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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

NPA Navigation

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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Executive Order confusion hits Nigerian Ports as NDLEA voids NPA’s interpretation


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reacted to the way and manner the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), may have handled their interpretation of the recent Executive Order by the Acting president as it applies to the ports operations. Business Hilights recalls that the NPA in a statement invoked a 2011 Presidential Directive to ...

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NPA, Customs join forces to speed up Executive Order in Nigerian Ports

NPA Customs

The combined authorities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) on Wednesday in Apapa sealed a new pact to drive the Executive Order issued by the Acting President on ease of doing business as it concerns the Nigerian ports. Part of the deal was to drive the co-operation and collaboration of all relevant approved Agencies and ...

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Military hails NPA for ease in clearing imported 25 Armoured vehicles

NPA Army

The Minister of Defence, Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (Rtd.) has hailed the impacts of shipping reforms so far introduced by the leadership of the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under Hadiza Bala Usman. The Army Chief made the commendation while receiving 25 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected Armoured vehicles which were manufactured in 2016 in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) ...

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Minister reveals NPA’s readiness for 24 hours operations in all 6 ports across Nigeria


Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi Ameachi has disclosed that the Federal Government has activated the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) to immediately embark on 24 hours ports operations across the nation’s seaports. Giving the details at a trade forum between the NPA and delegation of the Miami Dade County, Florida, and Port Miami, USA in Lagos, the minister averred that ...

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NPA unveils 4 new Tug Boats to drive maritime safety, security in Lagos

NPA Tug b

The administration of Hadiza Bala Usman at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Wednesday launched four (4) new tug boats as part of new drive to reposition the Ports for greater operational efficiency in safety and security. The tug boats named Mt. Daura, Mt. Ubima, Mt. Uromi and Mt. Majiya were each launched by the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza ...

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NPA yet to make good revenue from Coastal Charges due to zero activities by local shippers

NPA Business Hilights

The inability of indigenous shippers to access Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) has lead to little or no traffic record on the nation’s coastal shipping which translates to little or poor revenue for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Currently, traffic Nigerian coastal trading is at the lowest ebb due to poor development activities by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ...

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NPA tours facilities at Tarkwa Bay, assures maximum utilization of installations

NPA Tarkwa Bay tour

The Management of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has assured Stakeholders that it would not relent in its efforts at ensuring optimal utilization of the organization facilities at all locations with a view to generating greater dividends for the country through the Seaports. The Managing Director of the Organization Hadiza Bala Usman made the remarks when the Executive Management of ...

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