Transport

Ebola: Aviation authorities demand high level of vigilance from airlines

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has directed all operators, especially airlines operating regional and international flights into the country, to exercise a high level of vigilance

Lagos-Ibadan rail: CCECC pledges to fix community roads, bridges on rail line

The China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) has assured residents living on the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor that it would implement its welfare and primary infrastructure obligations before the completion and handing over of the project.

Expert: Policy somersault affecting travel industry

Managing Director, Dees Travels, Daisy Olotu, has said policy somersault is having negative effects on the capacity of the travel industry to attain expected exponential growth.
Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other tech companies have ignored recommendations from federal safety authorities to add rail crossings to their respective digital maps, according to a report in Politico.

Google, Apple, Microsoft ‘ignore’ safety pleas to add rail crossings to maps

The initial request was made in 2016, after a commuter train crashed into a truck in California, killing an engineer and injuring dozens. But in the years since, the big map providers have failed to take action, the report states.
Paksoy-1 cargo ship

Turkish sailors abducted in Nigeria released

The sailors were captured on board the Turkish-flagged Paksoy-1 cargo ship in the early hours of July 16 following an attack in the Gulf of Guinea as they sailed from Cameroon to Ivory Coast.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Dry port berths in Ogun – governor

A dry port that would encourage the processing of agricultural products for export, would be established around Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Auto policy not working: Drop it — Expert

An automotive communication consultant, and university lecturer, Dr Oscar Odiboh, has advised the Federal Government to drop its auto policy since the policy was not achieving its set goals of providing new vehicles to its citizenry.

APM Terminals Apapa employs six female crane operators

The Managing Director, APM Terminals, Mr Martin Jacob, says the firm has employed six female crane operators within the last six months to encourage female participation in the maritime industry.

Honda to recall 222,674 Accord vehicles

Honda Motor Co Ltd’s venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co Ltd will recall 222,674 Accord sedans in China, market regulators said on Thursday.

NCAT chief harps on standardisation of aviation training organisations

AATO Stakeholders in the Nigerian aviation industry have been told to work in unison to develop standards in the sector.
United Kingdom airline British Airways will resume direct flights to Pakistan in June, a decade after suspending services to the South Asian nation over security concerns, the carrier has announced.

British Airways cancels flights following ‘systems’ failure

British Airways was forced to cancel some flights to and from London on Wednesday after it suffered “a systems issue”.
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.

Airport project won’t cost us money, commences this month – Zamfara governor

Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has said that construction work on the Gusau Airport project would commence this month.
NIMASA

Stakeholders seek focused leadership to drive maritime industry

Stakeholders and operators in the maritime sector have identified focused leadership to solve challenges and crisis facing the industry.

WACT commissions $10 million mega cranes at Onne port

Following increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due to the recent diversion of cargoes due to the Apapa gridlock in Lagos port, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), has launched two new Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) worth $10million (N3.6billion) for discharge of cargoes at the terminal.
Nnolim Nnaji

Rep: Nigeria needs flag carriers to play pivotal role in AfCFTA

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, says Nigeria needs a strong flag carrier to be able to play a pivotal role in the emerging African Continental Free Trade Agreement.

Nigerian airline operators kick against flight allocations to Emirates

The Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has kicked against the recent commencement of an additional flight daily into Nigeria by Emirates Airline.
Sam Mbakwe Airport

FAAN seeks collaboration with state governments on airport infrastructure

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it is ready to partner state governments toward improving on safety and security infrastructure at the airport.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolling around the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero off the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas

Iranian seizes ship third ‘foreign vessel’

Iran has seized a “foreign vessel” in the Gulf, state media said Sunday, in what would be the third such seizure in a month amid heightened tensions with its foe the United States.

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Larry King is seeking a divorce from his seventh wife, Shawn King, after 22 years.

Larry King seeks divorce from seventh wife after 22 years

The 85-year-old talk show host filed a petition to end the marriage Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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PDP: President Buhari reduces ministers to Abba Kyari’s clerical aides

The Peoples Democratic Party has said that President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced ministers to his Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari’s clerical aides with the directive that they (ministers) forthwith should channel all their meeting requests to him through Kyari.

President Buhari approves re-appointment of Ade Ipaye, Maryam Uwais, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Ade Ipaye as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President.

Nigerians to pay more for electricity

The Federal Government through the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission has increased the tariff payable by power consumers across the country.

FRSC returns N443,180 to accident victims’ families in Kebbi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kebbi, says it has returned N443,180 to relatives of victims of two road traffic crashes in the state.