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2023 Polls: 39-Year-Old Presidential Candidate to Represent Nigerian Youths 

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2023 Polls: 39-Year-Old Presidential Candidate to Represent Nigerian Youths 

…Prof Imumolen says even the well-read lack voters’ education***

Prof Christopher Imumolen, the Presidential Candidate of the Accord Party has said he would contest the 2023 Presidential Election, in order to represent the Nigerian youths with new ideas in Nigerian politics.

Imumolen spoke on the sidelines of the University of Benin (UBAA) Lagos branch Award of Excellence, 2022.

The theme of the award was: “2023 Election: Assessing How 2022 act and INEC innovations empowered Nigeria Voters”.

He said that Nigeria needs new people to revamp the system noting that those that are well-read lack voter education.

“In a forum like this, we need to get more people informed”, Prof. Imumolen stated, noting that most of the electorate up till now, lack in-depth knowledge of those wishing to represent them. 

“This gives room for voters to know those that want to represent them.

“When the not too young Bill to contest was signed in 2019, we had about 33 percent youths participation but now we are having less than 13 percent, which tells you the youths are getting discouraged.

“We must not give up. We thank the President for signing the new electoral law.

“The results of the 2023 elections will encourage lots of youths. 

“This is not all about money but free and fair elections with true representation of people will emerge as winners”.

He urges Government to provide adequate security in all polling units, expressing his conviction that the future is bright.

“I believe in Nigeria and remain positive that the process will be smooth.

“The biggest problem in Nigeria today is National Integration. The generation ahead of us cannot bring Nigeria together because of their mindset.

“The generation that can bring Nigeria together is the youth generation he said, stressing: “If I become the President, I will bring Nigerians together, to love themselves.

“Nigeria will begin to see themselves as Nigerians and patriotism will be there. We will bring peace back and there shall be progress in Nigeria.

“We need to engage as youthful and progressive mind” he indicated, and lauded the ongoing efforts of the Independent Electoral Commission, describing them as Innovations that are now creating a noteworthy system, around the election.

“INEC is now digitising election. It is only a youthful President that understands digital economy.

“Digitising our economy will curb corruption.

“We also need to make sure our Judiciary is independent.

“We have contributed a lot to the University of Benin in terms of bursary and Scholarship.

“I will urge the public to shine their eyes because I have more loaded credentials than other contestants”, he concluded.

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CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola

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CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola

…Pledged collaboration to ensure the transportation sector is professionally driven

The Executives of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA) paid a visit to the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola, at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

CIoTA Executives Visit NIMASA DG, Mobereola
The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dayo Mobereola (right), receiving a plaque from the President of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Mr Segun Obayendo, during the NIMASA DG’s conferment as a Fellow of CIoTA at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

The executives, led by the President, Mr Segun Obayendo, congratulated the DG on his appointment and pledged to collaborate with the agency in ensuring the transportation sector is professionally driven.

The DG welcomed the association and expressed the Agency’s readiness to partner with CIoTA towards achieving a robust transport sector.

The President of the Chartered Institute of Transportation Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Mr. Segun Obayendo; the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dayo Mobereola; the Executive Director of Operations, NIMASA, Engr. Fatai Adeyemi; and the Executive Director of Maritime Labour and Cabotage Services, NIMASA, Jibril Abba, during the NIMASA DG’s conferment as a Fellow of CIoTA at the NIMASA Towers in Lagos.

Dr. Dayo Mobereola, the NIMASA DG, was conferred with a fellowship at the institute.

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NPA: Tinubu Sacks Bello-Koko, Appoints Dantsoho New MD; Sen. Adeyeye Chairman

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NPA: Tinubu Sacks Bello-Koko, Appoints Dantsoho New MD; Sen. Adeyeye Chairman

President Bola Tinubu has kicked out the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA Managing Director, Muhammed Bello-Koko and replaced him with Dr Abubakar Dantsoho. He also approved the appointment of Sen. Adedayo Adeyeye as Chairman of the NPA Board.

A statement by his spokesman, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, the new Managing Director is a core professional and holds a PhD, in Maritime Technology.

“Dr Dantsoho holds a Doctorate in Maritime Technology from Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, and a Master’s degree in International Transport from Cardiff University of Wales, United Kingdom.

Dr Abubakar-Dantsoho

“Before his appointment, he had served in various roles in the Nigerian Ports Authority as Assistant General Manager; Technical Assistant to the Managing Director; Port Manager, Onne Port; and Principal Manager, Tariff & Billing”, Ngelale stated, adding:

“Senator Adeyeye, the Board Chairman, is a seasoned lawyer, journalist, and politician,” the statement further said.

Sen. Adedayo Adeyeye

Adeyeye is a former Minister of State for Works and a former Ekiti South Senatorial District senator.

“The President expects the new leadership of this pivotal agency to deploy excellence in the discharge of their duties to enable efficient port services and improved industry outcomes,” Ajuri Ngelale indicated further.

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Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

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Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has expressed concern over the lack of understanding among some freight forwarders regarding the role of the Enforcement Unit of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at Tin Can Port.

In a statement released by NAGAFF Headquarters, the association emphasized that the Enforcement Unit serves as gatekeeper and an intervention force, mandated to police the ports and border stations, acting on intelligence information from the Customs Intelligence Unit, Interpol, and informants.

NAGAFF clarified that the Customs Intelligence Unit operates effectively, bursting revenue crimes in customs ports, and encouraged freight forwarders to report any corruption or observations to the appropriate authorities.

Customs Enforcement: NAGAFF Clarifies Role And Mandate Amidst Allegations Of Frustration, Extortion

The association advised freight forwarders to maintain professional standards, ensuring genuine declaration of imports and exports for customs purposes, as non-disclosure is an offence against customs laws, leading to seizure and prosecution.

NAGAFF assured high response rates from its High Command to protect genuine declarations and compliance, emphasizing that the Comptroller General of Customs and his management team will not tolerate any corrupt acts.

The statement was signed by Dr Clement Iwegbuna, NPS, NAGAFF Hqtrs, and forwarded to the Comptroller General of Customs, DCG Enforcement, and DCG T&T Hqtrs for their information and records.

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