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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
Emirates’ passenger dies on arrival at Lagos Airport

Emirates’ passenger dies on arrival at Lagos Airport

A Nigerian passenger on Emirates Airlines on Wednesday slumped and died on arrival at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. The passenger, who arrived on the aircraft with registration number EK783 (DX),was identified as Dr Olusola Dada [...]

July 14, 2017 Transportation
Rotimi Amaechi

FG to build truck transit parks

Worried by increasing accidents on the highways with attendant loss of lives and property involving articulated vehicles, the Federal Government has embarked on a program that will see all trucks on Nigerian highways designated to transit parks on the highway [...]

July 12, 2017 Transportation
Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Lands Airbus In Abuja Tuesday [Photos]

The Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja will be open for traffic officially on Wednesday but on Tuesday, it will receive Ethiopian Airlines, which says it will land a brand new Airbus A350-900 in commemoration. The Airline’s Traffic and Sales [...]

April 18, 2017 Transportation
Lagos-Ibadan’s N458b Speed Rail Project Takes Off

Lagos-Ibadan’s N458b Speed Rail Project Takes Off

A major step to giving Nigerians a modernised railway was taken yesterday when Acting President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the construction of the Segment II of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project at the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Compound in Ebute Metta, Lagos. [...]

March 8, 2017 Transportation
Lagos-Kano Train Derails In Osogbo

Lagos-Kano Train Derails In Osogbo

Lagos-Kano Train Derails In Osogbo – The cargo section of a passenger train travelling from Lagos to Kano yesterday got detached from the main body and derailed in Osogbo, Osun State. Mechanical fault was suspected. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) [...]

March 5, 2017 Transportation
Bell Helicopters

Customs Seize Two Helicopters From Unknown Importer

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Command of Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has seized two civil models Bell Helicopters brought into the country by unknown importers. The Service immediately handed over the helicopters to the Nigerian Air Force for use in [...]

January 28, 2017 Transportation

Fashola In N166billion Road And Bridge Scandal.

The Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) has queried the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola over the award of 10 road and bridge contracts worth N166 billion. The BPP said the minister and his ministry violated the laws [...]

January 25, 2017 General, Government and politics, Transportation

Nigeria To Close Abuja Airport for 6 Weeks

  Abuja Airport: The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, will be closed for six weeks in February and March 2017 for total repairs on the runway. Mr. Sirika told journalists in [...]

December 21, 2016 Transportation
Arik

Passengers Stranded as Protesting Workers Shutdown Nigeria’s Largest Airline, Arik

There is currently an ongoing protest at the domestic terminal of the Murtala Muhammed airport in Lagos as workers shutdown operations. The staff of Nigeria’s largest airline, Arik, who are currently staging a protest, have reportedly shutdown its operations at [...]

December 20, 2016 Transportation
amphibious vehicle

Talented Igbo Man Invented Amphibious Vehicle [See Photos]

Biafrans got talents, they have got real inventive bent. Below are some of the photographs of a certain Biafran emailed to our news desk of an amphibious vehicle. Amphibious vehicles are capable of moving on water and could also be driven [...]

November 28, 2016 Transportation

We Don’t Accept Naira Anymore For Our Tickets – Emirate Airlines.

The Dubai based airline, the Emirates Airlines has stopped accepting the Nigerian currency, Naira, for payment by travellers to Brazil.The Dubai-based airline is rather demanding a credit card mode of payment from passengers at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. [...]

September 30, 2016 Economy, Transportation
Arik Airlines Suspends Operations

BREAKING: Arik Airlines Suspends Operations Leaving Hundreds Stranded

Arik Airlines Suspends Operations – Arik Airline, one of Nigeria’s biggest private airlines, suspended its operations on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 leaving hundreds of passengers stranded in airports around the country. An official at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport confirmed [...]

September 14, 2016 Transportation
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