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Tinubu sacks Bello-Koko, appoints Dantsoho as NPA Managing Director

  President Bola Tinubu on Monday sacked Mohammed Bello-Koko and approved the appointment of Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho as the new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). The President…

FG committed to creating job opportunities for youths in maritime sector – Oyetola

  The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola has said that the maritime industry will create job opportunities for youths in the country. The Minister said this at…

Reps commend Customs on increased revenue, arms seizure

  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has been commended by the House of Representatives Committee on Customs and Excise for increase in revenue generation and national security. The committee gave…

PTML pays retirement benefits to 84 aged dockworkers

  The management of Ports & Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML), Tin Can Island Port Complex, Lagos has paid 84 aged dockworkers their retirement benefits. The President-General of Maritime Workers Union…

Adeniyi: It is wrong for Customs officers to raid markets

  The Comptroller General of Customs, Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, has said that it is wrong for customs officers to raid markets in search of smuggled goods. Under the previous management…

IMO announces winners of 2024 bravery award

  The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has announced the recipients of its 2024 Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. IMO said the award this year will honour two sets of…

CMA CGM ship loses 44 containers off South Africa

  The 18,000 TEU container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin encountered severe weather off the coast of South Africa on Tuesday, resulting in the loss of 44 containers and damage…

U.S. donates $8.75m to small shipyards

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced $8.75 million in grant awards to 15 small shipyards in 12 states through the Small Shipyard Grant Program. The…

Court orders final forfeiture of $16.5m and N127m diverted from NIMASA

  Justice Kehinde Ogundare of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of $16.5 million and N127 million fraudulently diverted from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and…

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Hadiza Bala Usman’s book of 99 errors

  I finally found the time last week to read Hadiza Bala Usman’s polemic titled “STEPPING ON TOES: My Odyssey at the Nigerian Ports Authority”. It is a small book…

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Merging NIMASA with Customs, FIRS dangerous

  By Dr. Ade Dosunmu  My attention has been drawn to speculation purported to have emanated from the Presidential Policy Advisory group erroneously classifying the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety…