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Month: January 2021

Gov Diri Constitutes Committee On NDU ASUU, HIJAC Demands

Gov Diri Constitutes Committee On NDU ASUU, HIJAC Demands

Education, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has set up a special committee to look into the demands of the Association of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Niger Delta University (NDU) chapter as well as that of the Higher Institutions Joint Action Committee  (HIJAC) in the state in order to address them. Senator Diri, who inaugurated the committee on Friday in Government House, Yenagoa, when he met separately with both bodies, expressed his administration's preparedness to ensure peaceful resolution of the welfare issues affecting staff of the state-owned higher institutions. In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor was quoted as mandating members of the committee to look into their demands and submit its report within two weeks...
Mohammed Bello Koko- The man who wants Hadiza Bala Usman’s job?

Mohammed Bello Koko- The man who wants Hadiza Bala Usman’s job?

Maritime, Port News
The tussle which dogged the Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, under the Chairmanship of Chief Olabode George which ultimately sent some members to jail may be rearing its head again. Rumour had it then that Capt. Olu Abidoye, then Executive Director Marine and Operations was at daggers drawn with Architect Aminu Dabo who served as Managing Director. Abidoye, basking in his core professional competence was believed to be angling to succeed Aminu Dabo, thereby creating all manner of bottlenecks to frustrate the Dabo management and paint it in bad light and inefficient in a bid to ease his way to the leadership of the Authority. Ironically, all that resulted in a boomerang as they all ultimately lost their positions and ended up in jail! A similar scenario seems to be playin...
EXCLUSIVE : Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman as compiled by Shipping World Magazine

EXCLUSIVE : Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman as compiled by Shipping World Magazine

Port News
Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman, who would be in the saddle at Nigerian Ports Authority for 10 years, as compiled by Shipping World Magazine: Alleged Corrupt Practices * Cancelling running stevedoring contracts and awarding same to self and acolytes for 10 years; * Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects that are supposed to serve as Palliatives for communities impacted by port operations , she has turned into a jamboree and avenue for indiscriminate award of inflated contracts at all locations, especially in the North * The Palliatives intended to assist Internally Displaced Persons turned into an avenue for contract awards at exhorbitant cost. * PBT approved the purchase of Toyota Coaster staff buses but chinese made buses were supplied. Ditto for am...
NIMASA, AMNESTY OFFICE PARTNER TO CURB MARITIME

NIMASA, AMNESTY OFFICE PARTNER TO CURB MARITIME

Maritime
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has declared its intention to work in partnership with the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) in the fight against piracy and other crimes in the country’s maritime domain. Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Abuja during a working visit to the interim Sole Administrator of PAP, Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (rtd.). Jamoh underscored the importance of collaboration among relevant agencies and communities in the quest for maritime security, saying, “We should be working together in partnership to help us appreciate and evaluate the challenges from our various perspectives and collectively come up with solutions that would work for all of us, and the country at large. “Security problems more of...
HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TENURE ELONGATION: GROUP THREATENS COURT ACTION *The Gen Abdulsalami Connection.

HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TENURE ELONGATION: GROUP THREATENS COURT ACTION *The Gen Abdulsalami Connection.

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
A group of concerned stakeholders in the maritme sector which calls itself The Maritime Advocacy Initiative have threatened to institute a legal action against the Federal Government if the Presidency failed to reverse what it called an attempt to elongate the tenure Hadiza Bala Usman through the back door. The 5 year tenure of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority would expire in June The group said in a statement in Lagos obtained exclusively by Shipping World that whereas Mr President reserves the right to appoint anyone of his choice into a public office as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as ammended, renewing her tenure five months before its expiration makes the exercise of that power a nullity. Spokesman for the group, Capt Ishola Kehinde asked ...
Petitions flood ANLCA National Secretariat over Third Term Ambition of Mike Ebeatu, Onne Chapter

Petitions flood ANLCA National Secretariat over Third Term Ambition of Mike Ebeatu, Onne Chapter

News Feature, Press Release
More petitions have flooded the National Secretariat of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents,ANLCA, over the purported third term bid of Mike Mr Mike Ebeatu who is seeking to contest the Chairmanship position at the Onne Seaport chapter . The latest in the series of petitions is from one Chief Ogbuotulugo, a major Stakeholder in the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) which has been addressed to the National Leadership and relevant stakeholders over the Third Term ambition of Mr Ebeatu, a two-term Chairman of Oil & Gas Free Trade Zone, Onne Chapter. The petition was copied to all NECOM Members, all BoT Members, all Patrons and National Leaders. The petitioner stated that Mr. Mike Ebeatu who had served as two-term of six years as Chairman o...
ONNE ANLCA ELECTIONS: MIKE EBEATU MAY FACE DISQUALIFICATION

ONNE ANLCA ELECTIONS: MIKE EBEATU MAY FACE DISQUALIFICATION

Breaking News, News Feature, Press Release
With barely a week to next week's election in the Eastern Zone of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents, a top contender in the race and a two time Chairman of the Oil and Gas chapter of the Association, Chief Michael Ebeatu was yesterday issued a yellow card. But the yellow card did not come from the electoral umpire, it came for a fellow contestant in the same race, Chief C. C. Okafor . In the petition dated January 13, and addressed to the Chairman of ANLCA'S Electoral Committee, Barr Raymond Onyimba,Chief Okafor asked the electoral body to disqualify and reject Chief Ebeatu on the grounds that his entry into the race amounted to a third term bid which is not permissible under the 2013 constitution of ANLCA as ammended . Said Chief Okafor: ' Mr Mike Ebeatu has complet...
Gov Diri Extols Courage, Sacrifice Of Fallen Soldiers

Gov Diri Extols Courage, Sacrifice Of Fallen Soldiers

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has lauded departed soldiers for their selfless service to the nation. Speaking on Friday during the wreath-laying ceremonies as part of the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrances Day at the Peace Park cenotaph in Yenagoa, he appreciated Nigerian soldiers for their sacrifice in defence of the country against external and internal aggression. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as acknowledging the selfless lifestyle of men of the Nigerian military, saying they deserve our honour and highest regards for puting the interest of the nation ahead of theirs. Governor Diri called on Bayelsans and Nigerians to emulate the ideals of the departed and serving soldiers by always ensuring that the interest of the state and ...
Bayelsa Govt Resumes Central Senatorial Road Project

Bayelsa Govt Resumes Central Senatorial Road Project

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the three senatorial road projects in the state. Speaking at Aguobiri during an on-the-spot assessment of work on the Yenagoa-Oporoma road in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Governor Diri stated that his government's target is to ensure that this year the road is tarred to Aguobiri as well as the bridge across the river is completed. The project was started by the immediate past Senator Seriake Dickson administration. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that once the bridge crosses the Aguobiri river, the government would ensure that the road gets to Angiama and later Oporoma, the headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Governm...
Amaechi signs contract for Kano /Dutse Rail line

Amaechi signs contract for Kano /Dutse Rail line

News Feature
Today, the Federal Ministry of Transportation made history with the signing of the contract documents for the commencement of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse railway project. The contractor, Mota-Engil Group, a Multinational Engineering & Construction firm from Portugal has also agreed to build a University as part of their CSR while working on the project, according to a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transportation.