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Otunba Kunle Folarin advocates for National Single Window at Nigeria’s ports.  … Pledges support for Shippers’ Council

Otunba Kunle Folarin advocates for National Single Window at Nigeria’s ports. … Pledges support for Shippers’ Council

News Feature, Press Release
The Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, Otunba Kunle Folarin has called for the institution of the National Single Window at the nation's seaports. Otunba Folarin made the call when he led the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC) on a courtesy visit to the Nigerian Shippers' Council in Lagos. According to him, National Single Window would give Nigeria a competitive edge over other maritime nations, noting that all stakeholders are working assiduously to make the country a regional maritime hub. NPCC chieftain also reiterated the need for intermodal transport in Nigerian maritime domain. He noted that an effective rail system and barge operations would address speedy evacuation of cargoes and reduce dependence on roads. He affirmed the readiness of NPCC to suppo...
PICTURES OF THE COURTESY VISIT OF THE NIGERIA PORT CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL TO NIGERIAN SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL, HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS

PICTURES OF THE COURTESY VISIT OF THE NIGERIA PORT CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL TO NIGERIAN SHIPPERS’ COUNCIL, HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS

Misc, News Feature, Press Release
PICTURES OF THE COURTESY VISIT OF THE NIGERIA PORT CONSULTATIVE COUNCIL TO NIGERIAN SHIPPERS' COUNCIL, HEADQUARTERS, LAGOS Patrick Ezedimbu Secretary, Nigeria Port Consultative Council, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Council and Hon. Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Council with Hon. Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council Dr. Ikanna Nwosu, member, Nigeria Port Consultative Council, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigeria Port Consultative Council presenting plaque to Hon. Emmanuel Jime Executive Secretary/ CEO, Nigerian Shippers’ Council Alh Tahir Idris, Director, Legal Services, Nigerian Shippers' Council,Otunba Kunle Folar...
Gov. Diri Presents N310.7bn 2022 ‘Budget Of Sustainable Growth’ *Infrastructure, Health, Education Top Allocation

Gov. Diri Presents N310.7bn 2022 ‘Budget Of Sustainable Growth’ *Infrastructure, Health, Education Top Allocation

Politics, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Wednesday, presented a 2022 Appropriation Bill of N310.7 billion to the state House Assembly. It is tagged: "Budget of Sustainable Growth" with the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure having the highest allocation of N51 billion to drive the critical infrastructure programme of his administration. The Ministry of Agriculture was allotted N12 billion followed by education and health sectors, which got N4 billion each while the Ministry of Finance was allotted N3 billion. A press release issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as stating that the Ministries of Power, Transport and Information, Strategy and Orientation got N1.5 billion each while that of Housing and Rural Development, Special Pro...
LEAGUE OF MARITIME EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS CONDEMNS INVASION OF SHIPPING COMPANIES

LEAGUE OF MARITIME EDITORS AND PUBLISHERS CONDEMNS INVASION OF SHIPPING COMPANIES

Press Release
  The League of MARITIME Editors and Publishers has unequivocally condemned the invasion of some shipping companies by officials of the Federal Committee on Compition and Consumer Protection. The officials aided by heavily armed police and army personnel, invaded the premises of shipping companies via COSCO , HULLBLYTH, OMA/CGM, LANSAL and HAPOD LYOD and unleashed mayhem on the company and its staff. Reports have it that personal effects of the staff such as phones were seized by the government officials while the staff were held hostage for hours. The harsh action must be roundly condemned by all well meaning Nigerians. Though we are not against government officials exercising their statutory responsibilities but such acts must be done responsibly. We believe that lai...
PIRACY: GOV DOUYE DIRI IMPOSES DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW ON WATERWAYS

PIRACY: GOV DOUYE DIRI IMPOSES DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW ON WATERWAYS

Maritime, Press Release
As part of measures to curtail sea piracy, kidnapping and other criminal activities, Bayelsa State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on its waterways. The curfew on water transportation, which takes immediate effect, is between 7pm and 6am. The state government also imposed a ban on the use of 200- horsepower speed boats. These measures were announced on Monday evening at the end of the 12th state security council meeting presided over by Governor Douye Diri in Government House, Yenagoa. Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the meeting, the Special Adviser on Security Matters 1, Mr. Akpoebi Agberebi, said henceforth no permit would be granted for use of 200-horsepower engines, warning that violators would face the full weight of the law. He however said there wo...
NIMASA BOARD ELEVATES 3 DEPUTY DIRECTORS, APPROVES PROMOTION OF 295 OTHERS

NIMASA BOARD ELEVATES 3 DEPUTY DIRECTORS, APPROVES PROMOTION OF 295 OTHERS

Press Release
The Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has approved the appointment of three new Directors, Mr. Eric OJI, Mr. Dimowo Heaky, and a former spokesman of the Agency, Mr. Isichei Osamgbi. Nigeria’s Alternate Permanent Representative at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), Mr. Dirisu Abdulmumuni, was promoted to Deputy Director, alongside 61 others.  Two hundred and thirty-three other staff were elevated to their next grade levels. The promotions were ratified at a meeting of the Governing Board of the Agency held in Lagos under the chairmanship of Honourable Asita O. Asita. Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, congratulated the promoted members of staff and charged them to remain committed to the Agency’s vision of maki...
Bayelsa At 25: We’ve Made Good Progress, Says Gov. Diri

Bayelsa At 25: We’ve Made Good Progress, Says Gov. Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged Bayelsans to appreciate God for creation of the state as it has witnessed remarkable development in 25 years of its existence. Governor Diri stated this on Friday in a statewide broadcast to mark Nigeria's 61st and Bayelsa State 25th anniversary aired on all the major stations in Yenagoa. The governor noted that although the state had not developed to the level it desired to be, it had witnessed appreciable growth in terms of human and infrastructure development compared to when it was part of the old Rivers State. While calling on all sons and daughters of the state to close ranks and support his administration to move the state forward, Diri stressed that there was no other state they can call theirs, urging them to avoid act...