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Idriss Déby’s death and son’s leadership ― The making of a new African dynasty

Late Chadian President, Idriss Deby and son and Head, Transitional Military Council, Gen. Mahamat Deby By Victoria Ojeme Tuesday’s death announcement of Idriss Déby, the president of Chad just after news came that he had won a sixth...

How Floating “Repair Yards” Helped the U.S. Navy Win in the Pacific

USS Houston (CL 81), in a hard turn with her underside exposed, felt the torpedo explosion across the ship. Commander William Behrens recalled “that all propulsive power and steering control was immediately lost. The ship took a list to...

Buhari, other world leaders condole Queen Elizabeth over Prince Philip’s death.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other political and religious leaders from across the world have extended their condolences to Her Majesty the Queen of England over the death of her husband of more than seven decades, Prince Philip, the Duke...

Pirates attacked container ship in Port Harcourt

Fresh fears as container ship, MAERSK CARDIFF was on Wednesday night, January 13th attacked in Port Harcourt’s Southwest, at around 20.00 UTC, showing that Nigerian waters are still porous. The ship was en route from Tema Port in Ghana, even...

Africa’s exports reduce by 5.2% in two years

Africa and the Middle East recorded negative growth in the volume of exports for the past two years. This disclosure was made known in a report titled, ‘Review of Maritime Transport 2020,’ both continents experienced a negative growth of 5.2...

Two dead, seven missing as Chinese Bulker Sinks

Chinese officials have reported that a bulk carrier sank in the East China Sea south of Shanghai. Two sailors have been confirmed dead, while four were rescued, and a search was ongoing for seven others that were missing. The maritime...

China plans to reverse ban on ship recycling

Recall that China banned the recycling of foreign ships on its shores at the end of 2018, there has been an increasing call in the shipping community to allow the work to resume. Now, it is understood that Beijing...

President of Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria is dead – Ubong King

Maritime Security Providers Association of Nigeria (MASPAN) has been thrown into mourning following the death of her President, Mr Ubong, on the 26th of December. The news of his death was disclosed in Lagos by the General Secretary, Mr Emmanuel Maiguwa,...

Nigerian Entertainment Industry Mourns Popular Scriptwriter – Chico Ejiro

The Nigerian entertainment industry was thrown into mourning when a popular scriptwriter, director and producer, Chico Ejiro, passed away on Christmas Day. According to sources, he died at about 2am. Ejiro, who was popular for movies such as ‘Silent...

Amaechi commissions new ‘Operation Command Centre’ in Apapa port

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has commissioned Operation Command Centre newly built by APM Terminals Apapa to boost efficiency and service delivery at the port. The Minister Amaechi commended the establishment of the new centre and reiterated government’s commitment...

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Indonesia Inaugurates $3B ‘Strategic’ Port

The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, has inaugurated the Patimban sea port in West Java on Sunday, saying the new gateway would have a "strategic"...

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