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Editorial

Is Alpha Beach another Bar Beach saga in the making?

Alpha Beach in the Lekki peninsula is gradually being wiped out as you read these lines. The culprit is the Atlantic Ocean. In the past few weeks, most of the shanties and shacks that used to serve the hospitality industry are gone; their owners left without their businesses. Most importantly that pristine ecosystem has been taken over by the ocean waters and it is now becoming a nightmare to people who have erected palatial mansions on that waterfront. What will they do? Read more...

 

Other Articles & Interviews

Capt Adeyemo on River Niger Dredging...NEW

Prof P.C. Nwilo on his assessment of NIWA during sabbatical ...NEW

Mr Nseyeng Ebong on his 8-year tenure as rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron...NEW

Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs as chairman of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, his vision...NEW

Engr Muyiwa Omasebi: The face-off Between NIWA, MMSD and Lagos State Govt.

Otunba K Folarin: The Collapse of Nig. shipping lines.

P.L. Carrodano: How govt can revive Nig. shipping lines.

Sam Epia: The struggles of Nig shipping lines with cargo reservation scheme.

Jeff Gibb: Intricacies of the equipment market in Nigeria.

Environmental Quality Monitoring.

Environment: "How many choppers has DPR got?" - Chief Ogunsiji.

Dredging the Niger Delta: Interview of Ben Efekarurhobo
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Role of Surveying in the Dredging Industry

G.B Liman: Of Myth, Reality and Resource Control

Dredging Law: A judgment on the ownership of a sand dredging site by the Court of Appeal.

Dredging Law:
a. Lagos State Attorney General Interpretes state law on sand dredging and stockpile.

b. NIWA public notice on Lagos State intervention in inland waterways regulation.

Editorial

Is Alpha Beach another Bar Beach saga in the making?

Alpha Beach in the Lekki peninsula is gradually being wiped out as you read these lines. The culprit is the Atlantic Ocean. In the past few weeks, most of the shanties and shacks that used to serve the hospitality industry are gone; their owners left without their businesses. Most importantly that pristine ecosystem has been taken over by the ocean waters and it is now becoming a nightmare to people who have erected palatial mansions on that waterfront. What will they do? And, for that matter, what will the government at various levels do for remediation, if possible? We have covered the story in some depths, within the permissible press time available to us.

In a related segment of the economy, the young tenure of Mr Patrick Akpobolokemi at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is being looked upon by industry stakeholders to become a watershed in the struggle of indigenous operators to take over the industry as the laws intended and as is the practice in other emerging maritime nations like India, Venezuela, Brazil, Malaysia and Indonesia. In this edition, our interviewees, chiefly Dr Wilson Omene Odafe and Engineer Akin Olaniyan, hands-on practitioners in the industry, having x-rayed the state of things in the sector, advise the new director-general to break new grounds by correcting the deviations of the past which saw NIMASA engrossed more with what they call “peripheral” duties instead of its core mandate. The new helmsman’s recent activities suggest a new direction to pursue close working relations with associations and groups in the industry which have been clamouring for this change to re-align with the original mandate to improve Nigerian participation in international shipping. We bring you news, analysis and interviews to portray this prevailing mood.

The Nigerian dredging industry is also riding the tempo of high-profile projects like the recent dredging of the lower Niger and epoch-making landmarks like the Eko Atlantic City project whose reclamation at the Bar Beach in Lagos seems to be racing to a conclusion. But many other companies that used to be vibrant in the sector are now less so due to the vagaries of uncertain business fortunes in a struggling economy like Nigeria’s. In our Nigerian Dredging Profile supplement, some space has been taken to update on the current realities and firms still on ground.

We have also served in this edition a special focus on the world of green field port development in Nigeria: the case of a deep sea port being planned for Ibaka by the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Akwa Ibom State Government. After a detailed presentation of the investment background, we look at the prospects and politics and some of the viability problems of such a highly desirable development.
Among our star interviews, we have veered off the beaten track to serve you the nitty-gritty of running a local government in Nigeria from the perspective of a maritime expert who worked as private consultant to Dr Kema Chikwe, former transport minister in 1999. He is Dr Wilson Omene Odafe, a pioneer staff of the defunct National Maritime Authority. He regales us with the rigour of politics at that primary level and, speaking from this insight, queries aspects of the federal government’s amnesty programme for ex-militants, Niger Delta youth restiveness and the path to lasting peace and the needed adjustments for a revenue allocation formula favouring local government authorities in the country.

Finally, does the rising Asian superpower, China, need Africa? You have to read the observations of Pier Luigi Carrodano, group managing director of the Comet Group of Companies, the agents of China Shipping in Nigeria, to find out that the critical nexus between Nigerian sea trade and the hugely expanding appetite of the Chinese economic machine.

 

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4TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT REPORTS:
At a Glance!

Dredging Today: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2010/09/30/nigerian-dredging-summit-exhibition-report/

Maritime Journal: http://www.maritimejournal.com/features/marine-civils/dredging/nigerian-dredging-summit-addresses-rapid-expansion

Dredging News Online: http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp?v1=13651

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