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Month: June 2021

Enforcement: Shippers’ Council seals APMDC over arbitrary charges.

Enforcement: Shippers’ Council seals APMDC over arbitrary charges.

News Feature, Port News
Associated Port & Marine Development Company (APMDC) Limited today had its operations shutdown by Port Economic Regulator, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). The cargo - consolidator had been issued several notices to address infractions ranging from charging in forex to non-compliance with approved nomenclature of charges such as (Transport Adjustment charges, non-vessel operating carriers), outright disregard of terms of mediation reached at NSC and unresolved complaints of over one and half years, among others. The Council’s team was led by Mr. Adesina Sarumi, an Assistant Director in the Regulatory Services Department. Speaking shortly after the enforcement exercise, the Deputy Director, Monitoring and Enforcement Division, Mrs. Celine Ifeora, said NSC sealed APMDC’s premis...
Buhari appoints Jime as Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council

Buhari appoints Jime as Executive Secretary Nigerian Shippers Council

Maritime, Port News
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Emmanuel-Lyambee Jime as the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council. Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. According to the statement, Jime, who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law, brings his wealth of experience to the new role having distinguished himself in several public offices. He was at a time Managing Director at the Nigeria Export Processing Zone Authority (NEPZA) and a two-term member of the House of Representatives representing Makurdi/Guma Federal constituency between 2007 and 2015. He was also Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly from 1992 to 1993. “The appointment is for a renew...
Edo 2020: Naira Rain As Gov. Diri Splashes N195m On Bayelsa Athletes *Adopts Oborodudu, Godbless For Special Funding

Edo 2020: Naira Rain As Gov. Diri Splashes N195m On Bayelsa Athletes *Adopts Oborodudu, Godbless For Special Funding

Sports
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, generously rewarded athletes that made the state proud at the National Sports Festival held in April this year in Edo State. An elated Governor Diri announced a total package of N195 million for the gold, sliver and bronze medallists as well as the coaches and secretaries of the teams. Bayelsa, for the first time, placed third on the final medals table behind Delta and Edo, a feat that surpassed its fourth place recorded since 2006 at the games held in Abeokuta, Ogun State. In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, the governor, who received the state's contingent inside the Executive Council Chambers of the Government House, Yenagoa, said the gesture was in appreciation of the honour they brought...
My Administration Will Promote Culture Through Tourism

My Administration Will Promote Culture Through Tourism

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has assured that his administration would promote the culture and history of people of the state through tourism. Governor Diri gave the assurance on Thursday while declaring open the Great Efi Lake Fishing Festival at Sabagreia community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area of the state. The governor directed the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism to include the fishing festival in the state’s cultural calendar. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, said he described the festival as an event with great potential, capable of scaling up the economy of the state. Governor Diri commended the people of Sabagreia, Seibokorugha and Okoloba communities for sustaining the age-long traditional festival and u...
Bayelsa Solicits South Korea Partnership On Agric, Infrastructure Development

Bayelsa Solicits South Korea Partnership On Agric, Infrastructure Development

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has sought the partnership and support of South Korea in areas of agricultural, maritime and infrastructure development of the state. At a meeting with the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, in Abuja on Friday, Governor Diri said given its maritime similarity with Bayelsa, the state also needed the South Korean expertise and partnership in developing deep-sea fishing, aquaculture and rice cultivation. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement, quoted the governor as saying that the state was equally interested in partnership in education, science and technology as well as in oil and gas. He said his administration pays serious attention to the issue of security as top priority and has conscientiously ...
Gov. Diri Meets British Envoy, Seeks UK Investment In Bayelsa

Gov. Diri Meets British Envoy, Seeks UK Investment In Bayelsa

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has promised that his administration would provide and guarantee the enabling environment for United Kingdom investments in the state. Governor Diri gave the pledge on Monday when he met with the United Kingdom's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Catriona Laing, in Abuja. He requested the envoy to pave the way for British investments in the state in the areas of agriculture, transportation, education, maritime, aquaculture, ICT among others. The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said the relationship between the UK and Bayelsa predated the creation of Nigeria, which was further consolidated by the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities at Otuabagi, a community in the state, by Shell ...
$951m Payment: Gov Diri Appeals To FG To Implement Court Judgement *Sues for Peace In Bayelsa Communities

$951m Payment: Gov Diri Appeals To FG To Implement Court Judgement *Sues for Peace In Bayelsa Communities

News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has appealed to the Federal Government to implement Monday's Abuja Federal High Court judgement ordering the payment $951 million as shortfall in oil derivation revenue due to the state. Governor Diri made the appeal in his first public reaction to the judgement on Wednesday inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa. In a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr, Daniel Alabrah, the governor said the money was due to the state based on the Constitution and the 13% derivation principle. Governor Diri, who said his administration was open to dialogue with the Federal Government to amicably resolve the matter, noted that constant litigations would not engender cordial relationship between states and the...
ANIEBONAM ADVOCATES FOR SON’s RETURN TO PORTS

ANIEBONAM ADVOCATES FOR SON’s RETURN TO PORTS

Port News, Press Release
Founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders(NAGAFF), Dr Boniface Aniebonam has advocated for the return of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) to the seaports. Speaking at the Second Edition of the Round Table Conference with the members of the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers, Dr Aniebonam explained that SON's presence at the ports would make the job of cargo delivery more seamless. " SON is not clamouring to come back to the ports. We ( freight forwarders) are the one requedting for them to come back to the ports so that our job of cargo delivery to the owners would not be obstructed. We are not comfortable any more because of the inherent hardship we are passing through with the Enforcement Units of different government Agencies...
Bayelsa, United Airlines Sign MoU On Flight Operations  *Fix July For Commencement

Bayelsa, United Airlines Sign MoU On Flight Operations *Fix July For Commencement

Travel
Bayelsa State International Airport would commence commercial flight operations next month. This followed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the state government and United Nigeria Airlines On Wednesday. Speaking on the significance of the event, which took place inside the Executive Council Chambers of Government House, Yenagoa, Governor Douye Diri expressed happiness that the first airport in the heart of the Ijaw nation was a dream come true for founding fathers of the state. Governor Diri noted that the signing of the MoU signalled the commencement of flight operations at the Bayelsa airport in July, and would open the state to the world and a lot of opportunities. To enable the airport commence night operations, the governor directed the Commission...
GENUINE CHANGE BECKONS ON NIGERIANS IN 2023..GOV DIRI

GENUINE CHANGE BECKONS ON NIGERIANS IN 2023..GOV DIRI

Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would bring about the desired change Nigerians are yearning for in 2023. Governor Diri also advocated the strengthening of the party from national to the state level in order to wrest power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the centre in the next general election. He stated this during a meeting with the executive of the PDP South-South zone in Government House, Yenagoa. In a press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor noted that PDP was the only reliable alternative party that could provide purposeful leadership at this point in time. Senator Diri, who decried the worsening insecurity in the country, pointed out that Nigeria was sliding d...