Transport

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.

VW to offer incentives for switch to cleaner models

Volkswagen (VW) says it will offer incentives to drivers of older diesel models of its five main passenger-car brands to switch to cleaner vehicles in a bid to cut pollution.

South African Airways says needs $976m bailout to avert crisis

South Africa’s state-owned airliner says it will face a liquidity crisis if it does not receive a 13 billion rand (976 million dollars) cash injection from the Treasury to meet its debt obligations and cover operating costs, it said on Friday.

Toyota seeks stronger alliance with Mazda

Toyota said Friday it would discuss strengthening its partnership with Mazda as reports said they were close to a deal on a capital tie-up and building a $1.6 billion factory in the United States.

Bus Rapid Transit to reduce bus fares in Lagos

Operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos, Primero Transport Services Limited, is set to slash the current flat rate of bus fares from Ikorodu to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS).

Bus conductors in uniform will guarantee commuters’ safety – Amaechi

The introduction of uniforms for bus conductors will ensure safety and bring more development to the nation’s transport sector, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said.

Airlines record increase in traffic, passengers in June – IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says African airlines recorded remarkable growth in traffic, capacity and load factor in June.

Lagos ports get 24-hr emergency clinic

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Thursday inaugurated a 24-hour emergency clinic in Lagos ports to give optimal attention to health needs of its workers and stakeholders.

Tin-Can Port revenue up in spite of low cargo traffic – controller

Comptroller Yusuf Bashar, the Area Controller in Tin-Can Island Customs Command, said on Thursday that training and re-training of Customs personnel had resulted to high revenue in spite of low volume of cargo traffic.

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Nigeria records 20 new virus cases, total now 131

Announcing this Monday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said 13 of the cases were from Lagos, four from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, two from Kaduna and one from Oyo State.

Panic in Imo as hotelier dies

Residents of Imo State are presently gripped with fear over the mysterious death of the owner of Fancy Hotel, Umugwuma, Owerri, Mr Christogonus Aguwa Osuagwu, in Abuja on Monday.
The governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, has commiserated with the people and government of Lagos State over the unfortunate explosion that claimed scores of lives in Lagos yesterday.

Governor Abiodun: How I begged President Buhari to shift Ogun lockdown

Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor, says the lockdown of the state as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari would commence on Friday.

Coronavirus: JNI condemns misleading preaching of some Islamic clerics

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and misleading preaching by some Islamic clerics on government’s directives for citizens to stay home.

FRSC shuts of drivers licence processing centres

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has ordered the shutdown of Driver’s Licence Centres (DLCs) nationwide. This follows the movement restriction imposed by the federal government and some state governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19.