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Soliciting a Proper Pension Scheme for Seafarers …a case between master mariners and NIMASA

Nigeria Association of Master Mariners (NAMM) have decried the activities of agents who  swindle them off their pensions from shipowners.
The alarm was raised at the  commemoration of 2019 Day of the Seafarer  held at the association’s secretariat in Lagos yesterday.
The various labour unions in Nigeria tasked with the responsibility of handling seafarers affairs include,, Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN),  Nigerian Merchant Navy Officers,  Water Transporters Senior Staff Association, as well as the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). These organizations are expected to fight for the rights of the seafarer by putting an end to the alleged anomaly. However, little or nothing has been done in this regard.
NAMM identified one major reason why people don’t embrace the seafaring profession as lack of a proper pension scheme.
The master mariners stressed the need for labour unions and NIMASA to put an end to slave contracts being handed down to Nigerian sea…

Zuckerberg Fights Back as US Lawmakers Push to Break-up Facebook

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Mark Zuckerberg has affirmed that breaking up Facebook will not stop election interference or the spread of misinformation. This comes on the hills of US lawmakers intention to break up tech firms.
Zuckerberg expressed his opinion on Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, he said being big is actually a benefit in the fight to prevent the spread of misinformation and deal with election interference. "The question that I think we have to grapple with is that breaking up these companies wouldn't make any of those problems better," Zuckerberg said in a conversation with Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein.
 "The amount that we're investing in safety and security is greater than the whole revenue of our company was earlier this decade when we went public, so it just would not have been possible to do the things we're doing at a smaller scale." The House Judiciary committee said earlier this month that it's launching a "top-to-bottom" antitrus…