May 26, 2016

News

One dies, 27 injured in Lagos boat accident

A woman was confirmed dead yesterday after a commercial boat en route to Victoria Island, Lagos, from Ikorodu ran into a log of wood and capsized. Twenty seven other passengers aboard the speedboat escaped death with varying degrees of injuries ...

Senate moves to unbundle Nigeria Railways Corporation

The Senate Wednesday began the process of unbundling the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC). It is proposing to create through independent agencies that will comprise of public and private stakeholders to perform the functions of the NRC. The ...

Seme command seizes 2,131 bags of rice worth N23m

The Seme Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service said yesterday that it intercepted 2,131 bags of rice loaded in 12 trucks with a duty paid value of N23.9million. Area Controller of the command, Victor Dimka told newsmen in Seme that the ...

Military declares war on militancy

The military on Wednesday declared war on the menace of militancy in the Niger Delta, just as the Nigerian Army said it had procured six communication vehicles for the prosecution of the war against insurgency in the North-east. The Chief of ...

FG bows to labour, appoints Muhammed Buba PPPRA chairman

The Federal Government on Wednesday announced the appointment of Alhaji Mohammed Buba as the Chairman of Petroleum Products ‎Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). Buba, a former Managing Director of Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), was ...

China approves CMA CGM’s acquisition of NOL

CMA CGM yesterday said it had received confirmation that its pending acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), Southeast Asia’s largest container shipping company has been cleared by the anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of ...

Strikes cripple French oil refineries, disrupt shipping

Strikes by French oil sector workers protesting proposed labour reforms spread to all the country’s refineries on Tuesday, sapping petrol stations dry and creating delays for tankers at major ports. France has been hit by a wave of strikes ...

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Feature

Not the end of the world for Philippines crewing as China takes No.1 spot

  • May 23, 2016

By Marcus Hand from Singapore Back around 2002 – 2003 the fear of the rise of Chinese crewing was a very real one for many manning companies in ...

Periscope

When the insane are normal, the normal are insane

  • May 9, 2016

By Bolaji Akinola The wave of media cheerleading for Senate President Bukola Saraki, PDP mouthpiece Olisah Metuh, AIT boss Raymond Dokpesi and ...

Layman Views

What do you think can be done to improve Nigeria’s ease of doing business?

  • May 23, 2016

The Ease of doing business index ranks countries against each other based on how the regulatory environment is conducive to business operations ...

Interview

Why I am disappointed with the maritime sector – Obasanjo

  • May 23, 2016

  Comments by former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the Maritime Stkakeholders Conference organized by the Federal Ministry ofTransportation ...

Editorial

Senators’ lip service to Made-in-Nigeria goods

  • May 16, 2016

The Nigerian Senate has been in the forefront of promoting made in Nigeria products. The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki has, since ...