Author: Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine is a seasoned freelance journalist and the chief editor of Primetime Reporters.

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Nigerian Shippers Council, NSC, Trucks Transit Parks, TTP and other notable associations in the nation’s seaports have indicated interests to participate in a Breakfast Meeting on the Electronic Call-up System, otherwise known as Eto being put together by the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria, MARAN. Other participants are Barge Operators Association of Nigeria, BOAN, Lagos State Cargo and Transport Committee, LASTCOC, National Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, Nexus Association of Maritime Transport Operators, NAMTOP, Association of Maritime Truck Owners, AMATO among others. Apart from this, the event would equally host the operators of the…

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…Says Comptroller Jaiyeoba and his team have enhanced Ease of Doing Business Following a recent online report on some allegations of sharp practices by the releasing department of the Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, a governing Board member of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria, CRFFN, Princess Chi Ezeh has commended the Cargo Releasing team at the command for prioritizing due process. Princess Eze who was speaking during a chat with newsmen on Thursday, stressed that the calls for re-examination of cargoes is simply because the bulk of cargoes at the Apapa port…

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By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Acting Vice Chancellor of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, Professor Kate Omenugha, on Wednesday, 21st February, 2024, inaugurated Research Management Office, RMO team with a call on them to identified private sector research needs which she said, may be met through collaboration with COOU’s researchers and as well facilitate linkages with the private sector for the sponsorship of research conducted in the University. Inaugurating the members of RMO, the seasoned educationist charged them to provide a directory of private sector research development activities, develop and submit proposals that are satisfactory to funding agencies and create a…

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By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Anambra State ICT Agency, in collaboration with Active8 HUB, is excited to present the AI in Journalism workshop. This event marks the second chapter in the Agency’s initiative to boost the digital expertise of the state’s media workforce, offering them the necessary tools to excel in an increasingly digital world. The collaboration between the Anambra State ICT Agency and Active8 HUB, highlights a commitment to fostering innovation and technological advancement within the media industry. Both organizations bring a wealth of expertise to the table, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching training experience. The choice of AI training…

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…Says appointment well deserved By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon.Somtochukwu Udeze, has said that Governor Chukwuma Soludo has remained pivotal in the process of shaping and strengthening the nation’s economy by continuously serving as a member of the economic team of successive Presidents of the country after serving as the Economic Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo. In his Congratulatory Message to Governor Soludo on his appointment by President Bola Tinubu as one of his Economic Advisers, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker, Mr. Emma Madu, Rt. Hon.Udeze described the…

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Officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC have lamented the non-payment of their wage awards as approved by the federal government to cushion the effects of the fuel subsidy removal. Some of the aggrieved officials of the Corps who spoke exclusively to the Primetime Reporters on Wednesday informed that they only received three months palliative wondering what had happened to that of the remaining months which they claimed had since been paid to other agencies. They further disclosed that their peculiar and rent subsidy which was approved by the Salaries and Wages Commission since 1st June, 2023…

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The Management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, yesterday, handed over the ultra-modern complex housing the Institute of Marine and Transport Technology to the Management of the University of Portharcourt, Rivers State. According to Jamoh, the building which is a donation from NIMASA to the University, was the initiative of previous leadership of the Agency, but on assumption as the Director General he saw the need to review and commence the project. He said, ” The initiative dates back to 2012/2013 when the then DG of the Agency decided to build a maritime training institute. The initiative…

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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has said that it is fully committed to the advancement of local content and the overall development of the Nigerian economy. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Dr. Aminu Maida who disclosed this in a speech he delivered at the NCC Special Day during the 45th Kaduna International Trade Fair in Kaduna on Tuesday emphasized that the Commission recognized the importance of deepening the local content value chain as a critical driver for economic sustainability and growth. Maida assured that the NCC remained dedicated to fostering an enabling environment for telecommunications industry, where local content…

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By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu The Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Anambra State Chapter led by its Chairman, Comrade Sir Humphrey Emeka Nwafor, yesterday, joined the nationwide protest organised by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC against hardship, hunger and insecurity across the country. The protesters were seen carrying placards with varying inscriptions such as Stop the hunger, lower food prices, stop robbing the poor, end naira devaluation, and support local production, among other Addressing newsmen in Àwka shortly after the protest, Sir Nwafor said that they were protesting over the high level of economic hardship in the country. Comrade Nwafor who doubles as…

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Private security outfit, Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, TSSNL, has added another major win for the nation in collaboration with the Nigerian Police Force, NPF in a landmark judgment, as the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordered the forfeiture of an illegal crude oil vessel, MT Kali and its content to the Federal Government. Securing this judgment is a first scenario in recent times when oil thieves and their barons are being prosecuted and brought to book as 20 crew members, including community boys’ accomplices, were arrested in the operation. The police in the Charge NO. FHC/ABJ/CR/18/2024 B/W: INSPECTOR GENERAL OF…

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