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NIMASA: Jamoh Has Excelled As  DG- Goje; Gets Inducted as NIIA Fellow

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NIMASA: Jamoh Has Excelled As  DG- Goje; Gets Inducted as NIIA Fellow

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Danjuma Goje has commended Dr. Bashir Jamoh, for his sterling performance as the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA.

Senator Goje who spoke as Chairman of Dr. Jamoh’s induction ceremony as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, NIIA, described the NIMASA DG as a patriotic Nigerian dedicated to the economic development of the Nation’s economy through the maritime sector. 

R-L: Chairperson, House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu; Director General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Eghosa Osaghae; Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Danjuma Goje and Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR during Dr. Jamoh’s induction as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) at an event hosted by the Institute in Lagos.

He specifically noted the role Jamoh is playing in leading the country’s push towards realizing the Blue Economy as well as the success of the Agency-driven Deep Blue Project in reducing maritime crimes in Nigerian waters.  

He said that having worked closely with Jamoh as Chairman of the Senate Committee supervising NIMASA, he can attest to the strong work ethic of Jamoh and his dedication to serving the Nigerian maritime industry 

Also Read: NIIA Critical To Harnessing Nigerian Blue Economy- Jamoh.

In his own words, “I can confidently say that having amassed 32 years of service in the Nigerian maritime industry, Dr. Jamoh has proven himself to be a true Nigerian dedicated to the unity and economic growth of the nation. I know that he loves the maritime industry because at a stage when he could have pursued other endeavors, he chose to remain involved in the industry and I believe that the nation as a whole, has benefitted from that decision”. 

Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR with his wife Hajia Zulai (left) and daughter Ummulkhairi during his induction as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) at an event hosted by the Institute in Lagos.

The Director General of NIIA,  Prof. Eghosa Osaghae said that the Governing Board of the Institute unanimously approved Jamoh’s Fellowship of NIIA based on his achievements as NIMASA Chief Executive Officer. 

“We have followed with keen interest his performance as CEO of NIMASA and we have noticed the gradual and steady acceptance of the Nigerian maritime industry in the global community. 

from 8th left: Chairperson, House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu; Chairman, Senate Committee on Marine Transport, SenatorDanjuma Goje; Dr Jamoh’s Daughter Ummulkhairi; Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh OFR; his wife Hajia Zulai with Management and Staff of NIMASA during Dr Jamoh’s induction as a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) at an event hosted by the Institute in Lagos.

International collaboration midwifed by NIMASA under his leadership has seen to the reduction of criminality in Nigerian waters and acknowledged globally. The recent visit of the IMO Secretary-General to Nigeria is also a confirmation that Nigeria is on the right track. We hope that this Fellowship will encourage him to serve Nigeria more”.

In his response, the NIMASA DG dedicated the Fellowship to every stakeholder in the industry for the enormous support he has received throughout his tenure without which he wouldn’t have been able to get much done while committing to continue giving his best towards developing the sector. 

‘Let me take this opportunity to thank every stakeholder in the Nigerian maritime sector for the support and backing they have provided myself and the Agency without which we would not have been able to achieve much.

 “Equally, let me assure the Institute that being inducted as a Fellow will spur me on to do more for the development and economic growth of the nation. In this way, I hope to also be a good ambassador of the Institute” he said.

The Chairperson House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, and former Minister of Interior, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho were amongst the dignitaries present at the induction ceremony.

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LASG Issues Travel Advisory Ahead Of Students Rave Event

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LASG Issues Travel Advisory Ahead Of Students Rave Event

… Says traffic will be restricted between Police Zonal Headquarters, Zone 2 and Onikan Roundabout from 7:00 am*** 

The Lagos State Government has advised Motorists to plan their movement around Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Old Onikan Stadium, Lagos Island ahead of the Students Rave 2023 event scheduled for Friday, 27th January 2023.

As a result of the above rally, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed that traffic will be restricted between Police Zonal Headquarters, Zone 2 and Onikan Roundabout from 7:00 am on the aforementioned day. He assured that Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) will be available to manage traffic flow.

Explaining the alternative routes, Oladeinde advises Motorists plying Island Club road by Police Headquarters Zone 2, Onikan to go through Ozumba Mbadiwe road inbound Falomo Bridge (Five Cowries Bridge) to link Alfred Rewane and Osborne road to complete their journeys.

In the same vein, Motorists from Bonny Camp according to the diversion plan can access CMS/Marina Bridge after Independence Bridge (Mekunwen Bridge) and loop it down towards Cathedral Church to connect Lagos Island proper through Odunlami Street for their desired destinations,

The Transport Commissioner also advises Motorists to utilize Force road beside Muson Centre to link J.K Randle Avenue (Race Course) or go through Onikan Roundabout to connect JK Randle Avenue/Water Board area to access CMS Bridge by the State House/Old NITEL Building.

He further explained that Water Board inbound Broad Street to Tinubu Square will be available to Motorists, adding that they can equally access Old Defense road/ Ganiyu Smith from Water Board to link Igbosere/Sandgrouse to Simpson Street and connect Third Mainland Bridge to continue their journeys to other parts of the State.

The Transport Commissioner reiterated that Security and Law Enforcement Agencies will be at all strategic junctions and intersections to ensure the safety and security of all road users and the free flow of traffic within the perimeter of the venue and alternative routes outside the venue.

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Military Destroys 39 Illegal Refineries, Apprehends Oil Thieves; Niger Lifts Curfew on Lambata

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Military Destroys 39 Illegal Refineries, Apprehends Oil Thieves; Niger Lifts Curfew on Lambata

 Defence Headquarters says the troops of the Joint Task Force, Operation Delta Safe, have in the last two weeks destroyed 39 illegal oil refining sites in the South-South zone.

The Director, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. Musa Danmadami made this known at a bi-weekly news briefing on military operations on Thursday, in Abuja.

Danmadami said the troops in the conduct of Operation Octopus Grip and other operations destroyed 48 cooking ovens, 103 storage tanks, 27 dugout pits and 33 wooden boats during the period.

He said the troops also recovered one tug boat, a barge, 3 pumping machines, three speedboats and 13 vehicles.

According to him, troops recovered 274,000 litres of crude oil, 71,000 litres of Automotive Gas Oil, and 15 Ak47 rifles, while 40 suspected economic saboteurs were arrested.

“All recovered items and apprehended suspects have been handed over to the appropriate authority for further action,” he said.

“Equally, the air component of Operation Delta Safe conducted air interdiction to several illegal refining sites and creeks at Gogokiri Degema and Okrika Local Government Areas both in Rivers State between Jan. 12 and Jan. 24.

“Crew observed the sites to be active makeshift tents sighted as well as illegal refining activities been carried out.

“Targets were engaged with weapons and the locations were observed to have exploded in an inferno while the illegal refining equipment were also destroyed,” he said.

In South East, defence spokesman said the military and other security agencies had sustained the offensive against the activities of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network criminals in the zone.

He said the troops had neutralised six terrorists, arrested 24 and rescued 16 abducted civilians.

According to him, several calibres of arms and ammunition including AK47 rifles, pump action rifles, IEDs and locally made explosive pipes among other items were also recovered.

In another development, Gov.  Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has directed the lifting of the curfew on Lambata town in Gurara Local Government Area of the state.

The directive is contained in a statement by the Secretary to the state Government, Mr Ahmed Matane in Minna on Thursday.

The governor had on Jan. 15 imposed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. as a result of a violent clash that led to the killing of the village head of Lambata, Alhaji Muhammed Abdulsafur.

Matane explained that the lifting of the curfew would begin on Jan. 26.

He said that the curfew was lifted having reviewed the security situation and return of peace in Lambata town and environs.

He said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Ogundele Ayodeji had visited Lambata town and commenced investigation into the matter that led to the killing of the village head, stressing that arrests had also been made in connection with the violent clash.

Matane, however, urged the people of Lambata and the public to always be law-abiding and to remain peaceful with one another regardless of social, political or religious affiliations.

According to him, security agencies have been directed to ensure the safety of lives and property of the people of the area.

Matane noted that the governor thanked the residents of Lambata town for their understanding in complying with the curfew.

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Adamawa Violent Crimes: Police arrest 208 suspects in January, Recover AK47 riffles, locally fabricated guns

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Adamawa Violent Crimes: Police arrest 208 suspects in January, Recover AK47 riffles, locally fabricated guns

The Police Command in Adamawa says it has arrested 208 suspects in connection with various crimes in the state.

The Commissioner of Police (CP) Sikiru Akande, disclosed this at a news conference in Yola on Thursday.

Akande disclosed that 108 of the suspects had already been charged in court.

He disclosed that the suspects were arrested in connection with suspected Kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling and other violent crimes.

According to him, seven AK47 riffles, seven locally fabricated guns, generators, and televisions among other exhibits, were recovered.

“Early this year the command renewed its commitment and designed a security template to deliver on the mandate of the IGP Usman Alkali Baba to leave a deepened legacy of Democratic system and credible electoral process in the country.

“From Jan. 1st to date, the command operatives carried out tactical and intelligence-driven patrols, raiding of criminal hideouts, rescue operations, stop and search operations, community policing, and engagement of stakeholders among others.

“These operations yielded positive results and a total of 208 suspects were arrested in connection with kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling and other violent crimes, out of which 108 suspects were charged to court.”

Akande commended the government and people of Adamawa for the support and cooperation rendered to the command that yielded the success recorded.

He gave assurance that all the suspects would be diligently prosecuted upon completion of investigation.

“Those at large will equally be traced and made to face the wrath of the law,” he said.

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