Elder Asu Beks
Daniel Kanu Elder Asu Beks, president, Ijaw Media Forum is a journalist’s journalist. The Niger-Delta activist and publisher of Shipping World has been passionate and involved in the struggle for the emancipation of the Niger Delta region. He has gone through the thick and thin of the struggle told Sunday Sun that there is need for a new narrative in the region.He spoke on the nullification of the election of Bayelsa governor, Douye Diri by an election tribunal, what Bayelsa state needs, assessment of President Mohammadu Buhari’s leadership, 2023, and its strategies by different regions and the need for a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction in 2023, among other issues. Excerpt:
The election tribunal gave a verdict during the week, nullifying the election of your s...
....WARNS AGAINST MALAMI’S UNHOLY ALLIANCE WITH ITSEKIRIS
In furtherance of its determination to fight against what it perceives as an injustice being meted to the Ijaws in the recent attempt to rename the Maritime University, Okerenkoko, the Ijaw Youths Council has written a letter to the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
In the letter signed by its President, Pereotubo Oweilaemi, in retrospection, apprise the Senate President, on the events leading to the current imbroglio over the school’s name.
The IYC boss, expressed disappointment in the handling of the matter by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice and warned that all the efforts will fail.
He further described Malami’s activities as unbecoming of a law officer, who is supposed to be abreast with the ambits of...
- “He Has Reduced NIMASA Operating Cost By 50%”
The Honorable Minister of Transportation, Rt. Honorable Rotimi Amaechi has described the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside as an epitome of good governance and great character, evident in his leadership style.
The Minister stated this in Port Harcourt, River State at the weekend during an event, which was put together by friends and associates of Dr. Peterside to mark his birthday.
Hon. Amaechi said the fact that the Management of NIMASA has been able to reduce running cost by over 50% in one year, and significantly improve revenue generation and remittance for the Federal Government is mainly due to the reliable and transparent disposition of the current manageme...
By Pius Mordi
In its 30-year history since the National Shipping Policy Decree 10 of 1987 set up the National Maritime Authority, over 12 substantive directors general have been appointed to head the agency that in August 2007 became the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Within the period, about four people had run the agency in acting capacity. Invariably, at less than 30 months actual time spent in office, it enjoys the unenviable reputation of having the highest turnover of chief executives among all agencies of the federal government.
A common feature of the parastatal is that the number of its substantive directors general is directly proportional with the number of ministers of transport appointed over the period. Every new minister of transport always...
By Ubon Akpan
At the Advent of this administration which was sold to Nigerians as a one with a reformist agenda, Dr. Dakuku Peterside was among the very set of political appointees announced by President Mohammadu Buhari.
Which invariably means Mr. President had very little doubts and more trust on the capability of the man who flew the All Progressive Congress (APC) flag at the Rivers State gubernatorial elections as a capable hand strong enough to interpret the party’s reformist agenda at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA), a strategic economic arm of the federal government.
However, two years down the line, operators and watchers of Nigeria’s maritime industry have been left wondering what has happened to the giant maritime parastatal, which when...
As part of the initiative to reposition the maritime sector for greater efficiency in line with International best practices, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) will release the empirical forecast that will determine the outlook of the industry in Nigeria by the first quarter of 2018.
The Director General of NIMASA Dr. Dakuku Peterside who disclosed this in Lagos recently further stated that the Nigeria forecast will deal with how developments on the international scene will affect the industry in Nigeria, which will also serve as a guide for investors and Stakeholders in the maritime sector.
Dr. Peterside noted that the forecast will be released from a holistic perspective in order to know areas of advantage that will be of immense benefit to Stakeho...
World football governing body and owners of the World Cup competition has warned the global audience to watch out for the mystery team called Iceland when the World Cup kicks off in June next year.
Iceland, one of the two debutants and the smallest county ever to qualify for the World Cup, will feature in Group D where the Super Eagles will be attempting to cross to the next round.
Iceland will be Nigeria’s second opponents after that of Croatia before facing Argentina.
FIFA in its website gave five reasons why Iceland can shock the world. It remarked that there is an undeniable novelty factor to the small country’s participation at Russia 2018.
“Even their manager, Heimir Hallgrimsson, acknowledged as much after their spot at the FIFA World Cup – and place in history as th...
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has surpassed itself by recording a revenue of one Trillion, one hundred billion naira, barely nine days to the end of the year.
This spectacular performance in revenue collection this year is above the figure for 2016 to the tune of N241, 685, 276, 289.74
At a media parley in Abuja, the nation's capital, the National Public Relations Officer of the Service, DC Joseph Attah, said despite the economic recession, with low volume of imports and restriction placed on 41 items from accessing forex, the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) undertook some strategic measures which led to the historic revenue figure.
The CGCs innovative measures include the redeployment of officers and men, the retraining of Customs Intelligence Unit, maximisi...
Chairman House of Representative Committee on Maritime Administration and Education, Mallam Muhammad Umar Bago has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately inaugurate a Governing Council for the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in Akwa Ibom to assist in the day to day running of the premier maritime institution in the country .
Mallam Bago who gave the advice during an oversight visit to the institution last week picked holes with Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi on the appointment of an Interim Management Committee to run the Academy side by side a substantive Rector.
Said he: "An Interim Management Committee has no place in the Act establishing the Maritime Academy of Nigeria.As it stands today, the IMC remains an illegality and cannot pass any integrity test as it h...
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that the Agency is ready to partner with the Defence Research and Development Bureau for the growth of the Nigerian maritime sector adding that research is a catalyst to attain sustainable development.
Dr Peterside who stated this when the Director General of the Defence Research and Development Bureau, Air Vice Marshall (AVM) Jomo Osahor led his team on a courtesy visit to NIMASA in Lagos noted that what makes a great organization is the ability to initiate new processes based on detailed research, which will in turn guarantee sustainable growth with a positive multiplier effect on the nation.
Speaking further, the NIMASA DG reemphasized the need to develop indigenous...