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Regional collaboration: Nigeria, Ghana sign mou on maritime operations

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In line with its vision to enhance regional integration to develop capacity, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghanaian Maritime Authority to enhance duo’s maritime operations, GMA, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.. At the official signing of the MoU at the Nigerian Maritime Resource Development Centre in ...

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Blue economy, world’s fastest growing sector yearning for exploitation- NIMASA DG

  .Charges Nigerian investors to take opportunity (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr.Dakuku Peterside, has charged Nigerians to key into the opportunities afforded by the Blue economy stating that it is the fastest growing sector in the world with enormous business potentials, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE ...

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INTELS: ‘NPA acted in accordance with the Constitution’- ADVERTORIAL

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Ports Authority is compelled to issue this statement in reaction to questions raised by the general public on the threat by our erstwhile agents, Intels Nigeria Limited, to fight the recent termination of its boats pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. To start with, we must inform our stakeholders and the general ...

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Great! : Responsive Minister Raji Fashola moves to rehabilitate Lagos-Abeokuta express way within 48-hrs of complaint

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Prompt response to call on duty is the hallmark of good governance, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Our highly revered Yoruba elders say: [Omi tuntun ti ru, eja tuntun ti wo inu re– Egba dialect] English meaning [New fresh water has stir-up, and new fishes has equally entered it], a responsive governing government. The aforementioned sayings pointed to the ...

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To Minister Fashola: Bad state of Sango to Iyana-Ilogbo axis of Lagos-Abeokuta expressway leads to fare hike- investigation

.Lagos-Abeokuta expressway requires urgent rehabilitation (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The extremely poor state of Sango to Iyana -Ilogbo axis of the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State has skyrocketed transport fares beyond the reach of habitants/ passengers plying the route thereby further worsening their economic situation, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. According to investigation conducted by TRADE NEWSWIRE, transport fare from Ifo to Oshodi as ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman charges Professional Women on effective performance

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has yet again charged women professionals in the Maritime sub-sector to invest more in themselves in order to be indispensable in their field of endeavors, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Hadiza Bala Usman gave this charge in a key note address at the opening session of ...

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Professional women in maritime sector strategic to Nigerian port competitiveness- NPA Board Chairman

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE ): The Board chairman of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye, has professional Women in the Maritime and Port sector to brace up and contribute most meaningfully towards Nation building in order to make Nigerian port competitive and to operate in line with best international best practices, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Adesoye in his goodwill message ...

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Vote of confidence: The offences of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria?

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Holy Quran, Holy Bible and the traditional Ifa faithful frowns at acts of hypocrisy/ dishonesty to fellow mankind, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. It is a known fact that the personality of President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, had always been pelted with false and slanderous attacks before, during and even after ...

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NPA partners FRSC to entrench compliance with safety standards in Port operations

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), led by a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Agency, Hadiza Bala Usman, is collaborating the Federal Roads Safety Corps to entrench compliance with safety standards in all operations at the nation’s Seaports, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. She expressed this commitment in her remarks at the opening ceremony of a Capacity Building Workshop ...

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NIMASA Institutes Essay Competition to Commemorate World Maritime Day

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of activities marking the 2017 World Maritime Day Celebration, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the institution of an essay competition to commemorate the event, TRADE NEWSWIRE repoports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Isichei Osamgbi,the essay competition titled “Connecting ...

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Service to Allah & mankind: Alhaja Ayinke Hammed-Olohuosun of Ijebu Okun-Owa transits to glory @ 87 yrs

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net) commiserates with my bosom friend, Mr. Yakub Adejobi Hammed of the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service and the entire families of Chief Imam Hammed-Olohuosun and Chief Imam Olaoluwa of Okun-Owa, Ijebu, over the death of our dear mother Alhaja B. Ayinke Hammed-Olohuosun, who left this world on 2nd October, 2107 and ...

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NLNG tax holiday: ‘NIMASA to appeal federal high court judgement’

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr Dakuku Peterside, has expressed the Agency’s dissatisfaction with the judgment of the Federal High Court by Justice M. B. Idris, delivered on Tuesday in the case between NIMASA and the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas, (NLNG), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Consequently, Peterside has stated the Management’s ...

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Blue Economy: Maritime a dependable sector for transformation of Nigerian economy- NIMASA DG

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the nation’s maritime industry is a dependable sector that is capable of transforming Nigeria to achieving a Blue economy, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside equally stressed the need for stakeholders to actively participate in the Nigerian maritime sector in order ...

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NIMASA-Stakeholders’ Communiqué for investment-friendly regulatory activities to achieve blue economy

  NIMASA shall create enabling environment for shipping investment Facilitate disbursement of Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) NIMASA to provide sea time berths for NSDP cadets NIMASA to pursue Maritime Administration (MARAD) mandates To battle against piracy and other criminal activities in Nigerian waters To create regime of concessions and policy initiatives for stakeholders’ benefit To launch Zero tolerance programme ...

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Payment for constituency projects would be based on performance- FG

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  The Ag. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Dr. Habiba Lawal, represented by the Permanent Secretary Special Duties Office, Mr. William Alo, has stated that payments for contracts under the Zonal Intervention/Constituency projects will be made based on satisfactory performance in order to ensure value for money, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Lawal gave the charge during the ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman receives award at WiLAT Conference – Photos

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Goje assumes duty as NPA image maker

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The new General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications Division of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Goje has assumed duties, TRADE NEWSWIRE. Goje was the General Manager, Eastern Zone of the Authority but deployed to the Division recently following the scrapping of the Zonal structure. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Asst. ...

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FG to aid port operational efficiency with infrastructure development-NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has again reiterated the commitment and readiness of the Federal Government towards providing an enabling environment for relevant Stakeholders and Port users in for the enhancement and actualization of best practices across the nation’s Seaports, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by ...

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Site tour: NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman inspects rehabilitation works on Apapa port access road first-hand

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, embarked upon a facility appreciation tour of the ongoing Federal Government’s rehabilitation efforts concerning the ports access roads in Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Asst. Gen. Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru, on ...

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Meaning and benefits of Sukuk

    What is a ‘Sukuk’ A sukuk is an Islamic financial certificate, similar to a bond in Western finance, that complies with Sharia – Islamic religious law. Since the traditional Western interest-paying bond structure is not permissible, the issuer of a sukuk sells an investor group a certificate, and then uses the proceeds to purchase an asset, of which ...

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NIMASA partners INTERPOL, says prosecution will curb maritime crimes

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that proper legal frame work, synergy and information sharing amongst government Agencies and Stakeholders will help curb the issues of criminalities in the nation’s territorial waterways and the Gulf of Guinea,TRADE NEWSWIRE reports Peterside who stated this during the 1st specialized meeting on ...

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Maritime dev: NIMASA DG Dakuku Peterside storms AAMA 2017 Executive meeting in Egypt with Hajia Lami Tumaka, others

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stormed the AAMA 2017 Executive Meeting holding in Alexandria Egypt, along with a World-renowned First-rate Strategic Communications Professional and Director of Special Duties in the Office of the DG NIMASA, Hajia Lami Tumaka, among others to discuss the way forward for the ...

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Joint efforts required to curb effect of Climate Change- NIMASA DG

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stressed the need for collaborative efforts to tackle the scourge of climate change, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of Corporate Communications, NIMASA, Isichei Osamgbi, NIMASA DG stated this while speaking at an event ...

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Executive order: NPA MD Hadiza Usman boosts public confidence on rehabilitation of port access roads

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In the consonance with the sustenance of the implementation of the federal government’s Executive order concerning the Ease of doing business at the nation’s sea ports a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, [NPA] Hadiza Bala Usman has inspected the progress of work at the ongoing reconstruction sites at Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. ...

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NPA Management takes over Agura Hotels ownership

.Chief Michael Ajayi appointed interim General Manager, as NPA MD chairs the hotel (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has finally taken over the ownership of Agura Hotels, Abuja after a legal judgement was given in favour of the NPA against Fasel Services Limited, Omeire Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Limited, Chief M.O. Kanu and Daniel Kanu, TRADE NEWSWIRE ...

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Africa is next maritime investment haven- NIMASA DG

  .Charges African countries to develop maritime infrastructure (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that with the potentials of the African maritime sector, competitive operating environment, proper regulation, incentives and infrastructural development; Africa would be the next maritime investment haven, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained ...

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’I will stick to government regulations in the discharge of my duties’ –NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has asserted that she would continue to stick to laid down regulations and adhere to Government policies in the discharge of her duties, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Speaking, when she received the visiting President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Alhaji ...

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NPA charges HSOP on safety, security in Nigerian waters

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated Management concern over the safety and security of operations and activities on the nation’s territorial waters, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the General Manager, Corporate &Strategic Communications, NPA, Abdullahi Goje, NPA MD said this ...

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Social welfare: Chief M.K Ajayi donates 10 multipurpose hospital beds, other healthcare materials to Mopa General Hospital

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): Our highly revered Yoruba elders say: [Na’wo na’wo ki I se apa, alubarika lo n wa] English meaning (A kind giver/ money spender is not a prodigal person, but he is only seeking the blessings of God], TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. They also say:[Owo afunni, oke lo n gbe, nitori idi eyi, oke ni emu ma n ru si] ...

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The Agents of Change: ‘How Peterside, TEAM NIMASA ‘strategically’ increased revenue by 400% within a year in office’

-Amaechi keeps NIMASA DG on his toes always, just as gold wouldn’t have been a premium metal without going through fire   The astronomic 400% increase in the revenue generated by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) into the Federal Government purse in 2016 compared to the amount generated in 2015 has become a song on the lips ...

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Policing: An integral part of maritime security- NIMASA DG

  .Assures Nigerian Police Force of continuous collaboration   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that effective policing is an essential component of the Maritime security, with a multiplier effect on the development and growth of the Nigerian maritime sector, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by ...

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FG praises NIMASA for outstanding performance on revenue generation

.Finance Minister, AGF Acknowledges Agency’s Increased Contribution to CRF (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Federal Government through the Ministry of Finance and the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation has commended the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) for its revenue performance in the past one year, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head ...

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NPA prepares staff ahead for a stress free retirement

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reaffirmed its position on preparing its workforce towards an appreciable and stress free retirement, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Addressing cross section of the upcoming set of retirees in a sensitization and awareness programme held recently in Lagos,  a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the NPA Ms Hadiza Bala ...

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‘NPA committed to improving access to Apapa Ports’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Over the past couple of weeks, stakeholders have expressed concern over the state of access roads to the Lagos Port Complex in Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Asst. Gen. Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, Ibrahim Nasiru on behalf of the General Manager, the dilapidated state of the road, which ...

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Management promotion: NPA elevates Managers

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of Nigeria Ports Authority NPA has approved the elevation of some of its managers to the rank of Assistant General Manager (AGM), in line with its commitment towards operational efficiency, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Amongst those affected are Ibrahim Nasiru of the Public Affairs Division which has been rechristened Corporate and Strategic Communications under the new ...

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‘Our goal is to have 100% compliance on ISPS Code implementation’- NIMASA DG

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that the Agency would not rest on its oars until 100% compliance of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code is achieved in all port facilities across the country, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Director General who spoke ...

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NPA Management embarks on facility tour of Ports in Lagos Pilotage district-Photo

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NPA reshuffles Management team for operational efficiency, effectiveness

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In a bid to re-jig its operations, the Nigerian Ports Authority managed by a Socio-Economic Reformer Hadiza Bala Usman, as approved by the Board of the Authority, has re-shuffled its management team with immediate effect for efficient and effective operations, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications, ...

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NPA Board approves new structure-Advertorial

    Scraps zonal structures Redeploys General Managers The Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved a new organisational structure and the commencement of a Business Process Re-engineering initiative that will create synergies to improve efficiency. It has also approved the redistribution of all General Managers in its employment. The far reaching initiatives which are aimed at making ...

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Shippers express confidence in administration of NIMASA DG, as Peterside reiterates commitment to safe maritime domain

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE):The Shipping Association of Nigeria (SAN) has expressed confidence in the transformation strides in the maritime sector by the Dr. Dakuku Peterside led Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The Chairman of the Association, Mr. Val Usifoh who made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Agency with other members of the association, ...

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Happy birthday: Prince F.A.B. Adenekan celebrates 70 years modestly-classical

{TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba Language (Bi o ba ye eni ki a wi, o ye Alao Adenekan, ni ojo nkan eye re, gege ni o n se bi oba) English meaning (If an honour showered on a person is deserving and befitting, lets acknowledge so, it was indeed a deserving honour for Alao Adenekan on his birthday party, as his personality carriage ...

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Security alert: Strategic report to Nigerian security agencies

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I urge Nigerian security agencies to beef up security across the country specifically in the month of ‘September’; please this is important, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.   May God Guide Our Leaders Right NIGERIA SHALL BE GREAT Sulaiman Adenekan A Strategist/ Publisher TRADE NEWSWIRE (www.tradenewswire.net).    

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NPA strengthens business relationship with establishments, foreign firms – MD NPA Hadiza Usman

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman has announced the collaboration of the Authority with relevant establishments and foreign firms towards increased trade ties for mutual benefits, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Speaking at the tenth anniversary of NIMPORT annual maritime conference, holding at the Oriental Hotels, Lagos, the Managing Director who was ...

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Welcome President Muhammadu Buhari: Special praise be to God,the Sustainer of creation

Your Excellency sir, TRADE NEWSWIRE: (Special Praise be to Allah, the Sustainer of the creation) Arabic meaning (Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil ‘alamin), who showered His mercy on President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, for his safe and healthy return to Nigeria, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Arabic language (Kadara Allahu Wakankadiri!) English meaning (What will be will ...

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Cabotage: NISA commends NIMASA NCCS initiative

  .Dakuku extols ship owners’ role in maritime sector (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The recent moves by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to ensure full implementation of the Cabotage Act, 2003 through the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) has continued to receive commendation from Stakeholders, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. This is coming on the heels of the visit to the ...

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A descendant of Alake Onika-mogu: Egba-born F.R.S.C Chieftain Alhaji Alao Adenekan clocks 70 years princely

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): (I commence in the name of Almighty Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful; There is neither might nor power except with Allah; and Special Praise be to Allah, the Sustainer of the creation) Arabic meaning (Bismillahi’r Rahmani’r Raheem; Laa Hawla Wa Laa Quwwata Il-la Bil-laah; Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil ‘alamin), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Alhaji Alao Adenekan, a ...

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NPA meets Lagos State Safety Commission on intermodal transportation model

[TRADE NEWSWIRE] The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) welcomed Executive members of Lagos State Safety Commission today in Marina, Lagos, TRADE NEWSIRE reports The dual organizations engaged in an interactive session over effective safety of lives and properties on the state roads, the implementation of this, as well as the sustenance of the implementation. The discussion prioritized intermodal transportation model. ...

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Disclaimer on fake employment exercise in NIMASA- Advertorial

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The attention of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been drawn to the misinformation making the round in media, particularly online platforms, that there is an ongoing recruitment exercise in the Agency. It is imperative to state, in the interest of the unsuspecting public, that the Agency has not launched a recruitment campaign of any kind ...

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Strategic report to Nigerian security agencies on Adamawa State

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Attacks on Adamawa State by Boko Haram insurgents may likely be continuous if efforts are not immediately made to put a stop to it, as there could be another attack anytime soon, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. So security agents should please step-up intelligence gathering to curb further attacks in Adamawa which could turned serial, don’t underestimate this and ...

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NIMASA DG commiserates with Nigerian Police over demise of AIG Maritime

  (TRADE NEWSIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, commiserates with the Inspector General of Police; Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the immediate family and the entire Police Force on the demise of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of maritime command, AIG Pius Imue, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside who expressed ...

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Liberation: NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman receives Nigerian Women Journalists- Photos

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (3rd right), the National President, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWJ), Ifeyinwa Omowole (4th right), and stakeholders during an interactive session between the two organizations at the Corporate Headquarters of the NPA, Marina, Lagos.

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Nigeria to benefit from deep sea mining- Peterside

  .Seeks support on capacity building   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that Nigeria is set to benefit from the deep sea mining through effective harnessing of the opportunities by working with the International Seabed Authority (ISBA), TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The NIMASA DG who made this ...

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NPA partners Women Professional Group on manpower, canvasses for national development

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority [NPA] Hadiza Bala Usman, has reiterated management position concerning developmental programmes and goals initiated by credible Women Organizations across all spheres of national endeavour  especially in the area of manpower development,TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from I.S Nasir, on behalf of the ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman hosts Republic of Korea’s Ambassador

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Happy birthday to a Veteran journalist: ‘Our boss Alhaji Yusuf Alli who made me a Journalist clocks 55 years editorially,graciously’

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): My and our boss, Alhaji Yusuf Alli, a Veteran Journalist and Managing Editor, Northern Operation, The Nation Newspapers, who opened the gate of journalism profession for me to start practicing clocks55 years on earth today 8th of August, 2017 graciously to God Almighty and editorially professionally, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Yoruba elders say: (Bi egungun ba pe ...

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Cabotage implementation: NIMASA Introduces new compliance strategy

.Seeks more opportunities for Nigerians   (TRADE NEWSWIRE):In continuation of its quest to ensure full implementation of the Cabotage Act, 2003 for the benefits of Nigerians, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has introduced New NIMASA Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) towards the actualization of a successful coastal and inland trade regime,TRADE NEWSWIRE, reports. Speaking with newsmen recently, Dr. ...

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Executive Order: NPA Commissions 24/7 Emergency Clinic

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): In order to ensure effective implementation of the Executive Order concerning the ease of doing Business at Ports, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has commissioned a 24 hour emergency clinic to cater for health concerns, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, who declared open the clinic located ...

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Africa set to tackle piracy, other maritime crimes- Peterside

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has stated that Maritime Administrations (MARADs) in Africa are set to tackle the twin issue of piracy, sea crime and illegal migration in the continent, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The AMAA Chairman who disclosed this to maritime journalists at the sidelines of the International Maritime Organisation ...

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Global maritime politics: AAMA Chairman Dakuku Peterside champions Africa’s call for more representatives on Council

    . Seeks MoU on Capacity Building (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has called for increased representation of the continent on the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Council and its Secretariat, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who made the appeal when he led a delegation of some members of AAMA Executive Committee ...

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AAMA Chairman Dakuku Peterside storms IMO conference, meets African Representatives

  .Pledges better share of global maritime trade for Africa (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Chairman of Association of African Maritime Administration ( AAMA), Dr Dakuku Peterside  has charged African stakeholders in the maritime sector to work together to ensure Africa takes its rightful place in the global maritime community, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Dakuku stated this in a meeting with representatives of ...

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Alleged 282 Missing vessels: ‘Vessels are not needles’- Advertorial

.Even needle can be sighted when it drops off hand if painstakingly looked for, not to talk of 282 vessels disappearing (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Following allegations that 282 Vessels got missing under the watch of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) between 2010 and 2016 by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, the management of the NPA wishes to issue the ...

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Amaechi, NPA MD Hadiza Usman attend NIWA International Conference & Exhibition -Photos

   

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NIMASA DG graces African Day of the Seas and Oceans celebration- Photos

   

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African seas, oceans posses huge economic opportunities- NIMASA DG

(TRADE NEWSWIRE): At a well-attended event by stakeholders and experts in the maritime sector to commemorate this year’s “Africa Day of Seas and Oceans”, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that Africa seas and oceans possess huge economic opportunities that can take the continent to the next level, TRADE ...

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Executive Order: NIMASA commences 24-hour turnaround time for issuing Debit notes

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In compliance with the Presidential directive on the resumption of 24 hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has commenced a 24 hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Head of ...

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Nigerian Wrestling Federation executives at inauguration of National Sports Federations board- Photo

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9mobile to Host Abuja SMEs at its Market Access Forum

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In further demonstration of its commitment to the growth of start-up businesses, innovative and customer-friendly telecommunication company, 9mobile in partnership with the Enterprise Development Centre of the Pan Atlantic University will host Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) in Abuja and environs at the 17th edition of its quarterly business networking and empowerment session, Market Access ...

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Port efficiency: AAMA chair identifies infrastructure, Regulatory framework as antidotes to make African ports competitive

   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Chairman, Association of African Maritime Administrators, Dr Dakuku Peterside, has identified investment in world class infrastructure; strengthened Regulatory Frameworks: enhanced Institutional Cooperation; and implementation of one-stop portals like the national single window and adequate Investment in human capital as remedial factors that will make African ports efficient and competitive, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Perterside, who is the ...

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Calabar Fire outbreak: NPA condoles with families, state government- Advertorial

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The management and board of the Nigerian Ports Authority commiserate with the Cross River State Government and families of people who lost their lives in the unfortunate fire incident which occurred at the Linc Oil and Gas tank farm located at the Calabar free trade zone facility on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The Authority has commenced an ...

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Executive Order: NPA commences Single Interface Cargo Examination in ports

    .No more other cargo examinations outside single interface .Approved govt agencies to implement Single Interface Cargo Examination in their designated locations at ports . Single Interface Cargo Examination to be implemented at ports across Nigeria (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Following the commencement of 24-hour port operations born out of Executive order issued by the Federal Government of late, a Socio-Economic ...

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Visitation: NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman receives LSSTF to strengthen security in Lagos- Photos

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In view of her recent pledge to contribute to engendering safety and security of Lagos state, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) led by a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has received the Management of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to this effect, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Members ...

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Security: NPA pledges continuous support for Lagos State Security Trust Fund

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has pledged its support for the operations of the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), as part of its contributions to engendering safety and security of the state, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from the Principal Manager, Public Affairs, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru,a Socio-Economic ...

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Environmental protection: Let’s conserve marine ecosystem to sustain ocean resources- Peterside

      (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has called on stakeholders to conserve marine ecosystem for the sustenance of ocean resources so as to engender environmental protection, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who made this appeal while speaking at a two-day Regional Conference on Marine Safety and Fisheries Protection ...

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Lagos Island flood disaster: Note of warning to victim mockers, Islanders and the Government

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yoruba elders say (Ojo n pa iyo inu ori n dun, ta ni ko mo pe bi ojo bada tan, orun lo ma ran lati yo ori na) English meaning (While the rain falls on salt and got it dissolved, shea-butter was making jest of salt as it dissolves, who does not know that once its ...

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Performance review: NPA MD Hadiza Usman receives report on implementation of 24-hours Port operation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE):  A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, has received a Joint Stakeholders Committee report on the 24-hours port operation so far implemented for performance review, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Upon receipt of the submitted Joint Stakeholders Committee report, NPA MD had consequently put in place effective machinery to comprehensively review the ...

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Transparency of operations: NPA welcomes Senate’s investigation of its JV Enterprises

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of her supports for transparent operations, a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala-Usman, has welcomed the decision of the Nigerian Senate to look into the activities of the Joint Venture Enterprises of the NPA with contracting companies, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The contracting companies in this regard are ...

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A life of service to God & humanity: Kano-born Pan African leader Yusuf Maitama Sule goes home @ 88

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Yusuf Maitama Sule, the Dan Masanin Kano, who was born on October 1929 and died on 3rd of July 2017, was a politician, acclaimed orator and diplomat of note in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general, who lived a life of service to God and humanity, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In 1976, he became the Federal Commissioner ...

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Trump talks North Korea threat in calls with China, Japan leaders

BRIDGEWATER, N.J.: The threat posed by North Korea was a key topic in phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan, along with trade issues, the White House said on Sunday. Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of expected meetings with the leaders of Asia’s two ...

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‘Govt working to commence academic activities in Nigeria Maritime University next session’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigeria Maritime University (NMU), academic activities will possibly commence by next academic session owing to efforts of governments at both Federal and State levels to that effect, a Strategic Management Professional and Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. In a statement obtained by TRADE NEWSWIRE from ...

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Day of the Seafarer: Shipowners should engage Nigerian Seafarers to aid cabotage trade – Peterside

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of events commemorating Day of the Seafarer, a Strategic Management Professional and Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has tasked indigenous shipowners to employ Nigerian seafarers as against the practice of engaging foreign seafarers to facilitate cabotage trade, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who is also the Chairman of ...

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Strategic report to Nigerian security agencies

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Camps of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State, especially those located in the outskirts of Maiduguri should be thoroughly combed for possible Boko Haram agents therein; while not totally exempting IDP Camps in Maiduguri, please this is important, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. -Close watch should be placed on Adamawa state to avoid attack by insurgents any ...

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NPA MD Hadiza Usman reiterates support for export of non-oil products as Nigeria kick-starts yam export to UK

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): A Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has reiterated her commitment to the export of non-oil products through the nation’s ports, as Nigeria commenced exportation of yam produce to the United Kingdom through Lily Pond Container Terminal Apapa, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. She made this pledge at the official flag off ...

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‘Thank you all for the birthday wishes’

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): I thank you all for reminding me on my birthday June 27, that I am aging by the day and no matter how long the remaining number of years might be, it is still a pointer to the fact that, I should be cautious of my actions and inactions to my fellow mankind and environment at large, ...

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World Seafarers day: No maritime sector without seafarers- NIMASA DG

  .Peterside assures seafarers of better working condition . Your challenges are our challenges, just as your successes are our successes- Peterside (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) has joined the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day of the Seafarer with the Director-General, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, averring that there can be no maritime ...

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‘Terrorists are neither representing Islam nor Muslims’

  (TRADE NEWSWIE): Terrorists are neither representing Islamic religion nor Muslims with their nefarious operations, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. It should be noted that terrorists are not in any way representing Muslims or perpetrating their dastardly acts for Islam, because Allah does not need them to kill for Him to be worshiped or propagate the Islamic religion. ON WORSHIP:  Allah has ...

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Knowledge transfer: NIMASA set to aid Ghana’s maritime capacity development

  .Peterside justifies essence of AAMA Chairmanship (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA) in order to improve the latter’s maritime development capacity through knowledge transfer, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) and Director-General of ...

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Maritime development: NIMASA seeks IMO input in drafting of MTP to complement NTP

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): In recognition of Nigeria’s need for Maritime Transport Policy (MTP)  to complement the existing National Transport Policy (NTP) the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) under the leadership of a Strategic Management Professional and Director-General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has moved to have the input of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in the draft ...

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Leadership by example: NPA MD Hadiza Usman inspects 24-hour port operation from Saturday midnight till dawn on Sunday

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): As part of efforts to ensure total compliance to the Presidential order on 24-hour port operation , a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala Usman, has ‘led by example’ by inspecting operations at the Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa from Saturday  midnight till dawn on Sunday, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Following her ...

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A deserving honour: ‘Maritime Security Architecture & Infrastructure’ scheme influences TELL Award -NIMASA DG

  Peterside dedicates award to Board and Management staff of NIMASA NIMASA operational processes fully automated NIMASA operation now decentralised NIMASA ensures strict compliance with International Ships and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code   (TRADE NEWSWIRE): ……..and the winner of TELL Award of Excellence for the 2016 Public Organization of the year 2016 is the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety ...

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Chief M.K Ajayi conferred with Adegboye of Ogidi Land’s chieftaincy title in Kogi State

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Traditional Council of Ogidi in Kogi State, headed by the Ologidi of Ogidi Land, Oba Rabiu Oladimeji Sule, has conferred the Chieftaincy title of ‘the Adegboye of Ogidi Land’ on the former Nigerian Ports Authority  (NPA) Publicist, Chief Micheal Ajayi JP, in recognition of his selfless service to the community, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The conferment ...

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Prince F.A.B Adenekan re-elected Vice President of Nigerian Wrestling Federation

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): Prince. F.A.B Adenekan, has been re-elected un-opposed as Vice President of the Nigerian Wrestling Federation at the just-concluded National Sports Federation’s elections held on Tuesday in Abuja, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Prince Adenekan, who is the Chairman of Laofem Nigeria Limited, a Lagos-based Steel Structural Engineering Company, was re-elected as Vice President to Daniel Igali, who also won ...

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Safety of Navigation: NPA courts Hydrographic Society to make Nigerian waters more navigable

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), made up of upwardly mobile professionals has moved swiftly to partner the Nigerian Hydrographic Society (NHS) in order to make Nigerian waters safe for navigation of ships, a Socio-Economic Reformer and Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, has said, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The NPA MD expressed the Authority’s readiness ...

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Maritime safety: Much-awaited Egina FPSO‘ll arrive August to up ship inspection, classification – NIMASA DG

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, has said that the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) project, undergoing construction in South Korea will further aid NIMASA knowledge in ship inspection and classification upon arrival in August, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. Peterside, who made this known during a ...

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NPA implements Directive on Agencies at Ports- Advertorial

  (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) hereby reiterates the subsistence of a 2011 presidential directive for the reduction of the number of agencies that are to operate and have physical representation at the ports to eight. The  directive communicated to the Managing Director of the NPA in a 26th October, 2011 memo from the  Federal Ministry of Transportation, ...

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Osinbajo signs 2017 budget

  Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday signed the 2017 Appropriation bill into law. Osinbajo accented the Budget around 4:42 p.m. The budget was passed by the National Assembly some weeks back while President Muhammadu Buhari left Nigeria for the United Kingdom on 7th May to follow up on his medical consultation with his doctors. The budget, which was presented ...

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NIMASA bags ‘Public Organisation of the year 2016’ award

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has emerged the winner of the 2016 Public Organization of the year award organized by TELL Magazine Nigeria Limited, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. During a recent visit to the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, to inform him of the award, the Chairman, Awards Committee of TELL Magazine, Mr. ...

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NPA celebrates excellence, as IAPH awards staff in Azerbaijan

    (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) women forum has awarded an officer of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Mrs Ngozi Obikili, AGM/Head of the Occupational Health unit with a scholarship for the attendance to the forthcoming  conference which  comes up between the 8th and 11th May, 2018 in Baku, Azerbaijan, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports In ...

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Executive order: Unapproved agencies should leave port ‘immediately’ to allow NPA implement 24 hours operation- FG

  .NPA MD Hadiza Bala Usman talks tough, battle-ready to implement Executive order to the letter .Only NPA, Customs, NIMASA, Police, DSS, Immigration and Ports Health are authorized agencies to operate in ports .Illegal operators in ports to be heavily sanctioned . Unauthorized personnel would henceforth be refused access to ports .No more Wharf rats, touting in ports .Don’t give ...

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Rejoinder: Nigeria’s blooming port cake for ‘all’ not select ‘powerful’ few- NPA

  . NPA thanks Committee of Maritime Professionals {CMP} for issues raised in THISDAY publication NPA allays fear, says there is ‘absolutely nothing’ to worry about .NPA places interest of Nigeria above ‘any’ contractual agreement that is a rip-off .’Allow your reasoning to supersede emotions when condemning other people’s actions in public’ . Ease of Doing Business: NPA’s efforts to ...

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Market positioning: Nigerian maritime sector an investment haven for prospective strategic investors- Amaechi

  .Peterside backs Minister of Transport in marketing Nigeria globally (TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi, is adopting ‘Market Positioning Strategies’ to market Nigerian maritime sector as a haven of investment to woo prospective strategic investors in the industry to Nigeria, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports. The Minister’s ‘Market Positioning statement’ to global maritime stakeholders at ‘Africa @ ...

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