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NSDP: UK University graduates 59 Nigerian Cadets

…As four Bag First Class Honours, Dakuku Hails Capacity Growth
 
The Capacity Building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) through the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has again received another boost as 59 of the beneficiaries have graduated from the Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.
 
This brings it to a total number of 1,343 graduates of the scheme since its inception from the various institutions in United Kingdom, Egypt, Romania and Philippines.
 

Senate summons NAPIMS boss over Egina deep sea project

The Senate Committee on Local Content has ordered the Group General Manager of National Petroleum Investment and Management Service (NAPIMS), Mr. Roland Ewubare, to appear before it within 24 hours or risk being forced to do so.
 
Chairman of the panel Samuel Adeola gave the order at its sitting attended by 10 senators investigating the variations associated with the $16 billion Egina Deep Sea Oil Project. 
 

No respite as Nigeria loses IMO Council election again

Again, Nigeria at the weekend lost its bid to get re-elected into category ‘C’of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This would be the third consecutive time Nigeria is losing its quest to be re-elected into IMO. Ghana, had promised to support Nigeria to get a sit into IMO.
 
The last time Nigeria won its IMO Council bid was in 2007 under Dr. Ade Dosunmu who was then the Director-General of NIMASA and every attempt made since 2011 to return to the council had failed.  
 

FID on NLNG Train 7 Plus imminent

Nigeria LNG Limited, at the World LNG Summit holding in Portugal, announced that the company, with the full support of its Board, is making steady progress towards achieving Final Investment Decision (FID) on its Train 7 Plus (7+) project during 2018.
 
This phase of the company's strategic growth programme will on completion upscale NLNG's annual production capacity from the current capacity of 22 mtpa to 30 mtpa.  
 

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.

Nigeria unveils Africa's first female harbour crane operators

Determined to maintain its place as a pacesetter among the comity of African maritime nations, Nigeria has recorded another first with the training of the first female Rubber Tyre Gantry (RTG) operators on the African continent. 
 
Following this development, management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has expressed pride and confidence in the special ability of the women folk in an effort to enhance the maritime industry and improve the nation’s economy through incursion into areas supposedly dominated by men.
 

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