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FG To Privatise Transport Sector - BPE

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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

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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...

 

Supreme Court Orders Resumed Trial Of Ex-Aviation Minister Aborishade

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The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that ex-Aviation Minister, Prof. Babalola Aborishade, charged with corrupt enrichment by the Federal Government, should return to the lower court to face trial.The court’s decision followed an appeal by Federal Government against the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the trial court’s...

 

VIO Arrests 71,000 Motorists In Kaduna

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A total of 71, 000 motorists were arrested for various traffic violations in Kaduna State in 2014, an official of the State’s Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has said. Mr Buhari Aliyu, Assistant Director, Planning and Research, VIO, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna that 25, 000...

NCCA Suspends Airline Operator, Discovery Air

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Following what it called breach of regulatory prescriptions, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operations of Discovery Air lines. Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager on Public Relations of NCAA,  said Discovery Air will not operate flights until it fulfills regulatory conditions. He said, “This suspension would be in force pending...

AirAsia QZ8501: Tail Of Crashed Plane Found

2 years ago /

The tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the "black boxes" - the voice and flight data recorders - which could give investigators clues as to the cause of the crash. It was found in a secondary search area, lending...

Yuletide: FRSC Jails 5, Arraigns 2,000 Traffic Offenders, Says Corps Marshal

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Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Tuesday that the commission's mobile court had jailed five motorists for violating traffic rules during the Christmas celebration.  Oyeyemi made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday during an interview in Onitsha, Anambra. He...

Nigerians Rate New APS Portal High

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About 65 per cent of Nigerians have indicated that the new Aviation Passengers Service (APS) portal and the Aviation Helpline launched by the Ministry of Aviation recently will further improve aviation services in Nigeria after an online poll conducted by the ministry on the new APS also indicated another 48...

AirAsia QZ8501: Search Efforts To Find Flight Data Recorders Resume

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The search mission to find the flight data recorders from the crashed AirAsia passenger plane has resumed, as weather conditions improve over the Java Sea. Flight QZ8501 was flying from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore on 28 December when it disappeared from radar. Search teams have recovered 37 bodies but the remains of...

AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Wasn't Authorised To fly

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AirAsia could be banned from offering flights in Indonesia, after it emerged that Flight QZ8501 was not authorised to fly on the day it plunged into the Java Sea. The company also faces allegations that the pilot did not ask for a weather report from meteorologists before take-off, amid concerns that...

AirAsia Search: First Body Identified From Flight QZ8501 Crash

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The identity of one of the bodies recovered at the wreckage site of AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been confirmed. Indonesian officials informed the media today that the body was that of passenger Hayati Lutfiah Hamid. Bernama reported East Java Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) centre head chief commissioner Budiyono as saying that the identification...

AUMTCO To Purchase 100 New Buses To Boost Mass Transportation In Abuja

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The Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company (AUMTCO) says it has finalised plans to purchase additional 100 buses to boost mass transportation in 2015. AUMTCO’s General Manager, Operations, Mr Eddie Ajon, made this known to newsmen in Abuja on Friday. He said that the company needed to increase its fleet of buses because of...

 

FRSC Deploys 35,000 Staff Nationwide To Control Traffic During The Yuletide

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As part of efforts to prevent accidents on Nigerian roads during and after the Christmas celebration, the Federal Road Safety Corps flagged-off a zero tolerance campaign on all forms of traffic rules violations during this year’s yuletide. The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said it has deployed over 35,000 workers...

Air China Signs Deal To Purchase 60 Boeing B737 Aircraft

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Air China Ltd (601111.SS), the country's flag carrier, said Monday it signed an agreement to order 60 Boeing B737 planes for a total price of $5.9 billion. The aircraft are to be delivered between 2016 and 2020 per the agreement, which was disclosed Monday in a Air Chinaregulatory filing. The order comes four months after Boeing Co (BA.N) won...

FG Awards N12bn Contracts For Sea Port Projects In Lagos, Makurdi

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The Federal Government on Wednesday approved a 59-million-dollar (N9 billion) contract for the construction of Berth 21 at the Terminal 'E' of the Lagos Port Complex in Apapa. Also approved was a contract for the construction of the Inland River Port at Makurdi at the cost of N3 billion. These were some...

 

Maritime Workers Union Of Nigeria Suspends Strike

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The one-day strike embarked upon by the maritime workers union of Nigeria has been suspended President of the union Emmanuel Nyed said workers have been asked to return to work given the strategic position of the ports. The maritime workers president however warned that failure to implement the agreement reached will lead...

NAMA To Train 10 Air Traffic Controllers Before End Of 2014

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The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), on Monday said that 10 of its Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) would commence training on Performance Based Navigation System, before the end of the year. The agency's General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Supo Atobatele, told the reporters in Lagos that the other 30 ATCs would...

Arik Air To Schedule More Flights To Key Destinations Ahead Of Festive Season

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Arik Air on Thursday announced its plan to provide additional flights to key domestic destinations for intending passengers during the festive period between Dec. 19 and Dec. 24. Managing Director of the airline, Mr Chris Ndulue, made the announcement in a statement signed by the airline's Head, Public Affairs in Lagos. In...

 

Over 100 Nigerians Deported From 4 Scandinavian Countries

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No fewer than 100 Nigerians were deported yesterday from four Scandinavian countries for immigration and related offences. The deportees were sent from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.  The deported asylum seekers were brought into the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos at about 7am with a cargo plane.   The deportees included women,...