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CoDE, NPA seal deal on capacity building, manpower development


Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reaffirmed Management’s determination and commitment in assiduously collaborating with relevant agencies from all sectors of economy in order to harness effectively the desirables aimed at impacting most importantly on the nation’s economy particularly concerning socio-economic growth. This she said would “enable us take our place of pride in the ...

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Only NPA has given signal to comply with FG’s EO to merge maritime operations

NPA railPort

Barely less than one week after the Federal Government issued a sweeping Executive order (EO) directing all relevant ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) operating at the nation’s airports and seaports to harmonise their operations into one interface station, check at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by Business Hilights has shown total readiness to comply. Findings in other maritime agencies showed ...

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Nigeria’s demurrage-free days at ports lowest among neighboring West, Central Africa

Apapa Port 44

Another angle frustrating ease of doing business at the Nigeria ports has been uncovered by the Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT). A new report it released weekend in Lagos, it said “All most all shipping companies operating in Lagos Ports are taking advantage of the limited free demurrage days which is five to bleed importers of billions of naira ...

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Finally, Fashola opens up on Lagos port access roads, says work beginning soon

Babatunde Fashola

Indication has emerged that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) which recently agreed to fix failed portions of Apapa port access roads may not bear the cost after all as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the rehabilitation of access roads at Apapa Port in Lagos State was a priority project of the Federal Government. ...

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World Bank Group pays NPA working visit, confers with Hadiza Bala Usman


The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (2nd left); Practice Manager, World Bank, Benedict Eijbergen (left); Senior Transport Spec., World Bank, Olatunji Ahmed (2nd right) and the Technical Assistant to the MD, Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho (right), When the World Bank Group came on a working visit to the organization at the NPA corporate headquarters in ...

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NPA plans legal redress over wharf landing fee charged by LASG on containers


The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has given an indication that the federal agency will approach a federal high court to seek the end of the collection of wharf landing fee Tax by the State government. It would be recalled that during the middle part of the former Governor Babatunde Fashola administration, he sent the ...

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Customs agents’, Truck owners suspend strike action at seaports with conditions

Apapa port access

Indications have emerged that activities will resume at the Lagos ports from today, Thursday, following the announcement of the suspension of the two-day old strike action embarked upon by two leading stakeholder groups at the ports. Whereas the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) said on Tuesday that it has relaxed the withdrawal of service it embarked upon on Monday, ...

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ICRC, more groups commend reformist drive of Hadiza Usman at NPA on PPP


Once again, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), lead by Hadiza Bala Usman has been commended for the success it had recorded in the areas of Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Top executives of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) domiciled at the Presidency who visited the NPA Management at Marina, Lagos Leader of the delegation, and Director Civil ...

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NPA, NSC in joint frantic efforts to halt truckers, agents’ strike as ports activities ground

NPA Strike

The height of paralysis at the nation’s major seaports on Monday has forced the leadership of both the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) lead by Hadiza Bala Usman and the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello to run from pillar to post in effort to persuade striking clearing agents and truckers to call off the industrial action. Business ...

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NPA maintains uniform tariffs across all ports in Nigeria including Rivers Port—Umar


The Port Manager of Rivers Port Complex, Mr. A. G. Umar has made a clarification, saying the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) operates a uniform tariff across all port complexes in Nigeria. This has therefore put to rest, claims that tariff differentials scares customers away from Rivers Port. Explaining more on the activities of Rivers Port Complex, during a recent courtesy ...

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