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BREAKING: JUMBO SALARY COMING FOR NPA STAFFERS.

BREAKING: JUMBO SALARY COMING FOR NPA STAFFERS.

News Feature, Port News
There are indications that the Federal Government may have approved a new salary structure for staffers of the Nigerian Ports Authority, sources at the Federal Ministry of Transportation has confirmed to Shipping World. Usually dependable sources told this magazine that the former Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi, had upon an application by the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority,Mohammed Bello Koko, approved an upward review of the salaries of workers of the Agency . The last time such an upward review of wages was embarked upon was in 2004.Early this week, the Agency's workers had threatened to shut down the nation's Seaports if the cry for improved wages was not heeded. President General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju...
EXCLUSIVELY!Hadiza Bala Usman barred from holding public office….

EXCLUSIVELY!Hadiza Bala Usman barred from holding public office….

Breaking News, News Feature, Port News
Report The Ministerial Panel set up on the orders of President Muhammadu Buhari to probe the infamous tenure of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority, has at last turned in a report of "guilty as charged". The former Convener of Bring Back our girls was found culpable on all charges but one, according to sources close to the panel which was headed by Mr Auwal Suleiman,the Director of Maritime Services at the Federal Ministry of Transportation.The 11man panel which was inaugurated by Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi about 8 months ago found Hadiza Bala Usman guilty on all counts and barred her from holding public office in the future. The recommendations of the panel was submitted to the Presidency about five weeks .The Secretary to the Government ...
Amaechi signs contract for Kano /Dutse Rail line

Amaechi signs contract for Kano /Dutse Rail line

News Feature
Today, the Federal Ministry of Transportation made history with the signing of the contract documents for the commencement of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse railway project. The contractor, Mota-Engil Group, a Multinational Engineering & Construction firm from Portugal has also agreed to build a University as part of their CSR while working on the project, according to a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transportation.
Vehicle Transit Areas: Nigerian Shippers Council gets thumbs up

Vehicle Transit Areas: Nigerian Shippers Council gets thumbs up

Breaking News, Port News
The newly-appointed Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Transportation, Dr. Magdalene Ajani has commended the Nigerian Shippers Council for the establishment of Vehicle Transit Areas (VTAs) amongst other initiatives aimed at trade facilitation. Dr. Ajani who spoke when she received in audience the management team of the Nigeria Shippers Council led by its Executive Secretary, Hassan Bello, expressed delight at the modest achievements of the Council under his leadership . She urged the Council to carry on with its noble role of improving the lots of the Nigerian Shipper and that the Ministry of Transportation would give all necessary assistance to the Council on the actualization of its core mandate. Barr Bello had earlier briefed the new Permanent Secretary about some...
MARITIME AGENCIES ADOPT MODALITIES TO ADDRESS OVERLAPPING FUNCTIONS

MARITIME AGENCIES ADOPT MODALITIES TO ADDRESS OVERLAPPING FUNCTIONS

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
Parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Transportation have agreed on modalities for handling areas of overlap in their responsibilities. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Lagos after a meeting of heads of the parastatals at the headquarters of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC).  Jamoh said the agreement followed the work of a ministerial committee, stressing that meetings like this are necessary to build synergy and create the right atmosphere for the overall progress of the economy.  He stated, “We have held the inaugural meeting for improved synergy and we hope to hold it on a monthly basis for the next four months. Due to the proximity of our corporate headquarters to each, a lot...