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Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Hadi Sirika: Nigeria Air project awaiting FEC approval, needs $300 million

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the Nigeria Air project is currently at the procurement stage, and awaiting the approval of the Federal Executive Council.
The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) is mocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for claiming that former President Goodluck Jonathan financed the Port Harcourt airport.

Group mocks PDP over Port Harcourt airport project

The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) is mocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for claiming that former President Goodluck Jonathan financed the Port Harcourt airport.
MUHAMMADU BUHARI 2

BMO: Muhammadu Buhari committed to completion of ongoing projects

The Buhari Media Organisation has assured that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration will not back down on its avowed commitment to complete all ongoing infrastructure projects within the specified time, regardless of what opposition parties say.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 10

President Buhari’s remarks at inauguration of new terminal at Port Harcourt Airport

You will recall that after opening the major airport terminals in the country in the late 70s and early 80s, not much was added to increase the passenger handling capacity of these facilities by successive administrations.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 8

Muhammadu Buhari explains removal of VAT from domestic air fares

President Muhammadu Buhari says the recent decision by the Federal Government to remove Value Added Tax (VAT) from domestic air transportation is to make air travel more affordable to citizens.

East Africa spends 8 percent of revenue to service debt

East African countries are now spending almost eight per cent of their revenues to service $29.42 billion loans borrowed in the past 10 years.
Nigeria Railways

Federal government negotiating $6 billion loan from China for Ibadan-Kano rail

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says the federal government is negotiating a $6 billion loan with the Chinese government to complete the Ibadan to Kano rail track.

Federal government threatens to revoke CCECC’s Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Warri rail project contract

The Federal Government has read the riot act to China Construction Engineering Civil Company (CCECC) urging them to increase the pace of work on the ongoing Ajaokuta, Itakpe, Warri railway project or risk revocation of the contract.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo urges China to support Africa’s infrastructure deficit with $100bn

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on the government of the Peoples Republic of China to earmark at least $10 billion annually to support infrastructure provision in Africa for a period of 10-years.

President Buhari: Political commitment needed to revive Lake Chad Basin

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja stressed the need for political commitment towards reviving the Lake Chad Basin.

Budget: Senators beg ministry to fund Senate project

The Senate Monday begged the Ministry of Communication to provide funds for its annual conference on cyber space security.

President Buhari updated on $550m new satellites from China

The Minister of Communication, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, on Wednesday updated President Muhammadu Buhari on the approved procurement of two new satellites from China at the cost of 550million dollars.

Federal govt agrees $550 million satellite deal with China

Nigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

Nigeria needs about $36bn connect all states by rail – Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday stated that Nigeria needed about $36bn to connect rail lines across the country.

CNPP urges President Buhari to sack inefficient ministers

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sack inefficient ministers in his cabinet.

Chinese firm shifts delivery date of $1.2bn Zungeru Power Plant

The China National Electric Engineering Company Limited (CNEEC), which is handling the 700 megawatts hydro-electricity power plant in Zungeru, Niger State, yesterday gave reasons the December 2019 delivery date of the project might not be feasible.

Services across states through rail to start soon – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government will soon ensure that all the states are connected to rail services very soon to enhance commercial activities.

Lagos-Ibadan Rail to create additional 7000 jobs – Ashafa

Sen. Gbenga Ashafa, Chairman Senate Committee on Land Transport has said that the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Railway line would create additional 7000 jobs for the teeming youths.

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5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.

2019: Group warns against further delay in INEC funding

The Movement for Transparent Elections (MTE), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has warned that further delay in release of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portends great danger to Nigeria’s democracy.
Israeli attacks hit the Gaza Strip, which only gets electricity a couple of hours a day [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa-Reuters]

Hamas fire rockets from Gaza, Israel retaliated with air strikes

Palestinians in Gaza fired scores of rockets, mortar bombs and at least one anti-tank missile into southern Israel on Monday while Israel launched retaliatory air strikes.
Minister of State for Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Olajumoke Akinjide

Court refuses to transfer Jumoke Akinjide’s alleged N650 million fraud case

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Monday dismissed applications for case transfer filed by Sen. Ayo Adeseun and Olanrewaju Otiti, seeking transfer of a criminal charge against them to the Ibadan Division of the court.

NDIC investigates management, directors of defunct Skye Bank

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), says it is monitoring investigations of directors and management of the failed Skye Bank Plc being carried out by law enforcement agencies.