BREXIT vs AFRENTRY: How The New Scramble For Africa is Panning Out

By Uche Mbah Suddenly, African has become another beautiful bride. The continent once again is in for another round of scramble since the ill fated ship of Brexit showed signs of floundering. And the scramble begins again. A new ideology-Afrentry-slowly began to enter public discourse. With the exit date for Brexit set for 29 March 2019, and with a migraine of regrets being largely suppressed by both parties (there were muted ideas of a repeat referendum), grey areas still are being battled, and both The UK and EU have agreed…

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Navy Taking Over NIMASA Functions,Detain Ships , Arrrest and Prosecute Seafarers?

By Stephen Ubanna Ibok-Ete Ibas, a Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval Staff has  a big task at hand: to bring to book his men who have arrogated to themselves  the powers of  the National Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, of regulating the nation’s maritime sector by  arresting merchant vessels within Nigeria shores on  alleged illegal lifting of Crude Oil, improper documentation, ship hijack and  othersundry offences. Take for instance, MT Success owned by  Hepa Global limited which was  arrested on February 29,2014 and MT  Deby, owned by Banquest…

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Defection: Waiting For Minister Alhassan

By Comfort Obi I will start with a story. A cousin of mine,  too nervous to be on the wheels  of her car,  has a rather funny and weird driver. He is good looking. Deceptively shy. Full of surprises.  Sometimes, erratic, at other times, as cool as cucumber, and when he feels like, he plays deaf.  But he is serviceable when he wishes to. He feels free with his boss. So ever so often, he crosses the red line. Once, he whatsapped his photograph, dressed to the hilt to his boss.…

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