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    Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths

Hadiza Bala Usman: Edging through dreaded paths

BY CHUKWUDI OBISince its appointment in July 2016, the Hadiza Bala Usman led management of the Nigerian Ports Authority has drawn ceaseless attention to itself.Readers would recall that at her appointment, criticisms about her youthfulness and lack of experience in the maritime sector were rife. However, Bala Usman and her team comprising Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Mohammed Belo [...]

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    NPA lifts suspension on Maersk, Cosco

NPA lifts suspension on Maersk, Cosco

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has lifted the suspension placed on four shipping companies including Maersk Line and Cosco Shipping.Hadiza Bala-Usman, NPA managing director, had ordered their suspension for failing to acquire and operate holding bays for their containers.Isah Suwaid, NPA's spokesman, told NAN that the companies have been given two weeks beginning from Friday, July 20 to comply with [...]

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    NPA: Intels decides what to pay to FG from revenue

NPA: Intels decides what to pay to FG from revenue

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, says Integrated Logistics Services Limited (Intels) decides what percentage of revenue generated at the ports to remit to the federal government.The MD made this known when she appeared before a house of representatives adhoc committee on Wednesday.Intels signed an agreement with NPA in 2010, which allowed the firm collect revenue [...]

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    NPA generated N299bn in 2017– highest in five years

NPA generated N299bn in 2017– highest in five years

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says in 2017, it generated N299.56 billion - its highest revenue in five years.The agency made this known in a statement signed by Abdullahi Goje, its general manager, corporate and strategic communications.The last time the agency yielded a remarkable income was in 2015 when it recorded a revenue of N180.50 billion.It generated N154.50 billion in [...]

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    Bala Usman: We might need to declare emergency on port access roads

Bala Usman: We might need to declare emergency on port access roads

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says the agency might declare a state of emergency on roads leading to and from the port.In an interview with CNBC Africa, the director said the ports authority might take on the construction of these roads if the ministry of works does not consider them priority."We even believe that [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bala Usman inspects Apapa road construction, says work pace must improve

PHOTOS: Bala Usman inspects Apapa road construction, says work pace must improve

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has urged AG Dangote the contractor handling Apapa/Wharf Road to improve its performance.Usman made the plea after inspecting the Wharf access roads in the company of her management team in Lagos on Saturday, noting that better performance would reduce the stress in doing business at the ports."The construction commenced on July [...]

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    Bala Usman emerges VP of International Association of Ports and Harbours

Bala Usman emerges VP of International Association of Ports and Harbours

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has emerged vice-president (Africa Region) of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).Based in Tokyo, Japan, IAPH is a global trade association for seaports.Bala Usman joins five other vice-presidents representing America, Central & South, America, North, Asia, South/West, East & Middle East, Asia, South East & Oceania and [...]

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    I want to be remembered for transparency, says Bala Usman

I want to be remembered for transparency, says Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman, director-general of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she wants to be remembered for efficiency and the entrenchment of transparency in the authority.In an interview on Channels Television, Usman spoke of measures the agency had embarked upon to ensure things are done in the appropriate manner.She said the authority is working hard on putting measures in place [...]

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    Usman directs single interface examination of cargoes at ports

Usman directs single interface examination of cargoes at ports

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has directed the immediate implementation of the single interface examination point for cargoes at all ports across the country. Ibrahim Nasiru, spokesman of the agency, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.The implementation is in compliance with executive order 22, which Acting President Yemi Osinbajo signed on May 18."With the take-off of [...]

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    I can’t be intimidated, says Bala Usman

I can’t be intimidated, says Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman, director-general of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she cannot be intimidated by anyone.Speaking in an interview with TVC on Friday, Usman said the authority has been able to achieve a significant level of success within one year.President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Usman on July 12, 2016.She attributed her success to resilience and determination, explaining that her fight against corruption [...]

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    Bala Usman: NPA will not only make business easier, but also cheaper across Nigerian ports

Bala Usman: NPA will not only make business easier, but also cheaper across Nigerian ports

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says the NPA will not only seek to make business easier across Nigerian ports, but also make it cheaper by reducing cost.In line with the recent executive order by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Usman added that the NPA, under her leadership, will review tariffs by terminal operators in order [...]

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    Usman declares ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption at seaports

Usman declares ‘zero tolerance’ for corruption at seaports

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), assumed office in Lagos on Monday with a vow to flush out corruption from the ports.Usman, who was until her appointment, the chief of staff to Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, said anything short of world-class services are not welcome at any Nigerian port."As team leader, I have come to add my [...]

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    El-Rufai appoints Hadiza of BBOG as chief of staff

El-Rufai appoints Hadiza of BBOG as chief of staff

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has appointed Hadiza Bala Usman as his chief of staff.Samuel Aruwan,‎ the governor's spokesman, made the announcement on Monday.Bala Usman is a notable figure in the All Progressives Congress (APC), where she served in a number of committees and capacities, key among, which are administrative secretary of the Buhari presidential campaign organisation, secretary [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Independence celebration incomplete without Chibok girls

Ezekwesili: Independence celebration incomplete without Chibok girls

Former minister of education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has said that the independence celebration will not be complete without more than 200 Chibok girls held captive by Boko Haram.Ezekwesili, who has been campaigning for the rescue for the girls since their abduction, is still not relenting in ratcheting up pressure on the government for the cause she is totally devoted to.In [...]

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    BBOG: We won’t stop until Chibok girls are freed

BBOG: We won’t stop until Chibok girls are freed

The #BringBackOurGirls group will continue pressing for the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls, "even though it appears the world has forgotten about them"  and the tempo of the campaign has fallen.According to one of the leaders of the group, Mrs Aisha Yesufu, who was speaking with TheCable in Abuja on Tuesday, the rescue campaign will not cease because of the "shared humanity" [...]

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    #BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

#BringBackOurGirls group ready to work with police

The legal representative of the #BringBackOurGirls group, Femi Falana (SAN), says the group is ready to cooperate with the police to achieve the common goal of maintaining law and order.At the hearing of the suit filed by Hadiza Bala Usman of the BBOG group against the FCT commissioner of police, Joseph Mbu, at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Maitama, Falana argued [...]

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