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Intels’ Boss Apologises to NPA, Says Company Will Comply with TSA Policy

Intels’ Boss Apologises to NPA, Says Company Will Comply with TSA Policy

Business, Politics, Port News
Says firm remains committed to Badagry deep seaport By Eromosele Abiodun The founder and majority shareholder of Intels Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s oil and gas logistics giant with operations in Onne, Rivers State, Warri, Delta State and Lagos, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, has apologised to the federal government and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) over the spat that led to the termination of the Pilotage Agency Agreement between his company and NPA. Speaking exclusively to THISDAY Thursday evening, the normally reticent Volpi, who holds dual Italian and Nigerian citizenship, said he was not involved in the negotiations between his firm and NPA over the disagreement on the pilotage agreement but was apologetic for the misunderstanding that had taken place. He also resolved to ensu...
Diri Dedicates The Sun Award To Bayelsa Flood Victims

Diri Dedicates The Sun Award To Bayelsa Flood Victims

Misc, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has saluted the resilience of people of the state while dedicating the 2022 Governor of the Year Award by The Sun Newspapers to victims of last year’s monster floods in the state. Speaking in Lagos on Saturday night shortly after he received the award, Governor Diri expressed delight that people of the state were able to surmount the challenges presented by the disaster. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as also commending the people for supporting his administration and that the award will spur him to do more. Governor Diri particularly lauded the legislature and judiciary in the state for the synergy among the three arms of government, saying the cooperation has contributed greatly to the...
Nembe-Brass Road: Gov Douye Diri thanks Buhari

Nembe-Brass Road: Gov Douye Diri thanks Buhari

News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described as commendable the listing of the Nembe-Brass Road among federal projects under the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) Road Tax Scheme by the Federal Government. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its meeting last week named the long-conceived federal road among 44 other selected projects to be constructed in partnership with the NNPCL. Governor Diri in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Alabrah, said after several letters and visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on this and other projects in the state that require federal intervention and partnership, it was gratifying that the Federal Government decided to earmark the road for construction. The governor equally commended the Minister of S...
Diri Swears In Ayemieye As Bayelsa Acting CJ

Diri Swears In Ayemieye As Bayelsa Acting CJ

Law, News Feature
Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has sworn in Justice Matilda Abrakasa Ayemieye as the Acting Chief Judge of the state. Justice Ayemieye took the oath in acting capacity on Monday inside the Executive Council Chambers in Government House, Yenagoa. Ayemieye steps in following last week’s retirement of Justice Kate Abiri, who served as Chief Judge of the state for 15 years. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, Governor Diri charged the new Acting Chief Judge to maintain the cordial relationship between the executive and judicial arms of government in the state. Diri said Ayemieye was eminently qualified for the position and tasked her to carry her colleagues along in the scheme of things in order to move the state judiciary to greater...
League of Maritime Editors hail Appointment New NPA Image Maker.

League of Maritime Editors hail Appointment New NPA Image Maker.

News Feature, Port News
The League of Maritime Editors has reacted to the appointment of Mrs Josephine Moltok as the new image maker of the organization. The League described the appointment of Moltok as a good development considering the decades of her wealth of experience that she will be bringing to the new position. In a statement signed by the President of League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the League said Mrs Moltok is best fitted for the job. The statement described the appointment as simply putting a round peg in a round hole. Congratulating her on the appointment, the statement added that all these years in NPA, Moltok has proved herself as a worthy image maker while in the Roll-on-Roll-Off terminal/Tin Can ports and later in Apapa zonal of...
Promotion of Blue Economy Our Priority , Says Gov Diri

Promotion of Blue Economy Our Priority , Says Gov Diri

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has restated the commitment of his administration towards developing and harnessing the economic potential of the aquatic environment of the state. Governor Diri said this necessitated the ongoing construction of the three senatorial roads leading to the Blue Economy zone of the state. Speaking in Twon-Brass island, headquarters of the Brass Local Government Area during the flag-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bayelsa East senatorial campaign, the governor noted that the wealth of the state lies in the Atlantic Ocean. He stated that his administration will do all within its power to harness the resources in the ocean for the benefit of the people. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as ass...
Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Judicial Blackmail  …as Diri, Wike, Obaseki, Legal Titans Bid Retiring Bayelsa CJ Farewell

Jonathan Cautions Politicians Against Judicial Blackmail …as Diri, Wike, Obaseki, Legal Titans Bid Retiring Bayelsa CJ Farewell

News Feature, Press Release
Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has admonished the political class to allow the judiciary perform its constitutional functions, saying society is dynamic. Dr. Jonathan gave the admonition on Friday during the book presentation/reception that culminated week-long activities marking the retirement of the Bayelsa State Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, in Yenagoa, the state capital. The former president acknowledged the critical role Justice Abiri played when she swore in the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, thus averting a constitutional crisis and advised politicians not to be blinded by the power they wield. Jonathan equally cautioned judicial officers to strive to be impartial and courageous in upholding the rule of law, which he noted was significant in the d...
Shippers’ Council hosts 9th African Shippers’ Day

Shippers’ Council hosts 9th African Shippers’ Day

Maritime, News Feature, Press Release
The nation’s Port Economic Regulator, Nigerian Shippers’ Council in collaboration with Union of African Shippers’ Councils (UASC) will hold the 9th edition of African Shippers’ Day in Lagos from Monday 16th January 2023 to Wednesday 18th January, 2023 at Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The programme, with the theme ‘‘African Continental Free Trade Agreement: A Veritable Platform for African Shippers to Mainstream into Global Trade’’, will be declared open by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR while Engr. Mu’Azu Jaji Sambo, the Honourable Minister of Transportation is the Chief host. The Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Mr. Wamkele Mene is expected to make a presentation on the topic ‘‘AfCFTA: Vehicle for Africa’s Econ...
Ndiomu secures ICT  deal for ex-agitators

Ndiomu secures ICT deal for ex-agitators

News Feature, Technology
The Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Maj Gen Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd) has secured a mouth watering ICT deal for ex-agitators. The General whose heart's desire has always been the productive engagement of graduate and skilled ex-agitators in Nigeria's labour market is to partner with the National Information Development Agency in the days ahead. The National Information Development Agency has agreed to grant special concessions to qualified ex-agitators by offering them scholarships in ICT training. As a follow up to the agreed decision, the management of NIDA is to set up an inter-agency committee charged with the responsibility of engaging ex-agaitators in the new digital world. This outcome was made known to the public during a courtesy vis...