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Month: November 2021

Again, Gov. Diri Tasks FG On Nembe-Brass Road

Again, Gov. Diri Tasks FG On Nembe-Brass Road

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has restated the significance of the road from Nembe to the Brass Island in Brass Local Government Areas of the state to the country's economy. Governor Diri restated this on Tuesday while declaring open the 10th Practical Nigerian Content Conference with the theme “Driving the Nigeria Content in the Dawn of Petroleum Industry Act.” The three-day conference is organised by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) at its headquarters in Yenagoa. The governor re-echoed his call to the Federal Government following President Muhammadu Buhari's Executive Order 7 of 2019 on the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme to construct roads across the country. A statement by his Chi...
Proposed N5,000 monthly allowance for subsidy removal is another scam from FGN  —Bishop Matthew Kukah

Proposed N5,000 monthly allowance for subsidy removal is another scam from FGN —Bishop Matthew Kukah

Politics, Religion
The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Dr. Matthew Kukah, has described as scam the Federal Government proposed payment of N5,000 transportation allowance as a remedial for the removal of fuel subsidy billed to take effect early next year. The Bishop who appeared on Arise News primetime news hour for brief interview, noted that Nigeria does not have such money to pay millions of people monthly. He add that he can bet with anything that the government will not pay such amount to Nigerians even if such fund is available He responded with a smile when asked if the government would abide by its word by paying N5000 monthly allowance: “I can bet with you that the government cannot pay such amount monthly. Where do we get such amount to pay millions of people monthly. Even if such a...
EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: Hameed Ali Takes the Lead

EASE OF DOING BUSINESS AT NIGERIAN PORTS: Hameed Ali Takes the Lead

Port News
The Federal Government’s policy on ease of doing business receives a major boost as the Nigeria Customs Service is set to introduce Webb Tracker mobile Application and a simplified standard operating procedure for the use of scanners. The mobile app enables any person that has access to the NICIS II to remotely validate any declaration/payment and more importantly the status of a particular consignment/vehicle. With this innovation, motorists and owners of other imported goods no longer have to wait for long period of time for field operatives to confirm the validity of their documents before letting them go. This mobile app which can be installed in mobile devices (phones, tablets e.t.c) enables the use of the vehicle identification number to upload data concerning the type, mak...
Uranta: Nigeria, Niger Delta Lost A Committed Activist – Gov. Diri

Uranta: Nigeria, Niger Delta Lost A Committed Activist – Gov. Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described the death of Mr. Tony Uranta, executive secretary of foremost advocacy group, United Niger Delta Energy Development and Security Strategy (UNDEDSS), as a painful loss to Nigeria, Niger Delta and indeed the Ijaw nation. Mr. Uranta, who was a member of the defunct Federal Government Technical Committee on Niger Delta, the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) among others, passed on Wednesday after a protracted illness. Governor Diri, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, on Thursday, said Uranta was a committed activist and advocate for environmental justice and good governance not only in his Niger Delta region but also in Nigeria. The Bayelsa governor not...
COAST GUARD:NIMASA TO PARTNER WITH SOUTH KOREAN

COAST GUARD:NIMASA TO PARTNER WITH SOUTH KOREAN

Maritime, News Feature
Nigeria, through the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Republic of Korea today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of cooperation in the field of Maritime Security and Safety. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh signed on behalf of NIMASA while the Director General, International Affairs and Intelligence Bureau, Korean Coast Guard, Seonggi Kang signed on behalf of     Korea. The MoU which provides a framework for NIMASA and the Korean Coast Guard is to develop, Coordinate and Monitor the implementation of Maritime Security and Safety between both organisations. During the signing, NIMASA DG Dr Bashir Jamoh, said that the MoU will be implemented to the best interest of both countries adding that it will ultimately enhance safet...
Buhari considers an unconstitutional release of Nnamdi Kanu

Buhari considers an unconstitutional release of Nnamdi Kanu

News Feature, Politics
An unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), currently standing trial, runs contrary to the doctrine of separation of powers between the Executive and Judiciary, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. Receiving a group under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats, led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, at State House, Abuja, the President told the 93-year-old statesman: “You’ve made an extremely difficult demand on me as leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious. In the last six years, since I became President, nobody would say I have confronted or interfered in the work of the Judiciary. God has spared you, and given you a clear head at this age, wi...
Maritime Editors to host town hall meeting on ports digitalization

Maritime Editors to host town hall meeting on ports digitalization

Maritime
All is now set for the Town Hall Meeting being organized by the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers to discuss ways of digitalizing Port industry operations in Nigeria. Stakeholders in Nigeria's Port industry are excited about the concrete measures that could be put in place to reduce human contacts in the cargo traffic. Effective Digitalization of our Port operations became more imperative after the COVID-19 pandemic which kept industry operators indoors for weeks which necessitated that anybody could work from anywhere without coming to the ports. Leading the stakeholders in the discussion will be the Seaports Terminal Operators of Nigeria(STOAN) led by their Chair person, Chief(Mrs) Vicky Haastrup. Mrs Haastrup will be speaking on " The impact of automation in cargo hand...
Doyen of Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, drops landmark case against Hadiza Bala Usman, Adesoye

Doyen of Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, drops landmark case against Hadiza Bala Usman, Adesoye

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
Backdropped against the rising tide of appeals by well-meaning Nigerians, both home and abroad, the Doyen of Maritime Journalism and Publisher of foremost maritime journal, Shipping World, Elder Asu Beks, yesterday formally withdrew the case against suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chairman of the NPA Board, Chief Emmanuel Adesoye. In the Suit No: FHC/L/CS/485/2021- Elder Asu Beks & 2 Ors V The President Federal Republic of Nigeria & Ors, they had prayed the court to quash the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman for a second term in office without having served out her first term. It also asked the court to quash the appointment of the NPA Board which negated the provisions of the NPA Act. In a letter dated 15th November, ...
We have resolved all Cases involving the Concessionaire Agreement of Ibadan Dry Port – , Jime

We have resolved all Cases involving the Concessionaire Agreement of Ibadan Dry Port – , Jime

News Feature, Press Release
The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Shippers' Council ( NSC), Hon. Emmanuel Jime has said all outstanding issues in the Full Business Case( FBC) and the Concessionaire agreement that would drive the development Ibadan Inland Dry Port have been resolved Jime, made the declaration when he led the agency's Management team on a courtesy visit to the Executive Governor of Oyo State, His Excellency, Seyi Makinde at the Government House, Ibadan, Oyo State. He commended the State Government for the pivotal role it has played towards the actualisation of Ibadan Inland Dry port, revealing that the host state has agreed to provide necessary infrastructure that would assist the successful take-off of the project; a critical one being a link road from the entra...
Jamoh makes a case for Uniformity of Laws in Gulf of Guinea

Jamoh makes a case for Uniformity of Laws in Gulf of Guinea

Maritime, News Feature
Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has appealed for the standardisation of the legal frameworks of countries in the Gulf of Guinea to aid effective prosecution of maritime crimes. Jamoh made the appeal in Lagos at the Third Technical Rotating Meeting of the project on “enhancing regional research, convening of stakeholders and capacity development in the Gulf of Guinea” implemented by the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra, and the Government of Denmark. A communique calling for the transformation of Yaoundé Code of Conduct (YCC) into a binding convention for better coordination and optimal benefit to the member countries, was issued at the end of the meeting organised in partnership...