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NPA live on single window with Nigerian Customs for import, export ease—MD


The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has disclosed that “The Authority is collaborating with the Nigeria Customs Service for effective operations through the Single Window platform for the Clearance of Cargoes at the Ports”. This, according to her, will ensure that all Agencies are connected with Import and Export processes are in a single ...

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NPA, SON partner to grow ease of doing business at ports

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The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (right) played host to the Director General of the Standard Organization of Nigeria (SON), Barr. Osita Aboloma at the NPA Corporate Headquarters, Marina, Lagos. During discussion, the two parties agreed mutual beneficial strategies to deepen ports operational efficiency by driving ease of doing business.

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Why INTELS, experts rejected NPA’s termination of agreement

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Reactions have started trailing the sudden termination of Pilotage Agency Agreement between the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigeria’s Oil and Gas logistics giant, INTELS Nigeria Limited. Both INTELS and industry stakeholders say action send’s wrong signal of policy inconsistency, abuse of due process and government’s unseriousness to ease of doing business campaign. Industry pundits say NPA’s decision to terminate ...

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NPA seals operational safety promotion deal with FRSC

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has brokered Safety Standards for all aspects of operations at the nation’s Seaports deal with the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) in Lagos. Giving the insights during her remarks at the opening ceremony of a Capacity Building Workshop on Minimum Safety Standards for trucks doing business in the Ports ...

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FG’s renewed support for Akwa Ibom deep seaport raises issues

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Contrary to earlier position of the Federal Government on the relevance of building deep seaports here and there by state governments when existing ports are yet to achieve up to 70 per cent utilization, recent declaration of support for the Ibaka Deep Seaport project in Akwa Ibom State by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has created some levels of ...

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Goje, astute Port administrator now NPA image maker

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After a recent administrative restructuring at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) which reformed Public Affairs to Corporate and Strategic Communications Division, the pioneer head of the department, Alhaji Aliyu Abdullahi Goje, has assumed duties. Goje was the General Manager, Eastern Zone of the Authority but deployed to the Division recently following the scrapping of the Zonal structure. A seasoned Port ...

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Insecurity on Nigerian waters, failed rail system key causes of Apapa gridlocks—-NPA

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The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has opened up on the reasons behind the singular use of roads to evacuate containers to and fro the Lagos ports. Speaking Thursday in Lagos during the 5th edition of the Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT) International Conference held at the Oriental Hotel, Lagos with the theme; ...

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Trucks’ gridlock may relocate to Ebute Meta as NRC begins lifting

There are palpable fears that in a bid to resolve the intractable Apapa gridlock caused by truckers lifting containers from seaports, the planned rail transit of containers to Ebute-Meta terminal may equally relocate traffic chaos to the formally sleepy axis of Lagos. The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), had on Monday, announced the introduction of a 24-hour daily freight train shuttle ...

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70 to 80 % of import cargoes falsely declared—-Customs CG

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Fresh reason has emerged on why clear single window connecting all federal agencies at the nation’s ports may not be realized. This is based on the body language of the Customs Comptroller General, Hameed Ali who has made it public that the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) will not on the platter of achieving ease of doing business at the ports, ...

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NPA assures collaboration with ICAN to grow capacity, industrial relations

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The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has given further assurance that her administration will continue to deepen relations with critical development stakeholders including the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). Speaking during the Institute’s courtesy visit in her Office, Bala Usman said she would continue to stick to laid down regulations and adhere to ...

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