• NPA, BudgIT sign deal on budget implementation

    NPA, BudgIT sign deal on budget implementation

    According to reports, the Nigerian Ports Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with BudgIT Information Technology Network to open up its budget for the public.

    The General Manager, Public Affairs, Chief Michael Ajayi, in a statement on Monday in Lagos, said the MoU would promote transparency and accountability.

    The Managing Director of NPA, Ms. Hadiza Usman, said the partnership became necessary for the development of an open budget system platform and implementation of a public data dissemination programme.

    She said that this […]

  • NPA Boss Appoints New Port Managers

    NPA Boss Appoints New Port Managers

    It was gathered that the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has approved the appointment of new port managers for the six major seaports across the country.

    This was contained in an internal memo, dated September 14, 2016, emanating from the NPA managing director’s office titled “Disposition.” According to the document, only one of the six old port managers was retained, while the others were redeployed to the NPA headquarters and zones.

    The new port managers are Mrs […]

  • NPA wasted $10b revenue, claims ministry official

    NPA wasted $10b revenue, claims ministry official

    The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) generated about $10 billion from the Lagos ports between 2006 and last year without anything to show for it, it has been learnt.

    A senior official of the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMoF) told The Adelove News that the revenue excluded the over N150 billion collected from the Lagos Port Complex (LPC) and Tin-Can Island Port.

    The official lamented that there was nothing to show for the “huge proceeds” in terms of infrastructure development at the ports.

    He […]

  • NPA to investigate $1.5bn loss from oil sector monopoly

    NPA to investigate $1.5bn loss from oil sector monopoly

    The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has vowed to investigate complaints of monopoly in the oil and gas sector.

    Managing Director of NPA, Hajia Hadiza Bala Usman, gave the assurance during an inspection of Snake Island Integrated Free Zone (SIIFZ) and Nigerdock in Lagos yesterday.

    Bala Usman maintained that NPA under her watch would ensure a level playing ground and the enabling operating environment for oil and gas sector players to ensure that the necessary legislations to block any form of monopoly in […]

  • NPA boss finds multi-billion naira equipment abandoned

    NPA boss finds multi-billion naira equipment abandoned

    Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Managing Director Ms Hadiza Bala Usman has stumbled on equipment worth billions of naira allegedly abandoned at the Continental Shipyard in Apapa, Lagos.

    Ms Usman made the discovery when she visited the Lagos ports. Some of the equipment were allegedly abandoned by NPA when the ports were conces-sioned in 2006; others were said to have been abandoned in 2010.

    The abandoned equipment include the multi-million dollar floating dock, the slipway,  two pilot cutters and vital shipping equipment.

    The floating […]

  • NPA moves to review tariffs at Ports

    NPA moves to review tariffs at Ports

    The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has  signified its readiness to review its tariff regime in order to draw traffic to the Nigeria ports.

    This was disclosed over the weekend by the Managing Director, NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos. She said the tariff regime would be reviewed both upward and downward to make the ports competitive and attractive.

    ‘‘Our tariff regime will be very competitive looking at the role of Nigeria within the West African sub-region and […]

  • NPA bans female staff from wearing trousers, miniskirts to work

    NPA bans female staff from wearing trousers, miniskirts to work

    The management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has reportedly banned its female staff from wearing miniskirts and jeans trousers to work. According to a statement by the general manager of NPA, female staff members who are found wanting will be sanctioned.

    “It has been observed that despite the issuance of a couple of circulars vide HQ/GMHR/CON/G.3/128 of 25th August, 2008 and HQ/CR/AD/G.1/3039 of 19th December, 2014 on corporate Dress Code, some employees still indulge in improper dressing to the office.

    For the […]

  • Buhari approves governing boards for NPA, NIMASA

    Buhari approves governing boards for NPA, NIMASA

    President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the composition of the governing boards of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

    A statement signed by Bolaji Adebiyi, Director (Press), Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, named the following as chairmen and members of the two parastatals.

    NPA has Emmanuel Olajide Adesoye, as chairman, while the following are members: Supo Shasore; Suleiman Ibrahim Halilu; Constance Harry Mashal; Umar Shu’aibu and Charles Efe Emukowhate Sylvester. […]

  • NPA begins probe of $56m Calabar Channel dredging contract

    NPA begins probe of $56m Calabar Channel dredging contract

    The new management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has launched a probe on the controversial $56 million Calabar Channel dredging contract to ascertain why so much was spent on the project without achieving the desired draft needed to attract bigger vessels to the port.

    The Managing Director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, who gave the indication at the weekend at the end of her two-day visit to Calabar port, said she had since instituted a probe into the contentious contract […]

  • NCP blasts Buhari over Hadiza Usman’s appointment as NPA boss

    NCP blasts Buhari over Hadiza Usman’s appointment as NPA boss

    The appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as managing director, Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), has drawn criticism from the opposition National Conscience Party (NCP).

    In his reaction, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, national president, NCP, described the appointment as wrong.

    He said, “While I seriously support electing and appointing our women into governance, the appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as NPA boss is one wrong appointment too many.”

    He added that the appointment has lent credence to the claims of President Muhammadu Buhari’s lopsided appointments favouring […]