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    NPA appoints new managers in major management reshuffle

NPA appoints new managers in major management reshuffle

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has announced a major management change with the appointment new general managers (GMs) and assistant general managers (AGMs).Adams Jatto, the general manager, corporate and strategic communications, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday.According to him, this exercise is coming on the heels of an earlier appointment and redeployment of port managers [...]

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    Stop trend of negative reports, NPA director tells PR practitioners

Stop trend of negative reports, NPA director tells PR practitioners

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has pleaded with public relations and media practitioners in the country to stop the trend of negative reports.She said this while delivering a speech at the annual general meeting of Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), on Wednesday, at the Sheraton hotel in Ikeja.Hadiza, who was represented [...]

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    Bala Usman elected vice chair of UN maritime agency committee

Bala Usman elected vice chair of UN maritime agency committee

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has been elected vice chairperson of the the facilitation committee (FAL) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).The IMO is the United Nations (UN) agency responsible for the safety and security of shipping and the prevention of pollution by ships.According to a statement, Bala Usman was formally elected and [...]

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    Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA MD because I refused to stay in the box

Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA MD because I refused to stay in the box

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she was able to rise through the ranks in public service because she did not let herself be limited by societal and cultural pressures.Usman spoke on Wednesday during a panel discussion that centered on what it means to be a woman in Africa.The event was organised by CNN [...]

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    NPA approves concession of Warri old port

NPA approves concession of Warri old port

The governing board of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has approved the concession of Terminal B, Warri Old Port, to Ocean and Cargo Services Limited. The announcement was made at a meeting chaired by Emmanuel Adesoye, chairman of the board, on Wednesday in Lagos. According to a statement issued by the NPA, the approval is part of the port reform process [...]

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    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Hadiza Bala Usman to speak at WISCAR conference

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Hadiza Bala Usman to speak at WISCAR conference

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, former president of Liberia, and Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, are some of the scheduled speakers for WISCAR's (Women in Successful Careers) annual leadership and mentoring conference.The conference is scheduled to hold on November 24 at Muson Centre.Johnson-Sirleaf, who is also a Nobel Laureate and Liberia's first female president, is the keynote speaker for [...]

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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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