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Concession as way forward for Railway Sector

Concession as way forward for Railway Sector

After decades of failed efforts by the federal government to have an efficient rail system, introducing a concession programme in the sector remains the only option at a time of…

Vancouver Aims for More Ships – And Shipowners

Vancouver Aims for More Ships – And Shipowners

Port cities are always competing with neighbors for vessel traffic, a given in any market and perhaps especially in a down market. But while all are interested in attracting ships…

How passenger ferry, MF Onitsha, was used, abandoned at Oyingbo Jetty… turns squatters’ home

How passenger ferry, MF Onitsha, was used, abandoned at Oyingbo Jetty… turns squatters’ home

Looking worn-out from decades of service as Nigeria’s one-time biggest passenger ferry, flagship of the National Inland Waterways Authority(NIWA), the MF Onitsha, may have been given…

NIMASA and global slowdown in the maritime industry

NIMASA and global slowdown in the maritime industry

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, could pass for the description ‘the man who saw tomorrow.’ When he was appointed, without…

Interview:    Dredgers need regular EIA awareness-  Consultant

Interview: Dredgers need regular EIA awareness- Consultant

Locals who engage in commercial dredging activities need regular awareness, considering the impact of dredging activities on the environment, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Consultant, Mr Ayo Abiodun, has prescribed…

Gaps in Africa’s reach to global markets

Gaps in Africa’s reach to global markets

Poor intermodal transport system is limiting Africa’s reach to global markets and inducing increased costs in import value as freight rates attracts additional 20 to 35 per cent cost…

Designated Oil, Gas Cargo Terminals: Transportation Minister insists operations be within Presidential Approval

Designated Oil, Gas Cargo Terminals: Transportation Minister insists operations be within Presidential Approval

Nigeria has over time suffered a number of policy somersault as a result of various interests, to the detriment of the larger economy good and stability, industry watchers have noted…

Who charts the Nigerian waters?

Who charts the Nigerian waters?

This second part in the series on Hydrography and safe navigation, Olumide Omotoso, talks on the aspect of responsibility undertaken by Nigeria in data collection for charting the waters. He…

Upgrade seafarers training institutions, expert tells FG

Upgrade seafarers training institutions, expert tells FG

On this ‘Day of the seafarer,’ Marine Engineer, Kuzi Onyibe, has called on the Federal Government to ensure that the nation’s institutions concerned with the training of seafarers…

‘Day of the Seafarer': Need to tackle security concerns in Gulf of Guinea

‘Day of the Seafarer': Need to tackle security concerns in Gulf of Guinea

As the world marks the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ on June 25, critical concerns of security breaches in the Gulf of Guinea cannot be wished away, but be…