A Taiwanese ship carrying 49 crew, including Filipinos and Indonesians, has vanished in the remote South Atlantic Ocean without any sign of a mayday call but shortly after its skipper reported it was taking on water.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said that it has been helping with efforts to search for the ship. The… Read More »

Nigeria’s government on Friday said that work had begun to rebuild a school in the northeastern town of Chibok from where Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 200 girls last year. Finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala laid the foundation stone at the Government Secondary School on Thursday on behalf of President Goodluck Jonathan, a statement from… Read More »

Three cargo ships ran aground off Dalmatian coast, Croatia this afternoon as violent storm rages throughout the region. The ships have been identified as Krka, Orebić and Vranjic and are owned by Split-based shipping company. Unconfirmed information says that the third ship got beached in a nearby area called Slatine. There were no injuries reported… Read More »

The refusal of President Goodluck Jonathan-led Federal Government to pay its counterpart fund of $117 million is frustrating the development of the Lagos Seaport Project in Lekki, says Governor Babatunde Fashola. He said when he assumed office, he promised to build a seaport for the people which would be a joint venture project between the… Read More »

Royal Caribbean International will outdo itself again when it launches MV Harmony of the Seas in April 2016 which shall officially become the world’s largest cruise ship. The line says the third vessel in its Oasis class series, to be called Harmony of the Seas, will measure 227,000 tons, eclipsing its two record-size sisters by… Read More »

Four Thai fishermen who were held in captivity for almost five years by Somali pirates have been freed, according to Agence France Presse (AFP). The fishermen were taken hostage in April 2010 in an attack by Somali pirates on Taiwan-flagged fishing vessel FV Prantalay 12. Omar Sheikh Ali, an official in Somalia’s central Galmudug administration… Read More »

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Godwin Eke, said on Wednesday that remedial work was being carried out on Wharf Road in Apapa to reduce the rate of accident. Eke said in Lagos that the road was being rehabilitated as part of ongoing emergency repair of roads in Apapa. “We received reports that trucks… Read More »

The #BringBackOurGirls campaign group yesterday, commended the victories made so far in counter terrorism action against Boko Haram insurgents by the military in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. In a statement issued in Abuja on the second week of its six weeks countdown to the war against terrorism and rescue of the Chibok school girls,… Read More »

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Monday said the Nigerian Maritime University (NMU), Okerenkoko, Delta, would soon start academic session at its temporary site, Kurutie, Delta state. The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Patrick Akpobolokemi, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Lagos. Akpobolokemi said construction of the university had been an… Read More »

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has condemned the plan by the Federal Government to increase duties on imported vehicles by 35 per cent, saying there is no justification for such increment. Fashola said the increase would stifle transport operations in the country. He spoke on Thursday during a meeting with taxi and cab operators in… Read More »