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League of Maritime Editors hail Appointment New NPA Image Maker.

League of Maritime Editors hail Appointment New NPA Image Maker.

News Feature, Port News
The League of Maritime Editors has reacted to the appointment of Mrs Josephine Moltok as the new image maker of the organization. The League described the appointment of Moltok as a good development considering the decades of her wealth of experience that she will be bringing to the new position. In a statement signed by the President of League, Chief Timothy Okorocha and the Public Relations Officer, Mr Francis Ugwoke, the League said Mrs Moltok is best fitted for the job. The statement described the appointment as simply putting a round peg in a round hole. Congratulating her on the appointment, the statement added that all these years in NPA, Moltok has proved herself as a worthy image maker while in the Roll-on-Roll-Off terminal/Tin Can ports and later in Apapa zonal of...
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...
STAKEHOLDERS KNOCK BELLO KOKO’S 30% REBATE FOR EASTERN PORTS BOUND VESSELS…

STAKEHOLDERS KNOCK BELLO KOKO’S 30% REBATE FOR EASTERN PORTS BOUND VESSELS…

News Feature, Port News
Importers doubt NPA'S Sincerity. Discordant tunes weekend greeted NPA'S planned 30 per cent incentive for vessels destined for the Eastern Ports as part of plans to decongest the Western Ports of Tin can and Apapa. Helmsman of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko had last week in Port Harcourt, during a meeting with Stakeholders, unfolded plans by his management to "increase tariff relief by as much as 30 per cent for service providers as part of a multi pronged approach to attract more vessels and cargo traffic to the Eastern Ports " But in a sharp reaction, stakeholders who spoke with our correspondent likened Bello Koko's comments to an electoral promise which they said would end up in a trash can, as was in the past.Said an Aba based importer who did not want his na...
More Encomiums from Captains of Industry on Bello Koko`s Appointment as MD of NPA………

More Encomiums from Captains of Industry on Bello Koko`s Appointment as MD of NPA………

Misc, Port News
Nothing happens by chance,every incident occurs at a precise moment for which it was, so said the Chief Executive Officer of Bulls Plus, Mr C Derrick, in a goodwill message to Mohammed Bello Koko, who was appointment Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority. Mr Derrick said Bello Koko was not just as fit as fiddle for the top job given his pedigree as a tested manager in the financial sector, he said his track record in maritime industry as thrown him up as good manager of men and resources. While thanking President Muhammadu Buhari and Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi on Bello Koko's appointment, Mr Derrick says he and other Captains of industry are confident that the new NPA helmsman would not let the nation down. Said Mr Derric...
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...
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 ...
Bello Koko appoints Seven General Managers at Nigerian Ports Authority  …Ibrahim Nasir promoted General Manager Corporate Communications

Bello Koko appoints Seven General Managers at Nigerian Ports Authority …Ibrahim Nasir promoted General Manager Corporate Communications

News Feature, Press Release
The Nigerian Ports Authority has announced the appointment of some senior staff, 7 as General Managers and 10 as Assistant General Managers. This is in line with the Management’s commitment to employees’ motivation and service excellence. The new General Managers includes Moltok Josephine Adar, formerly the Asst. General Manager - Overseas Office is now General Manager Servicom; Ahmad M. Umar, formerly the Asst. General Manager Accounts now General Manager Human Resources; Sheidu-Shabi Khadija Ife, formerly the Asst. General Manager Environment now General Manager MD’s Office; and Ngini Chukwuma, formerly Asst. General Manager Facility Management is now the General Manager, Lands and Asset Administration. Others are former Asst. General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communic...
BREAKING: DRAMA AS HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TRIAL IS STALLED

BREAKING: DRAMA AS HADIZA BALA USMAN’S TRIAL IS STALLED

Breaking News, Port News
There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi on Thursday, November 4, as parties to the suit challenging the premature reappointment of Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority were informed that the matter was heard a clear 24 hours before the scheduled date of November 4. Elder Asu Beks and two others had on March 25, 2021 filed the suit challenging the powers of President Muhammadu Buhari to prematurely reappoint Hadiza Usman, six clear months before the expiration of her statutory five years tenure. The plaintiffs, among other reliefs are also urging the Court to declare the composition of the current Board of Nigerian Ports Authority, a nullity as it did not meet the statutory requirements, prescribed by the NPA Act. At the first hearing of...
NIWA, NPA, NIMASA CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGAL BARGE OPERATORS

NIWA, NPA, NIMASA CLAMP DOWN ON ILLEGAL BARGE OPERATORS

Maritime, Press Release
Federal maritime agencies Committee on activities of barge operations on lagos Waterways, has clamped down on illegal barge and jetty Operators around the kirikiri light Terminal notorious as hide outs for deviant elements. In a show of massive enforcement led by Operatives and security officers from National Inland Waterways waterways Authority, Nigerian Ports Authority and NIMASA, the team sealed up illegal jetties, load bays and impounded tug boats without approved certifications along the very busy channel. Barges seen wrongly anchored and obstructing visibility on the channel were immediately compelled to move out of the right of way and find better access and approved access to operate. The action of the task force on Thursday which took most barge operators and illegal ...
MARITIME EDITORS CALL FOR A PROBE  OF ARSONISTS ATTACK OF NPA HQ

MARITIME EDITORS CALL FOR A PROBE OF ARSONISTS ATTACK OF NPA HQ

Maritime, Port News
Maritime Publishers Condemn NPA’s Building Inferno, Demand Investigation The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers Wednesday condemned the fire incident on the headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) linked to the ongoing ENDSARS protests nationwide. However, while sympathizing with the authority and the various members of staff whose vehicles were razed down on the enormity of the damage, the League which is a body of maritime journalists, called for a thorough investigation on the cause of the inferno. In a statement by the President, Mr. Kingsley Anaroke and Secretary, Mr. Francis Ugwoke, the group suspects that the fire incident may be the mastermind of some elements in the system who may have organised the inferno to cover up fraud. The League further ca...