Nigerian Navy Commodore Bags An Award From One Of The Most Top Chinese Universities.
By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The Commandant, Nigerian Navy Hydrographic School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Commodore Sunday Daniel Atakpa, has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jioa Tong University (SJTU) as the most outstanding and most innovative participant at a training in deep-sea mining under the international Seabed Authority (ISA) endowment funding.
The award was conferred on Commodore Atakpa on July 12 after his outstanding work on the application of deep-sea mining to the blue economy.
According to ships and ports, the KoGuan Law School of Shanghai Jiao Tong University is one of China’s largest, oldest and leading law schools.KoGuan Law, as it is popularly called, is located on the Xuhui campus, in the center of China’s business and financial capital, Shanghai.
Commodore Atakpa was one of 14 participants at the two-week deep-sea mining training drawn from different countries. Majority of the participants were PhD holders and experts.
The SJTU was ranked the 5th and 7th best university in China in 2018 and 2019 respectively.
Commodore Atakpa has won several local and international awards in the past. In August 2016, he emerged as the Best Oralist in the Moot Court Competition during the summer course at the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea (ITLOS) in Hamburg, Germany. The programme was hosted by the International Foundation for the Law of the Seas (IFLOS).
It was the first time in the history of the tribunal that a non-lawyer won the award. It was also the first time an African and a military personnel would win the award.
Former CGS, Lt.-Gen. Oladipo Diya dies at 79
Former Chief of General Staff under Gen. Sani Abacha’s government, retired Lt.-Gen. Oladipo Diya(GCON), is dead.
The former military governor of Ogun died at the age of 79.
His death was announced on Sunday in a statement by his son, Oyesinmilola Diya.
It read, “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear husband, father, grandfather and brother, Lt- Gen.
“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of March 26, 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period.
Further announcements will be made public in due course,” he said.(NAN)
Drug Agency Apologizes for Flawed Recruitment Process
By Gom Mirian, Abuja
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has assured candidates seeking to participate in its ongoing recruitment exercise that concerted efforts are being made to resolve challenges they are facing on the application portal to make the process seamless any moment from now.
The Director, Media, and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, gave the assurance in a statement released yesterday in Abuja.
The assurance is coming barely five days after the online application portal was opened on March 12.
Femi said the portal began to experience glitches due to the heavy traffic.
“Over 200,000 applicants tried to access the portal.”
However, Femi said the agency has taken the decision to “upgrade the infrastructure on Tuesday to accommodate the large volume of applicants after over 53,170 applicants had successfully logged into the portal.”
He added that data at the back end of the portal was been synchronized to adjust to the server upgrade.
“The management, therefore, wishes to apologize to the applicants for the hitches being experienced and urge them to exercise patience while the system completes synchronization to serve them better.
Army Raids Kidnappers Den, Rescue Commissioner in C/River
Troops of 13 Brigade Nigerian Army, Calabar, deployed for Operation Akpakwu, have rescued the Commissioner for Women Affairs in Cross River, Mrs Gertrude Njar, from captivity.
The announcement of her rescue is contained in a statement by Capt. Dorcas Aluko, Army Public Relations Officer, 13 Brigade, Calabar on Wednesday.
The Commissioner was kidnapped on Feb.
”Acting on actionable intelligence on victim’s whereabout, troops laid a tacit ambush for the kidnappers around Peter Effiong Creek, Messembe, Jebs.
”The gallant troops tactically sprung an ambush to take the kidnappers by surprise while on search of the victim.
”In the ensuing melee, the criminals abandoned the victim and fled into the creeks,” Aluko said.
She added that the troops were on the trail of the fleeing criminals.
According to Aluko, the victim is currently receiving medical treatment, after which she will be discharged.
”The Commander 13 Brigade Nigerian Army commends troops for their gallantry and urges them to sustain the tempo against all criminal elements in the Brigade’s Area of Responsibility.
”Members of the general public are also encouraged to continue providing timely and accurate information on criminal activities within their vicinities,” she said. (NAN)
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