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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 ...
NIMASA: A revolving door no godfather can shut

NIMASA: A revolving door no godfather can shut

Business, Misc
By Pius Mordi In its 30-year history since the National Shipping Policy Decree 10 of 1987 set up the National Maritime Authority, over 12 substantive directors general have been appointed to head the agency that in August 2007 became the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). Within the period, about four people had run the agency in acting capacity. Invariably,  at less than 30 months actual time spent in office, it enjoys the unenviable reputation of having the highest turnover of chief executives among all agencies of the federal government. A common feature of the parastatal is that the number of its substantive directors general is directly proportional with the number of ministers of transport appointed over the period. Every new minister of transport always...
Amaechi hosts World Maritime Day on Monday

Amaechi hosts World Maritime Day on Monday

Port News
Nigerian's Transportation Minister Rt Hon Rotimi Amaechi would Monday at the prestigious Eko Hotel in Lagos , host Maritime Stakeholders at Nigeria's version of the global event . The event which would attract the creme da LA creme in the industry is must attend for all top functionaries of parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Transportation. Papers are expected to delivered by key players and experts at the one day event.
Asu Beks to Chubuike Amaechi, you lied on N250m approval limit for MAN, Oron

Asu Beks to Chubuike Amaechi, you lied on N250m approval limit for MAN, Oron

Education
Foremost maritime journalist and Publisher of Shipping World Magazine, Elder Asu Beks has challenged Transportation Minister, Chibuike Amaechi to come out clean with facts and figures that the management of the Maritime Academy of Nigerian (MAN), Oron not only squandered N19b but also abused their N250m approval limit. Amaechi had disclosed during a radio program, Political Platform, monitored in Abuja that the out-gone management mismanaged huge sums disbursed to it while justifying the appointment of a 6-man Committee headed by the Chief Adebayo Sarumi to oversee the institution for six months . The Minister had claimed on the Radio program monitored on Tuesday that there was nothing on ground at Oron to justify the huge funds made available to the institution. Asu Beks challenged...
Transport Minister Frowns at Increase on Port Charges by NPA, Shipping Companies

Transport Minister Frowns at Increase on Port Charges by NPA, Shipping Companies

Business, Port News
The recent decision by the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to increase its port charges may not have gone down well with the Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi. A source close to the Ministry of Transport told SHIPPING DAY that the Ministry is particularly concerned that the increase has led to a similar increase on port charges by some shipping companies. It was gathered that the Minister was informed by officials that the increase was done by NPA without notifying the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as the Ports Economic Regulator. Our source said that the Council had drawn the attention of the Ministry to the decision of the NPA, expressing worry that the review had prompted some shipping companies to also raise their tariff. According to the source, the Cou...