News - Transport

Fuel Scarcity: Remove Nnamdi-Ogbue Now, CSOs Order Kachikwu

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For what it termed flagrant abuse of office and aiding in the scarcity of petroleum products in country, a frontline human rights group, The New Initiative for Credible Leadership, NICL has charged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC within 72 hour the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing...

Delta State Government To Build Monorail In Asaba

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The Delta State Government has held talks with a consultant to carry out a feasibility study on Monorail Transit System in Asaba, the capital of the state. The government while doing so also restated its resolve to sell the Independent Power Plant, IPP, project in Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area...

Ocholi’s Death: FRSC to reintroduce speed limit device on vehicles

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The Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi says the commission is spearheading the re-introduction of the speed limit device on vehicles across the country. Boboye unfolded this policy on Monday in Abuja at a news conference on the accident that claimed the lives of the Minister of...

Transport Minister Gives Freight Forwarders 2 Weeks Ultimatum To Register With Regulator

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Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation has directed the various freight forwarding associations to meet with the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) and resolve the differences that they have with the regulatory agency. Rotimi Amaechi gave the freight forwarding and Customs brokers associations two weeks to resolve...

NNPC, Oil Marketers join forces to end emerging fuel queues

1 year ago /

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, says it has stepped up collaboration with the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria, (MOMAN) and other downstream industry players to end the resurgence of fuel queues in some major cities across the country especially in Lagos and environs. The NNPC, in a release on...

ICRC set to concession Lagos lighter terminals

1 year ago /

THE management of the Infrastructure Concession and Regulatory Commission, ICRC is presently working round the clock to complete the concessioning of the phase one and two of the Kirikiri lighter terminals in Lagos.  Director General of the Council, Mallam Aminu Diko disclosed this in Lagos during a tour of some port...

N3.6 TRILLION RAIL CONTRACT BYPASSES FEC APPROVAL

1 year ago /

House of Representatives committee in an interim report has revealed that the N3.6 trillion ($12 billion) standard coastal railway line contract awarded before the 2015 elections did not follow regulations guiding contract award. The government of former President Goodluck Jonathan awarded the contract to the Chinese construction giant, CCECC. The rail...

FG to establish mobile courts on violators of speed limit

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The federal government is establishing two hundred mobile courts to try violators of the speed limit by vehicles as from the first of April, 2016. Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi stated this on Monday in Abuja when speaking with reporters on emergency measures to mitigate...

Bayelsa communities clash with Shell over contract agreement

1 year ago /

Twelve aggrieved oil producing communities in Bayelsa State have threatened to shut down operations of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, over the company’s handling of its relationship with the host communities, according to a report by Vanguard. In a communique after a meeting attended by all the Community Development Committee, CDC,...

I lose at least $1m every year, serving as a Minister – Ibe Kachikwu

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Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, the current Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, says he loses at least $1 million every year as a result of his decision to serve in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. He said this on Sunday, in Abuja when he appeared before the House of Representatives’ Ad-Hoc...

Nigeria air force visits DAAR communication

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The Nigerian air force, NAF says there is need for stronger media collaboration in the fight against boko-haram insurgency in the north east of the country. The just appointed director of public relations and information of the air force, group captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, said this on thursday in abuja during a...

NCAA SUSPENDS BRISTOW

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The Nigerian civil aviation authority (NCAA) has suspended the operation of bristow helicopters limited’s sikorsky s-76c + type,following Wednesday’s crash in Lagos. The helicopter ditched inside the high sea at about 10am on Wednesday with 11 passengers including 2 crewmembers on board.   It is the same sikorsky s-76c + type helicopter also...

House of Rep recommend N50,000 fine for offending road users

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The House of Representatives committee on the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC commenced public hearing on moves to review penalties prescribed for traffic offences on Monday. The committee will also review the non-enforcement of the condition for the establishment, registration and operation of driving schools by the FRSC. The Chairman of the...

 

APC National Chairman calls for the completion of east-west road

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun has called on the minister of Niger Delta affairs, Usani Usani to give priority to the completion of the east-west road project in the Niger Delta region. Odigie-Oyegun made the call on Tuesday when he received the minister at the party’s...

Nigerian Navy intercepts 41 illegal migrants in Calabar

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The Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy in Calabar Thursday intercepted ship AV Agamba 41 illegal migrants who had come in from Gabon at the Shoreline jetty in the Cross River State capital. Also on board the ship were 183 Nigerians. Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Atiku...

Lack of role models reasons why youths vandalise pipeline – Chibudom

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Former Deputy Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Chibudom Nwuche says the involvement of Niger Delta youths in pipeline vandalism arises, to some extent, from the absence of role models for many of them. Chibudom Nwuche is now calling on the federal government and other socializing agents to encourage the emergence...

Nigeria to embrace renewable energy to tackle economic challenges – Ibe kachikwu

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources and Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Ibe kachikwu says, for Nigeria to overcome its energy challenges, the country must embrace renewable energy. Kachikwu disclosed this on the sidelines of the world future energy summit currently in Abu Dhabi, United...

FRSC to reduce road accidents by 15% in 2016

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The Federal Road Safety Commission in Nigeria says in 2016, it will focus on reducing road traffic accidents by 15 percent and fatality by 25 percent. The Corps Marshal of FRSC, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi stated this while addressing journalists on the 2015 end of year activities and the 2016 Strategic Goals...

Protesting drivers block Okene-Abuja highway after police kill conductor over N100 bribe

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Protest erupted Wednesday night after a police officer allegedly shot a lorry conductor to death at a checkpoint in Ozara village in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. A witness, who gave his name as Bashiru, told Premium Times that the incident occurred at about 10pm after a lorry conductor...

Lagos to ban ‘Danfo’ buses from plying Broad Street, Apongbon

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Commercial buses in Lagos State, otherwise known as Danfo, will soon be barred from operating on Broad Street and Apongon.Special Adviser to Governor Akinwumi Ambode on Central Business District (CBD), Agboola Dabiri made the disclosure on Wednesday.“You must have observed that the traffic within Apongbon from Broad Street has been...