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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
Arik Manager Threatens Passengers Over Airline’s Delayed Flight

Arik Manager Threatens Passengers Over Airline’s Delayed Flight

Arik Manager – There was pandemonium at the Arik Air Stand at the Ibom International Airport in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, over the refusal of the management of the airline staff to explain the incessant cancellation of flights to agitated [...]

September 1, 2016 Transportation
Abuja-Kaduna Rail line

Abuja-Kaduna Rail line Completed in December 2014 – Chinese Firm, CRCC.

The controversy surrounding the construction and completion of the Abuja – Kaduna Speed Rail tract has been put to rest, as the Chinese rail construction giant China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) website revealed that the project was completed in December [...]

July 28, 2016 Transportation
Abuja - Kaduna Fast Train Line

Abuja – Kaduna Fast Train Line Commissioned Today

Abuja – Kaduna Fast Train Line Commissioned Today – The commissioning of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, one of the first standard gauge railway modernisation projects (SGRMP) undertaken in Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa by the Goodluck Jonathan's administration [...]

July 26, 2016 Transportation
FG Plans Local Manufacturing Of Motor Spare Parts

FG Plans Local Manufacturing Of Motor Spare Parts

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to begin local manufacturing of auto spare parts. Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Muhammed Sada, said this at Ota, Ogun State, during the inauguration of a new factory, Sun and Sand Industries [...]

July 1, 2016 Transportation
Nigeria’s High Speed Rail

KPMG: Nigeria’s High Speed Rail is ‘World-Class’ [12/12/2014] – Abuja – Kaduna Rail Launch

Nigeria’s high speed rail project initiated by President Goodluck Jonathan has been rated among the global top 100 world-class infrastructure projects by KPMG.     The rail will connect Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Warri, Bauchi, Abuja, and Port Harcourt and will [...]

June 29, 2016 Economy, Transportation
Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge (fast speed) train service,

NRC Begins Abuja-Kaduna Daily Free Train Service

Ahead the commercial operations and official commissioning of the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge (fast speed) train service, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has begun a two-week daily free train service.     The Acting Managing Director/CEO of the corporation, Engr. Fidel [...]

June 25, 2016 Economy, Transportation
goodluck_jonathan

Most Nigerian Roads Will Be Motorable By 2015 – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that most Nigerian roads will be in good conditions in the next two years. Speaking during the inauguration of the WEMPCO cold steel plant in Magboro, Ogun State on Thursday, the President acknowledged that most [...]

June 11, 2016 Transportation
FG Construction

2nd Niger Bridge & Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, FG Priorities.

2nd Niger Bridge & Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, FG Priorities. – The Federal Government has now given priority to the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the building of the Second Niger Bridge that will connect Delta and Anambra states. The President [...]

June 1, 2016 Transportation
British Airways

British Airways Plans Leaving Nigeria Routes As Economy Dwindles.

British Airways is evaluating its routes to Nigeria, adding to aviation-industry pressure on the government as sister carrier Iberia and U.S. competitor United Airlines halt flights to the oil-based market as traffic stutters and currency controls delay access to revenue.   [...]

May 28, 2016 Technology, Transportation
Iberia Airline

Buhari’s Economy: Iberia Airline Pulls Out Of Nigeria Because Of Forex Restrictions

Iberia Airline – The foreign exchange scarcity has forced the Spanish airline, Iberia, to suspend flights to Nigeria from May 12, 2016.     Though the national carrier of Spain attributed the decision to the dwindling passenger traffic on the [...]

April 25, 2016 International, Transportation, Video
Chibuike Amaechi

I Never Knew Railway Transport Still Existed In Nigeria – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has stated that he never knew that the railways means of transportation still existed in Nigeria. Amaechi made this remark on Tuesday when he and other officials of the ministry toured facilities of the [...]

April 24, 2016 Transportation, Video
babatunde Fashola

Jonathan Constructed More Roads Than Any Other Nigerian President – Fashola

Babatunde Raji Fashola , Nigeria’s Minister for Power, Works and Housing on Tuesday while unveiling his plans praised the achievements of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Fashola during his first news conference tagged “Setting the Agenda for Delivering Change” said that [...]

April 23, 2016 Transportation
South West Nigeria Floods

Prepare For Flood, NEMA Warns South-West States

Prepare For Flood, NEMA Warns South-West States – NEMA – The National Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday warned the people of the South West to take seriously the recent prediction by the Nigeria Meteorological Agency regarding excessive rainfall in the zone [...]

April 3, 2016 Transportation
aero-contractors

Senate Orders Aero Contractors To Recall 650 Sacked Workers

Aero Contractors – The Senate Committee on Aviation gave the directive at a meeting with the management of Aero and the unions in the aviation sector to intervene in the on-going industrial dispute in the airline. [covertplayersinglevideo trvideoid=”rp6u6NmIUo8″ trdisplaytype=”5″ trnumbervideosdisplay=”” trvideoperpage=”36″ [...]

August 23, 2015 Transportation
brt-lagos

BRT to Extend Lagos Free Ride to Easter Monday

BRT to Extend Lagos Free Ride – The LAGBUS Asset Management Ltd., operators of LAGBUS and the Lagos Area Metropolitan Transport Authority (LAMATA), operators of Bus Rapid Transport (BRT)– will extend their free ride to commuters on Easter Monday, April 1. [...]

August 12, 2015 Transportation
The airline was involved in a fatal crash last year June. At least 160 persons were killed. It lost its license at that period but resumed operations two months ago. The suspension came days after another major airline halted its operations as a result of industrial action.

Ministry of Aviation orders Dana Air to halt operations By Wale Odunsi

  Reports reaching DailyPost says domestic airline, Dana Air on Sunday morning suspended its flight nationwide. Dana Air spokesman, Tony Usidanem today said the Ministry of Aviation in a letter addressed to the company late Saturday, ordered it to stop [...]

July 10, 2015 Transportation

Kano Govt. relaxes movement of motorcycles

  Ganduje Kano State Government has relaxed movement of motorcycles from 6p.m. to 10p.m. This is contained in a statement signed by Malam Ameen Yassar, the Press Secretary to the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje in Kano on Friday. ‘’The Kano State [...]

June 19, 2015 Transportation
Uber taxi service launches first cash test pilot in Africa

Exclusive! Uber taxi service launches first cash test pilot in Africa

Uber taxi service launches first cash – Exclusive! Uber taxi service launches first cash test pilot in Africa –  Uber, the on-line taxi service provider on Thursday introduced a cash test pilot in Kenyan capital Nairobi in a bid to [...]

June 5, 2015 Economy, Transportation, Video
FRSC BOSS

Speed Limit: FRSC To Tackle VIP Convoys, Others

FRSC To Tackle VIP Convoys – The Federal Road Safety Corps has said it will soon start to enforce the use of speed limiters on convoy and commercial vehicles to reduce the rate of accidents usually associated with the two [...]

June 1, 2015 Transportation
Third Mainland Bridge

Third Mainland Bridge: How real is the threat? By Jude Njoku & Kingsley Adegboye

THE 11.8 kilometre Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos has been in the news in the last three weeks, albeit, for the wrong reasons. The whistle that the bridge, touted as the longest in Africa, is on the verge of collapsing, [...]

May 19, 2015 Transportation
ETISALAT and Uber Lagos Team Up, Offer N6000 Worth Of Free Rides

ETISALAT and Uber Lagos Team Up, Offer N6000 Worth Of Free Rides

ETISALAT and Uber Lagos Team Up, Offer N6000 Worth Of Free Rides – Etisalat Nigeria has declared a venture deal with the e-hailing taxi service, Uber, that will see the telco work as the primary data provider for Uber. According to [...]

May 5, 2015 Economy, Transportation
Niger Bridge

Construction Of 2nd Niger Bridge To Commence In A Few Weeks

Construction Of 2nd Niger Bridge To Commence In A Few Weeks. Work is expected to commence over the next few weeks on the construction of the second Niger Bridge that will link the eastern part of Nigeria to other parts [...]

April 30, 2015 Transportation
Shettima gives 450 buses to Borno commercial vehicle operators

Shettima gives 450 buses to Borno commercial vehicle operators

Shettima gives 450 buses to Borno commercial vehicle operators – To support the impact of Boko Haram attacks on commercial vehicle owners in Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima yesterday provided 450 10-seater buses to commercial vehicle operators under the National Union [...]

March 23, 2015 Economy, Transportation
University Unveils ?Environmentally Friendly? Car

University Unveils ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Car

University Unveils ‘Environmentally Friendly’ Car – The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) at the weekend introduced a vehicle that was manufactured by the institution's Division of Mechanical Engineering. While unveiling the car to journalists, the Head of Department, Dr. Mohammed Dauda, said [...]

March 16, 2015 Economy, Transportation
Cable Car Transport

Okada Replacement? Lagos Moves To Introduce Cable Cars For Mass Transportation

In what looks likes the Lagos State government’s arrangement towards getting a replacement for the commercial motorcycle transport system (popularly called Okada), a cable car company, Ropeways Transport Limited, is set to launch a cable car mass urban transit system [...]

March 14, 2015 Transportation
Lagos airport holds bombing response drill

Lagos airport holds bombing response drill

Lagos airport holds bombing response drill – The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, will Saturday evaluate the capacity of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to react to a bomb attack. According to a statement signed the coordinating spokesperson of [...]

March 2, 2015 Economy, Transportation
Enforcement of Speed Limit Device in Vehicles Starts June

Enforcement of Speed Limit Device in Vehicles Starts June

Enforcement of Speed Limit Device in Vehicles Starts June – Yusuf K. Salami, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps RS 94 Imo State sector Corps Commander, has charged transport organisations, fleet operators as well as car owners within the state [...]

February 23, 2015 Economy, Transportation
Fashola Commissions 100 Brand new Air-Conditioned Buses

Fashola Commissions 100 Brand new Air-Conditioned Buses

Fashola Commissions 100 Brand new Air-Conditioned Buses – More than 5000 new careers are anticipated to be created in Lagos, as Governor Babatunde Fashola flaged off the function of a number of 100 brand new Air-Conditioned buses. While launching the project, [...]

February 18, 2015 Economy, Transportation