I Will Ensure That WIMAFRICA Covers Every African Country, Says Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere

WIMAFRICA

“Having my kind of brothers made me to become boyish in my activities. My brothers were into karate; I got into it and became a black belt” It came as no surprise when Mrs. Jean Chiazor-Anishere, a legal practitioner and quintessential woman of many firsts was inaugurated as the African President, Women in Maritime Industry (WIMAFRICA) on October 29,…

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The Blue Economy Policy is the Economic Lifeline – WIMAFRICA President

Mrs. Jean Chiazor Anishere is a woman of many parts. Besides being the principal partner in a Lagos base law firm which specialises in maritime practice, an author and former President of WISTA Nigeria, Anishere is presently the President of Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAFRICA) which has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. In this exclusive interview with Maritime Bits Editor-in-Chief, John Iwori, Anishere…

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Why I want out-of-court settlement with Lagos over waterways control – Mamora

Sen. Olorunibe Mamora is the newly appointed Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). In this exclusive interview with SHIPS & PORTS’ Shulammite ‘Foyeku, the former Lagos State Assembly Speaker reveals why he wants to settle a lingering dispute with the Lagos State Government over control of waterways in the state and also speaks on his plans for NIWA towards…

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Nigeria Does Not Have A Deep Seaport – Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro

Ibom Deep Seaport

The Chairperson of Ibom Deep Seaport Implementation Committee, Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro, who is also the  pioneer Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the current the Secretary General of the West and Central Africa Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control, spoke to Sunday Vanguard’s Godfrey Bivbere, of efforts at the completion of…

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NIWA MD to Resolve Decade long Legal Tussle with LASWA over Waterways Revenue Collection in Lagos State

Piriye Kiyaramo Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Sen. Olorunibe Mamora, has promised to opt for an out-of-court settlement in the face-off between the Authority and Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) over control of inland water transportation in the state. Both NIWA and LASWA have been in court for almost a decade over control of Lagos waterways,…

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H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), speaks

H.E. Mahaman Laouan Gaya, Secretary General of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO), speaks to AOP about his vision of the future for African explorers and producers, and the importance of recent reforms to the 18-member group. Join H.E. Gaya and regional ministers of petroleum for the APPO Cape VII conference in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, on April 1-5, 2019…

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We’ll sanction any maritime agency that deviates from its budget – Senator Yerima

Senator Ahmed Rufai Sani Yerima is former Zamfara State Governor and current Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport. In this exclusive interview with Shulammite ‘Foyeku, the ranking Senator speaks on budget implementation by maritime agencies and the need to encourage private sector investment in the maritime sector, among other issues. Excerpts: Do you support calls by stakeholders for the creation…

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10 years of ports concession has been a huge success- Bulangu

Mallam Muhammed Bulangu served in various capacities in Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) before his retirement in 2015. He served as Port Manager of Delta Port, Warri; Container Terminal, Apapa Lagos and as General Manager, Western Ports of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA). He also served as General Manager, Marine and Operations at NPA Headquarters from where he retired. Shortly after…

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Success, To Me Means Caring for The Needy

  The story of Hajia Bola Muse can be likened to that of Joseph in the Bible in that, young Bola identified with her humble beginning. She left her home in Atiba Oyo in Oyo State, to sojourn in Kano where her grandmother welcomed her. In Kano, God blessed and multiplied her business enterprise (Bomarah Group) and she brought in…

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My biggest regret as Nigeria’s transport minister – Porbeni

Admiral Festus B.I Porbeni (rtd) is a man who has experienced many facets of life spanning the military, political, ambassadorial and business worlds. As a naval chief, he commanded ARADU, Nigeria’s naval ship which was the country’s biggest pride in her Navy at that time. Having left office as minster of transportation under the General Abdulsalami Abubakar regime in…

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