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Month: May 2024

PRESIDENT TINUBU: YOUR POLICIES ARE ERODING THE PURCHASING POWER OF NIGERIANS TO GROUND ZERO: Sola Olatunji

PRESIDENT TINUBU: YOUR POLICIES ARE ERODING THE PURCHASING POWER OF NIGERIANS TO GROUND ZERO: Sola Olatunji

News Feature
1 In the true reality of life ,there is nothing cast in stone if we must make progress as a people. We must strive to break new ground and be able to compete effectively well in all human endeavours at the global stage. Therefore,the need for societal reforms that could trigger exponential socio-economic development becomes inevitable. But reforms must always be progressive intended, enduring, and embedded with a human face. Contrastingly, reforms become something else when citizens are choked up with multiple policies, and their purchasing powers are being eroded to almost ground zero and unable to make essential purchases to sustain their existence. Our manufacturers who are gasping for air for survival are inevitably entangled in these unfriendly policies as their warehouses are now glu...
SHAME! Nigeria’s Shipping Sector Unregulated Since Independence …. Bayo Sarumi….

SHAME! Nigeria’s Shipping Sector Unregulated Since Independence …. Bayo Sarumi….

Maritime, News Feature
One of Nigeria's "Most Capped" Living Legends in the Maritime Industry, Aare Adebayo Sarumi, has raised the alarm that the Maritime Sector would not make meaningful contribution to our GDP if the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration toys with the issue of an economic regulator. The sector's current contribution to our National GDP is less than 1 per cent. Sarumi who was at various times the Executive Secretary/ CEO of Nigerian Shippers Council and Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, raised the alarm Monday at a Public Hearing of the Nigerian Shippers' Council Repeal and Enactment of the Shippers' Council and Economic Regulatory Bill conducted by the House of Representatives Committee on Shipping Services and Committee on Ports and Harbour. The former NPA helmsma...
Bayelsa Poll: How Tribunal Exposed Sylva, Police Commissioner’s Fraud – Diri

Bayelsa Poll: How Tribunal Exposed Sylva, Police Commissioner’s Fraud – Diri

News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said the state’s governorship election petition tribunal, which sat in Abuja, exposed the electoral fraud perpetrated by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 11, 2023 poll in the state, Chief Timipre Sylva, the party’s chairman and a serving Commissioner of Police. The tribunal on Monday dismissed the APC and Sylva’s petition challenging the declaration of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Governor Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the election for lacking in merit. The Bayelsa governor spoke on Tuesday night at the King  of Glory Chapel in Government House, Yenagoa, where he stopped for thanksgiving upon his arrival from Abuja. A crowd of jubilant party m...
My Victory Will Propel Me To Serve Bayelsa Better, Says Gov Diri

My Victory Will Propel Me To Serve Bayelsa Better, Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Politics
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has dedicated his victory at the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal to people of the state, saying it will spur him to serve the state better in his second term. The tribunal sitting in Abuja, on Monday, affirmed the re-election of Governor Diri in the November 11, 2023 election in the state and dismissed the petition filed by Chief Timipre Sylva and the All Progressives Congress (APC) on grounds of lacking merit. Speaking with journalists shortly after the judgement was delivered by the Justice Adekunle Adeleye-led three-member tribunal, Governor Diri said the petition was a “needless distraction.” In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor noted that by the judgement, the judiciary has agai...
JUST NOW! !Victory for the Simplified!

JUST NOW! !Victory for the Simplified!

Law, Misc
The Rivers State High Court in suit No. PHC/1320/CS/2024 Between Hon. Enyiada Cookey-Gam & 6 Ors .V The Governor of Rivers State & Ors.by His lordship: Hon. Justice D.G. Kio Ph.D, Judge sitting in High Court Port Harcourt, held that the Local Government law No. 2 of 2024, purporting to extend the tenure of Local Goverment Chairman for 6 months after the expiration of their tenure is invalid as it is inconsistent with the 1999 constitution and section 9 (1) of the Rivers State Local Government law No. 5 of 2018. The Court further held that the applicable law in the circumstances is the Rivers State Local Government law No. 5 of 2018 that fixed three years tenure for local Government chairmen and councillors and not the local government law No 2 of 2024 which was enacted to un...
We no Gree on Coastal High Way from Lagos only:  Obong of Calabar Wants Execution From Both Ends, Commends Tinubu

We no Gree on Coastal High Way from Lagos only: Obong of Calabar Wants Execution From Both Ends, Commends Tinubu

News Feature
The Obong of Calabar Executive Forum, OCEF, which is an advisory and executive arm of the Palace of the Obong of Calabar has called on the federal government to start the construction of the Calabar-Lagos highway simultaneously. They said this would abridge the project delivery time and reduce risks associated with inflation. At a press briefing in the palace of Obong of Calabar on Friday, the OCEF advised the federal government to engage many engineers and competent road construction contractors for the project. They commended the Tinubu administration, describing the project as the single largest-ever infrastructure development in Nigeria. Chairman of the OCEF, Gershom Henshaw, said the coastal highway is a strategic national infrastructure that will transform the economi...
Rivers Bridge Initiative Congratulates Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo On His Emergence As Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly.  _…calls on INEC to initiate the process for bye-elections in 28 constituencies_

Rivers Bridge Initiative Congratulates Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo On His Emergence As Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly. _…calls on INEC to initiate the process for bye-elections in 28 constituencies_

Law, Misc, News Feature
The Rivers Bridge Initiative, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting good governance and sustainable development in Rivers State, has congratulated Rt. Hon. Victor Oko-Jumbo on his emergence as the new Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly. In a statement signed by Tonye Barcanista, the National Publicity Secretary, the organization praised the lawmakers for their wise decision in electing Oko-Jumbo, who represents the Bonny Constituency, as the new Speaker. The statement read: "We believe that Rt. Hon. Oko-Jumbo's wealth of experience, leadership skills, and commitment to the welfare of the people of Rivers State make him an excellent choice for this position." The Rivers Bridge Initiative expressed confidence that Oko-Jumbo's leadership will foster a collabor...
Banana Peels Dayo Mobereola Must Avoid at NIMASA

Banana Peels Dayo Mobereola Must Avoid at NIMASA

Maritime, Press Release
Dr. Dayo Mobereola's appointment as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) signifies a new era for the agency.Saddled with overseeing West and Central Africa’s leading maritime regulatory agency, Dr. Mobereola faces the task of navigating through challenges and maximizing opportunities for growth and development in the region. This article,by Shipping World's ASU BEKS highlights key strategies he can adopt to avoid potential pitfalls and navigate the tricky waters of maritime governance effectively. With his appointment on March 12, 2024, Dr Mebereola became NIMASA’s eighth director general since the agency emerged from the union between the Nigerian Maritime Authority and Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council (JOMALIC). The new helmsman...
President Tinubu to Commission Funtua Dry Port on Thursday

President Tinubu to Commission Funtua Dry Port on Thursday

Maritime, Port News, Press Release
The Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to officially commission the much anticipated Funtua Inland Dry Port on Thursday, 9th May, 2024 in Katsina State. The Funtua Inland Dry Port will be commissioned by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR at Funtua IDP Project Site, Katsina State. by 11: 00 a.m. prompt. The Commissioning Ceremony will feature key dignitaries, government officials and industry stakeholders. This significant milestone, marks a pivotal moment of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council’s commitment in facilitating trade in Nigeria. It is also in line with the performance bond signed by the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, His Excellency, Adegboyega Oyetola, CON. It is worthy to note that, this initiative is part of Counc...