Host CEO, Dr George Moghalu
The Managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) Dr. George Moghalu has stated that all Maritime Agencies in the country are set to harmonize their operations.
Dr Moghalu made the disclosure while briefing the Press at the end of All Heads of Maritime Agencies Monthly Meeting hosted by NIWA at the Authority’s Headquarters, Lokoja, Kogi State.The monthly meeting is the third in the series.
All the CEOs at the meeting
According to the NIWA boss , the meeting discussed issues concerning maritime Security and Safety, as briefings were presented by both NIMASA and NIWA. Dr Moghalu disclosed that efforts made so far in the area of trade, development of manpower, enforcing the protocols to reduce the carnage on our Waterways, and the rem...
R-L: The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar explaining a point to Dr Bashir Jamoh during the visit.
Air assets acquired under the Deep Blue Project, also called the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, domiciled with the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are set for deployment by the Nigerian Air Force in support of the Federal Government’s maritime security effort. The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, announced this when the Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, paid a working visit to the Nigerian Air Force headquarters in Abuja.
The NIMASA DG had requested adequate arrangement to receive and deploy the two special mission aircraft expected in the country in the next few months.
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri
Bayelsa State Government has concluded plans to rehabilitate over fifty internal roads that are in deplorable conditions in Yenagoa.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the State, Surveyor Moses Teibowei, stated this while inspecting some roads within the State capital.
He said funds for the rehabilitation have been approved and that most of the jobs would be given to indigenous contractors to handle.
Surveyor Teibowei, also assured that ongoing expansion at the Edepie/Etegwe roundabout, would be completed by end of October.
He said the section of Isaac Boro express way leading to Imiringi Road will be close to traffic from next week when work resumes and urged residents and road users to show understanding despite the inconve...
Gov Douye Diri , Asu Beks during the visit
The immediate past Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside , will be the Guest Speaker at the Annual Town Meeting of the Ijaw Media Forum billed to hold in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State Capital, in November. President of the Ijaw Media Forum, Elder Asu Beks who led members of the Forum on a Courtesy call on Gov Douye Diri on Monday said the theme of the one day Town Hall meeting is BAYELSA,BEYOND OIL.
Elder Asu Beks disclosed that with the dwindling receipts from oil, the time has come for oil producing states in the Niger Delta region to think out of the box and explore the bundles of opportunities in the region.
An elated Gov Diri told the visiting IMF team that the Bayel...
Professor Kemebradikumo Pondei
The Niger Delta leaders and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) may be heading for showdown over the interrogation of senior management staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
Notable leaders in the region, under the aegis of the Niger Delta Leaders Forum (NDLF) on Friday described the action of ICPC as a distraction.
Addressing journalists in Port-Harcourt, the spokesperson of the NDLF, Chief John Harry, described the invitation of NDDC officials by ICPC as unnecessary and ill-motivated.
Chief Harry, who was flanked by Akwa-Ibom, Cross Rivers, Abia, Rivers, Imo, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo and Ondo representatives, condemned the interrogation of the Commission’s workers.
The leaders praised t...
The Federal Government and the representative of the Bayelsa State Government signing the MOU
The Federal Government and the representatives of the Bayelsa State Government have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) over the upgrading of the Sports Academy located in Asuama, Kolokuma/Opokuma local government Area of the State.
Hon. Daniel Igali
The State Commissioner for Sports and Youths Development, Hon. Daniel Igali, while on a tour of the Institute, announced that the MUO is expected to address the issues of upgrading of the facilities and structures in the academy.
The Bayelsa Sports Academy was established in 2013 during the tenure of former Governor Henry Seriake Dickson as a premier institute of sports for the training of young talents in the country.
Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali
A former Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hamman Bello Ahmed, has raised an alarm on the controversial $3.1b Customs modernization Contract , saying the whole process was shrouded in secrecy and in flagrant violation of the Public Procurement Act. Ahmed who spoke with Shipping World Exclusively with Shipping World, said " to the best of my knowledge , the entire process was fraught with fraud and so much in Secrecy. For instance, did you see any public notice in the National Dailies asking for bids. How did they arrive at the preferred bidder? How was the technical team picked and what was the evaluation process?, he asked.
The Customs boss took serious exceptions to the way and manner the cont...
Gov Douye Diri receives a souvenir from Dr Jamoh
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, says the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is key in efforts to wean Nigeria from its dependence on crude oil, stressing that the most enduring wealth of the country is in maritime. Diri stated this on Monday in Lagos, when he paid a courtesy visit to the headquarters of NIMASA. He said the country’s future depended on the successful harnessing of the enormous resources in its marine environment.
Diri appealed to NIMASA to increase its presence in Bayelsa State, especially in the area of domain awareness, to ensure security in the state’s maritime environment and build confidence in investments in the state’s huge maritime potential.
The governor, ...
DG of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh and Consul General, Kim In-Taek.
Nigeria and South Korea have agreed to intensify collaboration in trade and shipping development. This was disclosed in Lagos during a meeting between the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, and Consul General, Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Nigeria, Kim In-Taek. Both countries have maintained good maritime and trade relations since the 1980s. But Jamoh and In-Taek said there was need to expand the relationship in line with global economic dynamics.
The NIMASA Director-General told newsmen after the meeting with the South Korean envoy that development of Nigeria’s maritime potential was a critical element of President Muhammadu Buhari’s economic di...
Mr Kingsley Kuku
A Chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Chief Famous Daunemigha says the National Security Adviser, Gen Babagana Mungono, should be held responsible for the massive looting at the Presidential Amnesty Program office. Chief Daunemigha who was a former Governorship candidate of the CPC in Bayelsa State was reacting to a newspaper report which allegedly indicted three past Coordinators of the Presidential Amnesty Program, PAP. Quoting the report of a Presidential panel which was instituted by the office of the National Security Adviser, the report had accused Mr Kingsley Kuku, Gen Paul Boroh and Prof Charles Dokubo of misappropriating over N700b over a period of eleven years. The APC Chieftain insisted that Gen Mungono should be held responsible for turning the PAP t...