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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Lagos court orders final forfeiture of $16.5m, N127m diverted from NIMASA

Lagos court orders

Justice Kehinde Ogundare, of the Lagos Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos, has ordered the final forfeiture of $16.5 million and N127 million which were fraudulently diverted from the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), to the Federal Government. Justice Ogundare finally forfeited the monies, while granting an application for such orders, which was filed and moved by an Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) lawyer, Sulaiman I. Sulaiman, yesterday. The monies, according to the EFCC, were said to be proceeds of unlawful activities. The judge had on May 23,…

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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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Senate probes NNPCL, NIMASA, 772 others

Senate probes

The 10th Senate is probing the financial records of 774 federal agencies including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) based on the queries raised against them in the 2019 report of the Auditor-General for the Federation. The Chairman, Senate Public Account Committee, Aliyu Wadada, disclosed this on Friday in Nasarawa State, while speaking with newsmen. He said, “We are currently looking into the books of 774 Ministries, Department and Agencies, (MDAs), to see what was appropriated to them and check whether…

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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, NPA dollarisation of charges will affect petrol pump price’ – Oil marketers

Major downstream marketers under the umbrella of the Major Energies Marketers Association of Nigeria, (MEMAN), have raised alarm that the country may face more challenges in the petroleum products distribution and supply chain, going by the current foreign exchange market intricacies. The Executive Secretary of the Association, Clement Isong, made this known at a media forum organised by the association on Thursday, in Lagos. Isong lamented that the market and Nigerians will bear the final brunt of Government policy that allows Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA ) and the Nigerian Maritime…

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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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Tinubu sacks NIMASA, NPA directors, appoints fresh hands

President Bola Tinubu has appointed some Executive Directors for the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA). Both agencies are under the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy. According to a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Ajuri Ngelale, yesterday, for the Nigerian Ports Authority, Ms. Vivian C. Richard Edet was appointed Executive Director, Finance and Administration, while Engr. Olalekan Badmus is the Executive Director of Marine and Operations. Engr. Ibrahim Abba Umar would serve as…

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