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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

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 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

‘Poor corporate governance ruined Nigeria Air, 40 other airlines’

Major stakeholders in the aviation sector yesterday dissected the failure of local airlines like Nigeria Air, blaming poor corporate governance and management structure as the dominant causes of fatality in this clime. The experts, who spoke at the quarterly breakfast [...]

October 5, 2018 Transportation

Passengers stranded as labour disrupts flight operations

Passengers yesterday were stranded at the Lagos airports as members of the organised labour paralysed fight operations over inability of the Federal Government to come up with a new national minimum wage for workers. Labour officials, who arrived at Airpeace [...]

September 29, 2018 Transportation

Nigeria Air to cost nation N180b yearly

Except for its indefinite suspension last Wednesday, the national carrier, Nigeria Air, was to cost Nigeria at least N180b yearly for the next 10 years, operators have said. Local airlines operators, who are privy to the actual business design, as [...]

September 23, 2018 Transportation

Nigerians React To Suspension Of Nigeria Air

When the government announced that it had decided to revive the glory days of the Nigerian Airways by venturing into the aviation industry with its national carrier, Nigeria Air, Nigerians were excited because it showed government’s dedication towards becoming a [...]

September 20, 2018 Transportation

Air Peace orders 10 737 MAX planes from Boeing

Air Peace has signed an agreement with  Boeing Corporation for the acquisition of 10 brand new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, making history as the first airline in West Africa to add the equipment to its fleet. Air Peace operates Boeing [...]

September 14, 2018 Transportation

Nigeria’s air transport services horrible, says minister

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has decried the nation’s air transport industry, describing it as horrible. The minister expressed his disenchantment while fielding questions from newsmen on the sidelines of the ICAO-AFI Regional Workshop on Improvement of [...]

August 29, 2018 Transportation

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