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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 29 Jan 2020

Demystifying ship arrests in Nigeria

Persons claiming against Ships should be careful to comply with the detailed procedural requirements, otherwise valid claims may be compromised by the

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 6 Nov 2019

What do caveats have to do with ships?

A caveat registered in the courts serves to prevent a ship's arrest by committing to pay a bond for any sum claimed against the ship which is equal to

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 21 Aug 2019

Doing maritime business in Nigeria's $10 billion charter market

The general Nigerian economic landscape could be seen as challenging, but its robustness and potential make it worthwhile for parties that do their

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 31 Jul 2019

Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act 2019: a review

The president recently assented to the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Bill, successfully concluding almost a decade of advocacy to

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 5 Jun 2019

Special tariff regime proposed for vessel acquisition

A tripartite arrangement between the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Customs Service and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 29 May 2019

Can NIMASA stop issuing cabotage waivers?

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has announced a five-year strategic plan to stop the issuance of cabotage waivers. This plan

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 24 Apr 2019

NIMASA introduces new compliance strategy for cabotage

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) recently issued a marine notice to further the Cabotage Act's objectives and to ensure

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 6 Mar 2019

Limiting shipowners' liability for compulsory pilotage services

It is not uncommon for shipowners to incur liability for acts or omissions for which neither they nor their employees are directly responsible. This

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 6 Feb 2019

Senate reapproves National Transport Commission Bill

In late 2018 the president declined to assent to the National Transport Commission Bill (which the Senate had passed in March 2018). The president

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Akabogu & Associates | Nigeria | 16 Jan 2019

Legal limits of armed guards on board ships

Voyaging in West African waters, particularly the Gulf of Guinea, is considered dangerous and raises the question of whether shipowners are entitled

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