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Transport minister inaugurates new NIMASA board

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project. The maritime security project, also known as the Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure, aims to comprehensively tackle insecurity on Nigeria’s territorial waters and Exclusive Economic Zone, up to the Gulf of Guinea. Amaechi told the new board members that the Deep Blue Project was critical to maritime security in Nigeria and the entire West and Central Africa region. He disclosed that about 60 per cent of the project’s cost had been paid by the Federal Government. The Minister charged the Management

Nigerian care worker ordered to leave UK by the end of the month

A Nigerian care worker in the UK has been ordered to leave the country by the end of the month despite his contributions towards fighting the Coronavirus pandemic. 30-year-old Anugwom Izuchukwu Goodluck left Nigeria in 2018 to study a master's degree in International Relations at the University of Sussex. After graduating last summer, he began agency work in care homes around the Brighton and Hove area, having trained to become a carer during his course. The Nigerian man had been working in care homes until his visa application was denied due to the height of the lockdown period. He was no longer able to work and was issued a deportation notice back to Nigeria.

Ex-Council Chairman In Gombe Gets 31 Years Imprisonment For N97m Fraud

IgbereTV reports that a former Chairman of Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State, has been sentenced to 31 years in prison by the Federal High Court in Gombe, after his prosecution by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe zonal office. According to a statement from the EFCC, Adamu, was first arraigned on March 9, 2015 on a seven-count charge bordering on fraud, cheating and money laundering to the tune of N97, 640, 000 (Ninety-Seven Million, Six Hundred and Forty Thousand Naira only). He pleaded "not guilty" to the charges read to him, thus prompting the EFCC to prosecute him for more than five years. During the trial, prosecution counsels, A. M. Labaran and A. Y Muntaka called

US Navy Honours Nigerian Officer For Accountability

The United States Navy has awarded a Nigerian officer, Lieutenant Victor Agunbiade, its medal of commendation for his meritorious service. The US Navy said Agunbiade effectively managed its largest cash disbursing office handling $45 million (N17 billion) in cash transaction. This, it said, accounted for around 70 per cent of its overseas disbursing volume. According to the award citation, Agunbiade earned the honour while serving as cash Disbursing Officer at the navy’s Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti between October 2019 and July. The citation added: “Additionally, he managed 100 per cent accountability of $23 million (N8.7 billion) across six rigorous inspections and independent audits with zero discrepancies. “By his unswerving determination, wise judgment and complete dedication to duty, Agunbiade reflected

IGP Adamu Scraps SARS Satellite Offices

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abubakar Adamu, on Tuesday, ordered the closure of all Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) satellite offices. The directive followed Monday’s protests in Sagamu against SARS. The people had marched against the killing of Remo Stars Football Club player, Tiamiyu Kazeem aka Kaka, in Ogun State. Adamu announced the scrap when he accompanied Governor Dapo Abiodun, on a condolence visit to the home of the deceased Vice-Captain of Remo Stars. The IGP was represented by Deputy Inspector General of Police, in-charge of Research and Planning, Peter Ogunyanwo. He ordered that all activities at the satellite offices should be handed over to Commissioners of Police in the state. Adamu assured that everyone responsible for his death would