Navy appoints first northern female general

The Nigerian Navy on Monday decorated Navy Captain Jamila Malafa with her promoted rank of Commodore, equivalent with army rank of Brigadier General, making her the first female of Northern extraction to become a one-star general.

FG approves purchase of patrol vessels to curb unregulated fishing

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the purchase of patrol vessels to reduce unregulated fishing activities and boost security on the country’s waterways. 
The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, disclosed this on Friday at the 10th Annual Ministerial Conference of the Fisheries Committee for West, Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC) in Abuja. 

NIMASA advocates proper framework for Africa's Blue Economy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that in order to harness the opportunities derivable from the Blue Economy in Africa there is a need for a proper framework and structure which will enhance the coordination of the sector.

GoG: NIMASA, G7++ unite to combat piracy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has reiterated that the Agency is working with Stakeholders and the global maritime community to ensure that the menace of piracy is totally stamped out in the Gulf of Guinea in order to allow for free flow of trade in the region.

NIMASA, Defence Bureau, partner to develop operations hardware

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is ready to partner with the Defence Research and Development Bureau for the growth of the Nigerian maritime sector adding that research is a catalyst to attain sustainable development.

Faceoff: Shipowners slam Amaechi, Peterside

·         You are self-serving says Peterside

·         I will not release fund, says Amaechi

In a rare outburst on Thursday, the President of the Shipowners Association of Nigeria Engr. Greg Ogbeifun took on both the Minister of Transport Hon. Rotimi Amaechi and the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside with both regulators fiercely responding.

Govt misses delivery target on $186m anti-piracy equipment

The Federal Government may have shelved its promise of floating some high-tech machinery to combat maritime crime in the nation’s troubled waters.

Under the initial target, the facilities were expected to have arrived Nigeria in August, but three n=months after, the project now appears elusive.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier this year, approved the sum of $186 million to procure machineries to fully combat maritime crimes.

Insecurity threatens viability of Eastern Ports

The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has reiterated its commitment towards improved security at the eastern ports of the country.

This was disclosed to reporters amidst growing concerns over incessant piracy on waterways within the zone.

Shipping lines blamed for aiding arms importation

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has accused shipping lines of aiding importation of arms into the country.
Comptroller General,  Col Hameed Ali (rtd), who accused the liners at stakeholders meeting  in Lagos, explained that one of the biggest problems the country was  currently facing is illegal importation of arms.
He called on stakeholders to join hands in identifying loopholes necessitating the proliferation of arms into the Nigerian shores.

1% Funding: Navy fails in attempt to amend NIMASA Act

The Nigerian Navy will have to wait a while longer to realize it's statutory objectives of providing security and defending Nigeria's territorial waters against external aggression insurrection.

This was the reality when stakeholders in the Nigerian maritime industry opposed moves by the Nigerian Navy seeking amendment to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety (NIMASA) Act to contribute 1% of its revenue to the Nigerian Navy.


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