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According to Jatto Adams, General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, the clarifications sought by NPA was to get full details of the incident for record purposes.

NPA: We did not contradict NCDC over coronavirus cases

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, has said that it did not contradict the statement by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, that six cases of covid-19 were found on a vessel but only sought clarifications.
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Coronavirus: We’ve no record of cases detected on vessels – NPA

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has stated that it has not recorded any coronavirus case on any vessel.
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Coronavirus: NPA says necessary protocols in place at ports

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday said it had put in place necessary protocols at the ports as safeguard against the dreaded Coronavirus disease.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.

Japan premier calls for nationwide closure of schools over virus

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday urged schools nationwide to close for several weeks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, as authorities reported the country’s fourth death linked to the outbreak.

Two soldiers killed, many houses razed in Jos attack

Nigerian soldiers have torched many homes across southern and central Nigeria after recent attacks by armed groups that left six soldiers dead, security sources and residents said Tuesday.
Troops of Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Delta Safe (ODS) have invaded and burnt part of Bilabiri community in Ekeremor Local Government Area, Bayelsa State.

Nigeria military burns homes after ‘pirates’ kill six

Nigerian soldiers torched more than 20 homes in a community in the oil-rich Niger Delta after "suspected pirates" killed six people, security sources and residents said on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Navy has arrested six suspected oil bunkerers and a vessel, MV Gratitude, laden with one million litres of illegally produced Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).

Navy nabs six over illegal bunkering

The Nigerian Navy has arrested six suspected oil bunkerers and a vessel, MV Gratitude, laden with one million litres of illegally produced Automotive Gas Oil (AGO).
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Customs proposes 5% levy slash on imported vehicles

Cost of used and new imported vehicles is set to drop if the Ministry of Finance approves the proposal of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) which recommended a reduction of the levy from 35% to 5 or 10%.

Court jails two oil thieves in Port Harcourt

Justice I. Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has convicted and jailed one Michael Adamu for two years for dealing in petroleum products without an appropriate licence.
In a bid to become one of the best globally, the Nigerian Navy has received six foreign naval ships this year, exploring diplomatic ties with their foreign counterparts.

Nigerian Navy receives six foreign naval ships

In a bid to become one of the best globally, the Nigerian Navy has received six foreign naval ships this year, exploring diplomatic ties with their foreign counterparts.
The Stena Impero, which had been held off Bandar Abbas for more than two months, started moving out of the Iranian port Friday and reached the coast off Dubai early Saturday.

British-flagged tanker reaches Dubai port after departing Iran

The British-flagged oil tanker that was seized by Iran in July has docked in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates early Saturday, according to ship-tracking websites and pool reporters.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolling around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas

British tanker Stena Impero seized by Iran on the move again

The British-flagged tanker which was siezed by Iran in July has started moving again.

36 people missing after boat sinks in Congo river

Thirty-six people are missing after a boat sank in the Congo river on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DR Congo police said on Sunday.
Marine Club of Nigeria (MCN) has urged the Federal Government to appoint only technocrats to head Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the maritime sector.

Marine club urges federal government to appoint technocrats to lead sector

Marine Club of Nigeria (MCN) has urged the Federal Government to appoint only technocrats to head Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in the maritime sector.

Pirates kidnap sailors off Nigeria coast

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) says pirates have stormed an oil tanker off the coast of Nigeria, kidnapping six sailors.
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Uganda boat accident death toll hits 33

The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank.
The Nigerian Navy in Bonny, Rivers, says it seized about 1.22 million litres of adulterated diesel from six crewmen believed to be smugglers.

Nigerian Navy seizes 1.2 million litres diesel, arrest 6 suspected smugglers

The Nigerian Navy in Bonny, Rivers, says it seized about 1.22 million litres of adulterated diesel from six crewmen believed to be smugglers.

Nigerian Navy seizes vessel over illegal shipping of diesel

The Nigerian Navy in Rivers says it has seized a vessel and arrested three suspected smugglers for allegedly shipping undisclosed litres of diesel for sale without approval.

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.