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Somali pirates release ship, crew after receiving $5m ransom

  Somali pirates released a hijacked ship, MV Abdullah, and its crew of 23 early on Sunday after receiving a ransom of $5 million, according to reports. No details have…

Maersk restructures Europe-West Africa service

  Danish container carrier Maersk has announced changes in its Europe-West Africa service network, which will take effect from next week. The company said that the WAF7 and WAF13 services…

US, UK demand immediate release of MSC ship seized by Iran

  The US and UK have called for the immediate release of the container ship MSC Aries seized by Iran. Iranian Revolutionary Guards took control of the MSC chartered vessel…

Woman killed as container falls on her car in Lagos

  A woman has been crushed to death after a 40-foot container fell on her car – a Nissan car with number plate ABJ 692 BG – at the Alapere…

Britain to equip ships with lasers to take down drones from 2027

  Britain’s defence ministry on Friday said it would install lasers on warships designed to shoot down drones from 2027, five years earlier than previously expected, under reforms designed to…

NPA committed to making Nigerian ports Africa’s leading ports – Koko

  The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko has said that the authority will strive to make Nigerian ports the leading ports in Africa. He said…

Resurgence of Somali piracy worries IMB

  The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has expressed worry over increase in maritime piracy off the coast of Somalia in the first quarter of 2024. The first three months of…

Posidonia 2024 to hold June 3-7

  Greece’s flagship annual maritime event, Posidonia is scheduled to hold from June 3-7 at the Athens Metropolitan Expo. Over 85 shipyards from 26 countries have already confirmed their participation…

I look forward to working with you — IMO Secretary General writes NIMASA DG

  The Secretary General of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Arsenio Dominguez has congratulated Dr. Dayo Mobereola on his appointment as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and…

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Hadiza Bala Usman’s book of 99 errors

  I finally found the time last week to read Hadiza Bala Usman’s polemic titled “STEPPING ON TOES: My Odyssey at the Nigerian Ports Authority”. It is a small book…

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Merging NIMASA with Customs, FIRS dangerous

  By Dr. Ade Dosunmu  My attention has been drawn to speculation purported to have emanated from the Presidential Policy Advisory group erroneously classifying the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety…