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JAMOH TO CHAIR MARITIME EDITORS’ CONFERENCE

JAMOH TO CHAIR MARITIME EDITORS’ CONFERENCE

Maritime, News Feature
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Jamoh will chair the the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP) One-day workshop/seminar scheduled to take place at the Administrative Staff Colleage of Nigeria (ASCON), TOPO, Badagry on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 by 11am promt. In the same vein, the sole lecture of the day will be delivered by Mr Charles Okerefe, a time tested maritime resource person, writer, publiher and maritime teacher at the Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State. Okerefe will be speaking on, "The role of technology in trade facilitation and smuggling suppression." Other guests at expected at the occasion include Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman of the National Seafarers Welfare Board 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...

Obi Visits Diri, Says I’m Desperate To Make Nigeria Work *Bayelsa Gov Restates Call For Power Shift

News Feature, Politics
Presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Peter Obi, has said he is not desperate to be president but eager to see Nigeria work. The two-term governor of Anambra State and vice presidential candidate of the PDP in 2019 stated this on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri at the Bayelsa State Government House in Yenagoa. Obi said Nigeria was a great country with untapped potentialities, noting that he is desperate to move the nation away from a consumption economy to a productive one. He stressed that Nigeria was not working because of its unproductive state, which he said was unacceptable to the nation’s young, intelligent and smart population. The presidential hopeful, who reeled out the statistics of agricult...
Breaking News ! Sylvester Oromoni. Ijaw Youths Head to Court. Brief SAN. Despatches Lawyer to Autopsy Panel.

Breaking News ! Sylvester Oromoni. Ijaw Youths Head to Court. Brief SAN. Despatches Lawyer to Autopsy Panel.

Breaking News, Education
Members of the IJaw Youths Council ( IYC ) Lagos chapter led by its Chairman Comrade Henry Oyobolo in a civilized and peaceful manner withdrew their protest from Dowen college premises which they occupied earlier to the Law Chambers of Anthony George-Ikoli, SAN to brief him over the questionable death of one of their own, Sylvester Oromoni. After series of meetings with a team of Lawyers from the SAN's Law firm in the past week, the Chambers this afternoon officially accepted to take up the matter and immediately despatched a Lawyer to represent it at theAutopsy Panel. During the Dowen protest, concerned elders monitored closely to prevent hoodlums from hijacking it and portray Ijaw people as violent, destructive and lawless. Before vacating the premises the youths warned the Schoo...
Doyen of Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, drops landmark case against Hadiza Bala Usman, Adesoye

Doyen of Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, drops landmark case against Hadiza Bala Usman, Adesoye

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
Backdropped against the rising tide of appeals by well-meaning Nigerians, both home and abroad, the Doyen of Maritime Journalism and Publisher of foremost maritime journal, Shipping World, Elder Asu Beks, yesterday formally withdrew the case against suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chairman of the NPA Board, Chief Emmanuel Adesoye. In the Suit No: FHC/L/CS/485/2021- Elder Asu Beks & 2 Ors V The President Federal Republic of Nigeria & Ors, they had prayed the court to quash the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman for a second term in office without having served out her first term. It also asked the court to quash the appointment of the NPA Board which negated the provisions of the NPA Act. In a letter dated 15th November, ...

PHOTO NEWS

Misc
Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon.  Rotimi Amaechi; Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Ajani Magdalene; Acting Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello-Koko; Chairman Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited, Mr. Abiodun Dabiri and the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, during an inspection visit to the Lekki Deep Sea Port by the Minister .      
Gov. Diri Meets British Envoy, Seeks UK Investment In Bayelsa

Gov. Diri Meets British Envoy, Seeks UK Investment In Bayelsa

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has promised that his administration would provide and guarantee the enabling environment for United Kingdom investments in the state. Governor Diri gave the pledge on Monday when he met with the United Kingdom's High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mrs. Catriona Laing, in Abuja. He requested the envoy to pave the way for British investments in the state in the areas of agriculture, transportation, education, maritime, aquaculture, ICT among others. The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said the relationship between the UK and Bayelsa predated the creation of Nigeria, which was further consolidated by the discovery of crude oil in commercial quantities at Otuabagi, a community in the state, by Shell ...
NIWA set to move containers from Lagos to Onitsha Port

NIWA set to move containers from Lagos to Onitsha Port

Port News, Press Release
In an effort to make Onitsha River Port functional, and to decongest the Lagos Ports, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) is to engage the services of Akewa Colmar Terminal Limited (ACTL) to move containers from Lagos Ports to Onitsha River Port via Burutu Port in Delta State. The idea of hauling containers via Burutu Ports to Onitsha River port is to deliberately avoid the two small bridges of Gbarekolo and Bumandi.  Because the two bridges are too tiny and shallow for sea moving badges or vessels to ply through, that is why the company (ACTL) is considering the route from Lagos Ports to Burutu Port then to Onitsha River Port as final destination. The Managing Director of NIWA Chief Dr. George Moghalu disclosed that NIWA is targeting about 1,000 containers to be hauled per ...
Bayelsa Govt Resumes Central Senatorial Road Project

Bayelsa Govt Resumes Central Senatorial Road Project

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has reaffirmed the commitment of his administration to the three senatorial road projects in the state. Speaking at Aguobiri during an on-the-spot assessment of work on the Yenagoa-Oporoma road in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Governor Diri stated that his government's target is to ensure that this year the road is tarred to Aguobiri as well as the bridge across the river is completed. The project was started by the immediate past Senator Seriake Dickson administration. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as saying that once the bridge crosses the Aguobiri river, the government would ensure that the road gets to Angiama and later Oporoma, the headquarters of Southern Ijaw Local Governm...