Transport

Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.

PAN faults Nigerian government’s plan to reduce import duty on vehicles

Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.
The Georgian Aviation Authority has made another correction in the existing active NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), according to which it will remain partially closed for regular flights of Georgia until January 1, 202, Trend reports via Georgian media.

Georgia to remain partially closed for regular flights until 2021

The Georgian Aviation Authority has made another correction in the existing active NOTAM (Notice to Airmen), according to which it will remain partially closed for regular flights of Georgia until January 1, 202, Trend reports via Georgian media.
Etop Ikpe, Founder and CEO of Autochek

Autochek secures $3.4 million pre-seed funding

Autochek, the automotive technology company that aims to build solutions for the African market, has raised $3.4 million in a pre-seed funding round, co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX with inclusion from Golden Palm Investments, Lateral Capital, Kepple Africa Ventures, MSA Capital, and a number of local angel/seed investors. The start-up will use the investment to grow its Nigeria and Ghana markets and will see further investment in technology and growing its teams.

Governor Ugwuanyi lauds Dana Air flight resumption to Enugu

Enugu State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has commended Dana Air Services for its decision to restart flights to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the State House, Abuja.

Aviation reform: Speaker, minister decry low turnout of private sector players at public hearing

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over low private sector participation in a public hearing on efforts by the federal government to reform the aviation sector in Nigeria.
Two of China’s top companies have joined forces to design, develop, and build an electric car for the express purpose of ride-hailing.

China builds first electric car designed exclusively for ride-hailing

Two of China’s top companies have joined forces to design, develop, and build an electric car for the express purpose of ride-hailing.
The federal government has reopened the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu and urged entrepreneurs from the South-east region to invest in the planned concession of airport facilities.

Minister: Kano, Port-Harcourt, Enugu airports to resume international operations soon

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has announced the decision of the Federal Government to resume international operations from Kano, Port-Harcourt and Enugu Airports before Christmas celebrations.

Nigerian government grants Lufthansa, KLM, Air France approval to resume operations

The federal government has lifted the flight ban on Lufthansa, KLM and Air France, paving the way for them to resume operations in and out of the country.
The Tunisian Minister of Transport, Maaz Chakchouk, also announced on Saturday that the first flight of the Tunisian Air Transport Company, TunisAir, will take place on 20 November.

Libyan airline company resumes flights to Tunisia

The Libyan air transport company made its first flight on Monday from Tripoli International Airport, Maatig, to Tunis Carthage International Airport, after a break of several months due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
South Korean flag-carrier Korean Air said Monday it will buy out its smaller troubled rival Asiana Airlines in a $1.6 billion deal as it looks to consolidate with the coronavirus pandemic sending shockwaves through the global aviation sector.

Korean Air to take over distressed Asiana Airlines for $1.6 billion

South Korean flag-carrier Korean Air said Monday it will buy out its smaller troubled rival Asiana Airlines in a $1.6 billion deal as it looks to consolidate with the coronavirus pandemic sending shockwaves through the global aviation sector.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

NIWA vows to sanction erring boatoperators, to enforce rights of way

Against the backdrop of recent boat mishaps that claimed many lives in Lagos , Benue and Niger states, the Management of National Inland Waterways Authority NIWA has warned boat operators across the country to adhere strictly to safety guidelines and Protocols or be prepared to face sanctions as provided by the law.
An Airbus A380-800 passenger plane of the Emirates Airlines at Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport. Mikhail Tereshchenko - TASS - Getty Images

Emirates Airlines posts first loss in more than 30 years

Dubai-based Emirates airline on Thursday posted a $3.4 billion half-year loss, its first in more than three decades, saying it had been badly hit by the coronavirus lockdown that brought air transport to “a literal standstill”.
BMW unveiled its next electric vehicle, the iX SUV, with 300 miles of range and gorgeous minimal interior.

BMW launches new flagship iX electric SUV with 300 miles of range

BMW unveiled its next electric vehicle, the iX SUV, with 300 miles of range and gorgeous minimal interior. The iX is BMW’s technological flagship, meaning it incorporates multiple technologies that will be featured in the German automaker’s upcoming vehicles, mainly electric powertrain and driver interface.
Norwegian Air’s cash crisis could force the debt-laden budget airline to halt operations early next year, the company warned as it issued another plea for rescue funding after reporting quarterly results on Tuesday...

Norwegian Air furloughs staff, pleads for help to survive in 2021

Norwegian Air’s cash crisis could force the debt-laden budget airline to halt operations early next year, the company warned as it issued another plea for rescue funding after reporting quarterly results on Tuesday.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Nigerian government needs $656 million to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail line – minister

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, says the Federal Government would need $656m to complete the ongoing work on the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

NRC generates N1.4 billion IGR, remits N245 million to TSA in 2020

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Friday said its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) as at Sept. 30 stood at N1.4billion as against N4.4billion projection for 2020.

Port Harcourt–Maiduguri railway reconstruction to begin 2021

The reconstruction and rehabilitation of Port Harcourt–Maiduguri (Eastern narrow gauge railway) is to start in 2021, says Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi.
Staff at a factory in northwest England run by engines maker Rolls-Royce on Friday began a three-week strike over the possible relocation of operations to Singapore, the British aerospace giant confirmed.

Rolls-Royce UK staff strike over possible Singapore switch

Staff at a factory in northwest England run by engines maker Rolls-Royce on Friday began a three-week strike over the possible relocation of operations to Singapore, the British aerospace giant confirmed.

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Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Olympiakos and Manchester City, on November 25, 2020 at Georgios-Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, near Athens. AFP

Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.
President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to take over from President Donald Trump, but his transition team isn’t getting the level of cybersecurity support usually provided by outgoing administrations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Joe Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.