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NPA conducts fire drill, tests equipment at Marina Hqs for safety alertness

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The preparedness of the Fire Service Department of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has been greatly enhanced with the acquisition of effective and modern firefighting equipment as well as the periodic training of the officers and men of the department. This prompted the firemen of the Authority to test run the new inventories in a drill at the Corporate Headquarters ...

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

Onitsha river port

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 hosts ICRC boss, assures on better channel management of deep sea ports

NPA ICRC visit

Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza BalaUsman has reiterated the determination of the Authority to support the completion of all deep sea Ports projects across the country. She linked the assurance to their positive potentials in growing the nation’s blue economy. Speaking in Lagos during a courtesy visit by the officials of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), ...

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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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NPA set to begin aggressive debt recovery drive including $42.3m, others


There are strong indications that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is set to begin coordinated debt recovery drive including funds trapped in banks since the take off of Treasury Single Account (TSA) and others traced to port operators across the six port complexes in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that some banks (names with held) are yet to move revenues collected ...

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As FG readies to earn $560bn from Lekki Deep Seaport, can Lagos survive the gridlocks?

Lekki Deep SP

Giving details of the aggregate economic advantage during the recent presidential visit to Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos, President Muhammadu Buhari noted that on completion in 2020, the facility will be earning Nigeria’s economy $560 billion with an estimated $361 billion generated from the port’s concessioning in addition to $200 billion coming from taxes and revenue. Speaking during the flag-off ...

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

NPA Hadiza BU

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 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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To tame insecurity, delays at ports, shippers must send manifest ahead of berthing

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To ensure that risk management is profiled and separated on time before the ship’s arrival, the Federal Government has directed shipping companies to give their cargo manifest to the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) seven days before their ships arrive at the ports. The advance manifest, it was gathered, will enable the government to know ...

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