• Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    According to reports, the bill for establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate, few months after Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, announced scrapping of the project.

    The bill sponsored by James Manager (PDP-Delta) was unanimously supported by the senators after the mover’s lead debate, making case for the establishment of the university.

    The groundbreaking of the proposed school at Okerenkoko in Warri south-West local government area was done by former President […]

  • We’ll strengthen maritime security, says Buhari

    We’ll strengthen maritime security, says Buhari

    Nigeria will team up with other countries to strengthen maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged.

    Receiving the Executive Secretary of the Gulf of Guinea Commission, Ambassador Florentina Adenike Ukonga, at the State House, Abuja on Thursday, the President said the Commission is of strategic importance as most of the crude oil stolen from Nigeria is taken through the Gulf of Guinea.

    Buhari said: “That region, between Senegal and Angola, affects our financial and physical security as […]

  • NIMASA assures stakeholders of safety standards in maritime industry

    NIMASA assures stakeholders of safety standards in maritime industry

    It was gathered that the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has assured stakeholders of the agency’s resolve to ensure safety standards in the maritime industry.

    Peterside, who was represented by the Head of Shipping Development Department, Mr. Akin Akinyosoye, gave the assurance at the 10th Oil Trading and Logistics Expo held in Lagos.

    The director-general, who spoke on “Competitiveness and Standards in Ship and Shore Logistics for Petroleum Products”, said that the logistics of ship and shore […]

  • Navy to renew crackdown on maritime criminals, arrests two for impersonation

    Navy to renew crackdown on maritime criminals, arrests two for impersonation

    Concerned about the security risk posed by individuals and groups in the maritime sector of the economy, the Nigerian Navy has vowed to improve efforts to protect businesses in that area.

    A statement yesterday in Abuja by the Naval Director of Information (DINFO), Commodore Christian Ezekobe, said the decision to launch a fresh onslaught on criminal elements threatening businesses in the maritime environment was because of the current security challenges in the country.

    Also, he said the activities of illegal groups and […]

  • We’ve reduced piracy, other maritime illegalities – Navy

    We’ve reduced piracy, other maritime illegalities – Navy

    According to reports, the Nigerian Navy has said that a dedicated anti-piracy approach adopted by the force drastically reduced activities of pirates and other illegalities on the Nigerian water ways adding that similar gains had been made in the protection of onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities in the region.

    The Chief of Training and Operation of the force, Rear Admiral Adeyinka Osinowo, stated this on Saturday in Abuja while addressing journalist shortly after Naval quarterly route march for personnel.

    He […]