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IJAW MEDIA FORUM APPEALS TO DONOR AGENCIES TO FUND PAP

IJAW MEDIA FORUM APPEALS TO DONOR AGENCIES TO FUND PAP

News Feature
As the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, gets to the most critical stage of re integration of ex agitators into mainstream society, a group, the Ijaw Media Forum, has urged international donor agencies to assist the PAP in achieving its set objectives. President of Ijaw Media Forum, Elder Asu Beks, made this call during a Live Radio interview in Lagos weekend. The Presidential Amnesty Programme , the brain child of Late President Umaru Yaradua, was introduced on September 16, 2009. The PAP was initiated by the late President at the peak of the agitations by Niger Delta youths on account of marginalization and environmental degradation following decades of oil exploration by the Federal Government. The program was aimed at disarming, demobilization and reintegration of ex agitators...
TOMPOLO IS MARITIME MAN OF YEAR 2022….

TOMPOLO IS MARITIME MAN OF YEAR 2022….

Maritime, News Feature
Gov Douye Diri to Chair Invesiture at Oriental Hotel SHIPPING WORLD, Nigeria's flagship Maritime journal , has named High Chief Government Ekpomupolo , aka Tompolo, the Maritime Man of the Year 2022. A statement signed in Lagos on Monday by the Chief Executive Officer of Maritime Media Ltd, Publishers of Shipping World magazine, Elder Asu Beks , stated that High Chief Government Ekpomupolo was nominated for the coveted award by the Advisory Board of Maritime Industry Merit AWARDS, MIMA, after a careful appraisal of his uncommon leadership as Chief Executive Officer of TANTITA Security Services Nigeria Ltd where he has demonstrated an uncommon leadership mandate after Federal Government awarded his Company, TANTINA SECURITY SERVICES , to provide crude oil and petroleum products pipeline-...
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...
AGGE WILL BE AFRICA’s LARGEST PORT CITY…Sen Douye Diri

AGGE WILL BE AFRICA’s LARGEST PORT CITY…Sen Douye Diri

Misc, News Feature
As Bayelsa State Unveils plans for one of the World's most ambitious Port City Development Models, the State's helmsman, Sen Douye Diri, has thrown it's doors open for investors to take advantage of the unlimited opportunities open to prospect investors. Governor Douye Diri who was speaking in Yenagoa when he received in audience the Agge Port City Development Committee , said the magnitude of the project was such that could not be handled single handed by the Bayelsa State Government. " I must acknowledge the reality that this project is beyond what we can handle alone as a state government, considering the huge budgetary implication. I therefore call on investors to take advantage of the huge benefits the project offers’, he said. Gov Diri who was responding to a call by the Coordina...
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, ...
BREAKING: DRAMA AS HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TRIAL IS STALLED

BREAKING: DRAMA AS HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TRIAL IS STALLED

Breaking News, Port News
There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi on Thursday, November 4, as parties to the suit challenging the premature reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority were informed that the matter was heard a clear 24 hours before the scheduled date of November 4. Elder Asu Beks and two others had on March 25, 2021 filed the suit challenging the powers of President Muhammadu Buhari to prematurely reappoint Hadiza Usman, six clear months before the expiration of her statutory five years tenure. The plaintiffs, among other reliefs are also urging the Court to declare the composition of the current Board of Nigerian Ports Authority, a nullity as it did not meet the statutory requirements, prescribed by the NPA Act. At the first hearing of...
Shipping World to honour late Tony Momoh, Late Sam Ndah Isaiah, Daily Trust others at 25 th anniversary

Shipping World to honour late Tony Momoh, Late Sam Ndah Isaiah, Daily Trust others at 25 th anniversary

Maritime
The Editorial Board of Maritime Media Ltd, Publishers of Nigeria's flagship maritime journal, Shipping World magazine have lined up a series of activities to mark its 25 years anniversary. Highlight of the event Scheduled for The Podium Event Centre Ikeja, Lagos is a Celebration of some Iconic Media Personalities and official launch of a Seaferers development program targetted at the girl child .Tagged from the CREEKS TO THE OCEAN, a catch them young program, it would focus on Nigeria's Coastal states of Lagos, Ondo, Delta , Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Cross Rivers. A statement by Elder Asu Beks, CEO of Maritime Media Ltd and Publisher of Shipping World named the Media Icons and Organizations as follows; Awardees. 1. POSTHUMOUS Iconic Media Award : Late Prince Tony Mom...
ASU BEKS TO BUHARI:YOU GOOFED ON THE PREMATURE TENURE ELONGATION OF HADIZA BALA USMAN

ASU BEKS TO BUHARI:YOU GOOFED ON THE PREMATURE TENURE ELONGATION OF HADIZA BALA USMAN

Maritime, Port News
Angered by the seeming disregard for the statutory provisions of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Act, a group of concerned stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the premature extension of the tenure of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 21, 2021, through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, announced the reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA for another five years, six clear months before the expiration of her initial 5 year tenure. The stakeholders who argued that the President’s action was in contravention of the statutory provisions of the NPA Act and the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,had argued th...
Correct Mama For Burial on Dec 19th

Correct Mama For Burial on Dec 19th

Breaking News, News Feature
TRIBUTE: LATE MADAM ZUOKORU ABRAKA Late Madam Zuokoru Abraka was born 89 years ago on the 26th of February 1930 in Tuomo, Burutu Local Government Area of present-day Delta State, to the family of late Chief & Mrs Osere of Ekpebimo family in Ekeremobiri Quarters in Tuomo town. She grew up in a large Christian family with many siblings and quickly got involved in taking care of her extended relatives. As a young and vibrant trader, Correct Mama traversed the famous trade routes  in the creeks of the Niger Delta, mostly by canoe,including Torugbene, Peretorugbene, Isampou, Ndoro,Tamigbe, Kpakiama,  Kiagbodo, Ogbobagbene, Ojobo, Aleibiri, Ogriagbene, Bomadi and Patani all in the old Western Ijaw Division. CORRECT MAMA was hugely popular in the trading  circles, while her friendly and ...