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This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Presidency orders clearance of congestion in Apapa Port within two weeks

A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks.

NIMASA partners customs, central bank, others on review of vessels import tax

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, last week, disclosed that it was currently engaging the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, the Federal Ministry of Finance and its supervisory ministry, the Ministry of Transportation, in working out a special tariff template for the importation of vessels and its parts by indigenous shippers.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NIMASA laments spate of insecurity around berthed vessels

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has hinted that owners of port facilities and terminals who do not attend the monthly meeting of the Port Facility Security Officers, PFSO, Forum would be sanctioned.
Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Captain Ado Sanusi, yesterday faulted the claims that the disputed Bombardier Dash 8 Q300 jets were stolen at the Lagos airport.

Aviation unions issue 7-day ultimatum to federal government over new NCAA organogram

Some aviation unions have given the Federal Government a seven-day ultimatum to review the newly-approved organogram for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) by the Federal Ministry of Transportation
L-R Minister of Finance, Hajia Zainab Ahmed,-br --Minister of Transportation, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi in CRRC Tangshan

Federal government inspects 64 coaches in China for rail projects

The Federal Government has inspected 64 coaches under construction in China for the various rail projects in Nigeria with 10 coaches to be delivered in June for Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor.

Minister: 10 railway coaches arrive from China June

The federal government has disclosed that it is set to take delivery of the first batch of 10 coaches, out of the 64 coaches expected from China in June 2019, to reduce the congestion at the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
President Buhari arrives Amman Jordan, ahead of The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa on 4th April 2019 1

Lagos restricts traffic in some routes as President Buhari’s visits on Wednesday

Preparations are in top gear as the Lagos State Government will host President Muhammadu Buhari on an official visit to Lagos on Wednesday.

Ministry: Revenue collection on highways illegal

The Ministry of Transportation has faulted collection of revenue on the federal highways by state and local government agents describing it as illegal.
Nigeria Railways

NRC: Federal government targets one train per hour

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would increase the number of trains plying the Abuja-Kaduna route to run a train per hour before the end of 2019.
Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, says the federal government is working on a policy that will limit the number of children a woman can give birth to.

Federal government approves $20 million foreign loan for Lagos strategic transportation plan

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the loan of $20 million for Lagos state strategic transportation plan.

Minister: Railway interconnectivity may gulp $40 billion

Nigeria needs between US$36 to $40 billion to actualise the rail connectivity to all state capitals, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said on Friday.

Minister Amaechi inspects Seme-Krake joint border post

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has inspected the Seme-Krake Joint Border Post (JBP) of Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
the helicopter carrying VP Osinbajo after crash landing in Kabba, Kogi state

AIB seeks public assistance to investigate VP Osinbajo’s helicopter crash

The Accident Investigation Bureau has asked the public to assist it by providing any video clip(s), relevant evidence or information as the agency investigates what led to the recent crash of an AgustaWestland 139 helicopter which had Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other persons onboard.

Federal government restates commitment to promoting blue economy

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to promoting blue economy for safe and sustainable use of the continent’s vast sea and ocean resources.
Ladi Lawanson

LASG, LCCI to train motorists on driving skills to reduce carnage

The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation says it will begin the training of motorists on driving skills to reduce carnage in the state.

Rotimi Amaechi reiterates commitment to Lagos-Ibadan rail project

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has pledged to ensure the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in honour of the late Chairman of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Usman Abubakar.

Hadi Sirika: FAAN aviation security personnel to start bearing arms in three months

Hadi Sirika, Minister of State for Aviation, says Aviation Security (AVSEC) personnel of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) will start bearing arms within the next three months.
PRESIDENT BUHARI PRESIDES OVER FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING. NOVEMBER 7 2018 2

FEC approves N11 billion for fire vehicles, building complex for Immigration Service

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja approved N11 billion for the purchase of 22 fire fighting vehicles for the Federal Fire Service and construction of technology building for the Nigeria Immigration Service.

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This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Truckers hails removal of navy from controlling Apapa traffic

The Federal Government’s withdrawal of the Nigerian Navy and other military formations from controlling traffic at the Apapa Port has been lauded as a welcome development by some truck owners.