Transport

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.

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.

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Heirs Holdings names new group executive director

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Nigeria Immigration Service promotes over 3,500 officers

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB) has promoted over 3,500 officers of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
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Nasarawa hotels decry low patronage

Hotels in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State have decried low patronage caused the advent of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.
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Gareth Bale left out of Real Madrid squad ahead of Manchester City clash

Gareth Bale has been left out of Real Madrid squad for their Champions League second-leg round of 16 clash with Manchester City.