Senate Wants Govt to Utilise Other Seaports to Curb Congestion of Lagos Port

The Senate Wednesday called for the utilisation of seaports in the South-south geo-political zone and other parts of the country in order to curb the perennial issue of congestion at the Lagos seaport. It said the non-utilisation of seaports in the South-south engendered congestion at the Lagos seaport. Speaking during an oversight visit to the […]

An Umpire and Drive for Ports Efficiency

The nation's shipping industry is one of conflict of interests. There is the interest of government, the shipping service providers and the shippers, the owners of cargos. This scenario therefore presents a herculean task for the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) as an umpire, the ports economic regulator. The NSC is saddled with a wide range […]

Three Destinations, A Lifetime Of Adventure

The holiday season is just around the corner and we can’t wait to explore the world around and beyond us. For this special issue, we have compiled three-holiday destinations with peculiar interests.  Greece For The Beaches  Greece is famous for a lot of things – the birthplace of Democracy, the land of ancient gods that […]

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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 […]

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