Atewe’s trial: Prosecution witness says statement not under duress
Mrs Modupe Jimoh, an EFCC witness, on Wednesday at a Federal High Court, Lagos, denied retrieving forcefully a statement in connection with a N8.5 billion fraud charge from Maj. Gen. Emmanuel Atewe. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Atewe, a former military commander of the Niger-Delta Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation “Pulo Shield’’,…
For Amaechi, Abe, the battle line is drawn
The Minister of transportation, Chibuike Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe have finally drawn the battle line that will define the fate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, ahead of the 2019 polls.
EFCC recovered N473.1 billion, $98.2 million in 2017, says Magu
The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu has disclosed that his outfit recovered the sum of N473,065, 195,977.50 in 2017.
U.S Coast Guard commends Nigeria on safety compliance at seaports
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has expressed satisfaction at the compliance level of Nigeria with the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) facility Code at the nation’s seaports.
I didn’t loot NIMASA’s N2.6b, Akpobolokemi tells court
A former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi, has denied looting the agency’s fund. He told a Federal High court in Lagos, presided over by Justice Ibrahim Buba, that he did not steal the N2.6billion that the EFCC alleged against him while in office. Akpobolokemi is being prosecuted…
Kachikwu, Baru, Peterside seek improvement in Nigeria’s oil export
Stakeholders in the oil and gas as well as the maritime industry, converged in Abuja, sought leeway to export Nigerian crude oil in order to attract maximum benefits.
NNPC, NIMASA may okay local ship owners to lift crude
Ship owners and other stakeholders in the maritime sector may get the desired change in trade terms from Free On Board (FOB) to Cost Insurance and Freight (CIF) which will enable them to lift crude and boost capacity. The development is a fallout of the stakeholders’ engagement on changing Nigeria’s crude oil affreightment trade terms…
Concerns mount over NIMASA’s abandoned search, rescue helicopter
The fight against piracy and other maritime crimes may have suffered a setback, as the search and rescue helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been abandoned at Nigerian Navy yard in Lagos, where it is scheduled for repairs. Indeed, The Guardian gathered that Nigerian Navy had halted further works…
Nigerian seafarers to contribute to global trade, development
The Vice President, Arab Academy of Egypt, Balbaa Alsnosy, has urged Nigeria Government not to neglect seafarers, as they are very vital to the economy of any country in the world.
Nigeria’s maritime industry forecast to guide investors
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the maiden edition of Nigeria’s maritime industry forecast will be launched in the first quarter of 2018.