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PORTS ECONOMIC REGULATOR BILL: NIMASA,NPA , NIG SHIPPERS COUNCIL MEET TO HARMONIZE POSITIONS….Adeyanju, Akabogu, Hassan Bello, say bill long overdue.

PORTS ECONOMIC REGULATOR BILL: NIMASA,NPA , NIG SHIPPERS COUNCIL MEET TO HARMONIZE POSITIONS….Adeyanju, Akabogu, Hassan Bello, say bill long overdue.

Maritime, Misc, News Feature
Indications were rife weekend that Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA and the Nigerian Shippers Council may have met to harmonize a common position on the proposed Nigerian Shipping and Ports Economic Regulator Agency bill currently before the House of Representatives. Usually dependable sources at the Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy who confided in Shipping World said those who attended the meeting last weekend in Abuja included Dr Dayo Mobereola, Barr Pius Akutah and an Executive Director at the NPA who represented Mohammed Bello Koko. Although the outcome of deliberations were not made public, this magazine learned that the meeting was meant to address the perceived inter agency rivalry among parastatals in...
MUAZU SAMBO TOOK NIWA TO ITS ZENITH….. Dr George Moghalu

MUAZU SAMBO TOOK NIWA TO ITS ZENITH….. Dr George Moghalu

Maritime, Port News
Muazu Jaji Sambo is a boss anybody would like to have. His grasp of the Industry is amazing and dont forgot we are talking about an Industry man, having been around previously. Don't forget that he had stint at the Nigerian Ports Authority, while he spent a longer time at the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA . So for us at NIWA, he is one of our own. Here is a boss who does not privatize his achievements as if it was a solo effort, he is certainly a team player and believes that the accolades should go to the entire team. But the truth still remains that he's a good boss who is always appreciative. He listens to you, he is willing to hear you out, willing to assist to make sure you succeed. He's somebody, who from my knowledge of him, sees every success as a collective effor...
Review of Port Concession Agreement: We have not found infringement by any Terminal Operators…BELLO KOKO.

Review of Port Concession Agreement: We have not found infringement by any Terminal Operators…BELLO KOKO.

Maritime, News Feature
As stakeholders mount pressure on the Nigerian Ports Authority to urgently review its concession agreement with Terminal Operators, helmsman of NPA, Mohammad Bello Koko has come out with a clean bill of health for concessionaires. Said Bello Koko; The concession agreement has rules of engagement, there are clauses where we are empowered to withdraw licenses, but you have to follow due process. So far we haven't found any infringement by any of the Terminal Operators to warrant the withdrawal of such Licenses ', he declared in an Exclusively Interview with Shipping World Magazine. Mr Bello Koko's vote of confidence is coming amid concerns by the Minister of Transportation , Engr Muazu Sambo, that the Concession agreement entered into between the NPA and Terminal Operators over a decade ...
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...