NIMASA: DG Wastes N50b Cabotage Cash On Moribund Dock, Awards N250M Contract To Proxy

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has been embroiled in many controversies in the past, but the latest one that he awarded a whopping N250m contract to a proxy company threatens his continuous stay in that office. The politician has also been recently put on the spot for splashing N50b on a floating dock which has since remained moribund. The Cabotage fund was said to have been used to finance the controversial Dock procured mid last year. According to the magazine’s…

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Why We Handed over Maritime security To Navy —NIMASA DG

By Bayo Bernard Following series of denials, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA has finally admitted that it can no longer discharge its statutory role of ensuring safety and providing security in Nigerian waters without the Navy. The Director General of the agency, Dr Dakuku Peterside made the disclosure while playing host to the executive of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria, MARAN, at the agency’s head office in Apapa. This disclosure has confirmed fears of maritime stakeholders and Nigerians in general that NIMASA has failed in its…

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Navy Taking Over NIMASA Functions,Detain Ships , Arrrest and Prosecute Seafarers?

By Stephen Ubanna Ibok-Ete Ibas, a Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff has  a big task at hand: to bring to book his men who have arrogated to themselves  the powers of  the National Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, of regulating the nation’s maritime sector by  arresting merchant vessels within Nigeria shores on  alleged illegal lifting of Crude Oil, improper documentation, ship hijack and  othersundry offences. Take for instance, MT Success owned by  Hepa Global limited which was  arrested on February 29,2014 and MT  Deby, owned by Banquest…

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NIMASA: Peterside Job Hangs As Stakeholders Call For His Sack

Amaechi In Trouble Over Maritime Security Contract   By Bayo Bernard   The Director General of the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has a big cause for worry over his job. In the last few weeks, the boyish looking boss of the top maritime regulatory agency has been faced with a barrage of criticism, particularly from keen stakeholders in the industry with vast knowledge of the workings of the agency and the sector at large, who are calling for his sack. The magazine learnt that…

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Waiver: Reps Accuse NIMASA Of Fraud

By Bayo Bernard The chairman House of Representatives Committee on Maritime Safety, Administration and Education, Umaru Bago has picked holes in the issuance of waivers by the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, describing the process as fraudulent. Bago spoke recently at the Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum on the ‘Ease of Doing Business” held in Warri, Delta state. Speaking on the theme “Implementation of Executive Order 1’, Bago said the manner of implementation of the waiver clause in the Cabotage Act by NIMASA was bereft of transparency. “ According…

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