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Month: March 2023

Review of Port Concession Agreement: We have not found infringement by any Terminal Operators…BELLO KOKO.

Review of Port Concession Agreement: We have not found infringement by any Terminal Operators…BELLO KOKO.

Maritime, News Feature
As stakeholders mount pressure on the Nigerian Ports Authority to urgently review its concession agreement with Terminal Operators, helmsman of NPA, Mohammad Bello Koko has come out with a clean bill of health for concessionaires. Said Bello Koko; The concession agreement has rules of engagement, there are clauses where we are empowered to withdraw licenses, but you have to follow due process. So far we haven't found any infringement by any of the Terminal Operators to warrant the withdrawal of such Licenses ', he declared in an Exclusively Interview with Shipping World Magazine. Mr Bello Koko's vote of confidence is coming amid concerns by the Minister of Transportation , Engr Muazu Sambo, that the Concession agreement entered into between the NPA and Terminal Operators over a decade ...
Amnesty Programme: Those Calling For Ndiomu’s Sack Are Beneficiaries Of Corrupt System In The Past – NDIG

Amnesty Programme: Those Calling For Ndiomu’s Sack Are Beneficiaries Of Corrupt System In The Past – NDIG

News Feature
The attention of the Niger Delta Integrity Group (NDIG) has been drawn to a prankster threat by a group of disgruntled elements who claim to be under the first, second and third phases of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), and have resolved to occupy the Amnesty Office to demand for the sack of Major General Barry Ndiomu (rtd), the visionary Interim Administrator of the PAP. Let it be on record that Gen. Paul Johnson and Solomon Adu - the two sponsors of the recently publicized communique threatening protest, are fighting back because the new administration of the PAP has stopped their fraudulent practice of feeding fat from the Programme. While John has been criminally receiving monthly stipends with two separate accounts since 2010, Solomon has been doing same with six a...
PDP Clears Diri For Bayelsa Governorship Election

PDP Clears Diri For Bayelsa Governorship Election

News Feature, Politics
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Screening Committee for Bayelsa State on Tuesday screened and cleared Senator Douye Diri for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in the state. The screening exercise took place at the PDP headquarters in Abuja. Senator Diri, who is the incumbent governor of the state, was the only aspirant from the party that picked the PDP nomination and expression of interest forms for the November poll. Chairman of the screening committee and Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, said the panel screened Governor Diri in line with guidelines of the party and as stipulated in the Electoral Law. Shaibu said the Bayelsa helmsman met all the requirements of the party for the election. He said: “We have checked the documents of...
Breaking News: 65billion Social Intervention Program Coming for Niger Delta Youths…

Breaking News: 65billion Social Intervention Program Coming for Niger Delta Youths…

News Feature
3000 ex Agitators to benefit from NNPC Surveillance Contract. A mouth watering N65b Social Intervention Program aimed at improving the lot of Niger Delta Youths may be rolled out soon by the Presidential Amnesty Programme. A usually dependable source at the Presidency who unveiled the mouth watering package exclusively to Shipping World magazine said the proposed intervention may come by way of an Education Trust Fund and a Youth Cooperative scheme targeted at indigent youths from the Niger Delta region. Shipping World was reliably informed that funding for the Social Intervention Scheme may come from the Federal Government, as well as local and intervention donor agencies . A source at the Presidential Amnesty Programme confided in our correspondent that about N2bilion has alread...
UPDATED…  Gov. Diri To FG, CBN: Obey Supreme Court On Old Naira Notes

UPDATED… Gov. Diri To FG, CBN: Obey Supreme Court On Old Naira Notes

Business, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has urged the Federal Government and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to obey the Supreme Court ruling on the old Naira notes in order to ameliorate the suffering occasioned by the cash crunch on Nigerians. The Bayelsa governor said going by the March 3 ruling of the country’s apex court, the old and new currency notes ought to circulate side by side till December 31 this year. Senator Diri stated this on Monday in Government House, Yenagoa, during an interactive meeting with leadership of various unions and associations of transporters, traders and petroleum marketers in the state. The governor said with the ruling of the apex court on the matter, Nigerians expected the federal government and the CBN to speedily implement and enforce t...