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Nigeria suspends relaunch of national airline

Nigeria is suspending the relaunch of its national airline just over two months after it announced the new venture, the country's aviation minister has said.

Air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding on Indian flight

A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Senator Sirika: Suspension of Nigeria Air not politically motivated

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, has said the suspension of the national carrier project, Nigeria Air, which was scheduled to commence operations in December, is not “politically motivated.”

NCAA: Aircraft leasing companies may blacklist Nigeria

There are strong indications that aircraft leasing companies may blacklist Nigeria over failure of domestic operators to keep to terms of agreements in leasing aircraft, spares and engines.
Train Lagos Railway

1000 contractors jostle for rail projects

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has opened bids to pre-qualify contractors for its 2018 projects with over 1000 participating.

NPA, Guangzhou Port sign MoU on port operations

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Guangzhou Port Authority (GPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to improve efficiency of port operations in Nigeria.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Federal government suspends Nigeria Air indefinitely – minister

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday, announced the suspension of the planned national carrier, Nigeria Air.

Railway corporation decries incessant vandalism of equipment

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has decried incessant vandalism of equipment on its Eastern Corridors saying that the act hinders its operations in the region.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Expert decry low revenue from aviation sector

Dr Thomas Ogungbangbe, pioneer Chairman of the Aviation Fuel Marketers Association of Nigeria (AFMAN), on Wednesday lamented that the Nigerian economy was not earning enough revenue from the nation’s aviation industry.
Marine Express

World’s marine premiums hit $28.5 billion

Global marine premiums were $28.5 billion in 2017, up by two per cent from 2016, the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) has reported.
Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways reports $69m loss amid Gulf blockade

Qatar Airways has reported a loss of more than $69m amid a Gulf blockade against Doha by its neighbouring countries in what the airline called the "most challenging year in its 20-year history".

Air Peace, Dana Air commended for fleet expansion

A group of aviation professionals, the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative (ART), on Tuesday commended Nigerian carriers, Air Peace and Dana Air, for the recent expansion of their fleet.

General Abdulsalami calls for intermodal transport for ports’ efficiency

A former Head of State, Retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Monday called for intermodal transportation system to improve cargo evacuation and the overall efficiency of the country’s ports.
Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari approves rail infrastructure for seaports

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday directed all nation’s seaports to be connected by rail for improved evacuation of cargoes to the hinterland.
cargo ship

20 ships discharge petroleum products, others at Lagos ports

Twenty ships are discharging petroleum products and other commodities at the Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aero chief faults aircraft stealing claim at Lagos airport

Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

President Buhari urges African countries to improve ports infrastructure

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised African countries to improve on ports infrastructure and utilise all natural maritime endowments to facilitate trade.
Alstom's Coradia iLint hydrogen fuel cell multiple-unit has been approved for passenger service.

Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen train

Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.

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RTEAN: We’ve resolved crisis, accepted Osapamwan Eriyo as national president

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria said it has resolved the lingering internal crisis and has accepted Mr Osapamwan Eriyo as the National President.
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Pep Guardiola: Sergio Aguero needed no persuasion to sign new Manchester City deal

The striker, 30, had said in March he could leave City in 2020, when his previous deal was due to expire, as he wanted to end his career at boyhood club Independiente in his native Argentina - where his family are still based.

Federal government abolishes payment of overstay fees by dual citizens

The Federal Government has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), to with immediate effect, put an end to the payment of fines by Nigerians holding dual citizenship at the nation’s International Airports.
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Uruguay’s Oscar Tabarez agrees new four-year contract

Veteran coach Oscar Tabarez will remain in charge of Uruguay until the next World Cup after signing a four-year contract extension.

Lagos roads: Akinwunmi Ambode gives agency four weeks ultimatum

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has directed the state Public Works Corporation to fix potholes on major and inner roads across the state within the next four weeks.