Regulator raises alarm over malicious activities of scanner operators in Western seaports

Western seaports

The 100% Compliance Team of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders, (NAGAFF), has petitioned the National Security Adviser(NSA), Nuhu Ribadu, against the activities of the operators of scanning machines in the Western Seaports. The Compliance Team accused the operators of deliberately, purposefully, and maliciously subverting the original plan and purpose of introducing scanning machines in cargo clearing processes, especially, in the nation’s Western Seaports, thereby perpetuating the option of physical examination. National Coordinator, NAGAFF’S 100% Compliance Team, Alhaji (Dr..) Ibrahim Tanko, who leveled the accusation in a letter…

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Maritime: NIMASA appoints Bwala Auta William as Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO, London

NIMASA appoints

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA),  Dr. Dayo Mobereola, has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Bwala Auta William as  Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative to International Maritime Organization (APR-IMO), London. Mr. Bwala William brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having held several significant positions within the IMO on behalf of Nigeria:These positions incude: Nigeria’s Maritime Policy Expert to IMO; Deputy Alternate Permanent Representative of Nigeria to IMO; Former Secretary of the Africa Maritime Advisory Group, (AMAG); where he coordinated and aligned the interests of 41…

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NIMASA, Blue Economy Ministry clinch presidential recognition for quality service delivery

NIMASA, Blue Economy

Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, (PEBEC), Dr Jumoke Oduwole this weekend announced the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), as the ‘Best Agency of Government in Exemplary Teamwork, Quality service delivery and Consistency‘. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Special Adviser on PEBEC, also announced the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy as the overall ‘Best Performing Ministry’ in the country. Dr. Oduwole announced that 33 operational activities of NIMASA were subjected to thorough scrutiny alongside those of 36 other Agencies of…

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Ramalan, Pioneer NIMASA Chairman, mourns former NMA DG, Ferdinand Agu

NMA DG, Ferdinand Agu

Pioneer Board Chairman the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has expressed his rude shock upon receiving the sad news of the sudden tragic passing of Architect Ferdinand Agu, a former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Authority (as NIMASA was then named), and former  Senior Special Assistant to the President in the Office of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, (SGF). A statement issued on Saturday by the  NIMASA pioneer Chairman, said Ferdy, as he was fondly called by his friends and…

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Maritime: MD NPA knocks CBN Gov. over investor-unfriendly policies


…Approves 24 Barge operation licenses The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has blamed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the decline in Ship-to-Ship (STS) operations and the dearth of the ship bunkering business in Nigeria, saying that the unfriendly policies of the bank is driving away stakeholders and investors from the business. The NPA Managing Director, Mohammed Bello-Koko, who was represented by Ibrahim Abba Umar, the Executive Director Engineering and Technical Services of NPA, made the assertions during a stakeholders engagement called by the Minister Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega…

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‘Nigeria loses $9.2bn annually to foreign ship-owners’ – Former Shippers Council ES lament

Ship owners

Former Executive Secretary (ES) of the Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello, has said that Nigeria is losing a sum of $9.2bn annually to foreign shipping lines, which are handling cargo that a national fleet is supposed to handle. Bello, who disclosed this on Friday at the inauguration of the new executives of the Ship-owners Association of Nigeria in Lagos, maintained that the national fleet should be an initiative of the private sector. “$9.2bn lost annually to foreigners. This is trade that goes to foreign-owned shipping companies or carriers. You could…

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“NPA MD in ‘coded’ romance with IOC’s breaking Nigerian maritime laws” – Workers Union president

Maritime Union

Three months after the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) suspended its decision to shutdown the nation’s seaports over refusal of the International Oil Companies (IOCs) and Stevedoring contractors to comply with the Stevedoring extant laws, the union has alleged that Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is playing to the gallery with the IOC’s. In a chat with newsmen on Friday, the MWUN President-General, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, lamented that up till now, the Managing Director of NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko has refused to furnish the union with names of those IOC’S that…

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“NIMASA has lost focus; needs urgent rescue” — Director

..Says it’s a mere contract awarding agency  A Director at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has said the agency, under its former Director-General Bashir Jamoh, “totally lost focus” and is need of “urgent rescue”. The Director, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said over the past four years, NIMASA abandoned its core mandates and became a mere contract awarding agency to the detriment of the maritime sector. According to him, “You only hear about the Deep Blue Project but we all know that project was the brainchild…

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NIMASA refutes over N1.5tr, dollars fraud allegation against its DG

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), has denied the allegation of the sum of N1.5 trillion and nine million dollars payment into the personal account of the NIMASA Director-General/Chief Executive, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, by mischief makers on social media. NIMASA made this disclosure in a statement signed by the Agency’s Assistant Director, Public Relations, Osagie Edward following which is titled “Re: Social media campaign of calumny against NIMASA DG”. The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to a video in circulation with allegations by some faceless people levelled…

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Encomiums, as NIMASA Boss, Bashir Jamoh emerges ‘Maritime Man of the Year 2023’

Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has been bestowed with the prestigious “Maritime Man of the Year” award by Maritime Media Limited, even as dignitaries who gathered at his investiture, which held at Eko Hotel and Suites on Wednesday, described him as the best export Nigeria has to offer in the maritime industry. Blazing the trail of stakeholders’ commendation on Dr Jamoh, Executive Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani, who was represented by Senator Lawal Silver, described the NIMASA boss as the best export…

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