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About Dakuku Peterside
Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside (DAP) is a Leadership development expert, Regulatory affairs and Compliance professional, Organisation development Consultant, Corporate Political strategist (Government - business interface and relationship) , maritime advisor and newspaper columnist.
 
He previously served as Chief Executive (CEO) of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) where according to Champion newspapers of Nigeria and Maritime industry stakeholders, he led the greatest reform in a maritime regulatory agency in Africa. Before his service in NIMASA, he was a member of National Parliament (National Assembly) in Nigeria where he over-sighted major oil and gas establishments for four years. DAP has served at all levels of government in Nigeria and two of the three arms of government between 1999 and 2020 (Legislative and Executive arms of government).
 
DAP has successfully designed and delivered leadership development programs for a lot of organisations. His areas of strength include change management, performance management, leadership coaching and corporate strategy. In pursuit of his passion for grooming future leaders, he founded in 2001, the Development and Leadership Institute (DLI), a non-profit Organization dedicated to grooming young leaders. DLI has given leadership training to thousands of young persons who are making impact in different spheres of life. He speaks at major leadership conferences around the world.
 
Dr. Dakuku Peterside, working with his Partners, deploys deep knowledge, vast network and experience in regulatory work and risk management to assist firms in achieving, maintaining and improving regulatory compliance in a wide range of different regulatory authorities in Africa. His regulatory advisory services includes training of regulatory compliance staff, regulatory relationship management, regulatory compliance strategy, and regulatory scenario mapping/forecast. Tell Magazine and Independent newspaper , both based in Nigeria described him as one of the foremost regulatory compliance experts in Nigeria.
 
DAP’s maritime advisory work covers safety and security advisory especially in the Gulf of Guinea area, market intelligence, training, Port state control, maritime regulation and legislation ,and vessel authorisation/certification. As DG/CEO of NIMASA, he was the convener of the Global Maritime Security Conference (2019) and Chief implementation officer of the Deep Blue project, a new maritime security architecture in Gulf of Guinea.
 
Dr. Dakuku Peterside obtained a Doctorate in organisational behaviour with research interest in corporate political strategy from the University of Port Harcourt. He has attended high level leadership courses in Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Atlanta-Georgia Tech, all in the United States; Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, Galilee College in Israel, amongst others.
Dr Peterside is married to Elima Peterside, a lawyer and they have three children; Soba, Belema and Mieibi.
 
Political career
 
Dr. Dakuku Peterside got active in political movement and activism during his students union days serving as National President of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS).
 
In 1996, he served as a State party officer of the unregistered All Nigeria Congress (ANC) and subsequently as State Financial Secretary of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN), one of the five political parties registered by the General Abacha led military government in Nigeria.
 
He joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998 becoming one of its most prominent and vocal youth leaders . . He was subsequently appointed as special assistant to the Governor of Rivers State (Dr. Peter Odili) on Youth and Student affairs when the party formed Government in Nigeria and Rivers State in 1999.
 
Dr. Dakuku Peterside served in other capacities in Government including Local Government Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro (2002-03), Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Works (2003-05), Cabinet Commissioner for Works (2007-11) and was elected to the House of Representatives (National Assembly) in 2011. In the National Assembly he was appointed Chairman of the Strategic Petroleum (Downstream) Committee and he had the privilege of over-sighting all important National oil and gas agencies and parastatals. Dakuku Peterside is one of the most avid readers and strategists in the Nigerian political scene.
 
In 2014/2015 he was nominated the Standard bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the office of Governor of Rivers State. He ran one of the most issue-based campaigns in Nigeria.
About Dakuku Peterside
Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside (DAP) is a Leadership development expert, Regulatory affairs and Compliance professional, Organisation development Consultant, Corporate Political strategist (Government - business interface and relationship) , maritime advisor and newspaper columnist.

He previously served as Chief Executive (CEO) of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) where according to Champion newspapers of Nigeria and Maritime industry stakeholders, he led the greatest reform in a maritime regulatory agency in Africa. Before his service in NIMASA, he was a member of National Parliament (National Assembly) in Nigeria where he over-sighted major oil and gas establishments for four years. DAP has served at all levels of government in Nigeria and two of the three arms of government between 1999 and 2020 (Legislative and Executive arms of government).

DAP has successfully designed and delivered leadership development programs for a lot of organisations. His areas of strength include change management, performance management, leadership coaching and corporate strategy. In pursuit of his passion for grooming future leaders, he founded in 2001, the Development and Leadership Institute (DLI), a non-profit Organization dedicated to grooming young leaders. DLI has given leadership training to thousands of young persons who are making impact in different spheres of life. He speaks at major leadership conferences around the world.

Dr. Dakuku Peterside, working with his Partners, deploys deep knowledge, vast network and experience in regulatory work and risk management to assist firms in achieving, maintaining and improving regulatory compliance in a wide range of different regulatory authorities in Africa. His regulatory advisory services includes training of regulatory compliance staff, regulatory relationship management, regulatory compliance strategy, and regulatory scenario mapping/forecast. Tell Magazine and Independent newspaper , both based in Nigeria described him as one of the foremost regulatory compliance experts in Nigeria.

DAP’s maritime advisory work covers safety and security advisory especially in the Gulf of Guinea area, market intelligence, training, Port state control, maritime regulation and legislation ,and vessel authorisation/certification. As DG/CEO of NIMASA, he was the convener of the Global Maritime Security Conference (2019) and Chief implementation officer of the Deep Blue project, a new maritime security architecture in Gulf of Guinea.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside obtained a Doctorate in organisational behaviour with research interest in corporate political strategy from the University of Port Harcourt. He has attended high level leadership courses in Harvard, Kellogg, Stanford, Atlanta-Georgia Tech, all in the United States; Stellenbosch Business School in South Africa, Galilee College in Israel, amongst others.

Dr Peterside is married to Elima Peterside, a lawyer and they have three children; Soba, Belema and Mieibi.

Political career
Dr. Dakuku Peterside got active in political movement and activism during his students union days serving as National President of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS).
In 1996, he served as a State party officer of the unregistered All Nigeria Congress (ANC) and subsequently as State Financial Secretary of the Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN), one of the five political parties registered by the General Abacha led military government in Nigeria.

He joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998 becoming one of its most prominent and vocal youth leaders . . He was subsequently appointed as special assistant to the Governor of Rivers State (Dr. Peter Odili) on Youth and Student affairs when the party formed Government in Nigeria and Rivers State in 1999.
Dr. Dakuku Peterside served in other capacities in Government including Local Government Chairman of Opobo/Nkoro (2002-03), Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Works (2003-05), Cabinet Commissioner for Works (2007-11) and was elected to the House of Representatives (National Assembly) in 2011. In the National Assembly he was appointed Chairman of the Strategic Petroleum (Downstream) Committee and he had the privilege of over-sighting all important National oil and gas agencies and parastatals. Dakuku Peterside is one of the most avid readers and strategists in the Nigerian political scene.

In 2014/2015 he was nominated the Standard bearer of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the office of Governor of Rivers State. He ran one of the most issue-based campaigns in Nigeria.
Collection of intellectual works.
Book Collection
Colunms and articles
Nigeria: Regaining Our Voice in a Season of Diplomatic Anomie  -                 Leadership Newspaper
Edo State and the Gathering Storm 2 -  New Telegraph Newspaper
Letter to Joe Biden - The Script.com.ng
Letter to Joe Biden - Leadership Newspaper
Letter to Joe Biden - Freedomonline.com
Letter to Joe Biden -                            The Neighbourhoodonline
COVID-19 and the Philantropy in us  - Leadership Newspaper
Letter to Joe Biden - Aledeh.com
Elusive Truth: EndSARS, FGN, & CNN - New Telegraph Newspaper
Elusive Truth: EndSARS, FGN, & CNN - Premium Times Newspapers
Nigeria Reversing the Irreversible - Leadership Newspapers
Elusive Truth: EndSARS, FGN, & CNN - The Neighbourhoodonline
One Rape Many Issues Part 1 -   Leadership Newspapers
One Rape Many Issues Part 2 - Leadership Newspapers
When Summer Goes on Vacation - Leadership Newspaper
Paradise Lost - Leadership Newspapers
Elusive Truth: EndSARS, FGN, & CNN - Leadership Newspaper
A Nation of Addicts -                  Leadership Newspapers
Elusive Truth: EndSARS, FGN, & CNN - The NewDiplomat Newspapers
Elusive Truth: EndSARS, FGN, & CNN - The LeadNewsreport.com
Nigeria Reversing the Irreversible - Leadership Newspaper
Top UK Maritime Security Expert rates Peterside’s book high -                             The Neighbourhoodonline
Vision 2050 not yet Uhuru - Newsdiaryonline
Africa and the Covid-19 Vaccine -              The Neighbourhoodonline
A Nation of Addicts - Sundiatapost
Vision 2050 not yet Uhuru -                 New Telegraph Newspaper
Africa And The Covid-19 Vaccine -         New Telegraph Newspapers
Vision 2050 not yet Uhuru -        Leadership Newspaper
Africa And The Covid-19 Vaccine - Leadership Newspaper
Gropping in the Dark -               Leadership Newspaper
Vision 2050 not yet Uhuru -           Premium Times Newspapers
Unilag: Against Impunity  -                  New Telegraph Newspapers
Vision 2050 not yet Uhuru -                  The Script.com.ng
Unilag: Against Impunity  -         Leadership Newspaper
#EndSars things Left Unsaid - New Telegraph Newspapers
Africa And The Covid-19 Vaccine -         The NewDiplomat Newspapers
Unilag: Against Impunity  -  Newsdiaryonline
#EndSars things Left Unsaid -     Leadership Newspapers
Edo State and the Gathering Storm 1 - Leadership Newspapers
#EndSars things Left Unsaid -               The Cable Newspapers
#EndSars things Left Unsaid  -             New Telegraph Newspapers
Ndah- Isaiah: Tribute to a man of ideas - Globalpatriotnews.com  
#EndSars things Left Unsaid -        Premium Times Newspapers
#EndSars things Left Unsaid -      Champion Newspapers
#EndSars things Left Unsaid - Theleadnewsreport.com
Ndah- Isaiah: Tribute to a man of ideas - The NewDiplomat Newspapers
Leadership And The Burden Of Insecurity -  Leadership Newspapers
Leadership And The Burden Of Insecurity -  The Cable Newspapers
Leadership And The Burden Of Insecurity -   Champion Newspapers
Leadership And The Burden Of Insecurity - New Telegraph Newspapers
Leadership And The Burden Of Insecurity -   Freedomonline.com.ng
The year 2020: A year like no other -    The Neighbourhoodonline
The year 2020: A year like no other -  Leadership Newspaper




















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