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NPA, BPP to explain how lowest bidder suddenly emerged winners in Warri Port contract

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Less than one week after the managing director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman stormed the Federal Executive Council (FEC) and secured approval for the dredging of Warri Port channel and upgrade of navigational aids, highest bidder in the contract who suddenly lost the bid to the lowest bidder has petitioned the National Assembly over what it described ...

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FG responds to Olu of Warri’s appeal on Warri Port dredging, still silent on Onitsha Port

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Less than one month after the Olu or Warri, His Royal Majesty, Ogiamen Ikenwoli II visited President Muhammdu Buhari and appealed for the dredging of both Warri and Koko Ports to grow navigability, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday this week,  approved N13 billion for the dredging of Escravos Warri Seaport and the replacement of bad navigational aids. Business ...

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NPA assures to use part of its CSR 2018 budget in uplifting University of Lagos

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The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assured that it would make adequate provision in the 2018 budget to meet some of the urgent requirements and needs of the University of Lagos Community under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. Managing Director of the Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who gave the assurance during a courtesy visit of top officials of the ...

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FBV in Low draught channels best for draught limitations in Calabar, Warri ports—NPA

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has advocated for the deployment of Flat Bottom Vessels (FBV) in channels with low draught in the nation’s seaports. She said use of the FBV in some shallow draught channels would serve as a workable solution for the draught limitations in some channels especially in Calabar and Warri ports. She ...

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Patronise ports in the Eastern flank of the county to decongest Lagos ports

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The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has appealed to importers and exporters to patronise ports in the Eastern flank of the county to decongest Lagos ports. Hadiza Bala-Usman, made the appeal at the NPA Special Day at the 29th Enugu International Trade Fair in Enugu on Saturday, saying that patronising the Eastern ports would reduce trucks ...

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NPA opens discussions with NLNG on restrictions along Bonny Channel


Following an appeal in November last year by shipping companies and stakeholders to the Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman to intervene in the alleged blocking of channel by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG), the agency has opened discussions with NLNG on the dualisation of Bonny Channel. Business Hilights recalls that iIn a petition dated ...

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NPA management, stakeholders discuss way forward for Onne Port

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated her commitment to sustain periodic engagement with stakeholders in the sector. Addressing Onne Port Stakeholders on Thursday, Bala Usman explained that the engagement is aimed at promoting efficiency and business development. Represented by the Executive Director,Finance and Administration, Mohammed Bello-Koko,Bala Usman disclosed that the Federal Executive Council ...

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Delays in clearing cargoes at ports rising despite PEBEC’s intervention—NACIMMA

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The President of National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACIMMA), Mrs. Alaba Lawson, has decried the endless rise in costs of doing business at Nigerian ports despite the activities of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC). She said even though the action plan of PEBEC aimed at creating enabling environment and easy movement of goods ...

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Revive your capabilities to be relevant in politics, business, NPA tells women

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has called on Nigerian women to develop their capacities and get involved in active politics to contribute meaningfully to nation building. She made the call while delivering a paper titled: Equity and Inclusiveness, Panacea to National Development at the 2018 Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WINBIZ) Master ...

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Capacity building key to improved administrative efficiency for lawyers at NPA—MD


The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reiterated the decision of Management towards the retraining of its Legal Officers and the reinvigoration of the Organization’s Legal Unit for improved Administrative efficiency and optimal output. This she emphasized would only materialize in the area of capacity building through effective interface with Maritime Lawyers whilst assuring ...

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