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OT Africa Line and Dr Banda: The Story…

“I was the first person to bring in a Ro-Ro into Africa…” – Alhaji Asoma Banda. Alhaji Dr. Asoma Banda is the undisputed doyen of African shipping. By the way…

Niger Delta Pirate Attacks

By Edmund Chilaka Pirate attacks along Nigeria’s waterways predate colonial times. The type of depredations now prevailing in Nigerian waters, and especially in the Niger Delta, is one of the…

Nigerian Dredging Activities in Perspective

By Engr. Emma Ibeh. Introduction With the recent revolution in the indigenous dredging industry and the associated mass exodus, recent survey has shown that many firms and investors have entered…

Musa Danjuma: Transforming the Port Industry

Chief Musa Danjuma does not need introduction. As the younger brother of retired General T. Y. Danjuma, he was entrusted with supervising the growth and expansion of the first family…

Habib and NPA’s 25-Year Dev Master Plan

When Nigeria’s economy was rebased in 2013, she became the largest market in Africa with the biggest GDP of N80.22 trillion (about $510 billion). As an import dependent nation, the…

Calabar Port, Despite Constraints, Now Beckons

By Edmund Chilaka, Ph.D. A view of activities at Calabar Port from midstream The Calabar Port was constructed and commissioned in 1978 as part of measures to address the shortage…

DESOPADEC and Sinking Itsekiri towns

The acquisition of a dredger by DESOPADEC was expected to resettle thousands of members of the ethnic groups who fled their homes in the aftermath of the Ijaw/Itsekiri crisis. Shola…

Lagos Guidelines for Dredging 2016

The Lagos State Ministry of Waterfront Infrastructure Development (MWID) has issued the following guidelines to be observed by all operators in the relevant sectors and subsectors. Guidelines for the Registration…

Why Lagos Governor Banned Sand Mining in the State

By Edmund Chilaka Was the recent ban on sand mining throughout Lagos State triggered by a violent clash of rival cult gangs at Ebute Ilaje in Bariga in late January…

Kunle Shodipe Interview

Mr Kunle Shodipe is one of the notable dredging operators in Nigeria with an enviable bank of experience spanning over twenty years. Currently working as the dredging manager of Shiroko…