Ships & Ports

What manner of celebration by Presidential C’ttee on Ports Reforms?

The Presidential Committee on Ports Reforms, formerly known as the Port Monitoring Committee, was inaugurated last November with a brief to sanitise the ports, including...

The Psycho Ward Called Lagos Ports Access Roads

That you might commonly find the mentally-challenged running destitute on Nigerian streets does not mean that psychiatric problems are treated with levity by society...

Increased cargo throughput at Nigerian ports and provision of real-time harbour services

Recent statistics released by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) indicate that Nigerian ports recorded a higher cargo throughput in 2011, compared to the cargo...

I Love Nigeria, I No Go Lie, But… 2

Yes, as a normal human being, I felt the death of the Badagry Police Division Officers killed by the rampaging soldiers. Indeed, I feel so deeply for the Police...

MARITIME

MARITIME ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA (2) DEVELOPING LOCAL CAPACITY IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA For sometime now, the concept of “capacity building” has become...

The unresolved alarm over imported explosives at Apapa Port

Two weeks ago, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) raised an alarm over explosives on board a merchant vessel, the Feng Kang Shan, that...

I love Nigeria, I no go lie, but… 1

I am naturally, an incurable optimist. Therefore, I see quantity of liquid in the glass cup as half-full rather than half-empty, as per the perspective of the folks on...

On the controversial contract between NIMASA and GWVS on Nigeria’s maritime domain security

Before stakeholders could commend the President Goodluck Jonathan penultimate week over the withdrawal of a bill that was seeking the establishment of a Maritime...

Did They Know It Was Christmas? 2

(Cont’d From Last Week) Suleiman’s words to the protesters offered so much promises and hopes. But promises are merely just promises; and in the reign of the; until...

Did they know It Was Christmas? I

On a certain Monday last year, a few days to Christmas, precisely Monday, December 19, 2011, the NPA House, the Corporate Headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority...

24-hr ports operations and the Nigerian situation

Agencies of government in the maritime industry, notably the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), have put structures in place,...

Oh, No, Not Again!

Coming on the heels of the recent week-long national strike against the deregulation of the downstream sector of the Nigeria petroleum industry, the picketing of certain...

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