Saturday, October 20, 2018

Tag "Nigerian Ports Authority"

    Buhari challenges African countries to improve ports infrastructure

Buhari challenges African countries to improve ports infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari says Africa should take full advantage of maritime endowment within the continent as part of measures to strengthen economic development.The president said this during the opening ceremony of the first International Association For Ports and Harbours (IAPH) Africa regional conference hosted by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in Abuja, on Monday.He said nations in Africa are largely [...]

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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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    Apapa gridlock: The journey from Jos to Lagos lasted 5 days but I’ve spent more than a week just to get to the port, says driver

Apapa gridlock: The journey from Jos to Lagos lasted 5 days but I’ve spent more than a week just to get to the port, says driver

There seems to be no end in sight to the ongoing nightmare that commuters, drivers and those who ply the Oshodi-Apapa expressway in Lagos have been facing in recent times.The gridlock worsened in the last one week, leaving many stranded and wasting long productive hours. A journey that should ordinarily take 30 to 40 minutes lasts hours. Heavy duty vehicles [...]

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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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    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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    Blowing the cover on Intels

Blowing the cover on Intels

BY ADEJOH MOMOHFrom events which have unfolded in the past one week, logistics and facilities company, Intels, has flouted the Nigerian Constitutional provision regarding revenues accruing to the Federal Government and their prompt remittance to the Treasury Single Account. The company has received revenues on behalf of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) for boat pilotage operations including monitoring and supervision [...]

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    We can’t identify missing vessels, NPA tells senate

We can’t identify missing vessels, NPA tells senate

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has been unable to identify the 282 vessels which the senate said got missing under its watch.During an investigative hearing on Monday, Hope Uzodinma, chairman, senate committee on customs, excise and tariff, told the NPA to account for the vessels.Uzodinma had said the vessels berthed without records and failure to respond in four days [...]

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    Jonathan appoints Tukur Ambassador-at-Large

Jonathan appoints Tukur Ambassador-at-Large

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past chairman of the ruling PDP, as Ambassador-at-Large.[...]

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    Spanish investors frustrated by clearing at Nigerian ports

Spanish investors frustrated by clearing at Nigerian ports

The Spanish Government has urged the Nigerian Customs Service to address long-winded process of clearing goods from Nigerian ports, as it is a source of discouragement to Spaniards willing to invest in the Nigerian economy.Mr Pablo Segrelles, the chief economic and commercial counsellor of the Spanish Embassy in Nigeria challenged the Customs to evolve measures that would ensure transparency and speedy clearing [...]

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