Engr Muazu Muazu Jaji SamboI is first and foremost a great patriot, a man who has come into public service with the greatest desire and determination to show that public office can be used for good. A humble man. Very unassuming, but a man who also has grit and strength of character. Once Muazu Sambo is focused on the delivery of an objective, you can be rest assured that he is committed and determined to delivery of that objective without any distractions whatsoever. So for me, working with him, particularly at this time has also been a great joy and you know, a learning curve in a lot of ways because he demonstrates very clearly the capacity for office.And I think for me, Muazu Sambo also is the sort of officer that this country would need to have.He is in the class of people that were p...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Tuesday directed oil marketers in the state against hoarding and raising the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) otherwise known as petrol.
Senator Diri, in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, warned that his administration will take stern measures against any filling station that flouted the directive.
He said the government had received reports that filling stations in the state capital had hiked the pump price of petrol above the usual price of between N193 and N250 per litre and now being sold at N500 per litre and above.
Marketers in the state are said to have reacted to the pronouncement of President Bola Tinubu during his inauguration on Monday that the Federal Government subsidy on petrol “was ...
Muazu Jaji Sambo is a boss anybody would like to have. His grasp of the Industry is amazing and dont forgot we are talking about an Industry man, having been around previously. Don't forget that he had stint at the Nigerian Ports Authority, while he spent a longer time at the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA . So for us at NIWA, he is one of our own.
Here is a boss who does not privatize his achievements as if it was a solo effort, he is certainly a team player and believes that the accolades should go to the entire team. But the truth still remains that he's a good boss who is always appreciative.
He listens to you, he is willing to hear you out, willing to assist to make sure you succeed. He's somebody, who from my knowledge of him, sees every success as a collective effor...
Fresh facts have emerged on why the outgoing Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, recently demolished two buildings belonging to neighbouring Bayelsa State in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital.
The real reason for Wike’s anger, according to reliable sources, was not because Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State failed to renovate the buildings on 5 and 9 Akassa Street in the old GRA in Port Harcourt having been notified in 2021 by the Rivers State Ministry of Lands.
The action of Wike is said to be an afterthought when his earlier plot failed.
He was said to have approached Governor Diri sometime in 2021 seeking to acquire the buildings from the Bayelsa government.
During his second term, the garrulous Rivers governor, who leaves office on May 29, had embarked on acquisiti...
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (Beneficiaries) Cooperative Society Limited (PAPCOSOL) to give strategic empowerment directly to ex-agitators of the Niger Delta.
While officially launching the scheme at the Amnesty Office in Abuja on Wednesday, Interim Administrator of the PAP, Major Gen. Barry Ndiomu (rtd), said the initiative is a “novel alternative economic development scheme" designed to create a more viable means of sustainable livelihood for ex-agitators with socio-economic development of their communities and making them self reliant.
Ndiomu recalled that over the years, various reintegration empowerment programmes have delivered less fulfilling results, but expressed confidence that the Cooperative initiative “is considered the most practicable approach to ensuring the sus...
The League of Maritime Editors (LME) has concluded arrangements to honour the Transportation Minister, Alhaji Muazu Sambo and his Minister of State counterpart, Mr. Ademola Adegoroye.
The honour for the two Ministers is in appreciation of their hard work and landmark achievements within a short space of their stay in the Transport Ministry.
As part of the honour, the League is organizing an Appreciation Dinner slated for June 9 at Eko Hotel and Suites, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Appreciation Dinner which is strictly on invitation will be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.
In a statement signed by the President of the League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the two Ministers are being ho...
Oil pollution in Bayelsa State was on the international focus on Tuesday as the report of the state’s Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) was launched at the House of Lords in London.
The 211-page report titled: “An Environmental Genocide: Counting the Human Cost of Oil in Bayelsa, Nigeria,” is a detailed documentation of the over 60 years of oil exploration and pollution in the state where oil was first discovered in commercial quantity in Nigeria by Shell.
The BSOEC was established in March 2019 by the immediate past Senator Seriake Dickson administration.
It had as chair a former Anglican Archbishop of York and member of the House of Lords, Dr. John Sentamu, alongside former president of Ghana, John Kufuor and another member of the House of Lords, Baroness Valerie Amos, as...
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, Hon. JusticeOlukayode Ariwoola, GCON has stated that the judiciary has a role to play in all legal forms of fight against piracy, noting that a secured maritime domain was vital to economic development and advancement. The CJN stated this while declaring the 3rd edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium for Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and Judges of the Federal High Court, Open in Lagos.
The CJN who was represented at the event by Hon. Justice Musa Dattjo Muhammad, CFR, averred that he was pleased with the 2023 edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium, because it was tailored towards effective and efficient adjudication of cases as well as curbing the menac...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has inaugurated the state’s Directorate on Erosion and Flood Control.
The directorate, which is headed by a surveyor, Mr. Omusco W. Omusco, is in response to the perennial flood devastation and the impact of coastal erosion in the riverine state.
The body is charged with the responsibility of proffering solutions to the twin natural disasters.
Governor Diri, while inaugurating the members on Wednesday in Government House, Yenagoa, stated that the impact of erosion and annual flooding on the socio- economic lives of Bayelsans necessitated the setting up of the directorate.
The Bayelsa governor charged the members to put in their best and write their names in the history of the state.
He assured the directorate of his support to ensu...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has advised the Nigerian Army to be professional and neutral during the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Speaking in Government House, Yenagoa, when he hosted the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, he lauded the security agencies for being neutral during the recent general election.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that the army and other security agencies were crucial to the sustenance of democracy if they effectively played their role.
The Bayelsa governor also applauded the Army for the support to his administration, saying it should not relent in sustaining the peace and security in the state.
He noted that security was a priori...