Hadiza Bala Usman
Repositioning African seaports for hinterland connectivity
Seaports are major facilitators of trade, and often described as the engine of economic growth. They are also major generators of employment.
FG to conclude ports concession review agreement by December
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has disclosed that the review of ports concession agreements have reached advanced stage and would be signed in by December.
‘How rail system will save Lekki from congestion’
The extension of a rail system to the Lekki area of Lagos will help the state avert another traffic disaster in the next few years, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has said. Given the multiplicity of mega projects in the area, such an infrastructure will guarantee sanity and flow of…
IAPH to chart path to ports efficiency in Africa
All is set for stakeholders in the maritime sector to gather in Abuja and chart path to ports efficiency in the continent. The forthcoming Africa regional conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) scheduled to hold in Abuja from 17th to 19th September, 2018, would provide a veritable platform for…
Nigerian ports record increase in cargo throughput, as ship traffic drops
Nigerian ports are currently experiencing dwindling fortunes, and recorded about 8.6 per cent increase in cargo throughput, while ship traffic slides 2.3 per cent and container traffic decreased by 7.1 per cent in the first quarter(Q1) of 2018 against the fourth quarter 2017.
FG ready to end Apapa gridlock, says Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, yesterday, said the Federal Government was ready to put an end to the gridlock in the Apapa area of Lagos State, promising that there would be great improvement in the next two weeks.
‘Why Nigeria should benefit from dollar earnings on shipping operations’
The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has gave an insight into why Nigeria should continue benefit from dollar revenue on shipping operations in the country. The NPA boss who noted that the organisation has been directed to collect payments in naira and not in dollars, insisted that dollar earning would benefit…
‘Nigeria has lost fortunes to collapse of national shipping line’
Nigeria as a maritime nation has lost fortunes to the collapse of the Nigerian National Shipping Line (NNSL) about 13 years ago.The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, disclosed this in Onne, Rivers State, during the official christening of the nation’s latest addition to the Nigerian....
EODB in jeopardy at seaports as agencies flout order
The Presidential policy on Ease of Doing Business at seaports across the country seems to have failed as many of the government agencies are allegedly violating the executive order.