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NSIA Claims Involvement In 2nd Niger Bridge Construction

2 years ago /

The Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) says it is involved in the development of the 2nd Niger bridge. Managing director of the Nsia, Uche Orji, says the agency is joint sponsors on the financing and construction of the bridge. The NSIA is rated by the U.S based sovereign wealth fund institute as...

Lagos Airport: FAAN Moves Against Indiscriminate Parking Of Tankers

2 years ago /

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Saleh Dunoma, on Monday said that indiscriminate parking of oil tankers within the Lagos airport environment would no longer be tolerated. He spoke during an interactive forum with the League of Airport and Aviation Correspondents (LAAC) in Lagos on Monday. Dunoma said...

Buhari Orders Action To Redress Debt Profile Of Aviation Sector

2 years ago /

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed concern over the enormous debt profile of Nigeria's aviation sector, saying his administration would act quickly to redress the situation. The President was speaking after receiving briefing from officials of Ministry of Aviation, led by the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs Binta Bello at the Presidential...

FAAN Issues 7-Day Ultimatum To Owners Of Abandoned Aircraft At Lagos Airport

2 years ago /

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Wednesday issued a seven-day ultimatum to owners of abandoned aircrafts at the graveyard of the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, to evacuate them. The FAAN Director of Airport Operations, Capt. Henry Omeogu, said this in a statement issued in Lagos while on safety...

Flag Off Kano Port Harcourt Railway

2 years ago /

The Nigeria Rail Way Corporation (NRC) has flagged off the Kano-Port Harcourt inter city mixed train service for easy transportation of goods from the northern part of the country to the south. Speaking at the ceremony held at the NRC premises in Kano, the managing director, Adesuyi Sijuwade said the train...

Lagos Airport Police Command Arrest Passenger Smoking On Board

2 years ago /

The Lagos Airport Police Command has arrested a Nigerian passenger, Lawal Oluwabusola, for smoking cigarette in an Arik Air flight on London to Lagos route. In a statement on Sunday by Mr Livinus Chukwuma, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Airport Command in Lagos, said that Olubusola was arrested on Sunday...

Fuel Scarcity: Petrol Stations Open In Abuja

2 years ago /

Residents of Abuja on Tuesday evening had their hops restored as most fueling station that were hitherto closed reopened for business, at the time of AIT’s trip round some major fueling stations in the nations capital, while some fuel tankers were offloading petroleum products others have begun to sell. Most fueling...

Fuel Scarcity: Airlines Threaten Shutdown

2 years ago /

Airlines operating in Nigeria say unless urgent steps are taken to tackle the worsening scarcity of aviation fuel before midnight of Wednesday, they may be forced to shut down all domestic operations by Thursday morning. The airline officials are worried that the impact of their proposed action may have severe adverse...

 

PDP NWC Meets With President Jonathan

2 years ago /

For the first time since the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party chairman, members of the National Working Committee visited President Jonathan at the presidential villa on Thursday. The committee was led by the acting chairman, Uche Secondus who promised to work towards putting the party in its rightful place in...

 

Beware Of Defecting PDP Members, Primate Okoh Tells Buhari

2 years ago /

The Anglican Primate Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh has cautioned the incoming administration to beware of PDP members defecting to APC after the presidential election of March 28 2015. He says that the beauty of democracy is to be found in strong opposition that capable of checkmating the activities of the ruling...

 

Mass Transit Bus Drivers Threaten Strike

2 years ago /

Public transportation in the federal capital territory, Abuja, will on Thursday be grounded if drivers of high capacity buses, popularly known as ‘El-Rufai buses’, carry out their threat to proceed on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries and allowances.  Our correspondent reports that authorities of the FCT administration have been given...

 

Delta State Airport

2 years ago /

The federal government has downgraded and declared Asaba international cargo airport in Delta state unsafe for travellers. The federal ministry of aviation, which made this declaration on Tuesday, says the downgrade is due to the failure of the state government to put in place measures that would guarantee the safety and...

 

Calabar Pirates Attack: Boat Operators Call On FG

2 years ago /

Following the attack on nineteen passengers travelling from the Ikang border in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State to Cameroun by sea pirates, boat operators have called on the federal government to increase gun boats on the Nigerian waterways. Chairman of the king boat owners association, Uduak Akpabio, made...

 

Temporary Respite For Air Travellers

2 years ago /

Normal flight operations have been restored at the country airports after a six-hour cancellation on Thursday, which was provoked by the strike of the traffic controllers union over unpaid salaries and allowances. The respite may however be temporary if the union goes ahead with its planned total shutdown scheduled to begin...

Private Jet Owners Get 90 Days Ultimatum

2 years ago /

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authorities, NCAA, has given a ninety-day ultimatum to private jets owners to come up with their updated operational preference or be sanctioned. The ultimatum was handed down at the end of an emergency meeting in Abuja between officials of the Ministry Of Aviation and stakeholders in the...

NCAA To Ground Private Jets

2 years ago /

The Director General Of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Usman Muhtar says the agency is set to clamp down on all foreign registered privately owned aircrafts in the country who have failed to regularize their documentation in conformity with the current operations status. Statementsigned by the NCAA spokesman on Wednesday,...

 

Aviation Strike Averted

2 years ago /

The strike by two unions in Nigeria’s Aviation Industry, billed to begin on February 28, may have been averted, following a crucial meeting between officials of the Ministries of Labour and Aviation, The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA and the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission as well as the...

FG To Privatise Transport Sector - BPE

2 years ago /

The Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Benjamin Dikki, has said that the bureau would soon begin the privatisation process for the country's transport sector. This is contained in a statement by the bureau's Acting Head, Public Communications, Mr Alex Okoh on Sunday in Abuja. According to the statement,...

NIMASA Deploys Satellite, Patrol Vessels To Monitor Nation's Waterways - Official

2 years ago /

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said on Thursday it had positioned a radar and deployed patrol vessels to monitor and safeguard the country’s waterways. Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, the Director, Shipping Development of NIMASA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the moves were aimed at...

Mararaba-Nyanya Residents Urge FRSC To Stop Movement Of Articulated Vehicles During Rush Hours

2 years ago /

Residents of Nyanya-Mararaba have urged the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) to stop the movement of articulated vehicles in and out of Abuja during the rush hours. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr Tony Nwachukwu, a driver, said that the movement of articulated vehicles...


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