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Police Kill Notorious Kidnap, Robbery Gang Leader, ‘Vampire’

A notorious kidnap gang leader  known has been killed by the police, Force Headquarters said Thursday. According to Force Spokesman, CSP Jimoh Moshood, “The Police Special Forces working under the supervision of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Police Command swooped on the hideout of Henry Chibueze aka ‘Vampire’ and his gang and engaged them in fierce gun battle that lasted several hours in the early ...

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Okorocha As Imo One-chance Bus, By Azu Ishiekwene

After going on for months without being able to pay workers, it appears some governors are finally losing it. They are either genuinely confused about what next to do or have become desperate beyond redemption, reason and common sense. If it were left for workers to choose between a government run by idiots and a state run by governors, they would not hesitate to choose the former. News from some of the sta ...

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INEC Confirms Imo, Minjibir Constituency, Kogi Re-Run Results

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates in the Imo state Senatorial and State Constituency rerun elections held on Saturday, 23rd of July, 2016 have been declared winners by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Commission also declared the APC candidate in the Saturday 30th, July 2016 Minjibir, Kano State Constituency winner while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won Kogi East ...

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Nigeria seeks Technical Cooperation with IMSO to enhance LRIT

nigeria has sought greater Technical Cooperation with the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO) to enhance the performance of the country’s Long Range Identification and Tracking of Ships (LRIT) system. This request was made by the Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi when he visited the Director General of IMSO, Captain Moin Ahmed in London recently. The Hon. Minister w ...

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Amaechi Pledges Nigeria’s Greater Collaboration With IMO

The  Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has expressed Nigeria’s commitment for greater collaboration with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for the sustainable development of the Nigerian maritime industry. He said this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Secretary General of the IMO Mr. Kitack Lim in London recently. Amaechi who expressed the appreciation of Nigeria f ...

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Search And Rescue, A Collective Responsibility – NIMASA DG

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said that Search and Rescue (SAR) operation is a collective responsibility in the West and Central Africa Region and the entire global maritime scene. Dr. Peterside was speaking during the opening ceremony of the 2nd Technical Session of the Regional Maritime Rescue and Co-ordination Centre (RMR ...

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NIMASA, MPA Singapore Begin New Partnership

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Maritime and Ports Authority of Singapore have held a bilateral meeting to seek areas of collaboration between the two maritime regulators at the sidelines of the Maritime Regulators Forum holding in Singapore. Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside met with his counterpart at the Maritime and Ports Authority (MPA) of Singapor ...

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Maritime Safety: Nigeria Domesticates IMO Laws

Nigeria has taken a major step towards concluding the process of domesticating five International Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulatory instruments with the submission of the instruments of assent to five protocols of the IMO in London. This feat was achieved through the collaboration of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) being the focal point of all IMO conventions in Nigeria and ...

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Single Hull Tankers Phase-Out: NIMASA Gives 5-Year Grace Period

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has extended the phase-out date for single-hull tankers by five years, with the new date now December 31, 2020. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) had set an initial deadline of 2015. In extending the phase-out date, the Agency noted that the decision was taken in line with the provision of the IMO which allows member states who do n ...

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