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ICPC, Shippers’ council inaugurate task team for Port Harcourt, Onne ports

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and other ports agencies, has inaugurated a Port Standing Task Team (PSTT) in the Eastern Ports of Port Harcourt and Onne as part of the on-going collaboration to ensure the full implementation of the Nigerian Ports Process Manual (NPPM).

South-East worst hit in Nigeria’s 43,456 classroom deficit

Nigeria currently has a deficit of about 43,456 classrooms indicating a limited capacity for access across the states of the Federation, the Universal Basic Education Commission’s report said.
The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the agency has recovered over $100 million for the Nigerian Ports Authority

EFCC has recovered over $100 million for NPA – chairman

The chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, says the agency has recovered over $100 million for the Nigerian Ports Authority
Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC boss: We’ve recovered N6 billion, 30 estates, 32 automobiles in 3 months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it has so far recovered over N6 billion, 30 real estates and 32 automobiles between March and June this year.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP governors don’t peddle falsehood like President Buhari – party

The Peoples Democratic Party has said it is appalled by the unwarranted attack and name calling by President Muhammadu Buhari against the governors elected on the party’s platform.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Minister: Only President Buhari can decide fate of suspended NPA boss

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has explained why the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, was suspended.
The Nigerian Ports Authority has blacklisted six truck parks for non-compliance with the guidelines for the electronic call-up system, according to a report.

NPA blacklists six truck parks over call-up system

The Nigerian Ports Authority has blacklisted six truck parks for non-compliance with the guidelines for the electronic call-up system, according to a report.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas celebration and urged everyone to adhere strictly to COVID-19 protocols.

PDP governors condemn NNPC, CBN’s management

The governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have condemned the way top government agencies like the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have been managed under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: I’m not aware of NPA chief’s suspension

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he is not aware of the suspension of Hadiza Bala Usman as the managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Minister: President Buhari’s visit has shown Apapa Port’s problem is inefficiency

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Rotimi, has said the problem of Apapa seaport is efficiency, citing the drastic changes in the Port on the day the President visited to commission the Deep Blue Project.
FILE PHOTO - Police close off roads around the home of the Gupta family in Johannesburg, South Africa, February 14, 2018. REUTERS-James Oatway-File Photo

UAE ratifies extradition deal with South Africa as hunt for Guptas intensifies

The United Arab Emirates has ratified a 2018 extradition treaty with South Africa, its embassy in Pretoria said on Wednesday, a move that President Cyril Ramaphosa’s government hopes will lead to the return of the Gupta brothers to face corruption charges.
The Executive Vice Chairman of the now rested Presidential Task Team on Apapa Restoration of Law and Order, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, yesterday dismissed allegations of corruption against its officials.

Apapa gridlock: How NPA, LASTMA, others frustrate e-call-up system – truckers

Major truck owners operating in Lagos ports, yesterday, opened a can of warms, alleging fraud in the electronic Call-Up system introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, to address the chaotic traffic situation in Apapa and its environs.

AfCFTA: Nigerian government working on priorities to ease export processes – NEPC

The Nigeria Export Promotion Council (NEPC) has said that the federal government through the Council, is working on some short and medium term priorities and initiatives that would ease the export processes in Nigeria enable the country to reap the full benefit of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
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IYC protest: Nigeria’s economy may suffer further distress

Nigeria’s economy may suffer a serious setback if the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) Worldwide carries out its threat to shutdown oil production in the Niger Delta region from today to protest the refusal of the Federal Government to constitute the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will soon resolve all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of the electronic call-up system for trucks doing business at the ports, its Acting Managing Director, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, said on Tuesday in Lagos.

NPA will soon resolve bottlenecks impeding truck call-up system – acting chief

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) will soon resolve all teething challenges impeding the smooth implementation of the electronic call-up system for trucks doing business at the ports, its Acting Managing Director, Mr Mohammed Bello-Koko, said on Tuesday in Lagos.

Suspended NPA chief threatens legal action against Sahara Reporters

Suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala-Usman, says she will take legal action against Sahara Reporters if it does not stop its relentless campaign of calumny against her person.

Suspended NPA boss debunks allegations of resisting inquiries into finances

The suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman has refuted allegations that she resisted inquiries into the finances of NPA.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), for additional five-year tenure.

Hadiza Bala Usman: I didn’t disobey court order

Hadiza Bala Usman, suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), on Sunday dismissed claims that she allegedly frustrated contractors working with NPA.

Stakeholders bemoans NPA chief’s suspension

Stakeholders in the nation’s maritime sector have lamented the alleged lack of adherence to due process in the suspension of the embattled Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman.

Suspended NPA boss makes first public appearance amid probe

Suspended Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, on Thursday made her first public appearance during the probe of the agency under her.
Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Monday said that operations would continue at the ports in spite of the two-week lockdown of Lagos State to contain spread of COVID-19.

NPA: I didn’t exempt Dangote Group from statutory charges – suspended chief

Hadiza Bala Usman, the suspended managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says the agency under her leadership did not exempt Dangote Group from paying statutory charges at the Onne Ports, Rivers state.

Katsina youths decry NPA chief’s suspension

Youths in Katsina State under the auspices of Katsina Youths for Sustainable Change, has condemned the suspension of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, describing it as unlawful and unconstitutional.

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Cleric urges Ndigbo to forgive President Buhari’s ‘dot-in-circle’ remarks

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Niger governor urges vigilante corps to be cautious in battle against bandits

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Gambia explores Nigeria to mint currency

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