Maritime Editors Call for Disbursement of Cabotage Fund to Deserving Beneficiaries without further Delay …Blames NIMASA) for handling of the process

Maritime Editors Call for Disbursement of Cabotage Fund to Deserving Beneficiaries without further Delay

By Piriye Kiyaramo League of Maritime Editors and Publishers in Nigeria has urged the federal government to disburse the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF) to deserving ship owners without any further delay, even as the body condemned what it described as “the secrecy with which the fund is manged by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)” President…

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United Kingdom Gears To Become World-Leader in Maritime Industry in the Next 30 Years

United Kingdom Gears To Become World-Leader in Maritime Industry in the Next 30 Years

The government of the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday launched a 30-year strategy, seeking to establish the country as a top global test-bed for emerging technology in the maritime industry. The new strategy, known as Maritime 2050, seeks to capitalize on the economic potential of maritime innovations. It outlines a range of short, medium and long-term proposals, including developing…

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Federal Government of Nigeria Will Source Forex from Dangote – Says Governor of Central Bank

Federal Government of Nigeria Will Source Forex from Dangote – Says Governor of Central Bank

Emefiele said one third of Nigeria’s spending on forex will also be retained when the Dangote Refinery is completed   The Federal Government of Nigeria will soon start sourcing foreign exchange (forex) from Dangote Group, as soon as the latter’s refinery, petrochemicals and fertilizer projects come on stream. This potential reversal of roles was disclosed by the Central Bank…

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President Uhuru and Odinga, Inspect Kisumu Port: … Water Hyacinth Takes Port

President Uhuru and Odinga, Inspect Kisumu Port: ... Water Hyacinth Takes Port

Piriye Kiyaramo President Uhuru Kenyatta and Opposition leader Raila Odinga showed Kenyans the depth of their friendship when they breached protocol and delayed the President’s flight by over four hours as they toured Kisumu. In a surprise decision that caught his security and protocol officers by surprise, President Uhuru changed his mind about boarding his jet at the Kisumu…

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Kidnappers of Russian Sailors Abducted Off Cotonou, Break Silence: Open Negotiation with MSC

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Abductors of the six Russian sailors kidnapped off the coast of Cotonou, Benin Republic on January 2, have contacted the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), which owns the ship they were taken from. Chairman of the Russian Union of Sailors Yury Sukhorukov, who disclosed this on Wednesday, also said that the kidnapped seafarers are alive and held in acceptable conditions….

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CLOSED PORTS REOPEN IN EGYPT

CLOSED PORTS REOPEN IN EGYPT

Red Sea Ports Authority (RSPA) said on Thursday that five ports shut during the week due to severe weather conditions have been reopened. The Head of RSPA, Ayman Saleh, advised all port managers to be in contact with the Egyptian Meteorological Authority to ensure the regularity and safety of maritime navigation. The Spokesman, Alexandria Port Authority, Reda Ghandour said…

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41 kidnappings Occurred on Nigerian Waters, in last quarter of 2018: …As Gulf of Guinea Leads in Global Maritime Piracy Incidents.

41 kidnappings Occurred on Nigerian Waters, in last quarter of 2018:

Maritime piracy increased across the globe in 2018, especially in West Africa as attacks against ships and crews continue to pose danger to seafarers, the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Maritime Bureau’s (IMB) said in its latest annual piracy report. Worldwide, the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre (PRC) recorded 201 incidents of maritime piracy and armed robbery in 2018, up…

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DELTA STATE APC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR HAILS PRESIDENT BUHARI OVER APPROVAL OF 50 BILLION NAIRA FOR UPGRADE OF WARRI PORT  TO INTERNATIONAL STANDARD

DELTA STATE APC GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR HAILS PRESIDENT BUHARI OVER APPROVAL OF 50 BILLION NAIRA FOR UPGRADE OF WARRI PORT INTERNATIONAL STANDARD

As President Muhammadu Buhari visits Warri, the commercial capital of Delta state on Thursday (January 17, 2019), as part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) electioneering campaigns to the south-south geo-political zone of the country, a member of the Delta State APC Campaign Council and Coordinator of Warri South West Local Government Area for Chief Great Ogboru Governorship Campaign…

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Nigeria Customs Service Generates N3.1trn in 3 Years — Spokesman

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it generated about N3.1 trillion revenue for the country in the last three years. The Public Relations Officer of NCS, Deputy Comptroller, Joseph Attah told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday that the revenue was generated between 2016 and 2018. Attah explained that the service realised N898.8 billion revenue…

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