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Month: September 2019

Gen. Jonathan India Garba: Maritime Living LEGEND of the Week

Gen. Jonathan India Garba: Maritime Living LEGEND of the Week

Breaking News, Maritime, Profile
Major Gen Jonathan India Garba trained as a combatant, transportant, strategist, administrator, instructor, tactician and mind moulder. He could have been a teacher but destiny faithfully steered his path into the military, where he expended his entire productive youth serving out various assignments in the Nigerian Army, nationwide. Born on 14th August 1949 at Tsar, Benue State, the young Garba enlisted at the Nigerian Defence Academy soon after his Grade 11 Teachers Certificate. Upon the mandatory completion of his training at NDA, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1972, following which he began the journey of his military career, traversing units, departments, formations, commands and brigades; and rising seamlessly through the ranks, as a focused, disciplined, dedicated, loy...
With Sufficient Maritime Security, Nigerian Economy Will Blossom – Amaechi, Dakuku

With Sufficient Maritime Security, Nigerian Economy Will Blossom – Amaechi, Dakuku

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
• 10 Students Win NIMASA Educational Grants  • 10 Maritime Women Leaders Honoured The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the new maritime security infrastructure being built by the Federal Government, the Deep Sea Project, would be a major economic trigger for the country.  Amaechi stated this in Lagos, while speaking with the media during the World Maritime Day celebrations, with the theme, “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community”, in an occasion which 10 women were also honoured for their pioneering contributions to the maritime sector. Ten students, who excelled in an essay competition organised by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as part of the activities in commemoration of the Day were awarded t...
Bakassi Deep Seaport: Gov Ayade gets FG Nod

Bakassi Deep Seaport: Gov Ayade gets FG Nod

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
The federal government has approved the request by Cross River State for the formal recognition of Bakassi Deep Seaport, which is under construction. Making the disclosure at the weekend while answering questions from journalists at the State House, Cross River State Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, said the official approval of the port by the federal government had given the state the recipe to launch the port on a commercial scale. He listed the composition of the port to include an evacuation corridor and a six-lane highway linking the port with the north. Ayade, who spoke with journalists after meeting with the Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, also said the highway which is almost completed was conceived to bring the northern closer to the Atlantic Ocean. According to him, investors wi...
Internal Crises Rucks Bayelsa APC As Chieftains Battles Sylva Over Governorship Candidate

Internal Crises Rucks Bayelsa APC As Chieftains Battles Sylva Over Governorship Candidate

Breaking News, Politics
The internal wrangling in the All Progressives Congress (APC), which led to the inability of the party to field governorship candidates in Rivers and Zamfara states in the last general elections, may repeat itself in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, if the party does not put its house in order. Already, members of the party are locked in a battle of intelligence with a former governor of the state and current Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, over the choice of David Lyon as its flag bearer in the forthcoming election. Lyon had emerged the governorship candidate of the APC having polled 42,138 votes to defeat five other aspirants in the primary election of the party conducted on September 5, 2019 by the APC Bayelsa State Governorship Pr...
I am ready to waive immunity to clear my name – Osinbajo

I am ready to waive immunity to clear my name – Osinbajo

Breaking News, Politics
By Chijioke Okoronkwo Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says he is ready to waive his constitutional immunity to enable the “most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation and falsehoods against his person and office. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said that the vice president made the declaration in a tweet he personally authored on Wednesday. “In the past few days, a spate of reckless and malicious falsehoods have been peddled in the media against me by a group of malicious individuals. “The defamatory and misleading assertions invented by this clique had mostly been making the social media rounds anonymously. “I have today instructed the commencement of legal action against two individuals, one Timi Frank and another Katc...
Hamman Bello Ahmed, OFR: Maritime Living LEGEND of the Week

Hamman Bello Ahmed, OFR: Maritime Living LEGEND of the Week

Misc
No other Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service has the record of achievements and bold policy plans that Alhaji Ahmed Hamman Bello Kojoli left. Nor can any other CG claim to have outperformed him given the limited time frame of less than ten months he was on the saddle. Regarded as a highly non political officer, he has the untainted record of professionalism, dedication and industry. Perhaps, Kojoli will best be remembered as that fine officer who was drafted to the Apapa Ports during the reign of container flying to arrest the situation. Leading a team of 28 smart officers, among who was retired DCG Julius Nwagwu, then CSC, Kojoli wasted no time in bringing the situation under control through strict adherence to due process. As Head of the Special Team, he helped...
SERIAL KILLER NABBED BY POLICE IN RIVERS

SERIAL KILLER NABBED BY POLICE IN RIVERS

Breaking News
The notorious serial killer, Gracious David West was today September 19, 2019, arrested by the Police in Rivers. The 26-year old killer is from Buguma LGA of Rivers State, who is also a member of the Degbam cult group was arrested along East-West Road enroute to Uyo from Port Harcourt. He has since made useful statements to the Police. Investigation is on with a view to ascertaining his motives and possible accomplices. Says he killed 5 girls in Owerri 8 girls in Port Harcourt And that the white clothe he ties around the girls are from the hotel pillow cases The Commissioner of Police Rivers State, CP Mustapha Dandaura will be briefing the media on this significant Police breakthrough tomorrow, September 20, 2019.
72 bag First Class as Federal University, Otuoke, holds maiden convocation

72 bag First Class as Federal University, Otuoke, holds maiden convocation

Breaking News, Education, News Feature
The Federal University, Otuoke (FUO), Bayelsa State, will, on Septem 21, hold its maiden convocation ceremony for 1,121 graduands, with 72 of them in First Class category. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Seth Accra-Jaja, who disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday at Otuoke, said the event was part of the activities marking the maiden convocation ceremony of the institution. He said out of the 1,121 graduands, 72 will be awarded first class, 462, second class upper, 503, second class lower and 84, third class degrees. “The ceremony would be a combined convocation of students who graduated during the last three academic sessions of the university,” he said. The vice chancellor said the convocation was delayed because of the death of the Chancellor of the Universi...
WISTA Takes Campaign for Women in Maritime to Anambra

WISTA Takes Campaign for Women in Maritime to Anambra

Breaking News, News Feature, Press Release
·        Donates Speedboat, Fishing Accessories to Aguleri Women ·        Lauds NIMASA’s Support for Maritime Women Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) has donated a speedboat and some fishing accessories to the women of Omabala Na Esu Fishers Association of Aguleri, in Anambra State. President of WISTA Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Madu Hamman, said the donations were part of the organisation’s drive to inspire more women participation in the maritime industry. Hamman said she was in Aguleri with her team of WISTA officials to lend a hand in growing the trade of the fisher folks and encourage them to tap into the vast opportunities in the maritime industry. According to her, “Nigeria is co...
BREAKING: Air Peace Granted Landing Permit By South African Authorities

BREAKING: Air Peace Granted Landing Permit By South African Authorities

Breaking News, Politics
South African authorities have granted the Air Peace Flight B777 a landing permit to enable it to evacuate some Nigerians from the country. Over 300 Nigerians were initially expected to return today as part of the government’s efforts to evacuate Nigerians in the wake of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. But according to the airline, they would be taking off later this evening. The initial delay was as a result of the airline not obtaining a landing permit on time. So far, 187 Nigerians have been successfully evacuated and profiled according to their states. he Nigerian Government has also confirmed that none of the returnees are criminals and that issues of compensation for victims will be handled by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Meanwhile, the Minister, Geof...