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NIMASA creates over 7,000 new jobs in maritime-Dakuku

NIMASA creates over 7,000 new jobs in maritime-Dakuku

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the Agency had already keyed into the vision of the President by creating over 7,000 jobs in the last six months through the New Cabotage Compliance Strategy and is set to do more, as there are vast opportunities in the maritime sector. Dakuku ... Read More »

Buhari names Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola

Buhari names Abuja National Stadium after MKO Abiola

President Muhammad Buhari has renamed the Abuja National Stadium after the late MKO Abiola. He made this pronouncement during his speech at the first June 12 Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja. “As we all know, correcting injustice is a pre-requisite for peace and unity. As part of the process of healing and reconciliation, I approved ... Read More »

N3.6bn Fraud:  How Omatsuli, Co-defendant received money through company account- Witness

N3.6bn Fraud: How Omatsuli, Co-defendant received money through company account- Witness

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The trial of Touyo Omatsuli, a former Executive Director on Projects, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, and Francis Momoh resumed Monday 10 June 2019, at the Federal High Court, Lagos, before Justice Saliu Seidu. At the proceedings, a prosecution witness, Ibinabo Micheal West told the Court how he transferred in tranches the total sum of N3.6 ... Read More »

Nigeria committed to leading war against maritime crime in Africa- Dakuku

Nigeria committed to leading war against maritime crime in Africa- Dakuku

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has declared Nigeria’s unwavering commitment to its leadership role in the war on piracy and maritime crimes in the Gulf of Guinea region, an area widely considered the global challenging maritime crime base in Africa. Dakuku made the declaration in a keynote address he delivered at ... Read More »

BPE dissociates self from purported verification of PHCN disengaged staff

BPE dissociates self from purported verification of PHCN disengaged staff

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has dissociated itself from a purported verification of disengaged staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) by a group of former staff of the energy utility linking it to the exercise. Amina Tukur Othman, head, Public Communications of the bureau, said BPE was alarmed that the group ... Read More »

NATIONAL FLEET WILL HELP NIGERIANS LIFT CRUDE – DAKUKU

NATIONAL FLEET WILL HELP NIGERIANS LIFT CRUDE – DAKUKU

To End Capital Flight and Retain Jobs & Dollars in Nigeria Nigerians will be able to lift its country’s crude oil for export immediately the national fleet comes into operation, the Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has said. Dakuku,  who was speaking at a media breakfast meeting on the sideline of the ongoing Nor Shipping Conference  and Exhibition in ... Read More »

Dakuku Challenges Media on Constructive Reporting

Dakuku Challenges Media on Constructive Reporting

Bags Maritime Industry Living Legends Award The Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has advised the media in Nigeria to concentrate their effort and attention on productive reporting aimed at spurring positive action in the country, especially in the maritime sector. Dakuku stated this in Lagos at an awards ceremony organised by Maritime Media Limited, ... Read More »

NIHSA urges stakeholders to heed flood warnings for 2019

NIHSA urges stakeholders to heed flood warnings for 2019

The Director General of the Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Engr. Clement Onyeaso Nze, Monday, 27th May, 2019, urged stakeholders on need for adequate flood prevention, mitigation and preparedness as the country gradually gets into rainy season. He urged Nigerians to heed flood warnings raised at the 2019 Annual Flood Outlook (AFO) presented at the 7th edition of the stakeholders’ ... Read More »

Resettling IDPs back to their original communities top on our agenda- NEDC boss

Resettling IDPs back to their original communities top on our agenda- NEDC boss

Chairman of the North East Development Commission ( NEDC), Major General Paul Tarfa ( RTD) has said resettling the  internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) back to their original communities is top on the agenda of the commission. General Tarfa spoke in Maiduguri at the weekend when he led other members of the commission on assessment tour of the various IDPs ... Read More »

Shettima meets NEDC board members, calls for synergy with incoming administration to achieve desired result

Shettima meets NEDC board members, calls for synergy with incoming administration to achieve desired result

  L-R: Gov Shettima, Gen Tarfa (rtd.), Alhaji Alkali* Members of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) have been enjoined to create synergy with Governors in the region to achieve a common goal. Governor Kashim Shettima gave the advice when the Board Chairman of the Commission, Gen. Paul Tarfa (rtd.) alongside the Managing Director, Alhaji Mohammed Goni Alkali led other ... Read More »

Revenue drive: FG inaugurates ‘Project Lighthouse’ steering committee

Revenue drive: FG inaugurates ‘Project Lighthouse’ steering committee

 The Minister of Finance, Mrs Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed on Friday in Abuja, inaugurated the Steering Committee for “Project Lighthouse” targeted at boosting the revenue drive of the nation’s economy. In a statement by the Minister’s Special Adviser on Media and Communications, Mr Paul Ella Abechi, the Steering Committee for the laudable project will be chaired by the Minister of Finance ... Read More »

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Opinion: Corporate Governance Imperatives for Government Broadcasters, By AbdulWarees Solanke

Towards the end of 2017, the Federal Government of Nigeria released the names of chairmen and members of boards of various parastatals that did not yet have a constituted board since 2015 when the new government was inaugurated. These federal news organizations include the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of ... Read More »

Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet, Says Dakuku

Nigeria Long Overdue for National Fleet, Says Dakuku

…Pledges to support implementation committee The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that Nigeria is way overdue for an active national fleet that would properly position it in the comity of maritime nations. Dakuku stated this in Lagos when he played host to members of the National Fleet Implementation Committee (NFIC) ... Read More »

NDLEA denies pact with Ondo government on marijuana cultivation

NDLEA denies pact with Ondo government on marijuana cultivation

The NDLEA has denied any pact with the Ondo state government on the cultivation of medical marijuana. The NDLEA chairman said in a release on Monday that he never visited Thailand to advocate cannabis cultivation, saying Nigeria’s staunch opposition to legalising cannabis as restated at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs’ round-table talks in March 2019 still stands. Abdallah said, “My ... Read More »

Hijacked ship has been conducting trading in Nigerian waters since 2014 illegally – NIMASA

Hijacked ship has been conducting trading in Nigerian waters since 2014 illegally – NIMASA

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), in collaboration with the Nigerian Navy, the Indian High Commission in Nigeria and other security agencies have commenced investigations into an incident involving a Palau flagged Tanker, MT APECUS, off the coast of Bonny, Nigeria. The hijack of the vessel, with IMO no.7333810 and call sign no. T8WU, occurred on the 19th of ... Read More »

Ngige’s directive to NUPENG to submit its Annual Financial Return within 72 violates Trade Union Act- NLC

Ngige’s directive to NUPENG to submit its Annual Financial Return within 72 violates Trade Union Act- NLC

“…even the most despicable dictators in global annals have never descended to this low of shameful abuse of public office and trust to hound, persecute and terrorize innocent workers, national labour centres and their affiliate unions.” PRESS STATEMENT PERPETUATION OF ILLEGALITY AND CONTINUED HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION, VICTIMIZATION AND PERSECUTION OF WORKERS AND ORGANIZED LABOUR IN NIGERIA The Nigeria Union of Petroleum ... Read More »

Breaking: Senate Confirms Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

The Senate has confirmed Mr Godwin Emefiele for a second term of five years as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) The confirmation followed the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions presented by Senator Rafiu Adebayo during Thursday’s plenary. In his remarks, the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, urged ... Read More »

Minister Denies Involvement In Timber Smuggling At Ports

Minister Denies Involvement In Timber Smuggling At Ports

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Minister of Environment, Alhaji Suleiman Zarma, has denied links with syndicate which specializes in the smuggling of illegally felled woods out of Nigeria. He said he is also not involved in the current activity of unscrupulous Nigerians who, together with their foreign counterparts, engaged in unpatriotic activities aimed at depletion of Nigeria’s forest reserves for ... Read More »

PPP Projects: FG restates commitment, partners ALSF on capacity building

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, has said the Federal Government is committed to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a viable option for the development of infrastructure in the country. The Permanent Secretary stated this Tuesday, in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day capacity building workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects ... Read More »

PPP projects: FG restates commitment, partners ALSF on capacity building

BY ONYEKA AJUMOBI ONOCHIE The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, has said the Federal Government is committed to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model as a viable option for the development of infrastructure in the country. The Permanent Secretary stated this Tuesday, in Abuja, at the opening of a three-day capacity building workshop on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects ... Read More »