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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...
Why we chose Tompolo Maritime Man of the Year….Asu Beks

Why we chose Tompolo Maritime Man of the Year….Asu Beks

Maritime, News Feature, Press Release
High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, better known as Tompolo, and chief executive officer of TANTITA Security Services Limited, one of the companies contracted by the Federal Government to provide surveillance and protection serves for the network of crude oil pipelines in the Niger Delta region, has emerged the 2022 Maritime Man of the Year. Tompolo's emergence was announced by Maritime Media Limited, a media consultancy and publishing outfit with special focus on Nigeria’s maritime industry. It's publisher and editor-in-chief, Elder Asu Beks, unveiled the organization's winner in a special press release issued in Lagos. According to him, since President Muhammadu Buhari in August this year made the bold call to involve private sector organizations in pipeline surveillance and protecti...
BAYELSA FLOODS:Atiku Donates N6m to each Local Council

BAYELSA FLOODS:Atiku Donates N6m to each Local Council

News Feature, Press Release
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has donated the sum of N50 million to flood victims in Bayelsa State, which translates to about N6.25m per each of the eight Council areas of the state. Speaking at Government House, Yenagoa, during a sympathy visit Gov Douye Diri Tuesday, Atiku said the donation was his token to support the recovery process of those affected by the flood. Describing the disaster as disheartening, he lamented its effect on the lives and economy of people of the state and called on the Federal Government and public-spirited individuals and organizations to support Bayelsa in this difficult moment. The former Vice President advocated the setting up of an independent flood disaster relief fund that will provide succo...
Peter Obi shocked at lack of Federal Presence in Bayelsa  *Says State Needs Urgent Help

Peter Obi shocked at lack of Federal Presence in Bayelsa *Says State Needs Urgent Help

Politics, Press Release
Former Governor of Anambra State and presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 election, Mr. Obi said flying into the state in a chopper gave him a better aerial view of the situation and that the state needs urgent help. Obi spoke on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state capital, when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Douye Diri at the Government House before they both visited internally displaced persons (IDPs) at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion camp in Yenagoa. He lamented the hardship experienced by people of the state as a result of the floods and wondered why the federal government had not sent a high-powered delegation to the state with a view to providing assistance for the people. While calling on the federal government to declare an emergency over the flooding in par...
BAYELSA IS SINKING: AN SOS TO UN, FG, NIWA, NEMA ETC

BAYELSA IS SINKING: AN SOS TO UN, FG, NIWA, NEMA ETC

News Feature, Press Release
The recent flood disaster that is being felt in various states in Nigeria is taking an alarming dimension in Bayelsa State, according to a statement by the Ijaw Media Forum. A statement by its National President, Elder Asu Beks, has appealed to the United Nations, the Federal Government of Nigeria and and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA , to move in swifty to avert the ravaging calamity. Said Elder Asu Beks: "As we speak, speak most of the communities in the state are under water. Never before has flooding been so devastating in the history of Bayelsa State and the entire Niger Delta as currently being experienced. Properties worth billions of naira have been destroyed while thousands of families have been rendered homeless , as Bayelsa State have been cut off from the ne...
Niwa Unveils Watercraft Ambulance in Lagos.*

Niwa Unveils Watercraft Ambulance in Lagos.*

Press Release
In response to critical empowerment of the Search and Rescue team in Lagos and as strategic fulfilment to suggestions made by the cream of maritime media at a recent parley , Dr George Morghalu, managing Director of National Inland Waterways Authority ( niwa) had deployed a new ambulance boat to the Lagos area office The new water craft fitted with amber lights and two 175 Horse Power engines made by Yamaha, with cream colour leather interior, fitted with medical equipment, first aid boxes, communication system, and stretchers, will form the fulcrum rapid response to accidents on Lagos waterways. Rugged and built to ferry accident victims and those who require immediate medical attention to the nearest hospital and Medical Hold Bay, the ambulance watercraft can travel at controlled t...