IN a move to tackle foreign domination of shipping business in Africa, the African Union, AU, has decided to adopt the Deep Blue Economy strategy by taking initiatives to promote maritime transport, port activities, maritime security, as well as interstate exchanges.
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SAMSUNG Heavy Industries, SHI, is developing innovative methods to facilitate smart shipping by undertaking thorough research across their multiple research centres in Geoje, Daeduk and Pangyo in Korea with a view to transferring wealth of technological knowhow from Korea to Nigeria and cultivating smart shipping in Nigeria as well.
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MARITIME and ports experts have blamed the Federal Government for lack of capacity and growth in indigenous shipping industry leading to the domination of the sector by foreigners, whose vessels are adjudged compliant with international standard and vetting class.
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THE Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone ‘B’ Kaduna made 645 seizures of contraband items with Duty Paid Value, DPV, of N1.7 billion in the first half of 2020. The figure is against 425 seizures made during the corresponding period of 2019 with DPV of N762.1 million.
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THE Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A of the Nigeria Customs Service, intercepted Indian hemp, Tramadol, pharmaceutical products and other contraband goods worth N15.6 billion in the first half of 2020. This is even as the unit raised debit notes on underpayments of duty for imported goods cleared from the nation’s ports in Lagos worth N1.3 billion.
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Jurgen Klopp saluted Mohamed Salah ahead of a Liverpool milestone but acknowledged he did not expect the Egyptian and his fellow forwards to be as effective as they have become. Salah joined the Reds from Roma three years ago in a deal that reportedly cost an initial £34million. In 105 Premier League matches, Salah –Read More
The US government on Tuesday morning carried out the first federal execution in nearly two decades — despite objections from family members of the killer’s victims. Daniel Lewis Lee, who was convicted of killing a family of three, died by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the first federal executionRead More
Pep Guardiola believes now is not the time to discuss a new contract at Manchester City – although he insists he would have remained at the club had they been demoted to League Two. That was a fairly outlandish consequence the City manager alluded to, in the event of UEFA’s two-season ban for Financial FairRead More
By Chioma Obinna Six months into COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have urged Nigeria and the rest of the Commonwealth countries to prioritise saving of lives and to use the opportunity to prepare for future global pandemic or outbreak. The scientists also warned countries to stop politicisation COVID-19 pandemic and begin to reduce mortality and empower communities.Read
Frank Lampard believes the “innocence” in his Chelsea ranks can drive the Blues to success – providing World Cup and Premier League winners also step up. Lampard’s team are in a battle to qualify for next season’s Champions League, as they, Manchester United and Leicester City go head to head for two places. Wolves haveRead
Bayer Leverkusen forward Kai Havertz is keeping his options open, and would not rule out joining a side who are not in the Champions League. The 21-year-old has asked to leave Leverkusen this summer after they failed to qualify for the Champions League, and it was suggested that he would only consider moving to aRead More
By Chioma Obinna Nigeria, on Tuesday, recorded 463 new COVID-19 cases with 10 deaths. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease, NCDC, daily report, no new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. “Till date, 33,616 cases have been confirmed, 13,792 cases have been discharged and 754 deaths have been recorded inRead More
Luis Muriel will miss Atalanta’s Serie A clash with Brescia after reportedly falling on the edge of a swimming pool. The forward is said to have hit his head on the side of the pool at a gathering with team-mates, but reports said hospital tests for head trauma came back negative. Atalanta confirmed Muriel willRead More
India’s richest man surged past Silicon Valley tech titan Elon Musk as well as Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to become the world’s sixth-richest person. Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, whose wealth surpassed Warren Buffett’s last week, is now worth US$72.4bn, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Shares of the conglomerateRead
Basra Children’s Hospital, which specialises in cancer treatment, has cut admissions by half since May due to the novel coronavirus, its director said. Ali Abulhussein al-Idani said the hospital is battling to keep children safe from infection with a new isolation ward and testing of staff. Al-Idani said that since June, five children were diagnosedRead
By Agbonkhese Oboh As solutions to insecurity, scholars and experts have said that to achieve results in peace and conflict resolution, terrorists must be denied the oxygen of publicity and that the society must have a leadership ready to engage the national and international community to drive conflict resolution. These were some of the decisionsRead More
WARRI: As agitations against the bidding process for 57 marginal field heighten from Gbaramatu Ijaw , Itsekiri and Urhobo in Delta state a group Niger Delta Advocacy Initiative ,NDAI, has also called on the federal government to halt the process till issues raised by the ethnic groups were addeessed.
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By Chinedu Adonu A couple, Mr. Effiok Umo and his wife, Nnenna, both from Okwojo Ngwo community in Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State, have been arrested by the police for torturing and inflicting severe bodily harm on her 12-year-old daughter, Mercy Umo. Enugu State Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, on Tuesday, saidRead
By Ibrahim HassanWuyo A magistrate’s court in Kaduna State has directed that a female staff of an oil company, Mrs. Yemi Awolola, who was arrested for allegedly child torture and sexual abuse, respect of her maid, be remanded in prison. Her arrest followed a report by her 14-year-old maid, identified as Princess Michael, of howRead More
WARRI: Itsekiris and other stakeholders have been urged to explore dialogue to redress issues of alleged marginalisation over the gains of oil in her communities.
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