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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...

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...

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...

Ukraine says pirates abduct 6 nationals near Nigeria’s coast

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry on Saturday confirmed that six of its nationals were among the crew members abducted off the coast of Nigeria, from a Cameroon-flagged STEVIA cargo ship. Foreign Ministry spokesman, Oleg Nikolenko, as quoted by the Ukrinform news...

11 injured as diesel tanker explodes in Lagos

Not more than 11 people sustained various degrees of injury when a tanker, loaded with diesel, exploded on the Otedola bridge on Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Saturday. The above statement was confirmed by the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety...

Omah Lay, Tems thank Nigerians, recount ordeals

Fast rising Nigerian singers, Omah Lay and Tems have both taken to their official Twitter accounts to appreciate Nigerians for their support while they were arrested in Uganda. The duo confirmed that they are safe at home and narrated their...

Nigerian Shippers’ council vows to end extortion at ports

The Executive Secretary/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Shippers council (NSC), Hassan Bello, has vowed to put an end to extortion at the ports. He made this known after debunking reports about the withdrawal of drivers attached to the Presidential Taskforce on...

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NIMASA Boss Talks Up Greater Role For Women In Maritime Industry

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), has expressed its readiness to support initiatives aimed at getting more African women involved in the...

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