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River Niger needs urgent Dredging

This is a picture of part of The Niger between Aboh in Delta State and Ndoni in Rivers State. You could see young boys playing football on one of the several islands that now dot the river. The Niger has become so shallow that it is now difficult to make a beeline across …

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Politics of Hadiza’ s Removal as NPA MD

On May 6th, 2021, the tenure of Hadiza Bala Usman, the  Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), was abruptly disrupted by President Mohammadu Buhari. In a terse Twitter message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari approved the recommendations of the Minister …

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Container Deposit as tool for extortion by shipping companies.

Shipping is a big business. So the shipping companies are in this business to make profit, just like all the players in the sector. Therefore, container deposit, which is one out of the numerous charges made by shipping companies, is an avenue to make profit. All over the world, container deposit …

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WATERWAYS: Lagos Set To Commission 15 New Jetties

The Lagos State Government has disclosed plans to commission about 15 new jetties before the end of the 2021 calendar year.The Honourable Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Arc. Kabiru Ahmed Abdulkadir, revealed this while inspecting the progress of work on the reinforced concrete Jetty at Ijegun Egba as part of …

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NDDC Is Broke, Needs Funds, Says Senator Akpabio

 Senator Godswill Akpabio,The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs has asked for more funds for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) which he said is broke.The commission was in the news towards the end of last year over allegations of corruption running into billions. At a public hearing of the national …

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