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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

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
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

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