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LASWA trains children in water safety 

  The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said its week-long water safety and swimming training for children will instil water confidence in them. In a statement it issued on Wednesday,…

FG sets up steering committees for Ondo, Benin seaports

  The Federal Ministry of Transportation has set up a committee for the proposed Benin and Ondo seaports. The committee is responsible for providing guidance and direction on the ports…

Minister apologises to travellers, says strikes at airports illegal

  The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government would no longer tolerate strikes and riots around airports in the country because it is against…

Two dead, nine missing as cargo ship sinks off Japan

  Two people died and nine were missing after a cargo ship sank off southwestern Japan early on Wednesday amid fierce winter winds, the coast guard said, as it continued…

Eight African migrants dead as boat capsizes off Libya

  At least eight people died after a boat crammed with scores of African migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, the local Red Crescent organisation said on Wednesday, adding that…

NIMASA meets with five select banks over disbursement of cabotage fund 

  The management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday met with the representatives of Jaiz Bank, United Bank of Africa (UBA), Union Bank, Zenith Bank…

Maersk, MSC to terminate 2M alliance in 2025 

  MSC and Maersk have agreed to terminate their partnership known as 2M alliance in January 2025. In a joint statement, the Chief executive officers of Maersk and MSC, Vincent…

Eight pupils die on way to school in boat mishap

  Tragedy struck in Wayokope community of Ghana’s Bono East Region on Tuesday as eight school children were killed after the boat taking them to school capsized on the Volta…

Senegal seizes cocaine off coast of Dakar

  A Senegalese naval patrol boat seized 800kg of cocaine aboard a vessel 335 kilometres off the country’s capital, the military announced on Tuesday. Central and West Africa have for…

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Celebrating a living legend, Captain Olugbemiga Abidoye at 70

    I feel greatly honoured to write about a distinguished gentleman that I regard as a big uncle and a highly impactful mentor. I have known Captain Olugbemiga Abidoye…

ISSUES IN THE NEWS

How can the maritime industry benefit from African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA)?

Engr. Greg Ogbeifun AfCFTA is to encourage intra-African trade amongst ourselves and the ways of trading amongst ourselves is by sea. That means we need ships, ship ownership, ship financing,…

How does it feel winning in the 2022 Maritime Cup Competition?

How can Nigeria attain greener shipping?

VOX POP

What is your take on the introduction of new cash withdrawal limits by CBN?

  I want to commend CBN on the cash withdrawal limitation and naira redesign policies. The decision will have a positive effect in restricting criminal activities in the country. The…

What is your take on CBN’s plan to redesign major naira notes?

Are you satisfied with government’s response to flooding?

OPINION

Trade facilitation – Nigeria and the agenda for AfCFTA 

  By Princess Vicky Haastrup  The African Continental Free Trade Area, popularly known as AfCFTA is a free trade area founded in 2018, while its full implementation commenced in January 2021. AfCFTA…

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