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Buhari inaugurates Deep Blue project

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has said that the Federal Government secured 10 convictions for various maritime offences since the Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offences Act was signed into law in June 2019. He said this in Lagos on Thursday at the inauguration of the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure in Nigeria (also called the Deep Blue Project) at the ENL Terminal, Apapa Port, Lagos.In a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled ‘Maritime Crimes: Nigeria secures 10 convictions in two years as President Buhari inaugurates new security assets to combat piracy’.

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Huawei, NNPC, others push for oil industry growth

Huawei Technologies Company Nigeria Limited, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and various stakeholders in the oil and gas sector are discussing measures to further advance the fortunes of Nigeria’s oil industry. Industry operators, alongside other players in the sector, commenced discussions on better ways to run the oil industry at the 2021 Nigeria International Petroleum Summit currently ongoing in Abuja.

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Tackling insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea with GOG-MCF/SHADE

The effort to keep the maritime environment in the Gulf of Guinea where Nigeria is a major player safe and secure requires relentlessness on the part of all stakeholders, especially, the countries that make up the region. Eneke, the bird in Chinua Achebe’s classic, Things Fall Apart, said since men have learnt to shoot without missing, he, too, has learnt to fly without perching.
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ITF recovers $45m for seafarers as ship abandonments rise

The International Transport Workers’ Federation inspectors have helped seafarers recover nearly $45m (N15.6bn) in owed wages last year while cases of ship abandonments nearly doubled to a record high. The ITF inspectors, according to Offshore Energy, conducted more than 7,476 inspections globally in 2020 in 122 ports and 58 countries. Just in May 2021, one of the ITF inspectors based in Canada, Nathan Smith, helped seafarers recover $95,464.77 in owed wages.

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NIWA seeks police support on waterways security

The National Inland Waterways Authority says it has met with the acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to discuss security matters on the waterways. NIWA said the meeting was necessitated by its plan to undertake the second trial of cargo shipments from Lagos to Onitsha River Port in a bid to decongest the ports in Lagos State. During the visit to the police headquarters in Abuja, Moghalu sought the collaboration and cooperation of the police in providing adequate security for the second test-run of cargo shipments from Lagos to Onitsha River Port, according to a statement by NIWA’s General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Mr Jibril Darda’u.

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