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Banana Peels Dayo Mobereola Must Avoid at NIMASA

Banana Peels Dayo Mobereola Must Avoid at NIMASA

Maritime, Press Release
Dr. Dayo Mobereola's appointment as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) signifies a new era for the agency.Saddled with overseeing West and Central Africa’s leading maritime regulatory agency, Dr. Mobereola faces the task of navigating through challenges and maximizing opportunities for growth and development in the region. This article,by Shipping World's ASU BEKS highlights key strategies he can adopt to avoid potential pitfalls and navigate the tricky waters of maritime governance effectively. With his appointment on March 12, 2024, Dr Mebereola became NIMASA’s eighth director general since the agency emerged from the union between the Nigerian Maritime Authority and Joint Maritime Labour Industrial Council (JOMALIC). The new helmsman...
President Tinubu to Commission Funtua Dry Port on Thursday

President Tinubu to Commission Funtua Dry Port on Thursday

Maritime, Port News, Press Release
The Federal Government of Nigeria has concluded plans to officially commission the much anticipated Funtua Inland Dry Port on Thursday, 9th May, 2024 in Katsina State. The Funtua Inland Dry Port will be commissioned by His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR at Funtua IDP Project Site, Katsina State. by 11: 00 a.m. prompt. The Commissioning Ceremony will feature key dignitaries, government officials and industry stakeholders. This significant milestone, marks a pivotal moment of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council’s commitment in facilitating trade in Nigeria. It is also in line with the performance bond signed by the Honourable Minister of Marine & Blue Economy, His Excellency, Adegboyega Oyetola, CON. It is worthy to note that, this initiative is part of Counc...
INC condemns the barbaric act of Killing of innocent people and personnel of the Nigerian Army

INC condemns the barbaric act of Killing of innocent people and personnel of the Nigerian Army

News Feature, Press Release
The ijaw National Congress worldwide (INC) wish to condemn in strong terms, the recent attack on the military and the Killing of 22 soldiers of the Nigerian army. The INC describes this act to be very barbaric, sad, and unfortunate The INC was reliably informed that, an indigene of Okoloba community in Bomadi Local Government in Delta State was kidnapped on the 5th of March purportedly by indigenes of Okuama , whose corpse was later found on the 8th of march and the case was immediately reported to the DPO of Bomodi police station. On the 12th of march, there was another case of missing person and kidnap, which prompted leaders of Okoloba community to report to the joint task force (JTF). In the process of rescuing the kidnapped person from Okuama, the soldiers were ambushed an...
Supreme Court warns states to stay off the waterways, upvoting Niwa as the authentic regulatory authority

Supreme Court warns states to stay off the waterways, upvoting Niwa as the authentic regulatory authority

Press Release
The battle of who regulates all activities on Nigerian inland waterways between lagos state government and the Federal government came to an end on Friday in Abuja as the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the federal government and its inland Waterways regulatory agency, National Inland Waterways Authority( NIWA). Honourable Justice Okoro, in a landmark judgment delivered yesterday, January 5th, 2024, validated an earlier federal High Court ruling, FHC/CS/ 543/ 2012, which pronounced NIWA as the authentic authority over Nigerian inland waterways and advised lagos state government and its agencies and any other states in the country to stay away from regulatory activities on Nigerian inland waterways. Justice Okoro held that any attempt to compete over regulatory and commercial functio...
Tinubu Appoints Executive Directors for NIMASA,  NPA

Tinubu Appoints Executive Directors for NIMASA, NPA

Press Release
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of new Executive Directors in two (2) agencies under the Federal Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy:Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA): (A) Ms. Vivian C. Richard Edet — Executive Director, Finance & Administration (NPA) (B) Engr. Olalekan Badmus — Executive Director, Marine & Operations (NPA) (C) Engr. Ibrahim Abba Umar — Executive Director, Engineering & Technical Services (NPA) Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) (D) Mr. Jibril Abba — Executive Director, Maritime Labour & Cabotage Services (NIMASA) (E) Mr. Chudi Offodile — Executive Director, Finance & Administration (NIMASA) (F) Engr. Fatai Taye Adeyemi — Executive Director, Operations (NIMASA) The President approves these...
Nassarawa State Govt Partners Shippers’ Council on Inland Dry Port Project*

Nassarawa State Govt Partners Shippers’ Council on Inland Dry Port Project*

Press Release
Nassarawa State Government has expressed willingness to partner with the Nigerian Shippers' Council (NSC) to facilitate the establishment of Inland Dry Port (IDP) in the State. The Executive Secretary and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Shippers' Council, Barr.Pius Akutah, disclosed this after a closed door meeting with the Executive Governor of Nassarawa State, His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule. Akutah who briefed newsmen after the meeting on Saturday hinted that the Governor has already issued directives on how the project can be actualized for the benefit of shippers in the state. The NSC Chief Executive Officer further disclosed that the State Governor has directed the Attorney General of Nassarawa State to meet with the management of the Nassarawa Investment Agency to ...
Bayelsa Gov Signs N489.4bn 2024 Appropriation, Electricity Bills Into Law *Assembly Increases Budget For Stadium, Renal Centre Projects

Bayelsa Gov Signs N489.4bn 2024 Appropriation, Electricity Bills Into Law *Assembly Increases Budget For Stadium, Renal Centre Projects

News Feature, Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has signed the state’s 2024 appropriation bill of N489,443,632,374 into law. Governor Diri appended his signature on the “Budget of Sustainable and Shared Prosperity” on Thursday in Government House, Yenagoa. This figure represents an increase of N8.450 billion from the earlier N480,993,632,369 the governor presented to the House of Assembly for consideration on November 29, 2023. His Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted Senator Diri as saying that the budget prioritises key sectors like education, infrastructure, healthcare delivery and agriculture. He expressed optimism that a careful implementation of the budget would improve the living conditions of the people and address rural and urban poverty. He said: “In order...
Omatsola Ogbe Assumes Office as  Exec Sec NCDMB, Charges Staff on High Performance

Omatsola Ogbe Assumes Office as Exec Sec NCDMB, Charges Staff on High Performance

Press Release
The newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Engr. Felix Omatsola Ogbe has assumed office and held his first official meeting with the Directors and some management staff of the Board. Ogbe was appointed last Thursday by President Bola Tinubu, replacing Engr. Simbi Kesiye Wabote, who had served for seven and half years in office. At a meeting on Thursday at the NCDMB’s Abuja liaison office, the new Executive Secretary received a high-level briefing on the Board’s projects and initiatives from the Directors and senior management. In his remarks, the new NCDMB boss lauded the achievements recorded by the agency, especially the human capacity development programme which had produced Nigerians who now provide high-tech service...
Diri To Bayelsa-born CIF CEO: Your Appointment Will Inspire Others

Diri To Bayelsa-born CIF CEO: Your Appointment Will Inspire Others

Press Release
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, has said the appointment of Tariye Gbadegesin as the Chief Executive Officer of the global organisation, Climate Investment Funds (CIF), will inspire many from her home state of Bayelsa, Nigeria as well as the African continent. Governor Diri stated this in a congratulatory message he personally signed, describing Tariye as the proverbial apple that does not fall far off the tree, in reference to her parents, Prof. Turner and Prof. Miriam Isoun. The Bayelsa governor said he received the news with excitement. He said: “I received the news of your appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF) with much excitement. “This is particularly heartwarming for us in Bayelsa State knowing that you are the f...
League Cautions Tinubu Administration Against Merger of FIRS, Customs, NIMASA · Points out massive job losses  · Argues merger should be for agencies not doing well

League Cautions Tinubu Administration Against Merger of FIRS, Customs, NIMASA · Points out massive job losses · Argues merger should be for agencies not doing well

News Feature, Press Release
The League of Maritime Editors (LOME) on Monday advised the administration of President Ahmed Bola Tinubu against the proposal to merge the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) as one single agency to be known as the Nigerian Revenue Service (NRS). The League described such proposal as ill-conceived and misleading to the administration of Tinubu which should not be allowed to see the light of the day. Describing the proposal as anti-people, the association added that those behind the idea failed to consider the obvious dire consequences associated with merger which include mass sack of employees in all the agencies involved. In a statement signed by the President of the League, Chi...