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NPA Elevates Managers
The Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) has announced the elevation of some managers to the rank of Assistant General Manager (AGM), in line with its commitment to operational efficiency, according to a press release signed by one of the promoted officers, Ibrahim Nasiru, of the Corporate and Strategic Communications.
The others are Eze Saint David Chima of the Audit Division; Ibezim Geofery of ICT (who moves to the Monitoring and Compliance Division); Fawole Adeleke Stephen of Accounts; Jagun Khadijat (previously of Medical Services now moved to SERVICOM as Assistant General Manager); Adah Ambrose and BamgbalaTokunbo, both of ICT; Nwaiwu Bartholomew Chijioke of Procurement Division; Maltok Josephine Adar, NPA’s Abuja Laison Office; Engr. Ashade Olarewaju Kolawole of Dockyards; Sobande Theresa Nkemdilim (previously of Personnel, now moved to Administration); and, Dr. Mrs EssienTitilola Ayoola of Medical Services.
According to the press release, all the appointments take effect from the 1st August 2017.

NPA Set To Engage International Consultants to Achieve Deeper Draught
The management of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) is set to engage international consultants to assist in the optimization of future dredging operations in Nigerian ports in its bid to further reposition the cost of maintaining better navigable channels.
NPA’s managing director, Hadiza Bala Usman, revealed this to reporters during a visit to Daily Trust Headquarters in Abuja.
The role of the existing Joint Venture channel management companies and auditors in the project is yet to be fleshed out.
According to DDH findings, however, the optimization is an audit of the capital and maintenance dredging regime in all the pilotage districts so far in order to interrogate the quantities and performance being claimed by the channel management companies.
Thereafter, the Authority may feel emboldened to marshal the way forward to manage the current rate of dredging activities which NPA’s top management feel is too high and exorbitant.
The terms the current joint venture partners expire in three years when a re-bidding of the positions will fall due.

NPA MD hosts Korea's Consul General.
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman recently played host to the Consul General, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Younghoan Lee, who paid her a courtesy visit at NPA Headquarters in Lagos.
The Managing Director (right) poses with the Consul General (left) in exchange of pleasantries during the occasion.

Protesters remain on Shell’s facility at Belema flow station
Protesters continue their shutdown of Shell’s Belema Flow Station crude oil facility in the Niger Delta with the steady demand that jobs and infrastructure development be prioritized for their host community.
The company disputes the community’s claims and maintained that they had the welfare of their host communities in mind.
Under the close watch of security operatives, around 800 people who are involved in the protest continued to pray in their canopies at the Station where they also cook their meals.
Shell being privy to the movement of the protesters had evacuated their staff and shut the facility; reportedly the IOC is working with the authorities to settle the matter.

Chevron, ExxonMobil, 10 Others Top NEITI Compliance Ranking
A ranking conducted by the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, NEITI, to select firms that fully complied with the disclosure guidelines in the 2015 audit templates showed that Chevron Nigeria Limited, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited and Consolidated Oil Producing Nigeria Limited led the pack of others which include the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, and the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board.
The rankings were based on timeliness and completeness of information and data submitted.
The others are Continental Oil & Gas Limited Nigeria, Eroton Exploration & Production Company Limited, Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited, Niger Delta Petroleum Resources, Nigerian Gas Company, Orient Energy, Star Deepwater Petroleum and Waltersmith Petroman which all scored 100%.
The second category which scored between 94% and 98% are Shoreline Natural Resources Limited, Statoil Nigeria Limited, Petrobas Nigeria Limited, Midwestern Oil & Gas Company Limited and ND Western Limited.
According to NEITI’s spokesperson, Ogbonnaya Orji, other companies scored between 72% and 88% while four firms did not make an entry.

No Plan to Increase Petrol Price Now – NNPC
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has countered rumours of plans to increase the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol.
NNPC’s Group General Manager for Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, dismissed the reports of price hike and assured Nigerians that the oil company will continue to supply the commodity even when other suppliers fail to do so.
He said there was no Federal Government directive for a price increase at the moment.

CBN opens Form A Forex sales for NPA, NIMASA charges
Reprieve is coming the way of petroleum marketers as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has directed dealers to sell foreign exchange to them for payments to NPA and NIMASA in lieu of port charges.
The circular stated that the new directive will be effected with Form ‘A’ which opens a special market intervention for airline operators, oil marketers, and agricultural businesses to enable them clear a backlog of foreign exchange obligations.
Signed by the Director, Trade and Exchange Department, Wuritka D. Gotring, the CBN circular reiterated its continued effort to improve forex availability the oil marketing companies.

NPA partners with Lagos State Safety Commission on Traffic Safety issues…
The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has interacted with top executives of Lagos State Safety Commission at Marina, Lagos. Both organizations engaged in an interactive session over effective safety of lives and properties on the state roads, the implementation of this, as well as the sustenance of the implementation. The discussions also prioritized intermodal transportation model. Stakeholders agreed on the integration and harmonization of partnership across board for a sustainable millennium development of Lagos and the nation at large.

The Executive Director, Marine and Operations of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Dr. Sokonte Huttin Davies (8th from right), the Director General of the Lagos State Safety Commission, Hon. Hakeem Dickson (9th from right), GM Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), NPA, Yusuf Ahmed (6th from left) and other Stakeholders at the NPA Corporate Headquarters, Marian, Lagos.

 

FG renews Appointment of Hassan Bello at Nigerian Shippers Council


The appointment of Barrister Hassan Bello as the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council has been renewed by the Federal Government for four years. This will be the second term tenure of Bello’s stint at the Council. A press release by the Council’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Eugene Nweke, stated that the new tenure was effective from “20th June, 2017 to 19th June, 2021 in accordance with relevant sections of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council Act, Cap 133, LFN 2004”. The renewal letter was signed by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, S. Zakari.

 

 

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The Rising Profile of Regulatory Governance in the Transport Sector

Nigeria is going through the pains of a prolonged bad economy. However, many sectors and institutions are preparing for the next level in their functionality for the state. For example, the Nigerian Shippers Council which, since inception in 1978, has been intermediating the relationship between shipping lines, shippers, importers, exporters, the public sector and all other stakeholders in Nigerian maritime trade. Since the new millennium, the Council began pedagogical activities which have encompassed training and manpower development programmes for judges, maritime writers, freight forwarders and other practitioners in the sector. Read more

Other Articles & Interviews:

Interview of the MD of NPA, Ms Hadiza Usman, on the future dredging strategy of NPA...NEW
Capt Patrick. C. Iwuji, former Chief Harbour Master of Apapa Port
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Barrister Emmanuel Osuala: On the legal perspectives of re-establishing the National Fleet.NEW
Barrister Hassan Bello: On New Developments at the Nigerian Shippers Council...NEW
Engr Olu Akinsoji: On establishing the National Fleet for Nigeria....NEW
Mr. Kunle
Shodipe on how to start a sand dredging business
Mr Pier Luigi Carrodano on his work with Gen. T Y Danjuma's companies and the Chinese sea trade with Nigeria...

Engr Akin Olaniyan on need for NIMASA to return to original mandate and harnessing cabotage trade...

Dr. Wilson Odafe Omene on Niger Delta politics, amnesty programme, Nigerian maritime and local govt, etc....

Capt Adeyemo on River Niger Dredging...

Prof P.C. Nwilo on his assessment of NIWA during sabbatical ...

Mr Nseyeng Ebong on his 8-year tenure as rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron...

Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs as chairman of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, his vision...

Engr Muyiwa Omasebi: The face-off Between NIWA, MMSD and Lagos State Govt.

Otunba K Folarin: The Collapse of Nig. shipping lines.

P.L. Carrodano: How govt can revive Nig. shipping lines.

Sam Epia: The struggles of Nig shipping lines with cargo reservation scheme.

Jeff Gibb: Intricacies of the equipment market in Nigeria.

Environmental Quality Monitoring.

Environment: "How many choppers has DPR got?" - Chief Ogunsiji.

Dredging the Niger Delta: Interview of Ben Efekarurhobo
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Role of Surveying in the Dredging Industry

G.B Liman: Of Myth, Reality and Resource Control

Dredging Law: A judgment on the ownership of a sand dredging site by the Court of Appeal.

Dredging Law:
a. Lagos State Attorney General Interpretes state law on sand dredging and stockpile.

b. NIWA public notice on Lagos State intervention in inland waterways regulation.

c. An Extract Of The Law To Provide For The Regulation Of Waterfront Infrastructure Development In Lagos State.

 

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Dredging Today: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2010/09/30/nigerian-dredging-summit-exhibition-report/

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