGR locomotives arrival

Preparations for the arrival of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) locomotives at the Mombasa Port are in high gear. Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has started modernising the Embakasi Inland Container Depot in readiness for arrival of the first batch of the locomotives ahead of the project’s commissioning. The project’s contractor, China Road and Bridges Corporation (CRBC), has laid out a ...

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NIMASA redeploys Directors, Management staff to reposition agency

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has approved the redeployment of some senior Management staff in order to reposition the Agency, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from a World-renowned First-rate Public Relations Guru, Director and Head of Corporate Communications of (NIMASA) Hajia ...

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Qalaa to sell key stake in Kenya, Uganda national railways

Qalaa Holdings, an African leader in energy and infrastructure, said it was in preliminary negotiations with several prospective global investors for the sale of its stake in Rift Valley Railways (RVR), the national railway of Kenya and Uganda. Formerly known as Citadel Capital, Qalaa controls subsidiaries in industries including energy, cement, agrifoods, transportation and logistics, and mining. Qalaa’s indirect ownership ...

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