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President Buhari threatens to sack Service Chiefs

President Buhari threatens to sack Service Chiefs

Maritime, News Feature, Politics, Port News, Press Release
President of Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has once again threatened to fire the nation's security chiefs over nonperformance.  The new threat came up Tuesday after a routine meeting with them at the Presidential Villa. This is coming almost 24 hours after the Nigerian Governors Forum rose from an emergency meeting in which they raised serious concerns over the  rising wave of insecurity across the country  .              National Security Adviser,  Gen Babagana Mungono , who briefed State House Correspondents  said  President Muhammadu Buhari expressed the concern of Nigerians over the worsening security situation in the country . Gen Mungono said  the President sounded what&nbs...
President Buhari gives NDDC one week to pay fees of Students

President Buhari gives NDDC one week to pay fees of Students

Education, Maritime, News Feature, Port News, Press Release
President Muhammadu Buhari The Interim Management Committee of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has been ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari to pay  beneficiaries of the commission’s scholarship in Institutions of higher learning within the next seven days. Charleston Odili, NDDC Director of Corporate Affairs, broke the good  news after delivering the NDDC management’s invitation to Mr.  President to inaugurate the 29-kilometre Ogbia-Nembe Road in Bayelsa state. The beneficiaries of the commission’s scholarship in the United Kingdom protested recently over the non-payment of their tuition fees  The students who their protest   to  the Nigerian High Commission in London had expressed their displeasure over “negligence of their w...
‘BUHARIWATCH: OUR PRESIDENT IS PROCRASTINATING AGAIN’

‘BUHARIWATCH: OUR PRESIDENT IS PROCRASTINATING AGAIN’

News Feature, Opinion, Politics
Inside Stuff With MARTINS OLOJA This is not a time for sycophancy and political correctness. Nor is it a time to hide some truth in a grave. It is a time to shout it to the nation and the ruling party big men that our president is procrastinating again! So, this is not healthy for Nigeria, a country that a whole continent and indeed the Black race have been waiting for, as a source of pride, inspiration and confidence. This is also a time to repeat a classic in which Winston Churchill in the late 1936 warned in the House of Commons, ‘The era of procrastination, of half measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences’. Oh yes, this is a time to lament the procrastination, half measures, soothing...
Buhari to commission Kaduna dry port on Thursday

Buhari to commission Kaduna dry port on Thursday

Breaking News, Business
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday commission the Kaduna Inland Dry Port in Kakuri, Kaduna. A statement signed by the Director, Special Duties of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Ignatius Nweke, said the port which is among the seven dry ports being promoted by the Council was built by Kaduna Inland Dry Port Limited and has the capacity to handle 29,000 tonnes of cargoes yearly at the first phase of operation and likely to double when fully completed.  “The Kaduna Dry Port, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria would receive cargo from Apapa Port in Lagos, through the railway or by road and also export goods through the same channel,” Nweke said. According to him, the establishment of inland container depots in the hinterland was informed by the need to reduce...
President Muhammadu Buhari names Demola Seriki as Chairman of MAN, Oron Governing Council.

President Muhammadu Buhari names Demola Seriki as Chairman of MAN, Oron Governing Council.

Breaking News, Education
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a Governing Council for the Maritime Academy of Oron, Akwa Ibom State. The 4-man Council is headed by Demola Seriki as Chairman. Other members of the Governing Council include Taiwo Tayo Ibitola(SAN), Hon Garba Jiji and Alh Sale Kudiawa. The Maritime Academy of Nigeria has been without a Governing Council since the inception of the present administration. With this appointment, the Interim Management Council of the Academy headed by Aare Adebayo Sarumi is expected to wind up. Mr Seriki who hails from Lagos State belongs to the ruling All Progress Congress. He was appointed Minister of State Defence in 2009 before defecting to the APC. He holds a master of science degree from Herbert Lehman College of the City University of New York in the ...