Expert lists causes of environmental degradation in Nigeria

September 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

An environmental expert and Professor of Geography and Regional Planning at the Department of Geography, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun state, Bamidele Badejo has listed the problems of poor planning and weak regulations as the major causes of marine environmental degradation in the country. He stated this in Lagos at the Annual International Environmental Management Stakeholders’ Conference organised by Read More

NPA, U.K. border force partner on port security, trade facilitation

September 6, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has announced plans to partner the United Kingdom Border Force, on port security and facilitation of legitimate movement of persons and goods at all seaports in the country. The partnership covers security measures, coordination, information sharing and joint operations aimed at checking persons or activities that may cause harm to operations and investments in the Read More

Sea robbers abduct 5 persons in Onne

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Sea robbers abducted five persons from a boat near the Federal Ocean Terminal, Onne in the early hours of Tuesday. A police source in Bonny who confirmed the incident said five persons were kidnapped on Onne river in a 10-passenger speedboat around 7.30am on Tuesday morning. The source disclosed that the victims were two females and three males, saying, that Read More

NiMet to begin marine forecast with N1bn equipment

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has announced that it would be spending one billion naira for the procurement of equipment to provide forecast for the country’s marine sector. NiMet Director-General, Mansur Matazu, told journalists in Abuja that although the agency was under the Federal Ministry of Aviation, it had been mandated to extend its functions to the marine sector. He Read More