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Lagos-ibadan Rail Project

Contractors Successfully Completed 123 Km Of 156 Km Lagos-ibadan Rail Project

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said 123km of the 156 km stretch of the Lagos-Ibadan standard rail project has been completed. Amaechi made the disclosure on Friday during his routine inspection of the project along Kila, Olodo, Ilugun [...]

May 11, 2019 Transportation
BRT Buses

New Lagos BRT Buses Begin Operations At The New Oshodi Bus Terminus

The Lagos State Government seems to have kicked start the using of the new 820 BRT buses at the new Oshodi Terminus. The edifice which was commissioned in April by Pres. Buhari seems to be in use for conveying passengers [...]

May 8, 2019 Transportation
Kaduna Port

I’ll Tell Niger To Use Kaduna Port, Not Lagos – El-rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has revealed his plans of sending a delegation to tell the Republic of Niger to start using the Kaduna Inland Dry Port instead of using the seaports in Lagos State. El-Rufai who revealed that he will tell [...]

May 8, 2019 Transportation
British Airways Announces Abuja Terminal Move PIX

British Airways Announces Abuja Terminal Move PIX

In line with its drive to provide premium services to its passengers, British Airways, has announced the relocation of its terminal to the new Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The change took effect on 30th April 2019. The move comes [...]

May 7, 2019 Transportation
Nigerian Railway Corporation

Nigerian Railway Corporation Allegedly Hired 3 NAF Helicopters To Guard Train

The Nigerian Railway Corporation reportedly hired three NAF helicopters to guard a train on its journey from Abuja to Kaduna. According to a Twitter user, the Nigerian Railway corporation hired the three NAF helicopters on a ‘private deal’ to guard the [...]

May 5, 2019 Transportation
Fg Approves Contracts For Construction, Rehabilitation Of Road Projects At N169b

Fg Approves Contracts For Construction, Rehabilitation Of Road Projects At N169b

The Federal Executive Council has approved the award of N169.74 Billion contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 10 roads across the country just as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola SAN stated that the projects [...]

May 5, 2019 Transportation
FAAN Withdraws Services From Gombe, Kebbi Airports Over N800m Debt

FAAN Withdraws Services From Gombe, Kebbi Airports Over N800m Debt

Flight operations may have stopped at the Gombe and Kebbi airports as indications emerged that the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) may have withdrawn its services over N800 million unpaid debt owed it by the two airports. FAAN for [...]

May 5, 2019 Transportation
Murtala Mohammed Airport

Court Stops FG From Taking Control Of Murtala Mohammed Airport

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has prevented the Federal government from assuming control over the residential wing of the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos from its present administrator and supervisor, Bi-Courtney Limited. Equity Binta Nyako had in an [...]

May 4, 2019 Transportation
Gombe and Kebbi Airports

Gombe And Kebbi Airports Shut Down Due To Debts Owed

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria currently shuts down Gombe And Kebbi Airports due to the debt the former Governments owed. This debt is estimated to be about N800 million. A Twitter user took this to his page expressing how [...]

May 2, 2019 Transportation
Amaechi Accuses Chinese Firm Of Breaching Contract

Railway: Amaechi Accuses Chinese Firm Of Breaching Contract

Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria's Minister of Transportation has accused a Chinese firm, Chinese Railway Rolling stock Corporation of breaching a contract on the railway construction. It was learnt that Nigeria was to take delivery of 10 additional coaches that will be deployed [...]

April 30, 2019 Transportation

See The Oshodi Transport Interchange That Was Recently PreCommissioned (PHOTOS)

These are photos of the Oshodi Transport Interchange, Oshodi, Lagos. It was commissioned yesterday by President Mohammadu Buhari. These photos were taken earlier today. Clearly, the construction of this interchange is far from being completed. Which begs the questions: what [...]

April 26, 2019 Transportation
President Muhammadu Buhari was in Lagos state yesterday and he commissioned the new 820 medium/high capacity Mercedes Benz transport buses which is part of the projects that was handled by the Lagos state government. The Lagos state projects that brought the president to Lagos state for commissioning include the rehabilitated 10-lane Oshodi – Muritala Muhammed International Airport Road; the 170-Bed ‘Ayinke House’ (Maternity Hospital)) at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Ikeja; the Lagos State Theatre at Oregun, Ikeja; new 820 Mass Transit Buses and the multi-level Oshodi Transport Interchange along the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. The president successfully commissioned the new 820 medium/high capacity Mercedes Benz transport buses which is part of the reform initiative aimed at making the lives of the people better. According the the incumbent governor of Lagos state, Gov Akinwunmi Ambode, the bus is meant to better the lives of people irrespective of gender, tribe or political leanings by providing a more efficient & comfortable means of moving people around the state. Read his tweet below; The new 820 medium/high capacity Transport Buses is part of our Bus Reform Initiative aimed at making life better for all our people, irrespective of gender, tribe or political leanings by providing a more efficient & comfortable means of moving people around t/ state #PMBInLagos

Buhari Commissions The New 820 Medium/high Capacity Transport Buses In Lagos

President Muhammadu Buhari was in Lagos state yesterday and he commissioned the new 820 medium/high capacity Mercedes Benz transport buses which is part of the projects that was handled by the Lagos state government. The Lagos state projects that brought [...]

April 25, 2019 Transportation
Repair Of Potholes Across The State

Lagos State Govt Begins Immediate Repair Of Potholes Across The State

The Lagos State Government has begun immediate repairs of potholes across the State, with over 87 major roads enlisted for intervention. Special Adviser, Lagos State Public Works Corporation and Drainage, Engr. Temidayo Erinle, in a statement on Friday, said the [...]

April 21, 2019 Transportation
Marketers Ration Petrol, Lock Gates Against Motorists In Lagos, Ogun

Marketers Ration Petrol, Lock Gates Against Motorists In Lagos, Ogun

Some marketers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in parts of Lagos and Ogun states yesterday began to ration the product for motorists as high landing cost takes toll on their businesses. New Telegraph had reported that [...]

April 12, 2019 Transportation
NCAA

NCAA cautions pilots, airlines over imminent adverse weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) yesterday warned pilots and airline operators to be wary of weather changes and their adverse effects on flight operations.The regulator, in an Advisory Circular issued to pilots and airlines, alerted the operators of imminent [...]

April 1, 2019 Transportation
Nigerian Airlines Lose Lucrative West Coast Routes

Nigerian Airlines Lose Lucrative West Coast Routes

Nigerian airlines are losing lucrative West and Central African markets, which used to sustain them in the past as a result of the creation of open sky policy that allows other airlines free entry and free exit in 23 African [...]

March 26, 2019 Transportation
Fashola

Bad roads not cause of accidents on highways –Fashola

Injuries and avoidable accidents that occur on highways are not always due to bad roads as claimed by road users, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said. According to him, road accidents are largely due to [...]

March 21, 2019 Transportation
Don’t approve B737-Max in Nigeria, stakeholders caution NCAA

Don’t approve B737-Max in Nigeria, stakeholders caution NCAA

Following the suspension of the use of Boeing 737-Max by some countries, experts have asked the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to prevent the aircraft from operating in the country until concerns about it are addressed. Aviation Analyst, Mr Olumide Ohunayo, [...]

March 13, 2019 Transportation
Ethiopian Airline crash: No plan to cancel order for 10 B737 MAX 800 —Air Peace

No controversial Boeing 737 Max in Nigeria, govt clarifies

The Minister of State (Aviation), Hadi Sirika, yesterday assured the flying public that the nation does not have any No controversial Boeing 737 Max in Nigeria, govt clarifies on its register to warrant alarm. He gave the assurance following the [...]

March 13, 2019 Transportation
Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Ethiopian Air opens condolence registers in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Enugu

ETHIOPIAN Airlines, owners of the ill-fated Boeing 737 Max – 8 that crashed on Sunday, have opened condolence registers in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu. There were 157 passengers aboard the plane which was flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya. [...]

March 13, 2019 Transportation
Lagos impounds 22 ‘Gokada’, ‘Maxokada’ motorcycles, 93 others …to prosecute 10 riders

Lagos impounds 22 ‘Gokada’, ‘Maxokada’ motorcycles, 93 others …to prosecute 10 riders

THE Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences, on Tuesday, impounded 115 motorcycles, including 22 branded commercial motorcycles called ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’, for violating the state road traffic laws. The Chairman of the task force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, [...]

March 13, 2019 Transportation
Nigerian dies aboard Delta Airlines flight

Nigerian dies aboard Delta Airlines flight

A yet to be identified Nigerian on Monday died aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, United States, to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. The passenger was said to have died about three hours before scheduled landing time, and [...]

March 12, 2019 Transportation
Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Insurance claims from crashed Ethiopian airline may hit $60m

Losses from Boeing  737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines which crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday has been speculated to be in the region of $50m to $60m, according to a report by reinsurancene.ws. The airline, which was [...]

March 12, 2019 Transportation
Ethiopian Airline crash: No plan to cancel order for 10 B737 MAX 800 —Air Peace

Ethiopian Airline crash: No plan to cancel order for 10 B737 MAX 800 —Air Peace

Nigerian domestic carrier, Air Peace, says it has no plan to cancel its order for 10 Boeing 737-MAX 800 airplanes following worldwide concerns about the aircraft safety. The airline spokesman said any decision about cancelling the order was premature. Corporate [...]

March 11, 2019 Transportation
Okada riders

Governorship election: Okada riders defy movement restriction, make quick incomes

Commercial drivers and motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders, made last-minute brisk incomes on Saturday morning amidst restriction on movement. The police had vowed that there would be a strict restriction on movement of vehicles from 6am to 6pm during [...]

March 9, 2019 Transportation
Nairobi international airport

Hundreds of travellers stranded in Nairobi international airport strike

Hundreds of travellers were stranded at Nairobi international airport on Wednesday as riot police deployed and teargas was fired to disperse striking workers. With flights grounded since midnight, passengers were advised on Wednesday morning not to come to the Jomo [...]

March 6, 2019 Transportation
Air Peace

Air Peace aborts Lagos-bound flight over bomb scare

A Lagos-bound Air Peace flight was forced to return to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Wednesday, following safety concerns over an explosive on board the aircraft. The Corporate Communications Manager of the carrier, Mr Chris Iwarah, said the [...]

January 31, 2019 Transportation

FG promises free train ride from Lagos to Ogun

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to begin free train ride from Iju in Lagos State to Abeokuta in Ogun State as soon as the laying of tracks is completed by next month. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, during an [...]

December 19, 2018 Transportation

Traffic worsens on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The gridlock along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway continued on Saturday as commuters lamented the situation which left them stranded in the early hours of the day. Road users have for the past four days been enduring the gridlock caused by ongoing [...]

December 16, 2018 Transportation

Airlines fear huge losses as unions shut MMA2 Terminal

At least five airlines are now counting their losses over workers’ unions’ shutdown of the Murtala Muhammed Airport II (MMA2) Terminal in Lagos. The unions, under the aegis of the Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN), the [...]

October 11, 2018 Transportation