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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…

Pioneers of Nigerian Dredging

BY EDMUND CHILAKA Introduction The origins of mechanized indigenous dredging activities in Nigeria has largely remained a guesswork despite the steady growth and advancement of the practice by Nigerians. As…

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…

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…