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NPA Top Job: How Amaechi Floored Kaduna Mafia

NPA Top Job: How Amaechi Floored Kaduna Mafia

News Feature, Politics, Port News
The week and months leading to the dethronement of Hadiza Bala Usman at Marina House unravelled like the epic biblical battle between David and Goliath. While Hadiza Bala Usman drummed up the entire war chest of the famed Kaduna Mafia, Rt. Hon Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, had the backing of a little-known Kebbi Mafia, featuring Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami as its Consigliere. It was the classic setting for a battle of wits between the proud, powerful and established order confronted by an emerging force seeking to usurp the status quo. Kaduna Mafia, for the records, was founded in 1966 by a group of Nigeria’s northern intelligentsia made up of civil servants, businessmen and top military officers who resided or conducted activ...
Shipping World Exclusive!! Flagrant  Abuse of Public Procurement Act: Hadiza Bala Usman may spend five years in jail

Shipping World Exclusive!! Flagrant Abuse of Public Procurement Act: Hadiza Bala Usman may spend five years in jail

Maritime, News Feature, Port News
As Nigerians await the final outcome of the probe into the various infractions by Ms Hadiza Bala Usman , the suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports, facts have emerged that the embattled NPA Strong woman may just be heading for prison on account of her monumental breaches to the Public Procurement Act of 2007. Shipping World can report on good authority that the investigative panel which probed her stewardship at NPA has found her guilty of a gross violation of the public procurement laws of Nigeria. The law says " Any offence under the Public Procurement Act is punishable with conviction without an option of fine where an offender is a human being but not a public officer ,he/she is punished to an imprisonment for 5years without an option of fine for 5 years. Ms Hadiza Bala Usm...
EXCLUSIVE! Hadiza Bala Usman Responds to Amaechi’s Query.

EXCLUSIVE! Hadiza Bala Usman Responds to Amaechi’s Query.

Breaking News, Port News
Embattled Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman has responded to the query issued her by the Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi. In the 23 page document obtained exclusively by Shipping World on Monday in Abuja, Hadiza Bala Usman cleared herself of any wrong doing. In a letter dated February 4 ,2022 and captioned " Re: Allegations of infractions Arising from the Report of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry into Activities of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) 2016 to 2021", the suspended MD took time to respond to the 21 grounds on which was found culpable by the panel headed by Mr Auwal Suleiman, the Director of Maritime Services at the Ministry of Transportation. Disregard for Ministerial Directive in Respect of the Bonny/Port Harcourt/Lagos ...
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 ...
Doyen of Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, drops landmark case against Hadiza Bala Usman, Adesoye

Doyen of Maritime Journalism, Asu Beks, drops landmark case against Hadiza Bala Usman, Adesoye

Breaking News, Maritime, Port News
Backdropped against the rising tide of appeals by well-meaning Nigerians, both home and abroad, the Doyen of Maritime Journalism and Publisher of foremost maritime journal, Shipping World, Elder Asu Beks, yesterday formally withdrew the case against suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman and the Chairman of the NPA Board, Chief Emmanuel Adesoye. In the Suit No: FHC/L/CS/485/2021- Elder Asu Beks & 2 Ors V The President Federal Republic of Nigeria & Ors, they had prayed the court to quash the re-appointment of Hadiza Bala Usman for a second term in office without having served out her first term. It also asked the court to quash the appointment of the NPA Board which negated the provisions of the NPA Act. In a letter dated 15th November, ...
Attairu Bala Usman, Hadiza Bala Usman’s brother was defacto NPA Chairman

Attairu Bala Usman, Hadiza Bala Usman’s brother was defacto NPA Chairman

Maritime, Port News
Daniel Kanu writes Amaechi, NPA Probe Panel, demands payment of US$4,229,434.07, others Renowned arrowhead of the One-Million-Man-March in the regime of late General Sani Abacha and businessman, Mr Daniel Kanu, is in the news again. According to a leaked document sighted by Newsdiaryonline, Kanu is this time around seeking justice over alleged infractions against his company, Cleanall Environmental Services Limited by Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA under suspended MD, Hadiza Bala Usman. A copy of the petition signed the company’s chairman, Daniel Kannu, was endorsed as received by the Ministry of Transportation on 21 May 2021. The petition to the Minister was further addressed: “Attention: The Chairman Administrative Panel of Inquiry on Nigerian Ports Authority Management”.In i...
ASU BEKS TO BUHARI:YOU GOOFED ON THE PREMATURE TENURE ELONGATION OF HADIZA BALA USMAN

ASU BEKS TO BUHARI:YOU GOOFED ON THE PREMATURE TENURE ELONGATION OF HADIZA BALA USMAN

Maritime, Port News
Angered by the seeming disregard for the statutory provisions of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Act, a group of concerned stakeholders in Nigeria’s maritime industry has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari to court over the premature extension of the tenure of Ms Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 21, 2021, through his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, announced the reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of the NPA for another five years, six clear months before the expiration of her initial 5 year tenure. The stakeholders who argued that the President’s action was in contravention of the statutory provisions of the NPA Act and the Laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,had argued th...
Mohammed Bello Koko- The man who wants Hadiza Bala Usman’s job?

Mohammed Bello Koko- The man who wants Hadiza Bala Usman’s job?

Maritime, Port News
The tussle which dogged the Board of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, under the Chairmanship of Chief Olabode George which ultimately sent some members to jail may be rearing its head again. Rumour had it then that Capt. Olu Abidoye, then Executive Director Marine and Operations was at daggers drawn with Architect Aminu Dabo who served as Managing Director. Abidoye, basking in his core professional competence was believed to be angling to succeed Aminu Dabo, thereby creating all manner of bottlenecks to frustrate the Dabo management and paint it in bad light and inefficient in a bid to ease his way to the leadership of the Authority. Ironically, all that resulted in a boomerang as they all ultimately lost their positions and ended up in jail! A similar scenario seems to be playin...
EXCLUSIVE : Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman as compiled by Shipping World Magazine

EXCLUSIVE : Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman as compiled by Shipping World Magazine

Port News
Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman, who would be in the saddle at Nigerian Ports Authority for 10 years, as compiled by Shipping World Magazine: Alleged Corrupt Practices * Cancelling running stevedoring contracts and awarding same to self and acolytes for 10 years; * Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects that are supposed to serve as Palliatives for communities impacted by port operations , she has turned into a jamboree and avenue for indiscriminate award of inflated contracts at all locations, especially in the North * The Palliatives intended to assist Internally Displaced Persons turned into an avenue for contract awards at exhorbitant cost. * PBT approved the purchase of Toyota Coaster staff buses but chinese made buses were supplied. Ditto for am...
HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TENURE ELONGATION: GROUP THREATENS COURT ACTION *The Gen Abdulsalami Connection.

HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TENURE ELONGATION: GROUP THREATENS COURT ACTION *The Gen Abdulsalami Connection.

Breaking News, Maritime, Press Release
A group of concerned stakeholders in the maritme sector which calls itself The Maritime Advocacy Initiative have threatened to institute a legal action against the Federal Government if the Presidency failed to reverse what it called an attempt to elongate the tenure Hadiza Bala Usman through the back door. The 5 year tenure of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority would expire in June The group said in a statement in Lagos obtained exclusively by Shipping World that whereas Mr President reserves the right to appoint anyone of his choice into a public office as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as ammended, renewing her tenure five months before its expiration makes the exercise of that power a nullity. Spokesman for the group, Capt Ishola Kehinde asked ...