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Minister tasks newly inaugurated NPA Board on trade facilitation

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has tasked the newly inaugurated Board members of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on trade facilitation and sea port management in the country.
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Transport minister inaugurates new NIMASA board

The Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, inaugurated the Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Thursday in Abuja, with a charge to the members to speed up completion of the Deep Blue Project.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, gave the information at the end of the virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday. 3

FEC approves procurement of N2.9 billin fire equipment for Odukpani oil and gas Park

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N2.9billion for the provision of water and fire service equipment in the National Oil and Gas Park to be sited in Odukpani, Cross River State
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria warns doctors against unauthorised treatment of coronavirus patients

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has called on medical doctors and other healthcare professionals to avoid unauthorised treatment of persons infected with coronavirus (COVID-19).
A former Minister of Transportation, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has pleaded with Nigerians to close ranks to tame the novel coronavirus, saying “it is wrong to play politics with the disease’’.

Ebenezer Babatope: Don’t play politics with coronavirus

A former Minister of Transportation, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has pleaded with Nigerians to close ranks to tame the novel coronavirus, saying “it is wrong to play politics with the disease’’.
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 4

Boss Mustapha: Abba Kyari’s demise a proof to Nigerians that coronavirus is real

The Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, has said Abba Kyari’s demise is a proof to Nigerians that “COVID-19 is real and it is a matter of life and death.”

Nigeria to inaugurate NIMASA, NPA boards Friday

Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, will on Friday inaugurate the boards of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, and Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Bashir Jamoh as the director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA).

Presidency approves governing boards of NIMASA, NPA

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of members of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions

The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”
Passengers and passersby have expressed relief and satisfaction as the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, on Thursday, resumed mass transit train services along the Ijoko-Iddo, Ogun, Lagos State, respectively.

Lagos-Ibadan rail: Better to delay project than contact coronavirus – NRC chief

The Nigerian Railway Corporation boss has said the possible delay in the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project owing to the outbreak of Coronavirus is better than jeopardising the health of Nigerians. Newsmen report that...

Rotimi Amaechi: I’m not aware of Dakuku Peterside’s ‘sack’

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday in Abuja said that he was not aware of the reported sack of the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr. Dakuku Peterside, by President Mohammed Buhari.

We feel we’re together when you’re with us – Catholic Bishop tells VP Osinbajo

In a candid review of the security situation in the country and a down-to-earth observation of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s disposition to matters of faith, and passion for the people, Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Lordship, the Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama has commended the Vice President’s demonstration of love and solidarity with Nigerians including the Church at all times.
Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.

Nigeria picks Egypt Air consortium for aviation partnership

Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.

Rotimi Amaechi: I was not attacked in Kaduna

There had been reports that the minister and hundreds of train passengers escaped naarrowly Sunday night after suspected kidnappers opened fire on their vehicles as they left the Rigasa station in Kaduna.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Minister: We seek approval to rehabilitate Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway

The Ministry of Transportation is seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt – Maiduguri narrow gauge.

Femi Falana: Presidency lacks power to stop protests

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), said on Sunday, the Presidency lacked the power to stop people from protesting alleged poor handling of the country’s security challenges by the military.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

We won’t increase Abuja-Kaduna rail fares – minister

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has stated that the government will not increase ticket prices on the Abuja-Kaduna rail route, in order to accommodate the poor.

We have plans to construct Port Harcourt-Maiduguri railway – minister

Minister of Transportation, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has announced plans by the Federal Government to construct the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail line. He said the President has also approved the building of two new seaports. One in Bonny, Rivers State and the other in Warri, Delta State.

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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
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ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.