BAYELSA GUBER POLL: BAYELSA FORMER SPEAKER ADVOCATES FISHERIES SUBSIDIES FOR ARTISAN FISHERS

By Stella Coker Ahead of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) primaries in Bayelsa state, one of the leading aspirants in the forthcoming governorship election and immediate past Speaker of Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Konbowei Benson Friday has expressed concern over the plight of coastal communities in the state, saying he would introduce fisheries subsidies policy…

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PROF. CHARLES DOKUBO SAYS NO NIGER DELTA EX-AGITATOR WILL BE SHORT-CHANGED UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP: …AS 60 Ex-agitators receive empowerment packages in Warri.

By Sarah Akuma, Warri The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Prof. Charles Quaker Dokubo has warned against acts that could lead to short-change and exploitation of Niger Delta youth, just as he stressed the urgent need to allow women and youth to participate at all level of policy and…

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Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

Africa’s Small-Scale Fisheries Critical to Food Security

  Fish accounts for more than one-fifth of the protein intake of African south of the Sahara and provides a livelihood to millions of people Africa’s small-scale fisheries play a critical role in global food security and must be supported with greater research and investment, say international and African experts. Industry, NGO, government and academic representatives attended Murdoch University’s…

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Sustainable Blue Economy: Yes, We Can

By Mehdi BEN HAJ REAL FACTS Geographically, two thirds of our planet surface is covered by water. Oceans and seas are still considered as the source of life and remain essential to sustaining it. They contribute widely to absorb greenhouse gases, produce oxygen, provide food and mineral salts and mitigate climate changes. In history, a lot of human civilizations…

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Bayelsa govt partners Navy on maritime security

Bayelsa govt partners Navy on maritime security

By Godfrey Bivbere BAYELSA State government has entered into a partnership with the Nigerian Navy to ensure security for maritime operations in the state and region. To this end, the state is advocating increased presence of the Nigerian Navy particularly at the Eastern flank of the state to curtail maritime criminality. The state Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral John Jonah…

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Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN over ‘Disappearance’ of $64.1 Million

Okorie Drags Zenith Bank to CBN over ‘Disappearance’ of $64.1 Million

Akanimo Sampson An alleged disappearance of over $64 million from the vaults of the Zenith Bank has landed the multinational financial services provider in trouble. Zenith bank is rated as a large financial service provider in Nigeria and Anglophone West Africa. As at the ending of 2016, her total assets were N4.7 trillion with shareholders’ equity of N616.3 billion….

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Nothing Must Be Left to Chance As Far As Securing the Ports Is Concerned – Port Security Experts

Nothing Must Be Left to Chance As Far As Securing the Ports Is Concerned – Port Security Experts

In the countdown to the 2019 general elections, security experts say adequate strategies and contingency plans to counter attack on seaport facilities by criminals must be put in place. Strategies must also be designed to contain cases of arson, fire, burglary and other disruptive activities that occur during national emergencies as experience shows that undesirable elements within the port…

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Warri Old Sea Port Concessioned For an Annual Lease Fee of 1.62 Million Dollars in 25 Years

Warri Old Sea Port Concessioned For an Annual Lease Fee of 1.62 Million Dollars in 25 Years

Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Alex Okoh, says the Terminal ‘B’ Warri Old Port was concessioned for a period of 25 years at an annual lease fee of 1.62 million dollars. Okoh made this known at the official hand over of the Port to the concessionaire – Ocean and Cargo Terminal Services Ltd, in Warri, Delta state….

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NIMASA, Poised To Redress Lingering Policy Inconsistency: …Says Shipping Sector Capacity to Engage About 10 Million Nigerians.

...Says Shipping Sector Capacity to Engage About 10 Million Nigerians.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is now poised to redress lingering policy inconsistency which has remained the bane of shipping development in Nigeria. It has identified lack of supportive institutional frameworks, neglected infrastructure as well as inadequate financing as major reasons Nigeria’s shipping potentials have not been fully exploited and maximized for the good of the…

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