Maritime Opinion

House of Rep, Deep Blue Project Contract and Recurring Allegations of Fraud

The House of Representatives Committee on Navy recently announced February 22 as the commencement date for another round of probe of the Deep Blue Project awarded to an Israeli firm, HSLI Limited. The House committee had in November 2021 resolved to probe the contract which is the project of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) and the Federal Ministry …read more →

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Modernisation of Port Infrastructure Underpins Nigeria’s Economic Future – NPA MD

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, Mohammed Bello-Koko has said that building a modern and resilient port infrastructure would fast track the country’s economic development, facilitate good paying jobs and enable sustained peace across the country. Speaking at a meeting with port service providers shortly after a facility assessment tour of the …read more →

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Nigerian Govt to Make N50bn from Onitsha River Port Concession

The Federal Government is set to hit a jackpot following the concession of Onitsha River Port, which connects Lagos to the South East if projections from the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) becomes reality. According to ICRC, the Onitsha River Port can generate about N50 billion into the Federal Government’s coffers. The group also expressed …read more →

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Buhari Commissions NNS Oji, Made-In-Nigeria Vessel

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Lagos commissioned a Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) III, built by the Nigerian Navy. The indigenously constructed SDB, NNS Oji, is the third of its series to be locally built at the Naval Dockyard Limited, Lagos solely by Navy engineers after the successes of NNS Adoni, and NNS Karaduwa, commissioned in …read more →

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Nigerian Ports Operation to Go Digital by 2025 – NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated that it is investing to create a fully digital ecosystem in all the country’s port locations by 2025. The Acting Managing Director of NPA, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, disclosed this in a statement signed by Mr Ibrahim Nasiru, Assistant General Manager Corporate and Strategic Communications, NPA, on Saturday in …read more →

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Gulf of Guinea: Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea Signs Agreement on Maritime Security

In a bid to consolidate efforts at ending the upsurge of maritime crimes, piracy and insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea, Nigeria has activated a bilateral agreement on improving the security in the region. The new agreement mandates both countries to embark on combined maritime and air patrols along the common maritime border. Cdr. Samuel Kure …read more →

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Nigerian Seaports to Commence 24-Hour Operations

The Heads of maritime agencies in Nigeria have agreed to work on modalities for a quick commencement of 24 hours operation at the ports. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has said while briefing the media after the second edition of the monthly meeting of heads of maritime …read more →

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Nigeria Plans to Build Shipyard in its Bayelsa State

The Federal Government of Nigeria has flagged off the feasibility study for the construction of a shipyard in Brass Island, Bayelsa State. In a statement in Abuja, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), said the government had engaged China Harbour Engineering Company for the studies, adding that when completed, the shipyard would cater …read more →

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FG to Install Large Size Cargo Scanners in Onne & Tin Can Ports

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajia Zainab Ahmed, also revealed that the Council approved a variation of 18.12million dollars and additional N3.25billion for the supply and installation of three Rapsican mobile Cargo Scanners. “Today at council, we presented two memos, the first memo was for seeking council’s approval for the revision of …read more →

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Waterways Protection Infrastructure to Secure All Anchorage Areas – FG

THE Federal Government has concluded arrangements to make the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, also called the Deep Blue Project, the central security structure for all anchorage areas in the Nigerian maritime domain. This is to reduce the cost of shipping goods into the country. Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Hadiza Bala …read more →