To Reap from AfCFTA, NPA  Prioritizes Non-Oil Export Trade
Ivorian Ambassador to Nigeria , H.E Traore Kalilou  and MD, NPA, Mohammed Bello-Kolo  when the diplomat visited  at the Authority’s Headquarters in Lagos.   The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is giving priority to non –oil exports trade through the establishment of  export processing terminals, in order to take advantage... Read more
Poor Nations Still Lack Anti-Covid Vaccines,Despite 4bn Injected  Globally -AFP
Poorer countries are still struggling to secure precious shots ,despite that four billion doses of anti-Covid vaccines have been administered around the world. Forty percent (1.6 billion) of the four billion shots have been administered in China. India (451 million) and the United States (343 million) making up the... Read more
Ever Given Arrives in Rotterdam, Ending Months-Long Saga
The giant container ship Ever Given has reached its planned destination in Rotterdam almost four months after it got stuck in the Suez Canal. The 20,000 TEU container ship has resumed its voyage to Rotterdam after receiving the official approval to depart the canal from the Suez Canal Authority... Read more
NPA Solicits Senate Intervention over Gridlock on Ports Access Roads
• Goods Clearing at Ports: Woos Customs, Others on Better Synergy Ag. MD, NPA, Mohammed Bello=Koko     The Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA) has called for the timely intervention of the Senate Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation on efforts to end the perennial traffic gridlock plaguing vehicular activities along the... Read more
Ever Given to Arrive in Rotterdam  Day Later Than Expected
The container ship Ever Given, which blocked the Suez Canal in March, is expected to arrive at the Port of Rotterdam on 29 July 2021, one day later than it was initially planned. According to the port, the ship is scheduled to arrive at the ECT Delta terminal on... Read more
First Hydrogen –powered Ferry Delivered In Norway
Norwegian ferry operator Norled has taken delivery of “the world’s first liquid hydrogen-powered ferry”, MF Hydra. The vessel was designed by compatriot ship design and engineering company LMG Marin and constructed at Westcon shipyard. The ferry is 82.4 meters long with a capacity of up to 300 passengers and... Read more
•	SERAP Sues Buhari, over Gag Order on Reporting of Terrorist Attacks
A lawsuit has been instituted against President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, asking the court to “declare illegal the gag order stopping journalists and broadcast stations from reporting details of terrorist attacks and victims. Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Centre for... Read more
10 Pirates Bag  48 Years  Imprinsonment, N10m Fine In Nigeria
Jailed Pirates An Indication of NIMASA’s Readiness to Tackle Crimes In Gulf of Guinea   Ten pirates were sentenced by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos to a total of 48 years each in prison, under the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences, SPOMO ACT, for hijacking... Read more
How NMASA  Facilitated Release of Kidnapped MWUN Members , Others
Dr Bashir Jamoh, NIMASA DG   The eight Nigerians, among them five members of the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN) kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers State waters on Monday ,have regained their freedom. The release of the abducted travelers, which occurred on Saturday evening is sequel to the intervention... Read more
Why Nigeria Fishing Industry Fortune Has Dwindled-Barrister Orakwusi
• Says Most Imported Fishes are Not Fit for Human Consumption Barrister Margaret  Orakwusi, CEO Morbid Group By Shola Fadeyi   Poor attention of the Federal Government to the development of the fishing sector in Nigeria ,pirates attack on waters , kidnapping of trawlers crew as well the high... Read more