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NPA now working on transfer of pilotage service to another firm—Usman

NPA Media chat

Indications emerged on Monday showing that chances of change of mind on the termination of its pilotage monitoring and supervision agreement with maritime logistics firm, Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited (Intels), by the Nigerian Ports Authority’s (NPA) may have been foreclosed. Speaking in an interactive session with select editors and publishers in Lagos, the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Usman ...

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It’s unprofitable to continue use of any Lagos port now—Experts

Apapa Port 44

Leading port users in Lagos have called on the government to shutdown all two Lagos ports including Apapa and Tincan on grounds growing loses in doing business at the ports. Chairman of International Freight Forwarders Association, PTML Chapter, Sunny Nnebe, in his argument said though port users can on their own redirect their cargoes to any other port in Nigeria, ...

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Buhari excited on Dangote, FMN, NPA partnership over Apapa-Wharf Road—Minister

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The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was highly astonished on hearing that Alhaji Aliko Dangote agreed to pull resources together with Flour Mills of Nigeria (FMN) and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to fit the failed Apapa-Wharf Road. Giving the insights while on an inspection tour of some road projects ...

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NPA hosts Lagos Safety Commission again, seals intermodal understanding

The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday, hosted for the second time in two months, Executive members of Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) at Marina, Lagos. Both organizations engaged in an interactive session over effective safety of lives and properties on the state roads, the implementation of this, as well as the sustenance of the implementation.  The discussion ...

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Why Senate Committee differences with NPA may need political solution

Bukola Saraki

Trouble seemed to have started from Thursday last week, when the Chairman, Senate Committee on Customs, Senator Hope Uzodinma fired the first shot on the management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) when he invoked the powers of the Committee to issue an ultimatum to the Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman to produce within four days, statistics on 282 ...

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Partial closure of Wharf road derails EO on ease of doing business at ports

Acting president, Prof Yemi

The recent flag of Executive Order (EO) on ease of doing business at the ports by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is under threats since the beginning of this month following the partial closure of Wharf road for reconstruction, Business Hilights can authoritatively report. The managing director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman had shortly after the issuance of the Order ...

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NPA’s inter-agency report seeks drop in number of personnel at ports

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An inter-agency and port stakeholders committee on the implementation of presidential Executive Order on port operation and ease of doing business has passed a resolution seeking the massive reduction of staff from all agencies operating the ports. The 27-member committee was chaired by the General Manager, Western Ports of NPA, Arc. Abiodun Gbadamosi. The essence of the recommendation among others, ...

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Weeks after strike on state of Lagos Ports access roads, light appears in the tunnel


…Dangote, Flour Mills and FG raise N4.34bn There have been signals that the suspended strike action by major business operators at the Lagos ports including Apapa and Tincan may be resumed very soon as the fresh 21 days ultimatum given to the federal government closes in without any sign of repairs. However, the signals seem to have been punctured weekend ...

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NPA sees navigational safety, security as key to its operations at ports

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assured that it would collaborate with maritime stakeholders towards the sustenance of effective hydrographic charting of the navigable channels to deepen safety and security of operations at seaport. This is as the agency has informed operators in the sub-sector and international community that it would uphold the highest standards in all ...

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Drama rages as NPA clears NDLEA to operate at seaport


It was not clear whether the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) smartly considered the threats of what can be described as intergovernmental legal action that forced the federal agency to reconsider its initial stance, before it made a U-Turn and issued a statement stating the 2011 Presidential Directive to reduce agencies operating at the ports did not include the National Drug ...

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