Transport

Domestic airlines delayed 61 per cent of flights in 3 months

Domestic airlines in Nigeria delayed 61 percent of their flights between July and September, a report released by the Consumer Protection Unit of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has shown.

Three flights delayed every hour by Nigerian airlines between July and September

Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria delayed an average 89 flights daily between July and September 2017, according to official figures.

Lagos embraces water transport to beat traffic gridlock

Idris Anjorin believes his life changed in 2009 when he turned up for work – late as usual – distracted and stressed after more than three hours stuck in Lagos traffic.

Five ships laden with petrol arrive Lagos

The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, on Tuesday said five out of eight ships waiting to berth in Lagos ports contained petrol.

Nissan to begin field tests for robo-taxis in Japan

Nissan said Tuesday it would begin field tests for driverless “robot taxis” early next year as its rivals around the world step up self-driving technologies.

Federal govt begins moves towards Arik Air’s return to London route

Hadi Sirika, minister of state for aviation, says the federal government is already discussing how Arik Air will return to the London route.

Ford sues John Cena for selling high-end car within a month of purchase

When Ford launched its Application Programme for the Ford GT, observers noted the hoops and hurdles Ford set up to manage its relationship with the high-end clientele club.

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs

Supercar makers have long known that parked next to that snarling Lamborghini, racing-red Ferrari, or stately Bentley at some of the globe's toniest addresses is a practical SUV. With the sport utility vehicle market growing by leaps and bounds, they increasingly want in on those profits.

Kaduna-bound train derails in Ibadan

A train transporting fertilizer from Lagos to Kaduna on Sunday derailed at Omi-Adio area of Ibadan, Oyo State, blocking the railway crossing and causing gridlock.

Medview to provide visa to its Dubai-bound passengers

Nigeria’s rising carrier, Medview Airline, which would debut its Lagos-Dubai route on Thursday has promised to assist passengers travelling to that destination with visa.

Maritime workers to shutdown Saipem over N10.6 billion debt

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) has vowed to shut down the operations of Saipem in Nigeria over the company’s indebtedness running into more than $29 million (N10.6 billion) for various services at the port.

Med-view Airline begins Dubai flights December 7

Med-view Airline will on Dec. 7 begin scheduled flight operations to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from Lagos via Abuja, its Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, said on Sunday in Lagos.

Air Peace begins flights on Abuja-Uyo route December 7

Nigeria’s domestic carrier, Air Peace, will on Dec. 7, begin daily flights on the Abuja-Uyo-Abuja route, Mr Chris Iwarah, its communications Manager, has said.

General Motors recalls one million cars in China

US auto giant General Motors and its partners in China will recall nearly one million vehicles over a fuel tank issue, a Chinese regulator said Friday.

Oyo signs MoU with Chinese firm to construct 38km light rail

Oyo State Government today signed an agreement with China Civil Engineering Construction Company, CCECC, to construct a 38kms light rail system in the state which will stretch from the Toll-Gate/Sanyo axis of the state to Queen Elizabeths Way/Dandaru, Mokola and terminates at Ojoo axis of the state.

More women needed in maritime sector – NPA chief Hadiza Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, has called on employers in the maritime sector to give more opportunities to women.

Manager pledges to end congestion on roads to Tin-Can Port

The new manager, Tin-Can Island Port, Lagos, Mr Emmanuel Akporherhe, has pledged to work with stakeholders there to end the perennial traffic congestion along access roads to the port.

Uber’s Q3 net loss widens to $1.46 billion

Uber’s quarterly losses widened, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday, as the ride-hailing company wades through legal troubles and faces regulatory scrutiny across the globe.

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