Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

Boat Mishaps: Who Will Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Inland Waterways of Death?

In 2018, cases of fatal boat mishaps were numerous. Despite this, the masses are still being encouraged to travel by water to reduce the gridlock and strain on the roads. But the recent ugly experience involving no less a personality than the managing director of NIWA must serve as the spur government needs to put things right and ensure…

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Nigerian Railway Corporation to Test Run Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Line Early February

Nigerian Railway Corporation to Test Run Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Line Early February

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it will test run the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line early February. NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, who disclosed this on Wednesday at Ijoko in Ogun, while inspecting the project, said work on the tracks is moving towards Lagos with 1.5 kilometers being laid daily. “They have done a lot in laying of tracks…

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UNHCR Expresses Worried Over Fate of 140 Migrants Rescued At Sea

UNHCR Expresses Worried Over Fate of 140 Migrants Rescued At Sea

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said it is worried over the fate of 140 migrants rescued at sea by a merchant vessel the ‘Lady Sham’ on Sunday, who were returned back to Misrata in Libya, under instructions from the Tripoli Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre (JRCC). “In Libya’s current context, where outbreaks of violence…

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NCLH Orders Two Next-Generation Ships for Oceania Cruises

Cruise line major Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NCLH) has ordered two next-generation cruise ships for its Oceania Cruises brand. The contract for the construction of the cruise vessels has been signed with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri and has an overall value exceeding EUR 1 billion (USD 1.14 billion). The two Allura-Class ships mark the next phase of the line’s Oceania…

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Dozen of Stranded migrants beg for help on high sea: …As European countries refuse to offer safe port of call

Spending two weeks at sea on board a rescue ship and battered by winter storms, stranded migrants are growing frustrated as European countries refuse to offer a safe port of call. Supplies on the rescue ship are dwindling and the crew are exhausted, according to a report by Reuters. The Sea-Watch 3, a vessel run by a German humanitarian…

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Mombasa targets Shelly Beach in fresh tourism revival drive in Kenya

Mombasa targets Shelly Beach in fresh tourism revival drive

The Mombasa county government in Kenya has started reviving tourism at Shelly Beach, the second largest public beach in the coastal hub. The department of Trade, Tourism and Investment has partnered with local communities in Likoni to revive the beach as a tourist destination. County Tourism Chief Officer, Innocent Mugabe, said the department had partnered with local community groups…

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LOVE BOAT SAILS ON RIVER NUN IN BAYELSA STATE TO URSHER IN 2019.

LOVE BOAT SAILS ON RIVER NUN IN BAYELSA STATE TO URSHER IN 2019.

Dave Asei As part of the annual marine tourism activities to usher in the new year and to further foster peace and unity among coastal communities in Southern Ijaw local government area in Bayelsa State-Nigeria, the people of Ekowe, the host community of the first Oil and Gas Federal Polytechnic in West Africa, have organised “Ekowe Unity festivals 2018”,…

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New rules intended to increase port order as cruise ship season begins in Seychelles

By: Salifa Karapetyan Edited by: Betymie Bonnelame The Seychelles Ports Authority and partners have put in place stricter measures of control at the commercial port as Seychelles welcomes the cruise ship season once more. The Ports Authority has in the past had problems controlling operators who provide services to tourists with the increase in activity in the port during the…

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