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Akabuogu unveils books on shipping practice and port laws

Akabuogu unveils books on shipping practice and port laws

Emeka Akabogu, a renowned maritime lawyer has unveiled two comprehensive books on shipping and port laws in Nigeria as part of the activities to mark his golden jubilee.

The books, which were unveiled at his birthday dinner in Lagos at the weekend, are titled ‘Ship Arrest in Nigeria’ and ‘Nigerian Ports Law’.

Stakeholders however described the books as assets to the maritime sector, adding that they are the most comprehensive books on law, shipping practices and procedures for ship and cargo arrest in the country.

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Bashir Jamoh, director general of NIMASA, encouraged more Nigerians to step up and be impactful and inspiring like Akabogu.

“If we have about five personalities like Akabogu with a huge impact on the industry, we should go to sleep because they will address most of the problems in the sector. As a regulator, we are concerned with industry players understanding the laws and regulations, but people like Akabogu are helping to simplify our activities, Jamoh said.

He said there was a time when the shipping industry was having problems with the arrest and detention of vessels before Akabogu led a team to the Federal High Court to brainstorm on how to develop guidelines to address the challenge.

Aminu Umar, president of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, lauded Akabogu for creating numerous opportunities for rich and robust discourse on pertinent issues in the maritime and energy sectors.

Meanwhile, Akabogu also rewarded three young students for their literary exploits via the Emeka Akabogu Maritime Writing Challenge themed: ‘Resurrecting the Dry Bones of the Law’.

The winners include Anakor Vera Chukwunolu, who bagged N250, 000 prize; while Abakare Elvina Onome and Obimuonso Grace Chidalu collected N150,000 and N100,000 as second and third prizes respectively.