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Month: March 2021

Gov Diri Awards Scholarship To Another First Class Law Graduate *Receives NYSC Presidential Honorees

Gov Diri Awards Scholarship To Another First Class Law Graduate *Receives NYSC Presidential Honorees

Education
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has offered scholarship to another first class law graduate from the state, Miss Pere Esther Amazige. Miss Amazige, who graduated from the Rivers State University in Port Harcourt, is the second female Law graduate to bag the scholarship after Miss Ebizi Eradiri that had a double First Class at the Niger Delta University and the Nigerian Law School. Senator Diri made the offer on Tuesday while receiving Miss Amazige and her mother, Mrs Joy Amazige, in Government House, Yenagoa. The governor, who assured her of his administration's preparedness to sponsor her education up to doctorate level in any university of her choice within and outside the country, congratulated her for achieving the feat against all odds. In a statement by hi...
ASU BEKS TO BUHARI:YOU GOOFED ON THE PREMATURE TENURE ELONGATION OF HADIZA BALA USMAN

ASU BEKS TO BUHARI:YOU GOOFED ON THE PREMATURE TENURE ELONGATION OF HADIZA BALA USMAN

Maritime, Port News
Angered by the seeming disregard for the statutory provisions of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Act, a group of concerned stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the premature extension of the tenure of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 21, 2021, through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, announced the reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA for another five years, six clear months before the expiration of her initial 5 year tenure. The stakeholders who argued that the President’s action was in contravention of the statutory provisions of the NPA Act and the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,had argued th...
PREMATURE RE-APPOINTMENT OF HADIZA BALA USMAN AS MD,    NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY : MARITIME STAKEHOLDERS DRAG BUHARI TO COURT

PREMATURE RE-APPOINTMENT OF HADIZA BALA USMAN AS MD, NIGERIAN PORTS AUTHORITY : MARITIME STAKEHOLDERS DRAG BUHARI TO COURT

Maritime, Port News, Press Release
Following a seeming disregard for the statutory provisions of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Act, a group of concerned Maritime stakeholders have dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the premature extension of the tenure of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA. Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 21, 2021, through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, announced the reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA for another five years, six clear months before the expiration of her initial tenure. The stakeholders who argued that the President’s action was in contravention of the statutory provisions of the NPA Act and the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, had earlier in an Open Letter...
Bayelsa Airport Ready, Says Gov Diri

Bayelsa Airport Ready, Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Travel
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the state-owned airport is ready for commercial flight operations. Governor Diri stated this when he made an unscheduled visit to the facility ahead of a final certification visitation by the country's aviation regulatory authorities on March 30. In a press release, his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as saying that the state government had provided the required facilities for the smooth take-off of operations at the airport. His words: “I have spent over one year on this project after taking over from my predecessor in office, Senator Seriake Dickson, who initiated it. What we are doing now is dotting the I's and crossing the T's. So far, I think every requirement is on ground. "I believe when the i...
Udom Counsels Bayelsa Cabinet Members on Performance

Udom Counsels Bayelsa Cabinet Members on Performance

Press Release
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has charged members of the Bayelsa State Executive Council on performance to enable the state government impact positively on the people. Speaking as a guest on the third day of the Bayelsa cabinet retreat at the Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State,  Governor Emmanuel said in order for his colleague-governor to succeed, members of the executive council must play a very crucial part. He stressed that history would demand an account of stewardship from leaders at various levels and lauded the Bayelsa government for the holding the retreat as it is necessary for service delivery. The Akwa Ibom governor urged the participants to put the knowledge gathered into practice, stressing the need for loyalty and love for the sta...
NIWA, NPA, NIMASA CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGAL BARGE OPERATORS

NIWA, NPA, NIMASA CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGAL BARGE OPERATORS

Maritime, Press Release
Federal maritime agencies Committee on activities of barge operations on lagos Waterways, has clamped down on illegal barge and jetty Operators around the kirikiri light Terminal notorious as hide outs for deviant elements. In a show of massive enforcement led by Operatives and security officers from National Inland Waterways waterways Authority, Nigerian Ports Authority and NIMASA, the team sealed up illegal jetties, load bays and impounded tug boats without approved certifications along the very busy channel. Barges seen wrongly anchored and obstructing visibility on the channel were immediately compelled to move out of the right of way and find better access and approved access to operate. The action of the task force on Thursday which took most barge operators and illegal ...
FIFA Council: Gov. Diri Congratulates Pinnick

FIFA Council: Gov. Diri Congratulates Pinnick

News Feature, Sports
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described the election of President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, into the council of the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) as another positive development for Nigeria on the global scale. Governor Diri in a congratulatory message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said with Pinnick, Nigeria put its best foot forward to occupy a top seat in the global football community. He stated that the NFF president has displayed remarkable passion for football development in Nigeria since assuming office and that he was not surprised that he has continued to excel as a football administrator. The Bayelsa helmsman, who was one-time Commissioner for Youth and Sports, noted ...
Bayelsa Governor Charges Cabinet Members On Stewardship

Bayelsa Governor Charges Cabinet Members On Stewardship

Business, News Feature, Technology
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye, has implored members of the state executive council to explore ways to actualise the vision of his administration for the benefit of Bayelsans. Governor Diri gave the charge on Thursday at the opening of a three- day retreat for cabinet members tagged 'Prosperity Agenda for Growth and Development' at the Ibom Icon Hotel and Golf Resort, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The governor, who advised participants to take the retreat seriously in order to gain additional knowledge that would assist them in their various tasks, said as bearers of the administration's prosperity vision, they should see themselves as those with the opportunity to serve and improve the living conditions of the people. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as...
Maritime University Key Factor in Niger Delta Peace, Stability says Gov Okowa

Maritime University Key Factor in Niger Delta Peace, Stability says Gov Okowa

Education, Maritime
The coming of the Nigeria Maritime University was instrumental in bringing about peace and reconciliation in the Niger Delta following a period of fierce agitation for economic justice in the region. Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, stated this in Asaba during a courtesy visit by Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh. Okowa said the maritime university located at Okerenkoko, in Gbaramatu Kingdom of Delta State, which was established in 2017, with the active support of NIMASA, had a stabilising effect on the people. “Indeed, the coming of the university gave birth to peace in the Niger Delta and we must appreciate NIMASA for its contribution,” Okowa stated. “I am glad that a lot is being done by NIMASA, particul...
Justice, Equity Will End Self-determination Clamour – Gov. Diri

Justice, Equity Will End Self-determination Clamour – Gov. Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, says only justice and equity for every section of Nigeria would bring to an end the clamour for self-determination in the country. Senator Diri stated this on Friday when members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by its president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, said the governor expressed concern over the level of insecurity in some parts of the country, describing it as alarming. His words: "The current spate of insecurity in the country is alarming. And, of course, Nigeria has no reason to disintegrate. "What we need is equity and justice. As long as we practice injustice, inequitable distribution of resources and if...