Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "NIMASA"

    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: Appeal court acquits Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG

Patrick Akpobolokemi, ex-director general of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has been acquitted of a N2.6 billion fraud charge by the Lagos division of the appeal court.Yargatta Nimpar, judge of the appeal court, upheld the no-case submission filed by Akpolokemi, after it was dismissed by a high court in October 2017.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had in [...]

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    NIMASA appeals NLNG tax holiday judgement

NIMASA appeals NLNG tax holiday judgement

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has filed an appeal against the judgment of the federal high court, Lagos, delivered in favour of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).On October 3, the court had ruled that NLNG was not liable to pay three percent gross freight on its international inbound and outbound cargo and sea protection levy amongst other charges, [...]

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    N2.6bn ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NIMASA DG

N2.6bn ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, court tells ex-NIMASA DG

A federal high court sitting in Lagos has ruled that Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has a case to answer.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Akpobolokemi alongside five others in December 2015 for allegedly diverting N2.6 billion from the coffers of NIMASA.The five others are Ezekiel Agaba, Ekene Nwakuche, Amechee [...]

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    NIMASA to appeal court ruling on NLNG tax exemption

NIMASA to appeal court ruling on NLNG tax exemption

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has vowed to appeal a federal high court ruling exempting the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) from paying taxes and levies to the agency.M.B Idris, a judge of the federal high court, had on Tuesday ruled that the agency was not obliged to pay statutory levies or make any other form of [...]

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    NIMASA made us lose $475m, says NLNG after winning 4-year legal battle

NIMASA made us lose $475m, says NLNG after winning 4-year legal battle

The federal high court in Lagos has ruled that Nigeria LNG Limited (NLNG) was right in its refusal to pay levies demanded by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Security Agency (NIMASA).NIMASA had said NLNG was liable to pay three percent gross freight on its international inbound and outbound cargo, sea protection levy, two percent cabotage surcharge on all activities carried [...]

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    Now, no more nightmares at NIMASA

Now, no more nightmares at NIMASA

Really, I’m not sure why most Nigerians decide to concentrate energy on a man who is in a pickle. I can only think of one thing: human psyche.Of course, the public’s right to know and the obligation of the Aso Villa to tell became a confluence of conflict in our political debates in recent time with President Muhammadu Buhari’s sickness [...]

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    We’ve commenced 24-hour operations, says NIMASA

We’ve commenced 24-hour operations, says NIMASA

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says it has commenced a 24-hour operation for analysing cargo manifests and issuing debit notes to shipping agents.The development is in compliance with the presidential directive in Lagos ports - part of the executive orders signed by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo earlier in May.In a statement issued on Sunday, Isichei Osamgbi, NIMASA [...]

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    Buhari: We are reforming NIMASA to play its expected role

Buhari: We are reforming NIMASA to play its expected role

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government is reforming the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as a facilitator of the country's economic prosperity.Buhari said this at the unveiling of the new NIMASA logo at the ongoing 3rd Conference of the Association of Heads of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) currently taking place in Abuja.The event drew stakeholders from 34 African [...]

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    After failing under Jonathan, NIMASA gets Buhari’s nod to host global maritime conference

After failing under Jonathan, NIMASA gets Buhari’s nod to host global maritime conference

President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) the approval to host the third conference of the Association of African Maritime Administrations (AAMA).Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Dakuku Peterside, the director general of NIMASA, said Nigeria was designated to host the conference in 2014, under the leadership of Goodluck Jonathan, but failed to.He [...]

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    Peterside’s patriotic duty at NIMASA

Peterside’s patriotic duty at NIMASA

I am borrowing from Bill Gates today. No, not from his $86.7 billion. A few years ago in Nivasha, Kenya, a friend introduced me to the way Gates thinks. We were working on a global public health protection project that Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will later provide fund for in Africa.For every polio vaccine Gates pays for, he wants [...]

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    VIDEO: Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG, threatens to slap journalist in court

VIDEO: Akpobolokemi, ex-NIMASA DG, threatens to slap journalist in court

Patrick Akpobolokemi, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), recently threatened to slap a female journalist in the premises of the federal high court, Lagos.Akpobolokemi is standing trial for alleged corruption.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) accused him of defrauding the federal government to the tune of N795.2million.In a video, which is now circulating on [...]

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    Peterside: APC will NOT accept result of Rivers east senatorial election

Peterside: APC will NOT accept result of Rivers east senatorial election

Dakuku Peterside, director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), says the All Progressive Congress (APC) will reject the Rivers east senatorial district rerun election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared George Sekibo, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the rerun election.INEC said Sekibo polled 93,098 votes ahead of Andrew Uchendu of the APC, who [...]

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    NIMASA DG: The new contract is different from the one handled by Tompolo

NIMASA DG: The new contract is different from the one handled by Tompolo

Dakuku Peterside, director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has admitted that the agency awarded a new contract.He explained that the contract is different from the one formerly supervised by Government Ekpemupolo, a former militant leader better known as Tompolo.THISDAY had reported how a deal to recover debts and surveillance was awarded to a company owned by [...]

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    ‘What exactly do they do?’… Amaechi compares NIMASA to Kirikiri prisons

‘What exactly do they do?’… Amaechi compares NIMASA to Kirikiri prisons

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he does not know what the Nigeria Maritime and Security Agency (NIMASA) actually does, adding that the agency will be audited so that he will.Amaechi disclosed the audit plan on Monday in Abuja while receiving the ministerial committee on NIMASA for restructuring and effective performance led Dakuku Peterside, its director general.“Let me thank the [...]

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    ‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

‘N8.5bn fraud’ lands serving army general in EFCC custody

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Emmanuel Atewe, a serving army general, before a federal high court, Lagos, on an 11-count charge of conspiracy, abuse of office and money laundering.According to Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Atewe, who was a former commander of guards brigade and ex-commander of the joint military task force (Operation Pulo Shield), was charged alongside Ziakedi Akpobolokemi, [...]

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    Omatseye, ex-NIMASA DG, jailed for 5 years

Omatseye, ex-NIMASA DG, jailed for 5 years

A federal high court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos on Friday, sentenced Raymond Omatseye, one-time director general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to fiveyears in prison.Omatseye was charged by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 27-count charge regarding a contract scam to the tune of N1.5 billion.Rita Ofili-Ajumogobia, the presiding judge, said Godwin Obla, [...]

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