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Controversial US$ 420m Maritime Security Contract -Three Arrested In Haifa, Israel FMOT, NIMASA IN TROUBLE

By Ubon Akpan   Top officials of the Federal Ministry of Transport in Abuja and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) are presently jittery following the exposure of a massive bribery scandal in the controversial US$420 million maritime security contract awarded last year. The Beam Magazine can authoritatively report that earlier this week, three officials of the shipyard ...

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Tin Can Customs- Blazing A New Trail

By Ubon Akpan   The new leadership of the Tin Can Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is clearly blazing a new trail in information management and media relations. Indications to this effect emerged recently when the newly appointed Command Area boss, Comptroller Musa A. B. met with the entire maritime press corps to announce his arrival, familiarize ...

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Shippers Council Board Takes Off

By Ubon Akpan   The Governing Board of The Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC) has finally taken off with a pledge to support the management of the Council in its drive to continue to work for the growth and development of the maritime industry in Nigeria. The Board, recently appointed by President Mohammadu Buhari held its inaugural meeting last week Thursday. ...

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IBOM DEEP SEAPORT: HOW LONG?

By September 2018, the long awaited Ibaka Deep Seaport, now Ibom Deep Seaport will have clocked nine years in the pipeline, without a block  put to the site as a sign of a serious project. The Ibom Deep Seaport in Akwa Ibom state kick- started with a ground breaking ceremony  in September 2009. It was the regime of Obong Godswill Obot ...

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Lagos is a model State for safety- LASEMA boss

Mr Muyiwa Adesina Tiamiyu is the General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), an agency established by the Lagos state government to respond to emergencies across the state, to save lives and property. In this interview with newsmen, Tiamiyu x-rays the effective management of emergencies in Lagos State through quick response to emergency situations. He also extols the leadership ...

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I’m not fighting Udom Emmanuel- Akpabio

…Endorse him for 2019   Contrary to speculations that the Senate Minority Leader and former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio is at a political war with his successor, Governor Udom Emmanuel. In this interview, Akpabio finally broke his long silence over alleged estrangement with Akwa Ibom Governor Udom Emmanuel. He also spoke exclusively to Sunday Oguntola on ...

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GOV. UDOM EMMANUEL OUTLAWS CULT GROUPS IN A/ IBOM State

Due to the barbaric acts perpetrated by various cult groups in Akwa Ibom State in recent times, the state Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel has ordered the prohibition of such groups. The governor who rely on the vested powers of the state laws invoke the ban on over 30 cult groups operating in  Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions in the state. ...

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IMC dashes MAN, Oron hope of Maritime University

…As National Assembly kicks For the National Assembly, Maritime stakeholders and the Oro Nation, their hope of the over 40 years old Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN), Oron becoming a University or degree awarding might have been dash as the Interim  Management Committee (IMC) of the institution, chaired by Chief Adebay Sarumi are about   submitting their reports without any ...

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