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By Innocent Orok Every 27th of May is an International holiday that was first established in Nigeria in 1964. The day set aside for the celebration of children, raising awareness on issues that affects children, while appreciating them as the future of our society. This year’s Children’s Day celebration was organized by the National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC) ...

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My Encounter with Jackson Ude – Hamza Jamo

— Why he tried Blackmailing NIMASA DG, thinking is me Hamza Ibrahim Jamo, a retired employee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was recently drawn into a phantom N1.5 trillion fraud allegation by an Online publication which seems to have also mistakenly linked the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Bashir Yusuf Jamoh into ...

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By Innocent Orok A seasoned Tourism and Hospitality Journalist, Mr Frank Meke and five others have been inaugurated as Trustees of Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria (ATPN). Following wide and prolonged ATPN members and stakeholders consultations, the new ATPN Board of Trustees was inaugurated on Friday, May 21, 2021 via virtual conference. The Board members are:Alhaji Kabir Malan, Mr. ...

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INSIGHT: Maritime Academy of Corruption, Infighting, Intimidation and Lies

– As Staff Narrates their Frustrations By Innocent Orok When in September 2017, the Federal Ministry of Transportation, through the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi inaugurated the Interim Management Committee (IMC) to set a new strides for repositioning and transformation of the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in Akwa Ibom State, there were mixed reactions, protests and condemnations. Maritime ...

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Nigeria is Lacking in Cold Chain Logistics, Loses, N3.Trillion annually

By Innocent Orok Due to wastage, arising from improper storage of foods, Nigeria is loosing a whopping sum of N3. 7 trillion annually. The chairman, Governing Council, Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NIIT), Mr John Onojeharho who disclosed the figure while speaking on the topic: “Cold Chain Logistics” at the 8th Nigeria Annual Transport Lecture held at Sheraton Hotel Ikeja, ...

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By Innocent Orok Former Nigerian Presidents, General Olusegun Obasanjo, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and the National President of the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) Hon. Iju Tony Nwabunike were among the dignitaries that graced the official opening of MARRIOT Lagos Hotel, located in Ikeja GRA, Lagos State on Wednesday. The Chairman Board of Trustees of ANLCA and the ...

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Onne Customs uncovers N3.7b Tramadol concealed with Ceramic Tiles

By Innocent Orok The Nigeria Customs Service, Area ll Command, Onne Port in Rivers State has uncovered 1387 cartons of prohibited Tramadol tablets with Duty Paid Value (DPV) of N3,719,983,463 concealed with 1000 cartons of ceramic tiles. The Command also seized the tiles with DPV of N10,743,325 used in concealing the illicit drug . In a statement issued by the ...

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Ayade inaugurates 5- Man Committee to resolve Boundary Disputes in CRS

By Innocent Orok The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has inaugurated a five man committee to resolve the age -long boundary disputes in four communities in Cross River State. The communities are Ebom/Ebiaghara and Ediba/Usumutong communities in Abi Local Government Areas. According to Governor Ben Ayade ” I just inaugurated a 5- man committee to end the age-long ...

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