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Month: September 2021

IMO AUDIT QUERY: NIMASA,NiMet Collaborate to block missing gaps

IMO AUDIT QUERY: NIMASA,NiMet Collaborate to block missing gaps

Maritime
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) have initiated joint efforts to close gaps identified by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) during its last mandatory audit of the country’s maritime industry. This was disclosed in Lagos, when Director General of NiMet, Professor Mansur Bako Matazu, paid a courtesy call on Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, at the Agency’s headquarters. A statement by Mr Edward Osagie, NIMASA'S spokesman revealed that Auditors from IMO had in 2016 conducted a mandatory audit of Nigeria’s maritime industry to, among other things, ascertain compliance level with IMO’s maritime security and efficiency protocols on the country’s waters During the NiMet Director General’s vi...
Fashola Commends Diri On Infrastructure, Partnership With FG

Fashola Commends Diri On Infrastructure, Partnership With FG

News Feature, Press Release
*Bayelsa Gov Decries Lack Of Federal Presence The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has praised Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, for his administration's infrastructure development strides. Mr. Fashola gave the commendation on Tuesday during his courtesy visit to Government House, Yenagoa, after inspecting federal projects in the state. A press release by Governor Diri’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the Minister as having applauded the Bayelsa governor for his state's collaborative efforts with the federal government on projects sited in the state. His words: "Bayelsa has clearly shown it is an example for other states to emulate in fast-tracking partnership between the federal and state government on issues of de...
Bayelsa at 25: Late Abacha Remains Our Hero, Says Gov Diri

Bayelsa at 25: Late Abacha Remains Our Hero, Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Press Release
*Restates Call For True Federalism, Equity In Nigeria Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed appreciation to former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, over the creation of the state 25 years ago on October 1, 1996. Governor Diri said the people of his homogeneous Ijaw state remain grateful to the late Nigerian leader for that singular decision regardless of factors that could have hindered the state's creation. He stated this on Sunday during a thanksgiving service on Nigeria's 61st independence and Bayelsa State's 25th anniversary at the King of Glory Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as eulogising Abacha, noting that the late Head of State remains a hero to people of the state a...
Gov Diri Directs Investigation, Autopsy Into Bayelsa Youth’s Death

Gov Diri Directs Investigation, Autopsy Into Bayelsa Youth’s Death

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye DirI, has directed immediate investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of a Bayelsa youth, Goodluck Oviekeme. Governor Diri also directed that an autopsy be conducted on Monday with representatives of the late youth's family, the police and the state government present. The late Goodluck was said to have been arrested by the police special squad "Operation Puff Adder" last Wednesday over an alleged robbery incident in his Biogbolo community. Miffed by his reported death in police custody, the community staged a protest on Saturday that grounded vehicular movement for hours in the state capital, Yenagoa. On Sunday, while speaking at a thanksgiving service to mark Nigeria's 61st independence and the 25th anniversary of Ba...
Jamoh wins 2020 Zik Prize in public policy

Jamoh wins 2020 Zik Prize in public policy

Maritime
Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh has been named winner of the 2020 Zik Prize in Public Policy. Making the announcement on Thursday, September 23rd, 2021, in Lagos, the Chairman, Selection Committee Zik Prize 2020, Professor Pat Utomi said the capacity of the Director General to have extensively managed the restructuring, reformation and repositioning of NIMASA earned him the prestigious award. Prof Utomi stated that the Deep Blue Project and the Blue Economy initiatives Dr Jamoh “continues to champion have brought massive gains to the Agency and the nation’s economic diversification goals.” The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its second quarter 2021 report had disclosed that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, wh...
Nigeria Set for Ballast Water Management

Nigeria Set for Ballast Water Management

Maritime, Press Release
    The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has said the country is taking proactive steps to address its exposure to the threat of ballast water because of the high tanker traffic in its waters. Director General of the Agency, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in Lagos at the 10th Meeting of the National Taskforce (NTF) on Implementation of Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention, 2004. Jamoh said, being an oil producing country, Nigeria was prone to the effects of harmful aquatic organisms transported across regions by tankers. He said NIMASA, the Lead Agency for the implementation of international conventions, codes, and regulations of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), had in conjunction with other members of the NTF set up a pla...
Gov. Diri Inaugurates Gender Response Committee *Says Men Victims Too

Gov. Diri Inaugurates Gender Response Committee *Says Men Victims Too

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated the state's Gender Response Initiative Team (GRIT) as part of efforts to curb cases of domestic violence against persons in the state. The committee is headed by gender advocate and legal practitioner, Dise Ogbise. While inaugurating the 18-member committee in Government House, Yenagoa, on Tuesday, Senator Diri said with the signing of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Law (VAPP) earlier this year, Bayelsa had become one of the few states that has domesticated the federal law. A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as having charged them to work as a team as well as collaborate with relevant ministries, departments and agencies, particularly the Ministries of Women Aff...
Dr. Bashir Jamoh Prize for Best Maritime Reporter to be unveiled at Maiden Maritime Journalists Retreat

Dr. Bashir Jamoh Prize for Best Maritime Reporter to be unveiled at Maiden Maritime Journalists Retreat

Maritime
The Maiden Edition of the National Retreat for Maritime Journalists is scheduled to hold from October 15-16, 2021 at the glamorous Cynergy Suites Royale in Ajah, Lagos. About 50 Maritime Journalists drawn from the five major Maritime Associations such as the League of Maritime Editors & Publishers (LOMEP), Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN), Maritime Journalists Association of Nigeria (MAJAN), Association of Maritime Journalists of Nigeria (AMJON) and Shipping Correspondents Association of Nigeria (SCAN) are expected at the retreat. The Minister of. Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi is the Special Guest of Honour while the former National President of Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), Prince Olayiwola Shittu, is the Chairman of the ...
Delta Law makers pass Anti-Open grazing bill into law

Delta Law makers pass Anti-Open grazing bill into law

News Feature
The Delta State House of Assembly has passed the Prohibiting Open Grazing, indiscriminate Breeding, Rearing and Marketing of Livestock in Delta State, otherwise known as Anti-Open grazing bill. The Bill was passed following a motion by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon Ferguson Ajiroghene Onwo, and adopted during today's resumed plenary of the State Legislature, presided over by the Speaker, Rt Hon Sherrif Oborevwori. "Through the passage of this Bill, the State House of Assembly has demonstrated its resolve to protect Deltans from the menace of clashes between herders and farmers. “I commend all the sponsors of this Bill, for recognizing that the security of lives and properties of Deltans as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 remain sacros...
CAF Confederation Cup: Gov. Diri Motivates Victorious Bayelsa United

CAF Confederation Cup: Gov. Diri Motivates Victorious Bayelsa United

Sports
An elated Governor Douye Diri has given out N14 million motivation bonus to the state-owned Bayelsa United after its victory over visiting AS Ashanti Golden Boys of Guinea in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday. The match played at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex in Yenagoa saw the youthful Bayelsa team winning by four goals to two. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, in a statement on Monday, said before the game commenced, Governor Diri promised to handsomely encourage the players if they emerged victorious. He told the players and officials that the team would get N10m for a win and N1m for any goal scored; a promise he redeemed immediately the game ended. Senator Diri, who congratulated the club for the victory, urged the players not to ...