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Prof Emma Adigio,  Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Maritime University is  Guest Speaker at Shipping World Achievers AWARDS .

Prof Emma Adigio, Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Maritime University is Guest Speaker at Shipping World Achievers AWARDS .

Maritime, News Feature
The Vice Chancellor of Nigeria's premier Maritime University, Professor Emmanuel Adigio, will be Guest Lecturer at the Shipping World magazine Achievers AWARDS billed to hold on Tuesday, December 1st at the Balmoral Convention Center Federal Palace hotel Victoria Island, Lagos. Prof Emmanuel Munakurogha Adigio was born into the family of Chief ( Major ) Benson. A. Adigio of blessed memory. He grew up in the rough and tumble of the barracks of the Royal West African Frontier Force as his parents moved from one army barracks to another. The young Emmanuel Adigio and his siblings were educated at the famous Nembe National Grammar School, Nembe in Nembe Local Council Area of Bayelsa State. He later enrolled at College of Science and Technology( now Rivers State University)for a remedial...
EXCLUSIVE: Bank documents expose how Dangote wired funds to NPA’s Bala Usman during general elections

EXCLUSIVE: Bank documents expose how Dangote wired funds to NPA’s Bala Usman during general elections

Breaking News, Press Release
Hadiza Bala Usman did not play an open role in the 2015 campaign, but her share of the election spoils has been rapid and significant. In the heat of the 2015 general elections, Aliko Dangote transferred N200 million to a bank account run by Hadiza Bala Usman, a BringBackOurGirls activist who has been the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority since 2016. The transactions were sent in two tranches from two different bank accounts of the Africa’s richest man to Ms. Bala Usman’s account with Access Bank, financial records seen by Peoples Gazette said. Ms. Bala Usman received the first N100 million transfer on February 6, 2015; while the second N100 million came through three days later on February 9. The transfers carried ambiguous descriptions that made it difficult to c...
Governor Diri Presents N290.2bn 2021 Bayelsa Budget Of Growth To Assembly *Infrastructure Gets N34bn, Education N24.9bn

Governor Diri Presents N290.2bn 2021 Bayelsa Budget Of Growth To Assembly *Infrastructure Gets N34bn, Education N24.9bn

Breaking News
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has presented the 2021 budget estimate to the House of Assembly. It is christened the "Budget of Growth." Presenting the N290,295,465,423 Appropriation Bill on the floor of the assembly on Thursday, Governor Diri noted that the the outgoing year 2020 has been challenging due to the impact of COVID-19 and the ravages of flooding but expressed optimism that 2021 would be one of progress and prosperity for the state. Giving a breakdown of part of the sectoral allocations, he said N34billion was earmarked for Works and Infrastructure while Education was allotted N24.9billion, Health N5billion, Agriculture N11.3billion, Trade and Investment N500million and Environment N3.3billion. He also said that personnel cost would gulp N66,646,082,75...
Why Bayelsa, NIMASA Partnership Is Important – Gov. Diri

Why Bayelsa, NIMASA Partnership Is Important – Gov. Diri

Maritime
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said that his administration cherishes the relationship with the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) because the maritime sector has great potential for the economic advancement of his state. Governor Diri, who stated this at a dinner organised in honour of the NIMASA Director General, Dr. Bashir Yusuf Jamoh and his entourage in Government House, Yenagoa, on Tuesday night, noted that the riverine nature of the state makes the partnership with the agency imperative. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the visit marked the beginning of a new page in the relationship between the state and NIMASA. Governor Diri noted that oil wealth would not last for...
Bayelsa Bemoans Drop In Federal Allocation

Bayelsa Bemoans Drop In Federal Allocation

News Feature, Press Release
The Bayelsa State government on Monday lamented the decline in revenues accruing from the federation account while announcing its income and expenditure profile for the months of August, September and October 2020. Presenting a breakdown of the figures in Yenagoa, the Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, disclosed that the state received a gross inflow of N12.8 billion for August. He explained that the amount consists of statutory allocation of N3.14 billion, derivation N8.8 billion, VAT N1.97 billion, refund for Pay As You Earn (PAYE) N636 million. Mr Ebibai also noted that deductions from the Federation Allocation Accounts Committee (FAAC) was N1.007 comprising foreign loans to the state while federal government recovery was N42.171 million, restructured commercial loan...
BLUE ECONOMY: PRESIDENTIAL TEAM EMBARKS ON TOUR OF MARITIME ASSETS

BLUE ECONOMY: PRESIDENTIAL TEAM EMBARKS ON TOUR OF MARITIME ASSETS

Breaking News, News Feature
As Nigeria gets set to deploy maritime security assets acquired under the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, members of the Deep Blue Project Steering Committee have visited Lagos, Warri, Benin, and Onne to inspect the assets at the various locations. The delegation, led by Minister of Defence, Maj-Gen. Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd), included Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ekwe Ibas. They were accompanied by Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh, and other members of the presidential committee on the inspection tour meant to confirm the readiness of the maritime assets for deployment. The committee members who expressed o...
Governor Diri Felicitates With Former President Jonathan At 63

Governor Diri Felicitates With Former President Jonathan At 63

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has saluted former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on his 63rd birthday. In his congratulatory message contained in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diri described the former president as a Nigerian, African and global icon with exceptional democratic credentials that endeared him to many across the world. "Dr. Jonathan is a statesman and patriot of repute whose legacies in office consistently speak of his unrivalled candour. "As a former governor of this state, he remains our pride. As a Peoples Democratic Party leader, who left indelible imprints in our clime, he is a hero. "On behalf of the government and people of our dear state, I warmly felicitate and extend hearty con...
Attack On Former Governor’s Home Condemnable – Diri

Attack On Former Governor’s Home Condemnable – Diri

Breaking News
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has strongly condemned Thursday's attack on the Toru-Orua country home of his predecessor, Chief Henry Seriake Dickson. The governor said in a statement by his spokesman, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, that it is unthinkable that an illustrious son of Bayelsa and the Ijaw nation as Chief Dickson could be the target of such a mindless attack. He said his government would work with the police and other security agencies to ensure the perpetrators of the dastardly act are apprehended and brought to book. While commending the gallantry of the security personnel that repelled the attackers, Governor Diri however commiserated with the family of the police officer who unfortunately died as a result of the attack. He also extended his condolences to...
Supreme Court Ruling On Bayelsa Election: Litigants Not My Enemies – Gov. Diri

Supreme Court Ruling On Bayelsa Election: Litigants Not My Enemies – Gov. Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has again extended a hand of fellowship to all those that filed petitions in court against his election. Governor Diri in his reaction to Wednesday's ruling of the Supreme Court, which dismissed the last batch of cases against him and his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, said the litigants were neither his enemies nor enemies of Bayelsa. He said they only exercised their rights by going to court and that he did not consider the litigations as personal regardless of the fact that they were a distraction. His Chief Press Srcretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said in a statement that the dismissal of the petitions of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), Liberation Movement (LM) and Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP) against the deputy g...
TONY IJU STRIKES GOLD IN ABUJA: SECURES FG’S COMMITMENT TO REOPEN BORDERS.

TONY IJU STRIKES GOLD IN ABUJA: SECURES FG’S COMMITMENT TO REOPEN BORDERS.

News Feature, Press Release
President of the National Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs, Hon Tony Iju Nwabunike , has struck gold for transborder traders who have had their goods trapped at border stations after government announced the closure of Nigeria's land borders in August last year. An elated Tony Iju Nwabunike in a statement in Lagos on Monday said he also succeeded in persuading the National Assembly to hands off the Customs duties , hiding under the cover of over sight functions . The ANCLA boss said with Nigeria formally signing into African Continental Free Trade Area(AfCTA)agreement, it had become imperative that our land borders are opened if the country is to maximize the full potentials of AfCTA.He said ' following the intervention of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents ...