Improved maritime security will trigger economic growth, say Amaechi, Peterside

10 students win NIMASA education grant NIMASA Director-General, Dr, Dakuku Peterside (right), Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, winner of the 2019 Maritime Essay Competition, Toluwalope Ojewola, Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemi Saraki, and Chairman, House Committee on Maritime Transport, Education and […]

How maritime sector can maximise AfCFTA’s yearly $35b intra-trade increase, by NSC, CRFFN

Tsanni With a projected yearly intra-trade increase of N35 billion (55 per cent above the baseline) through the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) by 2022, Nigeria needs to urgently upgrade its seaports and transport infrastructure to enable stakeholders optimise their advantage. This call was made in Lagos over the […]

SIFAX Group, experts chart path for maritime sector growth

Panel moderator, Teni Akeju (left), Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, Kunle Folarin, Executive Vice Chairman, ENL Consortium and Chairman, Seaport Terminal Association of Nigerian (STOAN), Princess Vicky Haastrup, and Chief Executive Officer, Skelas Limited, Prince Olayiwola Shittu, during the panel session at the 4th TAAM Conference at the University of […]

NIMASA boosting capacity building with undergraduate essay competition

Ahead of the 2019 World Maritime Day celebration, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has invited entries from undergraduates across the country for an essay on the topic, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community,” to encourage youth participation in the maritime sector. Explaining the move, the NIMASA Director-General, […]

Afreximbank offers Nigerian manufacturers $500m over AfCFTA

MAN seeks comprehensive, robust industrialisation strategy President of Dangote Group and Africa’s Doyen of Manufacturing, Aliko Dangote (left), President and Chairman, Afreximbank Board of Directors, Prof. Benedict Oramah, Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment and representative of President Muhammadu Buhari, Niyi Adebayo, Chairman, Senate Committee on Industry, Bayo Osinowo, and […]

Sifax Group boosts P&G cargo handling with €18m cranes, expands investments

Subsidiary 5-star hotel opens in Lagos 2020 Q1 Executive Director, SIFAX Off Dock, Capt. Ibraheem Olugbade (left), Managing Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, John Jenkins, Group Managing Director, SIFAX Group, Adekunle Oyinloye, and Executive Director, Ports & Cargo Handling Services Limited, Tobi Adekunle, at the company’s mid-year review […]

Thousands stranded, businesses frustrated as Nigeria shuts Seme, Idiroko borders over smuggling, insecurity

All cross-border movement and business transactions (including import and export) between Nigeria and Benin Republic suffered heavy toll Wednesday, with thousands of travelers stranded as a joint team of the Nigerian security agencies began an indefinite shutdown of the borders at the Seme and Idiroko axis. The move, according to […]