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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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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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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NIMASA ISSUES FRESH REGULATIONS TO FOREIGN OIL AND GAS FIRMS

NIMASA ISSUES FRESH REGULATIONS TO FOREIGN OIL AND GAS FIRMS

A fresh set of regulations to enhance enforcement of the Cabotage Act and stem its abuse by foreign oil and gas companies have been issued by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). In a Marine Notice (New Cabotage Compliance Strategy – NCCS) issued last week, the agency requires all oil and gas operators and international oil companies…

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Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff Tasks Newly-promoted Officers on Maritime Challenges

Nigeria’s Chief of Naval Staff Tasks Newly-promoted Officers on Maritime Challenges

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has charged newly-promoted Rear Admirals to further distinguish themselves in finding workable solutions to myriad of maritime challenges confronting the nation. Ibas gave the charge on Monday after decorating the 10 senior officers recently elevated to the rank of Rear Admirals. The new Admirals are D. Dogonyaro, Commandant Nigerian Navy…

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I Will Reactivate All the Sea Ports in Delta State; Says Atiku Abubakar

I Will Reactivate All the Sea Ports in Delta State, Says Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has promised to revive all the sea ports in Delta State and complete the second Niger Bridge when he emerges as President. Alhaji Abubakar gave the promise on Thursday during the Presidential Campaign rally of the party in Asaba. Thousands of Deltans took over all available space at…

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