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Revival of Ikorodu Terminal insight as Ogbeh, NPA seal deal on processing Agro Export

Audu NPA

Indications are underway that as part of the Presidential order on Ease of Doing business and usefulness of Seaports for agro-export, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD) is in serious talks with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to use moribund Ikorodu Terminal for processing agricultural products for export. It would be recalled that the Minister, Chief Audu ...

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N30tn probe: Adeosun, CBN, Customs, others to appear before Senate tomorrow

Nigerian Senate

For alleged N30 trillion import duties infractions, the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff has summoned Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, and some involving banks. The seating will hold on Tuesday at the Committee’s hearing conference room by 10:00AM according to details gathered by Business Hilights on Sunday. Other critical bodies expected ...

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NPA boss opens up gains of reforms, says over $86m Chinese investments attracted

Usman

Contrary to insinuations that her performance was not salutary to investment drive, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of Hadiza Bala Usman has revealed that within the couple of months in office, it has attracted investments worth over $86m from the China Harbour Engineering Company at the Lekki Deep Sea Port. The explanation was made to situate the ...

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NPA welcomes as great news, staff nomination for awards by IAPH Azerbaijan

NPA boss

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has considered the recent notification for nomination for international honours, one of her managers, and AGM/Head of the Occupational Health unit, Mrs. Ngozi Obikili by the prestigious International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) women forum. The award is coming with a scholarship at the forthcoming conference which comes ...

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Review 70% duty on car imports until made-in-Nigeria vehicles saturate market—Group

Auto market Berger

Chairman of the Auto-dealer Association, Owode Area of Ogun State, Samuel Johnson, has called on the Federal Government to review the automotive policy, which imposes 70 per cent levy on imported vehicles, pending when credible investors have given serious signs of investments in mass production of made-in-Nigeria vehicles. He said it is stifling the economy and jobs of many Nigerians ...

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Aviation retirees uncover plot to hand airports over to surrogates of minister, others

Amaechi Seriika

Pensioners, under the aegis of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), have accused the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirka, of hatching a plot to concession four Nigerian airports to his surrogates in order to be part of the prospective owners. According to a Communiqué signed by the Secretary-General of ...

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Amaechi dumped committee’s report on new national fleet 12 months after– Akinsoji

Amaechi

A top member of the federal government’s implementation committee constituted last year by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to screen shipping operators interested in acquiring part of the 60 percent holding for Nigerians in the proposed national fleet, Engineer Olu Akinsoji has opened up 12 months after submission of the report. In an interview, he decried that 12 months ...

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NPA very careful in granting approvals for deep sea port—Usman

Hadiza Usman, NPA

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has made it clear that the agency is now taking its time in granting approvals for states wishing to invest in deep sea ports to limit the chances of becoming white elephant schemes after all. Giving the insights in Lagos during the second edition of a ‘Day with Nigerian ...

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NPA welcomes media reports on Committee of Maritime Professionals’ statement

NPA boss

The attention of the management of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has been drawn to a news report in the Saturday, June 3, 2017 edition of THISDAY with the headline “Stop Your Anti-Port Investors’ Campaign, CMP Counsels Usman” The report, which was based on a statement said to have been issued by the Committee of Maritime Professionals (CMP) alleged that ...

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What has Innoson, Nnewi gained from all these visits by FG officials since this year?

innoson motor tour

Earlier in the year, the Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing Company Limited (IVM) plant at Nnewi was a pilgrimage of sort for top government officials. Even before the Acting President visited few months ago, there have been other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDA) of the federal government trooping the factory for tourism sake. Business Hilights recalls that during the visit of the ...

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