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Adieu Captain Omotayo
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Adieu Captain Omotayo

“The captain goes down with the ship” is the maritime concept and tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for both his ship and his passengers and will die […]

The Lilypond mischief-makers
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The Lilypond mischief-makers

Some of the clearing agents operating at Lilypond container depot, Ijora, are either suffering from crass ignorance or engaging in palpable mischief by claiming that APM Terminals Apapa is deliberately […]

KILLED BY A PADDLE 6
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KILLED BY A PADDLE 6

Continued from last week The management of the company was changed as often as Transport Ministry officials liked. Every NNSL Managing Director who was seen as uncooperative by the Ministry […]

KILLED BY A PADDLE 5
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KILLED BY A PADDLE 5

Continued from last week During the era of the Nigerian Produce Marketing Company, NNSL was overburdened with the carriage of Cocoa produce and other export commodities at very low ocean […]

KILLED BY A PADDLE 4
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KILLED BY A PADDLE 4

Continued from last week The management of the shipping line rightly decided to acquire new ships to retonnage the ageing fleet. Decision was made to acquire 19 combo vessels. These […]

KILLED BY A PADDLE 3
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KILLED BY A PADDLE 3

Continued from last week In 1961, the Nigerian government acquired the 49 per cent shares held by Elder Dempster and Palm Line. There was no rational justification for the acquisition. […]

KILLED BY A PADDLE 2
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KILLED BY A PADDLE 2

Continued from last week On Ships Nostalgia Forum, I stumbled on an interesting post by one Derek who claimed to have worked on Oduduwa which he erroneously referred to as […]

KILLED BY A PADDLE 1
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KILLED BY A PADDLE 1

The story of the defunct Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) is a fitting narrative of the topsy-turvy state of affairs of the nation’s shipping sector. The total mess in NNSL […]

If Jonathan had turned up
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If Jonathan had turned up

Could President Goodluck Jonathan, in spite of the much-touted Transformation Agenda of his administration, after all be paying mere lip service towards the growth and development of the Nigerian maritime […]

Welcoming Mr. Thief Catcher
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Welcoming Mr. Thief Catcher

Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Patrick Akpobolokemi, was a very happy man on Thursday 31st January, 2013 during the inauguration of the Board […]