Govt pledges speedy passage of anti-piracy bill

Determined to ensure optimum safety, the Federal Government has hinted of its plans to establish a new law aimed at curtailing illegal activities on Nigeria’s waterways.

The bill on ‘Suppression of Piracy and other Unlawful; Acts at Sea,’ is currently with the executive arm of government waiting to be transmitted top the legislative chambers for proper processing into law.

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.

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.

Blue Economy to Africa’s Rescue?

As over 30 African Countries converge on Abuja for the third Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA) annual conference hosted by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), one thing on the minds of the participants is how African governments and littoral states can leverage on the potential of the seas and oceans around them to improve the fortunes of their citizens and compete favourably among the comity of maritime nations. Chukwunonso Udeh reports. 

NUPENG advocates pipeline protection agency

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has appealed to the Federal Government to create a Pipeline Protection Agency (PPA) that will be saddled with the protection of pipelines.
Its President, Comrade Igwe Achese, gave the advice in Lagos, saying the agency should be well funded and equipped with modern gadgets like alarms, sensors and helicopters and gunships with night vision.

Domestic oil producers adopt barges for product evacuation

Winding through the creeks of Nigeria’s oil-producing Western Delta, between wellheads and canoes, are barges and smaller vessels used to transport crude. They are set to become a more familiar sight.
Cash-strapped domestic oil companies in Africa’s largest producer are seeking new — and riskier — ways to move the crude extracted from their onshore fields, after militant attacks over the past year rendered the crucial Forcados pipeline and export terminal unusable.