Amaechi Assures Land Owners Of Cof O
Rivers State Governor, Rt Hon Chibuke Amaechi says duly
signed land titles and Certificates of Occupancy on lands in the state would be
released 30 days after submission of requisite documents.
Governor Amaechi stated this yesterday when he received
members of the National Council of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors
and Valuers at Government House, Port
Represented by his Deputy, Engr Tele Ikuru, Governor Amaechi
said that the experiences whereby signed land titles were not received many
years after application would now be a thing of the past, charging those
seeking Certificates of Occupancy on their property to ensure that they submited
all the necessary papers to the state land office. He assured that 30 days
after submission, they would have the title fully signed.
Earlier in his address, the National President of the
Institute, Mr Emeka Eleh, had told the governor that they were in the state to
hold the national council meeting of the body, and that Port Harcourt was
chosen to host the meeting as an endorsement of the efforts of the government
at providing functional infrastructure for the people.
Mr Eleh said that land is wealth, and as such its proper
management is very crucial to the people, calling on the government to
constitute the State Land Use Allocation Committee to ensure proper land
allocation and management of resources as a means of creating wealth for the
Meanwhile, the Rivers State Government has rolled out a
number of activities lined up to mark the nation’s 52nd Independence
The schedule of activities, signed by the Chairman,
Anniversary Central Planning Committee, Sovens Okari, indicated that there
would be a Juma’at service at the 2 Brigade Central Mosque, Bori Camp, Port
Harcourt at 1pm today.
The statement further indicated that an interdenominational
church service at Christ Church Interdenominational, Old GRA, Port Harcourt
would hold Sunday at 10am.
Sovens, who is also Permanent Secretary in the office of the
Secretary to the Rivers State Government, stated that the Independence
Anniversary parade would commence on Monday at 10am with the Governor, Rt Hon
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi as special guest of honour, adding that the event would
take place at the Liberation Stadium, Elekahia.
He advised all schools and organisations taking part in the
parade to arrive the venue at 7am before commencement of the opening
According to the programme of activities, the events will be
rounded off with a cock-tail party same day at 7pm at the Banquet Hall of
Government House, Port Harcourt, with Governor Amaechi as special guest of
Traditional rulers, community leaders, voluntary organisations,
religious organisations, youth bodies, labour unions and captains of industry,
are encouraged to be clad in the traditional Green-White-Green national colour
outfits, in the letter and spirit of the Independence Anniversary celebrations,
the statement added.
Coy Averts Labour Action, Pays 5 Months Salary Arreas
The leadership of the Maritime Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MWUN), Monday, said Clarion Bonded Terminal has apologised for their delay in payment of workers’ five months salary owed.
The MWUN boss disclosed that the management of the off-dock terminal responded swiftly to pay off the salaries to avoid shutdown.
Speaking shortly after a meeting with management of the bonded terminal, President General of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, said Clarion terminal management also apologised to the union for the delay saying it was due to a mix up.
Recall that The Tide Newspaper on Monday reported that Labour union had on Friday shut down operations at the terminal following five months unpaid salary of its members.
The leadership of union deployed senior members of the union, including the President General to the terminal to register its displeasure over withholding of the salaries of members.
The union stated that management of the terminal did not waste time in paying up the said arrears, and also apologised to the union for the delay
Speaking further, MWUN said the terminal had pledged to subsequently work in harmony with the union even as the union promised to lend support.
“Port operation is like that, sometimes correspondences that are supposed to come come to the headquarter, diea not come, but they are sent to the districts.
“The district, which has cordial relationship with their employers, did not report to us here. It was when the matter was blown out of hand that the guys concerned came here by themselves, we took it over by ourselves.
“She has apologised and my own is for her to pay, there is no need to for me to drag it further”, he said.
The Clarion boss, Mrs. Bernardine Eloka, said there was a communication hitch between both parties, noting that letters were written to the inappropriate office of the union.
By: Nkpemenyie Mcdominic,
FG Hands Over Fuel Subsidy Burden To In-coming Govt
The Federal Government has said the incoming administration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu will provide palliative measures for millions of Nigerians when petrol subsidy is lifted by June 2023.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this yesterday at the 68th session of the State House Ministerial Briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
“The subsidy palliatives will be left to the incoming government to implement. We’ll simply hand over to them.
“Of course, we will give recommendations which they are at liberty to either accept or reject”, he said.
The Tide’s source reports that the Federal Government said it had yet to harmonise its efforts with states to provide palliatives to cushion the effect of the gradual removal of petroleum subsidy scheduled for June.
However, it said the concerned committees would soon conclude discussions with key stakeholders as the Buhari regime winds down.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, who addressed journalists at the time, noted that a committee led by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the National Economic Council comprising state governors had been working to resolve the issue for over 12 months now.
Within that period, however, the committee had yet to harmonise its templates, he added.
Abba said, “For over a year plus now, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has been leading a committee working on this and the National Economic Council also has a committee that has also been working on this.
“So, the stage that we are in now is how to finalise the suggestions that have come out from both the Federal Government and the governors’ side.
“Like you know, it is something that is going to affect the entire nation. They will just have to ensure that everyone is carried along, that is both the federal and sub-national governments”, he added.
Customs Rakes In N54.9bn In 3 Months …Seizes Containers Worth N94.6
The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Area 2 Command in Onne, Rivers State said it generated the sum of N54, 992, 123, 687.15 billion revenue from January to March, 2023.
The Command Controller, Comptroller Baba Imam, who disclosed this yesterday, while speaking to newsmen in Onne, Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers, said the sum was out of the N336bn revenue target for the year 2023.
He said an increase of N1, 132, 925, 556.82 billion was recorded from the revenue, compared to what was realised in 2022.
The Command Controller further disclosed that the Command recorded several seizures, which, he said, reflected its commitment to facilitating only legitimate trade in line with the provision of extant laws.
According to him, the command seized 24 containers laden with refined vegetable oil, comprising a total of 28,860 gallons of 25 and 10 litres of La-Jonic vegetable oil with a duty paid value of N833, 172, 538.42 and two containers laden with 1,165 cartons of Analgin injection and fireworks.
The Comptroller put the duty paid value of the two containers at N94, 652,168.39 million, saying one 20ft. of machete was detained on documentation grounds pending provision of end of user certificate.
“In revenue generation, the command was given a target of N336 billion as revenue target for 2023.
“As of today, the Command has generated a total revenue of N54, 992,123, 687.15 billion which transits to 16.3 per cent of the target. When compared to the same period last year, the Command has an increase in revenue of N1,132, 925, 556.82bn.
“This figure was realized in spite of not having vessels berth in Onne Port for some time due to the election atmosphere.
“We look forward to a continuous rise in revenue generation in the coming months as we expect vessels to berth on our coastline within the next few weeks”, Imam siad.
On anti-smuggling activities, within the past few weeks since he assumed office, he said there has been a harvest of seizures justifying their committed resolve to facilitate only legitimate trade in line with the provision of extant laws.
“This is made visible with the display of a total number which comprises 26 seized containers and one detained container for violation or contraventions of various customs laws and breach of procedures as provided under the revised import prohibition guidelines Schedule 3 Article 4 of the Common External Tariff 2022-2026 as well as Section 46 paragraph (b), (d), (e), (f) and 169 of Customs and Excise Management.
“Twenty four containers laden with refined vegetable oil comprising a total of 24,860 gallons of 25 and 10 litres of La-Jonic vegetable oil. Also seized were other two containers laden with 1,165 cartons of Analgin injection and fireworks with other items”, he said.
He explained that the seizures were made purely with intelligence gathered and 100 percent physical examination, saying investigation was ongoing through its legal and intelligent unit with a view to apprehending the culprits and making them face the law.
Imam also warned that the NCS under his watch will take punitive measures against importers and agents who exhibit any defiant behaviour by not operating in accordance with extant laws of the land.
Business4 days ago
Pipeline Vandalism: Stakeholders Opt For Mini-Grid Electeicity
Niger Delta4 days ago
‘Diri Met Criteria For Guber Polls’
Ict/Telecom2 days ago
NITDA Seeks Partnerships Against Cyber Challenges
News2 days ago
151 Nigerians Depart Libya As FG Resumes Evacuation
Politics16 mins ago
A’Ibom NASS Poll: Tribunal Receives 15 Petitions
Maritime4 days ago
MWUN To Shutdown Clarion Bonded Terminal
News4 days ago
Opobo Women Hold Thanksgiving To Celebrate Fubara’s Victory
Business2 days ago
Poultry Farm Operators Raise Alarm Over State Of Business