• Reps summon Ameachi over NIMASA’s N25m donation to ‎shipping chamber

    Reps summon Ameachi over NIMASA’s N25m donation to ‎shipping chamber

    According to reports, the House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to explain the ministry’s role in the authorization and spending of N25. 250 million as donation without appropriation in 2008.

    Amaechi is expected to appear before the House Committee on Public Accounts.

    Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Ibrahim Baba, explained that Amaechi is expected to appear before the committee with records of the ministry’s budgetary appropriations for 2008, so as to determine whether or not […]

  • Police charges Innoson over alleged N2.4bn shipping fraud

    Police charges Innoson over alleged N2.4bn shipping fraud

    It was gathered that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has filed four counts of alleged N2.4bn shipping fraud against Innoson Nigeria Limited before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

    The charge marked FHC/L/565c/16 filed before Justice Saliu Saidu has five others as defendants.

    They are Innocent Chukwuma, Charles Chukwu, Maximian Chukwura, Mitsui Osk Lines and Anajekwu Sunny.

    The police accused the defendants of conspiring among themselves to unlawfully falsify shipping clearance documents.

    They were accused of uttering the allegedly falsified shipping documents […]

  • Maritime workers petitions minister over activities of shipping companies

    Maritime workers petitions minister over activities of shipping companies

    Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has petitioned the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Ameachi, over activities of some shipping companies, consignees and agents considered anti-workers and inimical to the nation’s economy.

    They urged Ameachi to intervene to forestall a nationwide industrial unrest.

    The union, in the petition dated July 11, 2016, claimed that some of the affected shipping companies would berth without submitting their manifests to the Stevedoring Contractors for billing or allowing all the statutory bodies to board the vessels for […]