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Ethiopian Airlines moves to manage proposed Nigeria Air

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has officially submitted a bid to partner Nigeria in setting up its national carrier. Its Chief Executive Officer, Tewolde Gebremariam, said yesterday that it was in the forefront to manage the proposed Nigeria Air billed to commence [...]

August 15, 2018 Transportation

Lagos light rail to commence operation in 2022

Lagos light rail to commence operation in 2022: The Lagos State Government has disclosed that its light rail project running between Mile 2 and Marina will now commence passenger operation in 2022. The state government said on Sunday that after [...]

August 13, 2018 Transportation

Wamakko’s supporters destroyed Sokoto airport facility – FAAN

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Sunday decried invasion of the runway of Sultan Abubakar III International Airport, Sokoto, by crowd of Senator Aliyu Wamakko’s supporters. FAAN General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Henrietta Yakubu, made the condemnation in a [...]

August 6, 2018 Transportation

Traffic mayors hold workshop for Lagos drivers

In a bid to complement government’s effort at curbing the menace of traffic in the metropolis, as well as reduce the number of avoidable road crashes, the Special Traffic Mayors (STM) Corps at the weekend held a one-day public enlightenment [...]

July 23, 2018 Transportation

Traffic party on Lagos roads as tankers’ takeover enters fourth day

Four days after the lawlessness drivers and owners of articulated trucks unleashed on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway continued unabated, Lagosians have been urged to brace up for ‘Armageddon Reloaded’ on the roads next week when the Federal Government go ahead with [...]

July 20, 2018 Transportation

Hoodlums feast on ‘Toyota’ pothole

As Lagosians await the delivery of the gigantic Oshodi interchange project expected to change the landscape of the mega-city and transform it into a smart city, motorists are having a rough ride to the Murtala Mohammed International from the Toyota [...]

May 25, 2018 Transportation

LASEMA procures equipment to aid emergency response

The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA), has procured a Super Metro Elephant equipment with towing and lifting capacity, which brings the number of Light and Heavy Duty equipment procured by the Agency to fifty in the last three years. The new [...]

April 28, 2018 Transportation

The shame of Lagos State BRT

Years ago when BRT berthed, Lagosians especially those on the Lagos- Ikorodu road axis down to Western Avenue were exceedingly glad with the hope that a huge relief has come in the transportation sector but it seems the Lagos State [...]

March 27, 2018 Transportation

Lagos auto show to attract more exhibitors

Organisers of the Lagos Motor show, BKG Exhibitions Nigeria Limited has concluded plans to hold its 2018 edition of the auto fair, poised to provide avenue for all auto-linked businesses to promote their products. The Managing Director, BKG Exhibitions, Ifeanyi [...]

March 23, 2018 Transportation

NCS seizes 16 exotic vehicles, detains five suspects

NCS seizes 16 exotic vehicles: The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested five suspects involved in the illegal importation of 89 items, including16 new exotic cars. The Federal Operations unit, Zone A, of the NCS in Ikeja, Lagos carried out [...]

March 21, 2018 Transportation

NPA begins survey for dredging of Calabar Port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has commenced arrangements to facilitate the dredging of Calabar Port, in Cross River State. The Calabar Port is one of the ports that had suffered so much in the past due to shallow waters, and [...]

March 12, 2018 Transportation

Dana explains why plane overshot runway in Port Harcourt

The management of Dana Air has explained why its aircraft, 9J0363 flying from Abuja to Port Harcourt airport overshot runway, skidding into the bush on Tuesday. Hope For Nigeria had reported that 49 passengers cheated death on Tuesday as Dana Air plane [...]

February 21, 2018 Transportation

Court threatens to order arrest of Railway MD

Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Lagos Federal High Court has threatened to order the arrest of Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, if he fails to appear in court next Wednesday. The judge frowned at Okhiria’s [...]

February 16, 2018 Transportation

Airlines to save N11.6b yearly from removal of VAT, others

Airlines to save N11.6b yearly from removal of VAT: The planned review and removal of the mandatory Value Added Tax (VAT) on all air travel tickets issued in the aviation sector will save local airlines at least N11.55 billion in [...]

February 12, 2018 Transportation

NCAA begins investigation into Dana plane door accident

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, says it has commenced investigation into the incident of a Dana airline planes’s door on Wednesday. The spokesperson of the NCAA, Sam Adurogboye, confirmed the incident and said a four- member team from the [...]

February 8, 2018 Transportation

APC panel okays devolution, resource control, state police

The committee set up by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to look into calls for restructuring presented its report to the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, yesterday. Led by Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, [...]

January 26, 2018 Transportation

Meet Nigeria’s first female combatant pilots in history

Nigeria’s first female combatant pilots in history: The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has disclosed on Wednesday, January 17, 2017, during commissioning of 11 young pilots that the two female combatants among the pilots are the first in Nigerian history. The [...]

January 19, 2018 Transportation

Abuja airport’s new terminal to gulp additional $400m

Minister of State for Aviation Hadi Sirika yesterday said the new Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport terminal would cost additional $400million to be completed. Sirika who disclosed this while inspecting the new terminal expressed regretted that government was unable to keep [...]

January 3, 2018 Transportation

Stranded Med-View passengers protest at Lagos, London airports

Scores of Med-View Airlines’ passengers yesterday staged a protest at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, over alleged rescheduling or cancellation of flights. The passengers, numbering about 200 were angered over the rescheduling of their Lagos-London and [...]

December 29, 2017 Transportation

Senate to make laws banning cars that run on fuel – Tinubu

The Senate Committee Chairman on Environment, Sen. Oluremi Tinubu has said the committee has put plans in place to sponsor a bill banning vehicles that run on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). The former Lagos First Lady said it was imperative [...]

December 17, 2017 Transportation

Wike championing campaign against SARS – Peterside

Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has alleged that the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike was behind the current campaign for the scrap of Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force. Speaking [...]

December 13, 2017 Transportation

Bad weather disrupts flights in Nigeria

Bad weather disrupts flights in Nigeria: Bad weather has led to delays and cancellations of flights in Nigeria since last week, leaving many passengers stranded. The flight cancellations in airports across the country began last Thursday. The southern parts of [...]

December 12, 2017 Transportation

Buhari speaks on aviation sector, hints on new national airline

President Muhammadu Buhari has emphasized the determination of his administration to speed up the improvement of aviation infrastructure for the benefit of the country’s economic development. Speaking while receiving the President of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Muyiwa Aliu, [...]

November 21, 2017 Transportation
Nigeria Aviation

Aviation industry needs lawyers’ input to grow –Stakeholders

Legal practitioners and stakeholders in the aviation industry have said there is a need for the involvement of more lawyers in the industry, to improve the framework needed to grow the sector. The Chairman, Aviation Committee, Section on Business Law [...]

November 6, 2017 Transportation
Abuja airport N61.2b terminal opens February 2018

Abuja airport N61.2b terminal opens February 2018

Abuja airport N61.2b terminal opens February 2018: All things being equal, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport’s (NAIA) new terminal in Abuja will open for operations February next year. The terminal, built at the estimated cost of N61.2 billion ($200 million) [...]

November 3, 2017 Transportation
Aliko Dangote

Chief Dangote, Your Trucks Are Objects of Death, Pain And Misery

I set out for Onitsha from Lagos on August 15, 2017, I was informed that the journey would be deemed through, only after we had gone beyond the Benin Bypass.   This is because trucks, mainly Dangote trucks, had constituted [...]

September 8, 2017 Transportation
Tompolo Buhari

Tompolo asks Buhari: What’s the yardstick for Daura railway lines, helipad?

WARRI— Embattled former militant leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, alias Tompolo,  yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians the economic importance of his hometown, Daura, to warrant his approval of  construction of  railway lines from Kano and Helipad with the [...]

September 6, 2017 Transportation
Electric Cars

Electric Cars To Be Introduced Into Nigerian Market By 2018

Nigus Enfinity, an indigenous firm, says it will introduce electric vehicles into the Nigerian automobile market in 2018 and that its local assembly plant for electric vehicles will be ready in 2020. Malik Ado-Ibrahim, chairman of the company, made this [...]

August 26, 2017 Transportation
Rotimi Amaechi

Abuja-Kaduna rail line now generate N1m daily – Amaechi

The Abuja to Kaduna rail line now generates one million Naira daily, Minister of Transportation Mr. Rotimi Amaechi disclosed.   In an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Benin, Amaechi said the feat was because of the increase in passengers [...]

August 8, 2017 Transportation
Ibadan railway station

Ibadan railway station begs for attention

One of the campaign promises of the present administration was to revive railway transportation system in the country. However, two years down the lane, the Ibadan railway station is near collapse and unable to meet the needs of travellers. Despite [...]

July 29, 2017 Transportation