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FEC approves negotiators for Railway concession

FEC approves negotiators for Railway concession

The Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, on Wednesday disclosed that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved advisers to negotiate with General Electric (GE) in view of concessioning the…

Branson unveils Virgin Voyages

Branson unveils Virgin Voyages

Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has revealed Virgin Voyages as the new identity for the company’s cruise line. Joined by the company’s President and CEO Tom McAlpin…

Maritime operators owe NIMASA $420.5m, says Dr. Peterside

Maritime operators owe NIMASA $420.5m, says Dr. Peterside

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has stated that debts owed the Agency by some operators in the maritime industry from 2004 till date amount to about 420…

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…