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Agbakoba writes National Assembly: “strengthen institutions that support democracy”

Agbakoba writes National Assembly: “strengthen institutions that support democracy”

Nigeria’s democracy is fragile. Recent happenings in the country make it imperative for the National Assembly to strengthen national institutions that support democracy. Specifically, institutions like the INEC, Police…

Proposed Customs, FIRS merger faces criticisms

Proposed Customs, FIRS merger faces criticisms

The proposed merger of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) by the Ministry of Finance has come under fierce criticism, and described as wrong…

African Heads of State sign Charter on Maritime Security

African Heads of State sign Charter on Maritime Security

African leaders have adopted and signed a draft Charter on Maritime Safety, Security and Development. The agreement is aimed at establishing a roadmap on maritime security in Africa and causing…

FG pledges  effective implementation of IOPC Fund

FG pledges effective implementation of IOPC Fund

The Federal Government has expressed commitment to the implementation of the 1992 International Civil Liability Convention and the 1992 International Oil Pollution Compensation (IOPC) Fund. The Director General of the…

NPA, Navy collaboration eyes improvement in waterways security

NPA, Navy collaboration eyes improvement in waterways security

A collaborative effort between the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) and the Nigerian Navy is aimed at improving the security of the maritime sector, especially the nation’s waterways. Managing Director…

CMI spotlights Nigeria’s maritime industry for new business prospects

CMI spotlights Nigeria’s maritime industry for new business prospects

Nigeria’s maritime industry has been launched into greater business opportunities as the maiden Commonwealth Maritime Initiative (CMI), opened with a discussion on “The Future of Nigeria’s Maritime Industry…

RMT to fight decline in UK Seafarer numbers

RMT to fight decline in UK Seafarer numbers

UK’s National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) has launched a campaign to fight the decline in the number of seafarers in the country. The campaign, SOS…

Transportation Minister, Amaechi, assures USCG of full implementation of ISPS Code

Transportation Minister, Amaechi, assures USCG of full implementation of ISPS Code

The Federal Government has reiterated Nigeria’s commitment to maritime security through the full implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code. This commitment was made by…

Growing Supply Reshapes LPG Shipping

Growing Supply Reshapes LPG Shipping

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), long a niche product used in petrochemicals, as well as for cooking and outdoor heating, is entering a new era as a wave of supply from…

GE confirms readiness to invest $2bn in Railways

GE confirms readiness to invest $2bn in Railways

The General Electric (GE), an American corporate giant, has indicated readiness to invest $2 billion in the nation’s railway project. The company in a press statement said its equity…