Hope as colonial Baro River Port comes alive
Not many would believe that the newly-inaugurated Baro River Port in Niger State, was the first colonial port in Nigeria, as the new structure is inclined to modern ports operations.
Parlous infrastructure undermines N2.5b utilisation of cargo-handling equipment
The N2.5 billion Baro ports project appears to have received a lease of life after the deplorable condition of the access road delayed the project for several months. But there is the worry that the project may not live up to expectations if road infrastructure problem persists.
Ondo woos investors to develop inland waterways
To further develop the coastal region of Ondo State, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has expressed his administration’s readiness to partner with serious investors to develop the state’s inland waterways. He said this in Akure yesterday during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government and ZGM Investment Group of Companies and China-Africa…
Danger, death, woes on inland waterways
Aisha Ibrahim was so naïve; she should have insisted on a life jacket. She took the risk, even when everyone in the boat had a life jacket.
‘Professionals’ involvement in politics will aid good governance’
The new Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Senator Olorunnimbe Mamora, has called for more professionals in their relevant fields to venture into politics, stating that their involvement will aid balance in policy implementation. Mamora, who is also a medical doctor, bemoaned the increased number of non-charlatans, who have nothing to offer…
Jamoh charts path to ‘harnessing Nigeria’s maritime assets’
For the nation’s maritime sector, the launch of the book, Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets, Past, Present & Future, by Bashir Yusuf Jamoh, could not have come at a better time...
Reps wade into Lagos, inland waterways authority land dispute
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways have intervened in the land dispute between Lagos State Government and National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) located at Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1 area of the State. Permanent Secretary, Lands Bureau, Mr. Bode Agoro, at the three day investigative hearing organised by the House of Representatives…
FERMA moves to rehabilitate federal roads
Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has assured of its readiness to improve the state of federal roads particularly by desilting drains, and fixing critical roads and bridges in need of urgent attention nationwide.
NIWA to complete Lokoja, Oguta river ports in 2018
Mr Danladi Ibrahim, Acting Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) says the ongoing construction of Lokoja, Oguta River ports will be completed before the end of 2018. Ibrahim, who disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja, said the Lokoja port was 75 per cent completed while Oguta port, in Imo, was 70…