Transport

US company offers to fund renewed search for MH370

Relatives of passengers aboard missing flight MH370 have demanded Malaysia accept a US exploration firm's offer to take up the hunt for the aircraft, which was suspended earlier this year.

NPA chief emerges VP of Int’l Association of Ports and Harbors

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has emerged vice-president (Africa Region) of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH).

Services across states through rail to start soon – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government will soon ensure that all the states are connected to rail services very soon to enhance commercial activities.

Local contractors excluded from $20bn rail projects

The Federal Government is breaching its own local content policy in the construction of over $20 billion rail tracks across the country, as indigenous firms are being excluded from the execution of the projects.

No explosion at Lagos airport – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has declared that there was no explosion at the Hajj /Cargo axis of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.

Med-View Airline grows half-year profit to N857m

Med-View Airline Plc has reported a growth of 27 per cent in profit after tax (PAT) to N857 million for the half year ended June 30, 2017, compared with N672 million in the corresponding period of 2016.

Abuja-Kaduna rail line generating N1 million daily – Amaechi

The Abuja to Kaduna rail line now generates N1 million daily, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed.

Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line to start operation in June 2018 – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday said the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines would start commercial operation in June 2018.

Arik Air gets fresh international certification

Arik Air has become the latest African airline to be listed on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) ground operations manual (IGOM) registry.

27 ships laden with petroleum products, food items expected in Lagos

A total 27 ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island Ports in Lagos from Aug. 7 to Aug. 21.

Air Peace to begin Akure flights on Aug. 11

A Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, will on Aug. 11 begin scheduled commercial flight operations to the Akure Airport in Ondo.

Osoba faults Senate’s allegation on missing ships against NPA

The former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Segun Osoba, has disclosed that some entrenched interests are behind the allegations that 282 vessels got missing under the watch of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) between 2010 and 2016 by the Senate Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff.

NAAPE threatens strike over Aero’s non-payment of ex-workers

The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) has threatened to embark on nationwide strike over the non-payment of redundancy benefits to workers that were laid off from Aero Contractors.

Arik faces maintenance challenges over paucity of funds

Nigeria’s biggest carrier, Arik Air, is facing maintenance and safety challenges as it has failed to ferry its aircraft that are due for various categories of checks overseas for maintenance.

Bird strike forces Medview Airline to abort flight at Ilorin airport

A Saudi-bound flight operated by Medview Airline was on Saturday night aborted at the Ilorin Airport due to bird strike.

Nigeria does not need national carrier – Med-View chief

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has advised the Federal Government to privatise existing 27 airports in the country, adding that Nigeria does not need a national carrier.

Operator laments inadequate infrastructure in maritime industry

Dr Taiwo Afolabi, the Executive Vice Chairman of SIFAX Group, has urged the Federal Government to provide solutions to the huge infrastructure deficit in the maritime sector.

NIMASA introduces new cabotage policy

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said it had introduced new Cabotage Compliance Strategy (NCCS) for a successful coastal and inland trade regime.

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The new Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, has called for readiness among the staff of the Ministry in order to achieve the mandate of the Federal Government for economic growth and development as well as job creation in the country expressing his resolve to provide the needed leadership.

I am fed up with her catankerous nature – Husband tells court

A businessman, Olalekan Akingbade on Friday urged a Customary Court in Badagry, near Lagos, to dissolve his marriage because he was fed up with his wife’s cantankerous nature.
The Oye Local Government Council of Ekiti on Friday warned against road side hawking, especially under power lines.

Ekiti council cautions against roadside hawking

The Oye Local Government Council of Ekiti on Friday warned against road side hawking, especially under power lines.
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Jamie Carragher: Sadio Mane is the first world-class Liverpool left winger in 30 years

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Trade war: China slams tariffs on US cars, others

China on Friday announced plans to retaliate against the Trump administration with new tariffs on roughly $75 billion worth of US products including cars.