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NIWA has no appropriating powers over lands along waterways – Court judgment

The Federal High Court, Awka Judicial Division, presided over by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, on Monday, told National Inland Waterway Authority, NIWA, that it has no right to interfere with proprietary…

14th Nigerian Dredging Summit Port Harcourt 2021

NPA Channel Management Options: Beware of Going Backwards

By Dr. Edmund Chilaka Preamble The recent reported pronouncement by the Federal Ministry of Transport (FMOT) on the Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) management of seaport channels deserves the closer attention…

NPA and Badagry’s Deepwater Port

The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) recently retraced its steps on the proposed construction of a deep-water port at Badagry citing the ill-advised concentration of such facilities in one section of…

DI’s Nigeria Scorecard

By Edmund Chilaka Dredging International Services Nigeria Ltd (DISN) began operations in Nigeria in 1991 when the industry had fully formed with assorted services available. As a multinational dredging firm…

NPA Channel Optimization

Anthony D Bates Partnership (ADBP) has been appointed by the Nigerian Ports Authority to carry out the Project Management and Co-ordination of Dredging and Channel Design Optimization studies for the…

Maritime News Roundup

A Joint Statement by the NIMASA-Industry Working Group Nigerian Government and Industry Joint Working Group (NIWG) Statement on Maritime Security Collaboration The Joint Working Group (JWG) comprising the Nigerian Maritime…

Akpomojero’s Dredge Dynasty

By Edmund Chilaka The first incarnation of the Akpomejero clan in Nigeria’s sand mining industry was a rollercoaster.  Perhaps, it was the lack of sound technical knowledge or the want…

Reclaim with Keke Dredger

By Edmund Chilaka Chinese dredgers, from 8-inch to 12-inch, have become the popular choice of many small- and medium-scale Nigerian dredging operators who stockpile sand for sale or reclamation. At…

NPA Dredging History

By Edmund Chilaka Introduction Dredging the access channels of Nigeria’s river ports has been a core mandate of the Nigerian Ports Authority since the inception of maritime trading in the…