NPA commissions training school, mulls partnership for capacity building

May 26, 2022 Suleiman Idris, Lagos 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday reiterated its determination to ensure a continuous training and learning culture in the country’s maritime industry in order to improve on the quality of manpower development in the sector. Managing Director of the NPA, Mohammed Bello Koko while speaking at the commissioning of the NPA Dockyard Training School in Lagos disclosed that plans Read More

Reps probe NPA over $852.09m, N1.9bn owed FG

May 23, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

Public Accounts Committee of the House of Representatives, has commenced investigation into a reported debt of about $852.094 million, and N1.897 billion owed the federal government by terminal operators. It is also probing alleged failure of the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) to account for billions of naira expected in revenue. The committee chairman, Wole Oke, has therefore directed the management Read More

NPA designates Lilypond Terminal as non-oil export processing facility

March 4, 2022 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has affirmed the designation of the Lilypond Container Terminal in Ijora, Lagos as a specialised processing and handling facility for the exportation of the country’s locally made finished and agricultural goods. Its managing director, Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko, said the move would ease the bureaucratic and logistical bottlenecks faced by exporters, “thereby promoting better access of Read More

MT Ibrahim: Tribute to ‘Landlord’

November 25, 2021 Abdullahi D. Dan'Asabe 0

Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajiun wa kullu nafsi zaikatul maut. On Friday, October 22, 2021, a friend, Alhaji Mohammed Tumba Ibrahim, a former Executive Director Finance of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), answered the inevitable call. He died in Lagos, where he lived, after a very brief illness. He was 66 years and diabetic. His death was particularly shocking because Read More

Nigeria’s seaports operating far above installed capacity – NPA boss

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mohammed Bello-Koko is the acting managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), in this interview, tells journalists that since his appointment about five months ago, he has worked round the clock to ensure that the seaports work efficiently. SULEIMAN IDRIS was there. How operationally efficient are Nigeria’s seaports? Are they competent enough to prevent the congestion we see outside? The two Read More

E-call up has reduced Apapa traffic gridlock by 80% – NPA boss

October 12, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko, says the endemic Apapa-Oshodi vehicular gridlock has reduced by 80 per cent with the incremental deployment of the electronic call-up infrastructure for cargo trucks (known as “Eto”), launched in February this year while the agency keeps reviewing and improving on it. Bello-Koko made the disclosure when he featured Read More

Breaking: Uneasy calm as fire guts Nigeria Port Authority headquarters

September 22, 2021 Editor 0

Fire on Wednesday morning threatened the activities of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters at a wing of its operational base located at Marina office in Lagos state. NPA General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Olaseni Alakija, who confirmed the incident in a statement however, said the situation has been brought under control with no casualty recorded. The statement partly Read More

New digital records centre gives NPA an edge

September 8, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A new state-of-the-art ultra modern e-Documents Management and Records centre at the Corporate headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA will ensure the agency sustains its operational efficiency, the management has said. NPA’s Acting Managing Director of the Authority, Mohammed Bello Koko who unveiled the ultra modern Records Management and Solution Centre described it as a testament of the management’s Read More

NPA, U.K. border force partner on port security, trade facilitation

September 6, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA) has announced plans to partner the United Kingdom Border Force, on port security and facilitation of legitimate movement of persons and goods at all seaports in the country. The partnership covers security measures, coordination, information sharing and joint operations aimed at checking persons or activities that may cause harm to operations and investments in the Read More

NPA new guidelines for barge operations takes effect

September 1, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

A new regulatory framework for the operation of barges across Nigeria seaports established by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under its new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is billed to take effect from today, Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the agency has said. The guidelines, the NPA affirmed must be complied by all operators adding that it is poised to review the Read More

We’re repositioning NPA for efficiency, safety, accountability – Acting MD

August 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mohammed Bello Koko has said the management under his watch is working towards repositioning the nation’s seaports and the authority for greater efficiency, safety and accountability. He spoke at a strategic retreat organised for top management cadre where he disclosed that the authority is currently poised to create and sustain Read More

Crisis looms in UNIOSUNTH over ‘selective promotion’

August 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Crisis is presently looming in Osun State University Teaching Hospital (UNIOSUNTH), over purported plan by the state government to select some staffs of the hospital for promotion. The purported promotion, if effected, would  contravened the provision of civil service rules, Blueprint has gathered. Findings revealed that the affected workers who are junior staffs, have been wrongly upgraded in 2013 by Read More

Reps direct NPA to provide documents on 6 ports concession

August 18, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives Committee on Finance has directed the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), to avail it with details of how six of the nation’s seaports were offered on concession. The committee at its resumed engagement with federal government agencies on the 2022 budget plans, Wednesday also grilled the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), and the National Lottery Regulatory Commission Read More