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Declining Oil Receipts: Apapa Customs Comes to the Rescue?

Declining Oil Receipts: Apapa Customs Comes to the Rescue?

Misc
Indications are rife that the Nigeria Customs Service under the leadership of Adewale Adeniyi may have risen up to the challenge as President Bola Ahmed Tinubu intensifies his effort to bolster the revenue base of Nigeria's finances. This cheery news came to the fore yesterday when the Customs Area Controller of the premier Port of Apapa, Compt Jide Jaiyeoba told Maritime Editors that his Command would rake in at least N1.5tr into the Federation account by the end of December. Compt Jide Jaiyeoba who spoke yesterday in Apapa revealed that this feat was on account of the pragmatic leadership put in place by CGC Wale Adeniyi. He put the monthly revenue generated by the Command at average of over N110b. In past couple of months, receipts from the NNPC has continued to dwindle on account...
Bayelsa Poll: PDP Calls For MacIver’s Arrest Over Inciting Comments

Bayelsa Poll: PDP Calls For MacIver’s Arrest Over Inciting Comments

Misc, Politics
The Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Inspector-General of Police and Director-General of the Department of State Services to immediately invite a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Joshua MacIver, for questioning. Chairman of the campaign council’s Publicity Directorate, Hon. Ayibaina Duba, in a statement issued in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital on Monday, said Mr. MacIver made inciting comments capable of truncating the peace of the state in a video now in circulation. MacIver, who is running mate to his party’s disqualified governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, made the incendiary comments during a rally in Twon-Brass on Saturday. In the video that has gone viral on social media, the former...
We Lost A Father In Tarakiri Monarch – Gov Diri

We Lost A Father In Tarakiri Monarch – Gov Diri

Misc
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has described late King Richardford Orukarebai Koroye of Tarakiri Kingdom as a father and thoroughbred professional whose reign brought about peace, stability and development to the clan, which cuts across Bayelsa and Delta states. Senator Diri stated this on Saturday during the late king’s funeral at Toru Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The governor noted that the Tarakiri people were not only mourning the passage of their king, who died at 85, but also celebrating his remarkable achievements. A statement by his Chif Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted him as saying that the late monarch upheld and promoted the culture and traditional values of the Ijaw people. "Truly, we have lost a father, brother, a ...
Governor Diri Tasks INEC On Logistics Challenges *Advocates Electronic Voting

Governor Diri Tasks INEC On Logistics Challenges *Advocates Electronic Voting

Misc, News Feature, Politics
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has blamed poor logistics arrangements on the part of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the delay in commencement of voting across the state in Saturday’s election. Senator Diri, who stated this after casting his vote alongside his wife, Dr. Gloria, at ward 6 unit 4 (Kalama-owei wari) in Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area about 10:30am, urged INEC to address the logistics challenges. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as calling on INEC to extend the voting period to accommodate those who were delayed as a result of the logistics delay. He, however, lauded the performance of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and advocated that Nigeria...
Nigeria to the world!

Nigeria to the world!

Misc, News Feature
Our youths have once again put us on the global map, with their creativity, talent, passion and dedication. This time in the entertainment industry. Big congratulations to Super talented Témìládè Openiyi, aka “Tems” who won the Best Melodic Rap Performance category for her contribution to the hit song “Wait for U” with Future and Drake, at the 65th Grammy Awards. Tems with her unique voice and music writing skills, has in a short time carved a niche for herself in the entertainment industry. She is an inspiration to young girls and women in Africa and around the world. Congratulations Tems! @temsbaby
Ndiomu approves payment for 775 Ex Agitators

Ndiomu approves payment for 775 Ex Agitators

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There is Jubilation in the Niger Delta Region as the Maj. Gen. Barry Tariye Ndiomu (rtd), the Interim Administrator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), has approved payment to beneficiaries not less than seven hundred and seventy-five (775) whose Bank Verification Number (BVN) issues has been resolved. In a statement released on Monday by SA Media to the Interim Administrator, Freston Akpor, it was revealed that those who were cleared to receive payment are delegates whose accounts were recently put on hold. According to the SA Media, a new portal has also being created to address issues of delegates with multiple accounts linked to their BVNs. The statement revealed Maj. Gen. Ndiomu (rtd) expressing “serious concern over the BVN issue and had earlier assured that the BVN...
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...
FLOODS: BAYELSA APC TO DOUYE DIRI, YOU HAVE DONE WELL  BUT …

FLOODS: BAYELSA APC TO DOUYE DIRI, YOU HAVE DONE WELL BUT …

Misc
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has commiserated with the people of the state over the loss of lives and extensive destruction wrought by the recent floods in the state. In a statement today in Yenagoa, APC sympathised with victims of the floods, which it said reached almost every part of the state and caused large-scale damage to livelihoods. The party in the statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Doifie Buokoribo, said it was confident that the strength and resilience of our people would carry us through this difficult time. The party, however, gave the state government a slap on the wrist for not being pro-active on the issue. The statement read, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) offers its heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the people ...
Bayelsa Floods Overwhelming, We Need Help, Says Gov Diri *Directs One-Week Stay-At-Home For Civil Servants

Bayelsa Floods Overwhelming, We Need Help, Says Gov Diri *Directs One-Week Stay-At-Home For Civil Servants

Misc, News Feature
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the flooding in the state was overwhelming and beyond what the government alone can handle. The governor has, consequently, appealed for assistance from the federal government, local and international organisations as well as public-spirited individuals. He made the appeal in a statewide radio and television broadcast on Tuesday. According to him, the current flood has severely impacted lives and livelihoods, with nearly a million people in over 300 communities displaced and some deaths reported. He stated that he had toured several of the ravaged communities and seen first hand the extent of the destruction. He said: “Over the last few days, floods have overwhelmed our communities and severely impacted the lives and livelih...