Ships & Ports

Pirates

Gulf of Guinea: Nigeria, others lose $777m annually to piracy — UN  

A new report by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reveals that Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea lost US$777.1 million to piracy and...

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Navy recruits 1,176 to fight sea pirates, oil bunkers

No fewer than 1,176 young men and women have been recruited by the Nigerian Navy to aid its fight against sea pirates and oil bunkers in the nation’s maritime domain....

Another Grimaldi ship, Grande Europa catches fire off Spain

Grande Europa fire: Grimaldi seeks stringent controls on cargo 

Italian shipping company, the Grimaldi Group, has issued a statement addressing the fire on board its vehicle carrier named Grande Europa in the Mediterranean Sea,...

Saudi Arabia, others support U.S. troop redeployment in Gulf

Saudi Arabia, others support U.S. troop redeployment in Gulf

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have agreed on a U.S. request to redeploy its troops on their territory and in Gulf waters in order to deter potential Iranian...

Navy

Fresh crisis rocks Apapa as Navy allegedly kills two truck drivers

The port city of Apapa is currently in a lockdown as truck drivers protest the alleged killing of two of their colleagues by officials of the Nigerian Navy charged with...

Hameed Ali

Customs CG Ali to Nigerians: Stop eating imported rice, it is poisonous

The Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, has described rice imported into Nigeria as poisonous, advising Nigerians to stop consuming it.  “A chemical must have...

Nyesom-Wike

Governor Wike accuses Army general of oil theft 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, on Thursday accused the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Jamil Sarhem, of oil theft and...

workers kidnapped in Rivers 

5 oil workers kidnapped in Rivers 

No fewer than five oil workers have been kidnapped by gunmen within the Oil Mining Lease (OML) -55 operated by an indigenous oil company, Belemaoil Producing Limited in...

Andrew Yakubu, former General Managing Director

You have case to answer, court tells ex-NNPC GMD

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday, told the former Group Managing Director, (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu that he...

Plane crashes in Dubai, kills pilot, co-pilot

Plane crashes in Dubai, kills pilot, co-pilot 

The pilot and co-pilot of a small plane were killed in a crash Thursday, causing delays at Dubai airport, UAE, according to government officials.  “An accident...

Expanded Panama Canal handles its largest containership ever 

Expanded Panama Canal handles its largest containership ever 

The Panama Canal completed a trial transit of Evergreen’s Triton, the largest ship by dimension and container cargo capacity to pass through the Expanded Canal since...

Senators endorse Emefiele for second term 

Senators endorse Emefiele for second term 

The screening session for the reappointment of Godwin Emefiele as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday turned to a prayer and well-wishing...