News - Transport

Senate Summons Amaechi Over Alleged Abandonment Of Eastern Railway Line

3 weeks ago /

The Senate has summoned the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi to explain the alleged move by the Federal government to abandon planned railway projects in the eastern axis of the country.

Amaechi Explains Distribution Of Rail Projects

8 months ago /

Minister of transportation Rotimi Amaechi says the distribution of rail projects across the country under the current administration is not based on ethnic considerations.

Lagos Bans NURTW Activities

10 months ago /

Following the crisis rocking the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos Island Chapter, the State Government on Tuesday ordered the immediate suspension of all union activities on the Island indefinitely.

Senate Vows To Recover Debts Owed By Arik Air

11 months ago /

Nigerian senate committee on aviation has said no political intervention will stop the federal airport authority of Nigeria from recovering all the debt owed it by Arik air. Chairman of the committee, Adamu Aliero who emphasized this when FAAN officials appeared to defend the budget of the agency said the national...

Lagos Seals Five Major Transport Companies

1 year ago /

The Lagos State Government On Tuesday sealed off the premises of five major commercial transport companies, at Jibowu, on Lagos-Ikorodu Expressway as a follow-up enforcement to the relocation directive  earlier given by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode,  earlier in the year.  The seal off exercise was ordered by the permanent secretary in the...

Nigeria, Canada Sign Air Service Agreement

1 year ago /

Nigeria and Canada have signed an air service bilateral agreement to boost a mutually beneficial flight operations between both countries.  Minister of aviation Hadi Sirika who made this known while briefing journalists after the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday said that the new deal will boost commerce, connect people as...

Abuja Airport International Terminal To Become Operational In February 2018

1 year ago /

The new international terminal building of the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport Abuja is almost completed and expected to become operational by February next year. The new date was fixed when the joint committee of the senate and House of Representatives inspected some facilities and projects at the airport on Tuesday. The Abuja...

Senate Expresses Concern Over $5.5b Loan For Abuja Airport Runway

1 year ago /

The senate committee on local and foreign debts has expressed concern over the propriety of the proposed five point five billion dollars  loan for the construction of  the second runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe international airport. Chairman of the Committee Shehu Sani stated this while leading other members on inspection of the site of the...

Aviation Workers Disrupt Activities In Lagos

1 year ago /

Workers of the federal airports authority of Nigeria on Tuesday staged a protest over the planned concessioning of some airports in the country  by the federal government. The FAAN workers moved around the Muritala  Mohammed international airport in Lagos  and offices of some aviation parastatals to register their opposition to government’s...

Aviation Unions Kick Against Concession Of Airports

1 year ago /

The labour unions at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Wednesday said that they lack confidence in the recent appointment of transaction advisers for the concession of four airports in the country. The four airports are the Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt airports. The unions, under the auspices of...

Arik, Aero May Merge As National Carrier

1 year ago /

A likely merger and conversion of assets of Arik Air and Aero Contractors is one of the options being considered by the Federal Government (FG) in the buildup to a new national carrier for the country. The option, according to sources, is due to the alleged debt burden of the airlines....

FG Considers Partnering Bi-Courtney On Construction Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

1 year ago /

The federal government may have agreed to enter a funding agreement in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) deal with Bi-Courtney Highways Limited to ensure the timely construction and rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project. The issue was the crux of discussion at a meeting wednesday evening in the National Assembly, where it...

Amaechi Exposes Jonathan’s Wasteful Spending On River Niger Dredging

1 year ago /

The minister of transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has revealed how former president Goodluck Jonathan spent a whopping N34bn on River Niger dredging without getting the job done. He also stated this at the opening of a conference on Fast-tracking Port Reforms while saying the same job was costing the present administration...

FEC Approves ₦55.7BN For Road, Aviation Contracts

1 year ago /

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved road and aviation projects totaling N55.7 billion. The Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the...

United Airlines To Offer Up To $10,000 For Passengers To Give Up Seats On Flights

1 year ago /

The carrier announces shakeup of booking policy after outrage at the forcible removal of a passenger.

FG Approves Temporary Closure Of Abuja Airport, From March 7

1 year ago /

The Federal Government has approved the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with effect from the midnight of Tuesday March 7. This is to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport. The Managing Director of FAAN,...

Lagos To Ban Yellow Minibuses

1 year ago /

Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode says he plans to ban the yellow minibuses known as "Danfos" by the end of the year. The vehicles are "not acceptable and befitting for a megacity". Lagos is home to some 20 million people and has seen its population boom without infrastructure and transport services...

Speed Limiter - FRSC Gives Final Notice

1 year ago /

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), in Plateau said on Wednesday that the Feb. 1 dateline for the enforcement of the speed limit regime remain sacrosanct. The command in a statement signed by its Public Education Officer, Mr Andrew Bala, in Jos said the first face of the enforcement would kick...

Nigeria Port Authority Reviews Policy

2 years ago /

The new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, has said that the Nigerian government had begun a review of the automobile policy, which came into effect during the previous administration. Mrs Usman made the statement on Thursday during a tour of the Tincan Island seaport, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal,...

Mauritius And South Africa Debris 'Almost Certainly' From Missing Plane

2 years ago /

Two pieces of debris found in South Africa and on Rodrigues Island near Mauritius ware "almost certainly" from missing flight MH370. The two pieces now brings the total number of pieces thought to come from the missing Malaysian Airlines plane to five.  The aircraft disappeared more than two years ago with 239 people on board. An extensive underwater search of a wide...

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