Transport

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.”

Only N3.5bn spent so far on international airport – Osun govt

The Attorney General and Osun State Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Basiru Ajibola, yesterday disclosed that only N3.5 billion has been spent so far by the state government on the MKO Abiola International Airport designed to instigate the economic revolution of the state.

Foreign airlines’ $221m still trapped in Nigeria – IATA

The global airline industry has $1.2bn blocked in nine dollar-strapped African countries, the International Air Transport Association said on Monday.

Foreign airlines have $221m trapped in Nigeria – IATA

Raphael Kuuchi, vice president of International Air Transport Association (IATA), says foreign airlines have $221 million trapped in Nigeria and $1.2 billion in Africa.

NCAA warns airline owners, pilots of severe weather conditions

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has warned airline owners and pilots of severe weather conditions that could pose as threat to safe flights in the weeks ahead following the onset of the harmattan season.

NIMASA chief Dakuku Peterside tasks legal experts on Maritime Law

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, on Monday charged maritime lawyers to be abreast with the newest advocacy on maritime laws to remain relevant in the sector.

Port Harcourt, Lagos Airports rated amongst worst 20 in the world

Two Nigerian airports, the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa and the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, have been rated among the worst 20 airports in the world by a survey carried out by the Sleep in Airport website, sleepinairports.net.

NCAA alerts airline operators on weather hazard

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a weather alert to all airline operators indicating hazards associated with Harmattan dust haze in flight operations at this period of the year.

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