NPA probe: “I have sacked Hadiza Bala Usman” – President Buhari

Despite the ongoing investigation of a probe panel against the embattled Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed that the appointment of the erstwhile NPA boss has been terminated. President Buhari stated this on July 12, in an affidavit he submitted at the Federal High Court in Lagos, in response to a suit instituted against him by a maritime media Chief Executive, Elder Asu Beks. The affidavit, which was filed as Buhari’s preliminary objection was signed by Agan Tabitha, Civil Litigation Department of…

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Just In! Asu Beks vs Hadiza Bala Usman/ NPA Board: Defendants failed to show up in court

The trial under Justice Ringim was stalled at a Federal High Court Ikoyi today, as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman and other defendants failed to show appearance either in their personal capacity or through their counsels. Recall that a Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed today, Monday, July 5, for hearing of the suit filed by maritime stakeholder, Elder Asu Beks, against the Board of the NPA and its Executive Directors. Elder Beks and two other plaintiffs:Tompra Abarowei and Miebi Senge on…

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Bala-Usman: Amaechi drops ‘unremitted’ N165bn claim, instructs panel to investigate MD for ‘insubordination’

…’Disband Investigative  Panel’, Katsina youths urge Buhari The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has made a U-turn, as the Panel of Enquiry he set up to investigate the alleged shortfall in operating surpluses by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) under the leadership of the suspended MD/CEO, Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman. It was gathered that the Panel will now probe her for insubordination, as against the earlier claim of not remitting operating surplus of N165 billion to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CFR) account. This comes as the youths in Katsina State, under…

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“Truth will always triumph” — Suspended NPA MD, Usman

The suspended Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority, (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, on Thursday said that the truth will always triumph. Hadiza is currently under investigation over N167 billion unremitted funds to the Federal Government purse by the panel set up by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi. However, on Thursday on her Twitter handle, she said the truth will always triumph. In a pose with Governor Nasir el-Rufa’i at the palace of the Emir of Zazzau, she captioned the photo, “Eid Mubarak….”Taqabbalallāhu minnā wa minkum” – (May Allah accept…

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“I did not exempt Dangote Group from statutory charges”, Says Hadiza Bala-Usman

The suspended managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has stated that the agency under her leadership did not exempt Dangote Group from paying statutory charges at the Onne Ports, in Rivers State. This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Bala-Usman, where she described the allegations of flouting NPA rules as false and mischievous. Recall that the administrative panel set up by the minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to probe Usman will now focus on “insubordination” and not solely a case of non-remittance of N165…

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Maritime industry rattled as Bala Usman faces probe

The suspension of Hadiza Bala-Usman as the Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority, (NPA), has caused a crack on the wall of the authority, leaving the maritime sector with substantial afflictions. Few days after the suspension of Bala-Usman who is currently facing a probe, the development has unsettled the NPA and the entire maritime sector. It was gathered that the removal of the erstwhile NPA boss has caused a row among various powerful blocks in the transport sector and loyalists of the Minister ofTransport, Rotimi Amaechi; the Chief of Staff,…

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How Ameachi exposed Hadiza Usman to President Buhari over NPA’s unremitted N165.320bn

Fresh facts have emerged over the immediate reasons for the sack of the erstwhile Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman. According to a memo addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari that may have sealed the fate of the Kaduna state-born female activist, personally written and signed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, the Minister complained of the inability of the NPA’s management to account for the unremitted amount of N165.320 billion between 2016 to 2020. In the memo, titled: ”Remittance of Operating Surplus to the Consolidated…

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NPA MD sack: Here are the many sins of Hadiza Bala Usman as compiled by Shipping World magazine

President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended Hadiza Bala Usman as Managing Director/CEO of Nigeria Ports Authority, (NPA), with Mohammed Koko taking over in an Acting capacity. According to a press statement issued yesterday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity), Garba Shehu, President Buhari has approved the recommendation of the Ministry of Transportation under its minister, Rotimi Amaechi, after the setting up of an Administrative Panel of Inquiry to investigate the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority, (NPA). The President approved that the Managing Director, Hadiza Bala…

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