Month: May 2020

COVID-19: Nigeria Death Toll Hits 254 As Total Confirmed Cases Reach 8,733

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded 389 new cases of COVID-19 infections even as the fatalities associated with the virus hit 254, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). NCDC said most of the fatalities recorded in relation to the virus were cases with other underlying illnesses. NCDC said Lagos reported 256 of the 389 …

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Amaechi At 55: Buhari, Others Eulogise Trasnport Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari and many others have eulogised the unique qualities of the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, as he turned 55 years of age, on Wednesday. The President, in a goodwill message he dispatched to celebrate the former governor of Rivers State, observed Hon. Amaechi’s services to the government and his loyalty …

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Controversial Import Duty Judgement: Customs Files Motion Setting Aside Court Ruling

In response to the judgment of Import duty on goods/personal effects contained in passenger baggage, the Nigeria Customs Service, has today, filed for a motion setting aside the judgment delivered on 13th May, 2020 by the Federal High Court, Abuja. In a press statement sent to Platform Reporters on Monday and signed by Customs National …

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Covid -19: NIMASA Categorises Dockworkers, Seafarers As Essential Workers

•  As Agency Unveils Guidelines for Terminals, Jetties. In line with the newly endorsed protocols by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO] designed to lift barriers to crew changes, amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA] has designated Seafarers and Dockworkers as essential workers who should be exempted …

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Amaechi Inaugurates NIMASA Board, Charges Members To Complete Deep Blue Project

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project. The maritime security project, also known as the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection …

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Platform Reporters Launch FOMI Season 5 Pageantry

Platform Reporters, organisers of Face Of Maritime International (FOMI) beauty pageant have commenced online sale of form for local and international models, aspiring models and interested young girls who want to contest in season 5 edition of her yearly pageantry. The form sells for N5000 only. CONDITIONS FOR ELIGIBILITY: 1. Contestant must be a single lady …

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NIMASA Begins Investigation Into Wellhead Fire

Cautions Mariners to Avoid Impacted Area The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has sent an investigative team to unravel the circumstances surrounding a recent fire incident at a wellhead offshore Ondo State. The incident involved a barge belonging to Michharry and Company Nigeria Limited, an offshore and onshore facilities provider for the oil …

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FG Explains Whereabouts Of Chinese Medical Team

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola disclosed that the 15-member Chinese medical team came into Nigeria on the bill of CCECC and that they are still in the country. He said; “Indeed, 15 Chinese nationals came into Nigeria on April 8, 2020 and from everything we have heard and said, they are here on the …

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NIMASA Set To Prosecute 10 Arrested Pirates Under New Anti-Piracy Law

The 10 pirates newly arrested by the Nigeria Navy after storming the Chinese vessel, MV HAILUFANG II, off the coast of Côte d’Ivoire will be prosecuted under the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act, signed into law in June last year, by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), …

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