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Month: June 2022

Jubilation in Bayelsa as Fashola flags off Nembe /Brass Road

Jubilation in Bayelsa as Fashola flags off Nembe /Brass Road

News Feature
There was celebration in Nembe and Brass local government areas of Bayelsa State on Thursday as the long-awaited road project linking both riverine councils was flagged off by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, at Nembe. The project, which is one of the three senatorial roads in the state, had been on the drawing board of successive administrations in the country from the colonial era in the 1940s. The Governor Douye Diri administration, which made it one of its campaign promises to people of the area, revived the project with the first phase of 21km and 10 bridges awarded to Setraco Nigeria Limited for N54.1billion. The road when completed will open up the Brass Island, which has key national economic assets such as the Agip oil export terminal, the ongoing...
The Big Story: Kunle Oloyede, A Change Agent at Tin Can Island Port

The Big Story: Kunle Oloyede, A Change Agent at Tin Can Island Port

News Feature, Port News
History is replete with leaders who are called upon at times of crisis to take the gauntlet. Such challenges come with huge responsibilities and a trust factor. It took the helmsman at Customs House, Hameed Ali ,wide consultations to arrive at the decision to deploy Comptroller Kunle Oloyede to the second most powerful area Command. The task for a change of guard at the Tin Can Island Command of the Nigeria Customs Service came at a time the incumbent, Compt MBA Musa, was taking the nation by storm. If MBA Musa was not clamping down on drug and arm traffickers, he was raking billions of naira monthly to the Federation Account. If it was on the strength of competence,performance and public perception, MBA Musa would have continued to hold sway as Area Controller. But ironically, the o...
FG APPROVES 11bn FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES & ACCES ROADS TO BRASS LG AND 3.8bn FOR a SWITCH-GEAR ROOM FOR OIL & GAS PARK IN BAYELSA STATE

FG APPROVES 11bn FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BRIDGES & ACCES ROADS TO BRASS LG AND 3.8bn FOR a SWITCH-GEAR ROOM FOR OIL & GAS PARK IN BAYELSA STATE

News Feature
The minister disclosed this to State House Correspondents shortly after the over three-hour FEC meeting presided over by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. According to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and former Presidential aspirant of the APC, Timipre Sylva, the council approved N3.81bn for a switch-gear room for the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park in Bayelsa State for the local manufacture of components. The PUNCH reports that, in February 2022, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, Simbi Wabote, said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022. Sylva also revealed that the Council approved N11bn for the construction of access...