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Lekki Port to Commence Operations in 2022 –Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has expressed great satisfaction with the level of progress recorded on the construction of the Lekki Deep Sea Port project. Amaechi revealed this during an inspection visit to the Port by the Federal Ministry of Transportation and other government agencies including the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the Nigeria Shippers’ Council (NSC) and the ...

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23 Ships Discharge Petroleum Products, Other Items at Lagos Ports

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) said 23 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging bulk wheat, general cargo, frozen fish, container, bulk fertilizer, bulk sugar, bulk soya and bulk salt. Others listed include base oil, petrol and butane gas. The NPA said it was expecting 10 others laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods from July 12 to ...

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Terminal Operators Invested N538 Billion in Port Development — STOAN

The Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria has said private terminal operators at the seaports invested N538bn in port development from 2006 after the concession of the ports to December 2017. The spokesperson for STOAN, Dr Bolaji Akinola, said this in a statement while reacting to other issues he said were responsible for the Apapa gridlock. He said, “The major ...

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FG to Inaugurate Maritime Security Project in June

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari would inaugurate the Maritime Security Project in Lagos in June. Amaechi made the disclosure when he received the Belgium Ambassador to Nigeria who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Abuja. He said that insecurity in the maritime sector which was now more complex than ...

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NPA: CSOs Back Reps, want EFCC to Probe Non-Remittances Under Bala-Usman

Some civil society organisations have supported calls by a cross section of members in the House of Representatives for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe the Nigerian Ports Authority under the leadership of its suspended Managing Director, Hadiza Bala-Usman. Last week, the President, Muhammadu Buhari was said to have insisted in probing the alleged non-remittance of N165.32bn operating ...

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$100 Million Lost as NNPC Gives Bunkering Service to Foreigners – SOAN

Shipowners Association of Nigeria (SOAN) has said that $100 million is lost to capital flight as the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently contracted coastal and bunkering vessel services to a foreign shipping company, Messrs UNIBROS. In a petition to the National Assembly and the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mele Kyari, the group said UNIBROS operates under the guise ...

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Opposition Party Demand Probe of NPA Missing N165 Billion

The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, has accused the APC-led regime of enabling unbridled corruption in virtually all sectors of the Nigerian economy. “From the missing US $1billion meant for equipping our military, to the contract scam in the NDDC, it is now an established fact that corruption has become the official policy of this regime. “The ...

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NPA Shortchanged Nigeria for Four Years –Amaechi

……Says N165M unremitted to federal accounts ……. The Minister of Transportations, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has a gross shortfall of N165,320,962,697 from 2016 to 2020 operating surplus remitted to the Consolidated Revenue Fund account (CRF). The Minister stated this in a press a statement made available 24hours after the Managing Director of the Nigerian ...

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