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Experts canvass 20 planes per airline to force merger, competitiveness

Experts in the aviation industry have canvassed a minimum of 20 aircraft in the fleet of each local airline operating in the country to boost capacity, competitiveness and attract investors.

NUATE asks NCAA to implement federal govt’s circular on DTA

The National Union of Air Transport Employees, NUATE, has asked the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to immediately begin the implementation of Federal Government’s circular on the payment of 30 per cent Duty Tour Allowance, DTA, as local running cost to member of staff travelling.

APM Terminals commits to green port environment

The Managing Director of APM Terminals Apapa, Mr. Martin Jacob, says the company is committed to the development of a green port environment and its sustainability.

ICAO wants investment in airports, infrastructure

Dr Bernard Aliu, President, International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), has entreated member states, stakeholders and development partners to invest more in the development of airports and air navigation infrastructure.

NPA takes new measures to ease Apapa gridlock

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has taken measures that will ease traffic around the Apapa area of Lagos state.

Tesla unveils electric truck and $200,000 sports car

Tesla upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig’s trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

Federal govt nears deal with Boeing, Airbus on national carrier

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says that the Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing on the establishment of a national carrier for Nigeria.

Seamless port operation critical to end Apapa gridlock – Governor Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Thursday, identified seamless port operations as a condition that would enable permanent resolution of the Apapa gridlock.

Reconstruction of Apapa-Oworonshoki road begins next week – Aliko Dangote

The reconstruction of the 35 kilometres Apapa – Oworonshoki expressway in Lagos will begin next week, chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said.

Apapa gridlock: Federal govt losing N10 billion daily – Dangote

The Federal Government loses over N10 billion a day to the Apapa Wharf, Lagos State gridlock, according to the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.

Federal govt’s truck transit park to gulp N4.8 billion

The planned Truck Transit Park initiative of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), would gulp over N4.8 billion, even as investors are jostling to secure a stake in the project.

IATA seeks implementation of global aviation security plan

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday called for the implementation of the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASep), developed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

FAAN decries poor rating of Lagos, Port Harcourt airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has reacted to the rating of the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos as the third and fifth worst airports in the world respectively by the well-known online medium, sleepinairports.net.

Tesla faces class action lawsuit over alleged racial discrimination

U.S. automaker Tesla on Monday was hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming its California production plant is a “hotbed for racist behavior.”

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Police arrest four men over murder of businessman in Lagos

The Police in Lagos on Monday said they arrested four men over the alleged murder of a businessman, Mr Emmanuel Ubah (aka Onwa), in Festac Town.

Donald Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror

President Donald Trump on Monday declared North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism, returning Kim Jong-Un’s nuclear-armed pariah regime to a short blacklist of targeted US foes.

Latest GDP growth, proof of steady economic recovery – Presidency

The Presidency on Monday hailed the latest report that the country’s gross domestic product, GDP, grew by 1.40 per cent in real terms in the third quarter of 2017, saying the new figure highlights the ”steady recovery of the economy.”

Central bank injects $210 million into forex market

As the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) commenced its last meeting for 2017 on Monday, the apex bank intervened in the inter-bank Foreign Exchange Market to the tune of $210 million

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Peace Corps asks Nigeria Police to vacate its head office

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to obey the ruling of an Abuja High Court by unsealing its headquarters and stop harassment of its officers.

Imo community raises the alarm over alleged invasion by herdsmen

The people of Amala communities in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo State who are majorly farmers, have raised the alarm over the alleged invasion of their farmlands by Fulani herdsmen.

NNPC to invest ethanol production in Kebbi

The Nigerian National Petroluem Company, NNPC, has concluded plans to invest in the production of ethanol, an organic compound used as automobile fuel, in Kebbi State.

Police arrest Benue supervisory councillor over threat on journalist

The Nigerian Police on Thursday arrested Mr. Sunday Okonkwo, the Supervisory Councilor for Revenue in Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State, for allegedly threatening to kill one Mr. Prince Yemi Itodo.

MFM FC team manager Sunday Ojieh resigns

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