FG earmarks $183 million to boost maritime security

Two weeks after Nigeria hosted the third Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) Conference in Abuja, where a call to action was made on the insecurity of Africa’s waterways, the federal government has approved the sum of $186 million to acquire and boost Nigeria’s maritime security architecture.

The funds to be administered by the Federal Ministry of Transport would be used to acquire three state-of-the-art helicopters, three aircrafts, 12 patrol vessels and 20 amphibious armoured personnel carriers (APCs).

South South Attorneys General urge FG to stop gas flaring

Body of the Attorneys General of the South South states of the federation has called on the Federal Government to immediately stop gas flaring in the zone.
The body has also called for payment to the states in accordance with the provisions of Section 162 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, their share of the revenue that ought to have accrued to the federation account from the flared and or wasted natural gas.

Shell reopens Bonga Field after TAM

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCo) has reopened the 225,000 barrel-per-day capacity Bonga deepwater oilfield after a turnaround maintenance, which ensured that statutory activities that would ensure continuous optimum operations at the field were executed.
The field was shut down on March 4, 2017, for the maintenance, which involved inspections, recertification, testing and repair of equipment as well as engineering upgrades with Nigerian companies and subsea professional playing key roles.

Tarkwa Bay: NPA assures on optimal facility utilization

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has assured stakeholders that it would not relent in its efforts at ensuring optimal utilization of the organization's facilities at all locations with a view to generating greater dividends for the country through the seaports.
The Managing Director of the Organization, Hadiza Bala Usman made this statement when the Executive Management inspected the organisation's facilities at Tarkwa Bay, Lagos.

Natural gas: Powering new frontiers

Natural Gas, Electric vehicles,

As the world looks to diversify its energy mix one source, natural gas, is becoming increasingly important.

The International Energy Agency (IEA) says that natural gas is viewed "as a good source of electricity supply" for a range of reasons.

According to the IEA, natural gas is seen as "lower carbon" relative to other fossil fuels. In addition, it takes around two years to build gas plants, which is seen as being relatively quick, while its share of the global energy mix is increasing at two percent annually until 2020.

Northern Nigeria to get second refinery

According to indications from the Presidency and Ministry of Petroleum Resources, plans for the construction of a second refinery in the northern part of Nigeria may be in the works as efforts at oil exploration intensifies in the region.

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu told journalists recently in Bauchi State that the Federal Government is planning to build a second refinery in the northern part of Nigeria and also plans to rehabilitate the Kaduna refinery in order to consolidate oil exploration efforts in that region.

Africa moves against nuclear, toxic waste at sea

In a concerted effort to ensure that African Oceans are not overexploited and also not seen as a dumping ground for dangerous materials, participating countries at the just concluded Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) have agreed on the need for Population, assets and critical infrastructure protection from maritime pollution by prevention of dumping of toxic and nuclear wastes.

FG lauds Peterside's emergence as AAMA Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and safety Agency NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside over his election as the Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA).
The President's congratulatory message was contained in a statement issued by Presidential spokesman Mr. Femi Adesina on Saturday in Abuja.

NIMASA reforms aimed at consolidating achievements- FG

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the rebranding of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as part of the Federal Government’s effort to enhance economic diversification and repositioning of the maritime sector as the country’s highest revenue earner in the very near future.

Buhari advocates collaboration to grow African maritime potential

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for improved synergy and collaboration among African countries to effectively attain a sustainable use of Africa’s Oceans and Seas.
President Buhari who made the call while declaring open the 3rd Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) in Abuja admonished Maritime Administrators across the continent to continually work together in building strong maritime economies.


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