From Tompolo to foreign firm:

With Nigeria’s loss of her bed for a seat on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO’s) Governing Council for the third consecutive time, PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports that safety of navigation on the Nigerian waterways and the Gulf of Guinea is central to the country’s economic cum military superiority over the rest of the West and Central Africa countries     Days after the International Maritime Bureau (IMB), in its third quarter 2017 report, disclosed that though the world recorded a slight decline in pirate attacks and sea robberies, Nigeria remained the…

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NPA hands over relief materials to IDPs

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has handed over some relief materials and items procured for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to Borno State Government. The materials, according to a statement, include bags of rice, beans, corn, millets, and tins of palm oil, mattresses and solar lamps. Managing Director of the Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who handed the material to Governor Kashim Shettima, explained that NPA had resolved to sustain the commitment it had established in her corporate social responsibility across the country. Usman said that NPA had made similar provisions to IDPs…

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CSR: NPA donates food items to Onne communities

Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has donated food items to Onne, Ogu and Ele communities’ hosts of Onne Port in Eleme LGA of Rivers State, as the authority moves to strengthen its Corporate Social Responsibility. Handing over the food items to the ruler and clan head of Onne, HRH, King Dr. J.D Osaronu, the Port Manager of Onne Port, Alhassan Ismaila Abubakar said he was at the Palace of the Onne monarch, on behalf of the MD NPA to hand over the food items sent…

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Stakeholders laud move to review port concession

Having operated the port for 10 years under the landlord model introduced in 2006, port industry operators have said that the reported plan by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to review the programme would reposition ports to meet the envisaged targets and become the hub port in West and Central Africa sub-region. Importers, clearing agents and port users have lauded the plan, noting that it would revolutionise cargo clearance procedures, saying if properly implemented, the seaports will no longer see as storage facilities and warehouses but will…

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NPA burdened by eastern ports’ challenges

The decaying infrastructural facilities at eastern ports has led to low capacity utilisation and ship traffic, compelling the ports to rely on western ports for sustenance. BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Enormous challenges that have crippled activities at eastern ports of Calabar, Warri, Port Harcourt and Onne have consistently made them liabilities on Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in the last one decade. It was learnt that the ports are being sustained with the revenue generated from their competitors- Lagos Ports Complex, Apapa and Tin Can Island ports, which contribute over 70 per…

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