Monday, 4th December 2023


22 Nov
Seafarers, dockworkers and all other maritime employees have critical roles to play in achieving a functional marine and blue economy.
1 Nov
The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said the reconstruction of the Mission To Seafarers (MTS) centre and other ports facilities will undoubtedly scale up Nigeria’s rating in the global maritime community
6 Sep
Seafarers have challenged the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency’s (NIMASA) claim of placing about 11,956 seafarers on cabotage vessels in less than three years. This is coming after an official statement from NIMASA claimed it has placed a total of 11,956 Nigerian seafarers onboard cabotage vessels from January 2021 to July 2023. According to…
16 Aug
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) have disclosed that it signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with 16 countries in three years on the recognition of Certificate of Competency (CoC) and Training of seafarers.
10 May
Nigeria and other African governments have been charged to upgrade their training infrastructure to develop seafarers for green shipping transition.
17 Apr
The Maritime Domain Awareness for Trade–Gulf of Guinea (MDAT-GoG) information centre had reported that the latest incident occurred on Monday, April 10, approximately 300 nautical miles south-southwest of Abidjan, Cote d’ Ivoire.
1 Mar
Nigerian-trained seafarers may face more difficulty getting employed by shipping companies following the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) updated guidelines on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) convention for modern working environment. This follows the recent shipping rapid development and evolvement to meet new…
14 Dec 2022
Industry, governments, unions and academia have been charged to meet the challenge of training seafarers for alternative fuels.


Actor Macaulay Culkin, best known for his iconic role as Kevin McCallister in the "Home Alone" films, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Friday. Culkin, 42, unveiled his star at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard in front of a crowd of fans and onlookers. The ceremony was attended by Culkin's fiancée,…
20 mins ago
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) high command has denied killing innocent villagers at Tudun Biri village in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
22 mins ago
Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal is expected to miss the rest of the year after the club announced Monday that he suffered a calf injury in the weekend win over Granada. Spain international Carvajal was replaced at halftime during Saturday's 2-0 victory, which kept Madrid top of La Liga above surprise challengers Girona on goal…
29 mins ago
An Ikeja Chief Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered the remand of a 35-year-old man, Idowu Shoyede, who allegedly defiled his neighbour’s 16-year-old daughter. The police charged Shoyede, of Oredola Street, Iju Ishaga, Lagos State, with defilement. The Magistrate, Mrs E. Kubeinje, who did not take Shoyede’s plea, ordered the police to duplicate the case file…
33 mins ago
Nigerian music sensation Asake has cemented his status as one of the most dominant forces in the African music landscape, emerging as the most streamed artist on Boomplay in 2023. Asake has enjoyed unprecedented commercial success since breaking into the mainstream in 2022 with his hit single "Omo Ope." 2023 has been no different, with…
38 mins ago
Nigerian media personality Toke Makinwa has bravely shared her personal story of losing her parents in a fire incident during her childhood. In an interview on her show, "Toke Moments," she opened up about the traumatic experience and how it has shaped her life. Makinwa recalled the devastating incident during an interview with comedian AY…
39 mins ago
The Nigerian Air Force has dismissed claims that its aircraft accidentally bombed some villagers in Kaduna State. The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, dismissed the report in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Gabkwet said that the NAF had not carried out any air operations within Kaduna State and…
43 mins ago
A Dei-Dei Grade 1 Area Court, Abuja, ordered on Monday that a 30-year-old man, Benjamin Mu’azu, who allegedly presented himself as a mobile police officer, be remanded in a correctional centre. The police charged Mu’azu, who is from Bauchi State, with impersonation and wearing a dress belonging to a public servants. The judge, Saminu Suleiman,…
1 hour ago
New York, USA, December 4, 2023-/African Media Agency(AMA)/-  Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) is pleased to announce the commencement of nominations for the Most Influential 100 Export and International Trade Edition, dedicated to supporting the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). In alignment with the African Union’s proclamation of 2023 as the “Year of…
1 hour ago
A teenager suspected of killing his parents and setting their home on fire was arrested at the weekend, plunging a village in southeastern France into a state of shock. A 15-year-old, named only as Valentin, was arrested on Saturday after two bodies were discovered in the family's burnt-out house in Chateauvilain, a village of nearly…