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*BREAKUNG; DIG, FCID slumps, dies in his office*  March 9, 2022

*BREAKUNG; DIG, FCID slumps, dies in his office* March 9, 2022

Breaking News, Profile
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Joseph Egbunike, is dead. Egbunike, was reported to have slumped and died in his office at Area ten Garki, Abuja late hours Tuesday night. The deceased was an indigene of Onitsha, Anambra State, headed the Special Investigation Panel constituted by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to investigate the suspended head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, over money laundering allegations.
EXCLUSIVE! Hadiza Bala Usman Responds to Amaechi’s Query.

EXCLUSIVE! Hadiza Bala Usman Responds to Amaechi’s Query.

Breaking News, Port News
Embattled Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has responded to the query issued her by the Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi. In the 23 page document obtained exclusively by Shipping World on Monday in Abuja, Hadiza Bala Usman cleared herself of any wrong doing. In a letter dated February 4 ,2022 and captioned " Re: Allegations of infractions Arising from the Report of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry into Activities of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) 2016 to 2021", the suspended MD took time to respond to the 21 grounds on which was found culpable by the panel headed by Mr Auwal Suleiman, the Director of Maritime Services at the Ministry of Transportation. Disregard for Ministerial Directive in Respect of the Bonny/Port Harcourt/Lagos ...
EXCLUSIVELY!Hadiza Bala Usman barred from holding public office….

EXCLUSIVELY!Hadiza Bala Usman barred from holding public office….

Breaking News, News Feature, Port News
Report The Ministerial Panel set up on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the infamous tenure of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, has at last turned in a report of "guilty as charged". The former Convener of Bring Back our girls was found culpable on all charges but one, according to sources close to the panel which was headed by Mr Auwal Suleiman,the Director of Maritime Services at the Federal Ministry of Transportation.The 11man panel which was inaugurated by Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi about 8 months ago found Hadiza Bala Usman guilty on all counts and barred her from holding public office in the future. The recommendations of the panel was submitted to the Presidency about five weeks .The Secretary to the Government ...
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...
Nembe Oil Spill: Gov Diri, NESRA DG Disagree

Nembe Oil Spill: Gov Diri, NESRA DG Disagree

Breaking News, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has expressed dissatisfaction with comments credited to the Director General of the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA), Mr. Idris Musa, on the legality of the state's technical committee on the recent oil spill in Nembe Local Government Area of the state. The NOSDRA DG was reportedly quoted to have said that the committee was illegal and also prevented the media from being part of the Joint Investigation Visit to the spillage site. Governor Diri spoke on Monday during a courtesy visit of the Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor, to Government House, Yenagoa. The minister was in the state for an on-the-spot assessment of the blowout that occurred at OML 29 Wellhead platform operated by Aite...
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, ...