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Ongoing reforms at NPA designed to drive ease of doing business at ports—Usman

NPA boss

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has once more explained that ongoing strategic reforms at the ports operations are designed to deepen ease of doing business and drive efficiency in revenue generation. Speaking at the tenth anniversary of NIMPORT annual maritime conference on Wednesday in Lagos, Usman, represented by the Asst. General Manager, Commercial and ...

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Why Uzodinma’s Joint Committee needs stakeholders’ support on N30tn trail

Nigerian Senate

When the vociferous National Assembly Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, lead by Senator Hope Uzodinma fired the first shot on the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), over 282 vessels got missing from Nigerian seaports, many tongues wagged and accused the probe as vendetta driven. But today, indications are becoming clear that what the Committee saw has ...

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Some banks in trouble as FG begins audit of TSA remittances by banks

Kemi Adeosun

Indication has emerged that even though the federal government recently sought and got out of court settlement in a suit it instituted against seven banks over their alleged infractions in their compliance to the Treasury Single Account (TSA), it has made a U-Turn to begin an independent audit to ascertain true compliance. TSA, a platform which was used by the ...

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Oil marketers may begin importation soon as CBN eases forex, port charges

Naira exchange

After months of out of business by oil marketing companies due to harsh access to forex, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, eased issued bordering on payment for port charges to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). This it did by approving that marketing companies can now be accommodated by the Bank using Form ‘A’. A circular endorsed by ...

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NPA begins collaboration with women business groups for national growth

NPA Women

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has begun strategic partnerships with women professional groups on manpower for national development. First move to the new deal was made when she received the visiting Executive Members of Women in Maritime Nigeria who visited Management of the Authority in Marina, Lagos. She used the visit to reiterate management ...

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NPA’s $21m for TSA still trapped at Heritage Bank—-Bala-Usman

Usman

Fresh indication has emerged from the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman that upon joint efforts made by the agency and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), since she was appointed about a year ago, Heritage Bank has remained recalcitrant in transferring its fund to Treasury Single Account (TSA). Giving more details on the issue recently, NPA ...

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NPA unveils emergency clinic inside Apapa Port complex

NPA Clinic

The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has commissioned a 24 hour emergency clinic to cater for health concerns at Apapa Port Complex . Explaining why the clinic was set up, Usman said that the establishment of the clinic is in consonance with the organization’s CSR policy as well as a commitment to excellence on the ...

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NPA seeks more details from Senate Committee on claims of ‘missing’ 282 vessels

Hope Uzodimma

The last may not have been heard on the growing differences heating up between the Senator Hope Uzodinma lead Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff, as the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in a terse statement faulted the claims of the Senate. NPA reaction raised fresh issues of authenticity of claims as it wants the Senate Committee to provide more ...

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Senate’s ultimatum to NPA to account for 282 missing vessels expires today

Nigerian Senate

The four days ultimatum handed down on the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), to account for the 282 missing vessels, which berthed in Nigeria’s seaports without records, will expire at the end of work today. Senate Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, chaired by Chief Hope Uzodinma, had on Thursday last week, told the ...

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2 months after, NIMASA begins 24 hrs issuance of Debit Notes to agents

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Barely two months after the Presidential directive on the resumption of 24 hour port operations in Lagos ports, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it has commenced a 24 hour turnaround time for analysing cargo manifests and issuing Debit Notes to Shipping Agents. It will be recalled that the Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo had in May, ...

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