Litigation awaits owners of abandoned wrecks

The reported wrecks removal initiative by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has received wide commendations from industry player and Stakeholder in the maritime sector, Dr. Chris Asoluka.

Nigeria curtails gas supply to West Africa

The West African gas pipeline has yet to recover from the impact of militant attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta as gas flowing into it have been significantly curtailed.
The $1bn gas pipeline, operated by the West Africa Pipeline Company Limited, was built to supply natural gas from Nigeria to customers in Benin, Togo and Ghana.
Last year, Nigeria saw a resurgence of militant attacks in the Niger Delta that caused the nation’s production to plummet to a near 30-year low and disrupted gas supply to power plants.

MARITIME SECURITY: NIMASA seeks fast-track of anti-piracy bill

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has again assured Nigerians and the international maritime community that the Federal Government is leaving no stone unturned in tackling the menace of piracy and other illicit crimes on the nation’s territorial waterways.

Oil search to resume in Chad Basin

Following improved security situation in the North East of the country , the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to resume oil exploration activities in the Chad Basin.
Group Managing Director of the Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru made this disclosure during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Borno State, Hon. Kashim Shettima and the Shehu of Borno, Alh (Dr.) Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, in Maiduguri, on Monday.

Free Zones Agency threatens stiff sanctions against erring operators

The Oil & Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA), has threatened stiff sanctions against operators who ignore all extant laws and regulations guiding their activities in the zones.
The managing director of the agency, Umana Okon Umana, told a management meeting in Onne that the agency had already issued circulars to free zone investors to make its concern known on the issue. 

Shipping will advance Nigeria's economic interest- Dakuku

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that for Nigeria to successfully diversify its economy there is need to advance the nation’s maritime interest, being a sector capable of taking over from oil as the country’s leading revenue earner in the nearest future.

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).

NPA commissions 4 tug boats to boost port efficiency

In its quest to reposition Nigerian Ports for greater operational efficiency, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) today scored another first with the launch of four new tugboats at the NPA Dockyard in Lagos.

Ease of doing business: NPA launches Security Information Centre

Operators at Nigeria’s seaports have received assurances from the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman, of an enabling business environment to enhance their activities and increase efficiency at the ports.

Usman made this pledge at the commissioning of the Safety, Security Information and Operations Centre (SIOC) at the Lagos Port Complex, Apapa on Thursday saying that the NPA would achieve efficiency and the enabling environment through infrastructure development and rehabilitation that would enhance service delivery at the ports.

Investors hail OGFZA over drop in piracy

Investors in the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone have commended the leadership of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority and the Federal Government for the significant decline in pirate attacks around Onne in the last three months.
The drop in the incidence of piracy follows representations to the federal authorities by OGFZA on security concerns in the area.


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