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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...

Pandemonium as Navy, truck drivers clash over extortion in Apapa

Pandemonium as Navy, truck drivers clash over extortion in Apapa

The Lagos Port Complex Apapa was on Friday thrown into pandemonium as personnel of the Nigerian Navy clashed with truck drivers over alleged extortion causing chaos...

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Safety concerns: FG to shut Akanu Ibiam Airport, Enugu 

The Federal Government said on Friday it would soon shut down the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu for security reasons. The Minister of State for Aviation,...

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Hadiza Bala-Usman: Government policies affecting cargo volumes at seaport 

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, has said that the nation’s seaports are losing ship and cargo traffic because of certain...

A lineup of trucks queuing to enter the port

Truck drivers accuse Navy of sabotaging Lilypond truck park 

Truck drivers and owners plying the ports in Lagos have accused the Nigerian Navy of scuttling the call-up system and use of Lilypond terminal, Ijora, Lagos as a transit...

Hassan Bello

Senators demand details of Nigerian Shippers Council 2018 recruitment exercise 

The Senate on Thursday asked the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) to produce details of its 2018 recruitment exercise within a week.  The Chairman, Senate Committee...

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...

Lagos-port

Nigerian ports record 7.3% drop in ship traffic

Nigerian ports recorded a downward trend in operational activities in the third quarter of 2018 as the number of vessels that called at the ports dropped from 1,045 in...

Apapa gridlock: NPA, APM Capital to move containers to Epe by barges 

Apapa gridlock: NPA, APM Capital to move containers to Epe by barges 

As part of efforts in finding lasting solution to the Apapa gridlock, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with APM Capital to...