NPA, Terminal Operators At War Over Illegal Port Charges

THE Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, is currently at war with some terminal operators over newly introduced charges, which Ms Hadiza Bala Usman, NPA's boss has warned agents and importers to ignore. Speaking during a visit to Vanguard Media office in Lagos, Usman said that despite NPA's warning to the terminal operators and shipping firms to […]

LASG to Acquire Boats for Emergencies, Rescue Operations

As part of its commitment to ensuring the safety of people, the Lagos State government is procuring life-saving, quick response boats to tackle emergencies on its waterways more efficiently. The Commissioner for Transportation, Oladipo Lawanson, made this known in an interview with journalists in Lagos. Lawanson said the state government is working on bringing ideas […]

Apapa-Wharf Road Ready in September, Says Nigerian Ports Authority

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Usman, has said that the 2km Apapa Wharf Road being reconstructed would be completed and opened to motorists by the end of next month. Usman made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Bala Usman said that the reconstruction […]

Nimasa Cautions Against Creation of More Agencies in Maritime Sector

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has warned that creating additional agencies in the sector would only overburden it with clashes of interest; adding that the existing ones should rather be strengthened for optimum service delivery. The Director General, NIMASA, Dakuku Peterside, speaking at the 2018 Half Year Maritime Forecast Review in Lagos, […]

Five Feared Dead As Boat Capsizes in Lagos

About five persons were feared dead when a boat capsized in Lagos on Wednesday evening. An eyewitness told The Guardian that the boat was travelling from CMS to Ikorodu. Bodies of the victim were brought to the jetty at Ipakodo in Ikorodu outskirts of Lagos. The Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent […]

Govt to Demolish Apapa Rail Station to Expand Seaport

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the Apapa station be demolished and expanded in order to accommodate the activities at the Apapa seaport. He said this, yesterday, after the inspection of the project in Lagos. Amaechi said the idea is to pull down the existing structures, expand the station towards the […]

Lagos Suspends Approval of New Tank Farms Over Apapa Gridlock

To ensure that sanity returns to the Apapa-Oshodi expressway, the Lagos State Government has suspended approval for new tank farms in Apapa area of the city. It also extended the work of the joint task force by one month and issued 30-day ultimatum to tank farms without adequate loading bay. Rising from a closed door […]

Lagos Renovates, Upgrades Ikorodu Ferry Terminal

Lagos State Government has upgraded the facility in its ferry terminal at Ipakodo in Ikorodu in line with its resolve to exploit its intermodal - road, rail and water - transportation system. The renovation of the terminal is expected to present a "robust and accessible hub for the water transportation and other ancillary services that […]

NPA Harps On Multimodal Cargo Haulage to Ease Traffic Congestion

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has disclosed that it is currently in talks with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), to encourage movement of cargo by rail to and from Apapa Ports to increase the frequency of evacuation of cargoes. The Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Communication, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru, who disclosed this in a statement […]

56 Feared Dead in Niger Boat Disaster

Minna — Fifty-six people are feared to have drowned in a boat mishap on River Kaduna between Galadiman-Kogo and Kwata-Zuma in Shiroro local government area of Niger State. The incident happened when a big boat which was carrying 60 people capsized as a result of heavy rain storm between 10 and 11 on Saturday morning. […]

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