Maritime security: Nigeria, Japan sign exchange on high speed boat

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has signed an Exchange of Note(E/N) with the Japanese Government for an Economic and Social Development Programme involving the acquisition of High-Speed Boat to reinforce services for coastal security in Nigeria, with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), as the implementing partner. The Minister of State Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Read More

As Nigeria seeks maritime expansion without war, litigation

April 14, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, in Abuja, said that Nigeria’s bid to expand its maritime territory, under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), is on course and would be achieved without ‘‘war, litigation or purchase.’’ The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an international agreement. It was officially formulated at Read More

Maritime security: Nigeria, 31 nations deploy warships, copters for military drill

March 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Navy on Friday deployed 10 warships and two helicopters in a joint multinational maritime exercise comprising 31 other foreign navies. The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, inaugurated the exercise tagged: “Obangame Express 2022” in Onne, Eleme local government area of Rivers state. Gambo said the exercise was aimed at improving security in the Gulf of Read More

Nigeria to set up regional maritime safety, security research center

February 22, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigeria will soon set up a regional maritime safety and research center that will serve as a capacity development institute for 25 African countries. The research facility, according to the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Bashir Jamoh will be a center of excellence in research where Nigeria will collaborate and cooperate with other countries. Read More

ISPS code key to maritime security operations – Jamoh

February 7, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has stressed that implementing the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) will boost Nigeria’s maritime security architecture. Jamoh stated this when he received the Deputy Head of International Maritime Security Operations Team (IMSOT), Jim Hamilton to his office in Lagos. The IMSOT is in Read More

NIMASA issues advisory to forestall maritime threats, stowaways

November 8, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it has introduced new measures to check security threats in the Nigerian maritime domain and deter persons who may seek illegal means of entry into the country as stowaways. The agency explained that under the new procedures, all Ship Captains are to submit the Security-Related Pre-Arrival Information, SRPA, forms to the Read More

Borno gov commends CNS for returning Naval Base to Baga

October 26, 2021 Editorial III 0

…Seeks more collaboration Borno state governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has commended the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, for returning the Naval Base Lake Chad, to Baga. The governor stated this when the Naval Chief paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Maiduguri. Prof. Zulum who emphasized the importance of the maritime component to the Read More

Emmanuel Maiguwa emerges MASPAN President

October 17, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Emmanuel Maiguwa has been elected as President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN). Maiguwa, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Bricks Murstern Mattoni Limited, was elected unopposed at the 2021 Annual General Meeting of MASPAN Thursday in Lagos. Also elected to run the affairs of the association are: Other elected executives elected at the MASPAN 2021 AGM Read More

NIMET injects N2bn to improve marine services, others

October 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has disclosed its plans to improve its marine meteorological programmes and activities as it began the execution of projects in the marine sector valued at over N2 billion over the next two years. NiMet and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have both championed effective collaboration, geared towards meeting international marine meteorological standards Read More

NIMASA, NiMet close ranks to fill gaps identified during IMO audit

September 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) have initiated joint effort to close gaps identified by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) during its last mandatory audit of the country’s maritime industry. This was disclosed in Lagos, when Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, paid a courtesy call on Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Read More

Nigeria sets in motion actions for ballast water management

September 23, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said the country is taking proactive steps to address its exposure to the threat of ballast water because of the high tanker traffic in its waters. Director General of the Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos at the 10th Meeting of the National Taskforce (NTF) on Implementation of Ballast Read More

Modular floating dockyard: ICRC delivers business compliance certificate to NIMASA

September 20, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has issued a Certificate of Compliance for an outline Business Case (OBC) for the operation of the Modular Floating Dockyard acquired by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Acting Director General of the commission, Mr. Michael Ohiani, led a team of ICRC officers to the NIMASA headquarters in Lagos to present the Read More

Jamoh seeks synergy as key against maritime crimes

September 6, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has restated the need for enhanced stakeholder collaboration in tackling maritime security challenges in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea. Dr. Jamoh made this call in a paper presentation titled, “Enhancing Collaboration amongst Stakeholders for Improved Maritime Security in Nigeria,” at the recently held Chief of the Read More

Insecurity: PGF boss calls for radical reforms of security structure

August 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called urgent radical reforms of the current security structure in Nigeria. Lukman believe the government can also do more especially in relation to getting the Nation’s security agencies to be more accountable. In a release Friday in Abuja titled Read More

Muhammadu Buhari’s imprints on the Nigerian oil and gas sector by Salisu Na’inna Dambatta

August 18, 2021 Salisu Na'inna Dambatta 0

The signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 16th, 2021, after it was passed by the National Assembly, has added yet another Buhari signature on the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector.  Equally, the Presidential assent which turned the Bill into Petroleum Industry Act (PIA) of the National Assembly has placed Muhammadu Buhari Read More

Piracy: Shipping industry to reduce size of Indian Ocean high risk area

August 18, 2021 David Agba 0

With a continued downward trend in Somali piracy incidents, a group of the leading shipping organizations have agreed to reduce the geographic boundaries of the ‘High Risk Area’ in the Indian Ocean. In broad terms, the changes agreed by BIMCO, ICS, INTERCARGO, INTERTANKO, and OCIMF, representing the global shipping and oil industries, will reduce the HRA boundaries to the Yemeni Read More

NIMASA donates relief materials to Tuggar foundation

August 16, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials to the ‘Ambassador Yusuf Tuggar Foundation’ for onwards distribution to internally displaced persons (IDPs), poor and the needy people in Bauchi State. Presenting the consignment to the Foundation, representative of NIMASA, Musa Adamu said the gesture is to assist the IDPs, the poor and needy in the society Read More

Maritime safety: NIMASA set to commence wreck removal

August 8, 2021 David Agba 0

All is set for the flag-off of an intensive wreck removal exercise in Nigerian waters by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). The agency’s Director-General, Dr Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this during a Ministerial retreat organised by the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMOT) in Lagos. Dr. Jamoh also said arrangements had been concluded for the recycling of wrecks and Read More

Nigeria dumps West/Central Africa maritime body over disrespect for rule of law

Nigeria has exited the Maritime Organisation for West and Central Africa (MOWCA), the Federal Government has announced. Eric Ojiekwe, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Transportation, explained that the decision followed the disregard for Rules of Procedure regarding the eligibility of candidates nominated for the position of the Secretary-General of the organisation. He noted that this was contained in a Read More

Nigeria to strengthen maritime trade relations with Cote d’Ivoire

August 3, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Nigeria and the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire have agreed to nurture economic relations most especially in the areas of port and shipping operations, in order to strengthen the capacities of both countries to participate competitively in global and regional trade. Acting Managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko made the disclosure when he received a delegation from the Read More