The League of Maritime Editors (LME) has concluded arrangements to honour the Transportation Minister, Alhaji Muazu Sambo and his Minister of State counterpart, Mr. Ademola Adegoroye.
The honour for the two Ministers is in appreciation of their hard work and landmark achievements within a short space of their stay in the Transport Ministry.
As part of the honour, the League is organizing an Appreciation Dinner slated for June 9 at Eko Hotel and Suites, in Victoria Island, Lagos.
The Appreciation Dinner which is strictly on invitation will be chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.
In a statement signed by the President of the League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the two Ministers are being ho...
Oil pollution in Bayelsa State was on the international focus on Tuesday as the report of the state’s Oil and Environmental Commission (BSOEC) was launched at the House of Lords in London.
The 211-page report titled: “An Environmental Genocide: Counting the Human Cost of Oil in Bayelsa, Nigeria,” is a detailed documentation of the over 60 years of oil exploration and pollution in the state where oil was first discovered in commercial quantity in Nigeria by Shell.
The BSOEC was established in March 2019 by the immediate past Senator Seriake Dickson administration.
It had as chair a former Anglican Archbishop of York and member of the House of Lords, Dr. John Sentamu, alongside former president of Ghana, John Kufuor and another member of the House of Lords, Baroness Valerie Amos, as...
The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, Board of Governors of the National Judicial Institute, Hon. JusticeOlukayode Ariwoola, GCON has stated that the judiciary has a role to play in all legal forms of fight against piracy, noting that a secured maritime domain was vital to economic development and advancement. The CJN stated this while declaring the 3rd edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium for Justices of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal and Judges of the Federal High Court, Open in Lagos.
The CJN who was represented at the event by Hon. Justice Musa Dattjo Muhammad, CFR, averred that he was pleased with the 2023 edition of the Nigerian Admiralty Law Colloquium, because it was tailored towards effective and efficient adjudication of cases as well as curbing the menac...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, on Friday night, visited the family of a slain Bayelsa youth, Douglas Joseph, to commiserate with them over last Wednesday’s ugly incident that led to his death.
The young Douglas, a native of Epie from Yenizue-Epie community in Yenagoa, the state capital, was reportedly stabbed by a commercial tricycle rider following disagreement over transport fare.
The governor, who led top government functionaries to the deceased’s family residence at the Kpansia area of the state capital, brought some succour to the family as he offered immediate employment in the state civil service to wife of the late Douglas.
A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, on Saturday, quoted the governor as also announcing scholarship for the dece...
Bayelsa State Governor, Senator Douye Diri, is deeply saddened by the fatal boat incident at Okoroma community along the Brass waterways in Brass Local Government Area of the state.
Yet to be confirmed number of persons are said to be missing in Thursday’s mishap involving a local passenger boat.
The boat was said to be carrying scores of passengers and goods worth millions of Naira from Yenagoa to the Brass island and neighbouring communities when it suddenly went under reportedly due to overweight.
Governor Diri has directed the relevant government agencies, including security agencies, to collaborate in the search-and-rescue efforts and ensure the recovery of all missing persons.
The Bayelsa helmsman sympathised with injured victims and the families that lost persons in the ...
Governor of State, Senator Douye Diri, has said his administration will collaborate with the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) to deliver decent and affordable housing to workers as part of efforts to enhance their welfare.
Senator Diri stated this when the FMBN management led by the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Madu Mamman, paid him a courtesy visit in Government House, Yenagoa.
To this end, the governor granted the bank's request for the allocation of land to support financing of housing initiatives in the state.
Senator Diri equally directed the Commissioner for Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Barr. Esau Andrew and the Head of Service, Mrs. Biobelemoye Charles-Onyeama, to liaise with the bank to ensure that its ministerial pilot housing project...
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...
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...
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...
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...