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ExecuJet Africa Launches Custom, Immigration Services In Lagos

ExecuJet Africa Launches Custom, Immigration Services In Lagos

ExecuJet Africa, a leading business aviation company on the continent, will introduce customs and immigration services at its fixed-based operation (FBO) facility at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, Nigeria. The service will allow officials from the Federal Airport Authorities of [...]

October 16, 2013 Transportation
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British Airways Appoints Nigerian As West Africa Commercial Head

British Airways (BA), UK’s national flag carrier and the largest airline in the world by fleet size, has appointed Nigerian, Kola Olayinka as its Commercial Manager for West Africa, in a bid to scale-up operations in the region. Olayinka, who [...]

October 16, 2013 Transportation
LAGBUS Driver Crushes Soldier To Death In Lagos

SHOCKING: LAGBUS Driver Crushes Soldier To Death In Lagos

Tragedy struck on Monday on the Funsho Williams Avenue bypass, Surulere, Lagos State, after a yet-to-be identified soldier was crushed to death by a LAGBUS, one of the buses in the state mass transit scheme. Commuters plying the bridge could [...]

September 24, 2013 Transportation
Road accidents involving buses claimed 1,437 lives in 6 months – FRSC

Road accidents involving buses claimed 1,437 lives in 6 months – FRSC

Road crashes involving buses claimed 1,437 lives across Nigeria between January and June, 2013, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said.   The Corps Marshal, Mr Osita Chidoka, disclosed this on Friday in Sokoto at a sensitisation campaign on [...]

September 15, 2013 Transportation
Akwa Ibom govt to partner FG on seaport construction

Akwa Ibom govt to partner FG on seaport construction

The Akwa Ibom State government has said it  is committed to commencing  the construction of  Ibaka Deep Seaport in partnership with the Federal Government.   Governor Godswill Akpabio disclosed this at a gala night organised in honour of the visiting [...]

September 15, 2013 Transportation
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Registration Policy: Private Jet Owners Defy FG

Owners and operators of foreign-registered private jets in the country are not ready to de-register them to enable their planes become Nigeria-registered in line with the new National Civil Aviation Policy 2013 unveiled by the Federal Government in May, investigations [...]

September 8, 2013 Transportation
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Arik Stowaway Teenager: Family Worried Over His Whereabout

The family members of Nigerian stowaway boy, who flew from Benin to Lagos inside the wheel compartment of an aircraft, has appealed for his release from custody.   Miss Sonia Oikhena, elder sister of the stowaway boy, made the appeal [...]

September 1, 2013 Transportation
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Teenage Boy Stowed Away On Arik Flight To Lagos

The Aircraft with registration number, 5N-MJG Flight 44, left Benin Airport at 9am for Lagos.     Top officials of the Edo state government were on board the airline. Passengers aboard the airline were shocked when security agents found the [...]

August 25, 2013 Transportation
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Private Jet Owners Barred From Government Terminal

The last has not been heard of the Federal Government’s reforms of the aviation sector, particularly in the private and chartered jet sub-sector. Barely three months after unveiling a new policy for general aviation, which barred private jet owners from [...]

August 12, 2013 Transportation
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Visa bond: We will retaliate, FG insists

THE Federal Government on Tuesday insisted on retaliatory action  against  British citizens if their government  went ahead  with  its plan to impose a £3, 000  visa bond on visitors from Nigeria and five other Commonwealth countries. It expressed displeasure that [...]

July 31, 2013 Transportation
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Fashola Launches Nigeria’s First E-ticketing for BRT Buses

Mr Babatunde Fashola, Lagos State governor, yesterday launched the new electronic ticketing (e-ticket) system for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) buses under the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) to bring world best practice in transportation to the state. Fashola who [...]

July 31, 2013 Transportation
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Why Benin Airport Is Shut, Passengers Stranded

The administrative office of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, located inside the ever busy Benin City airport was this morning shut down by the Edo Board of Internal Revenue (BIR), over alleged unremitted N15 million Pay As You [...]

July 30, 2013 Transportation
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Mad Rush for Airplane at Benin Airport (PHOTO)

Passengers at the Benin airport in Edo state yesterday waiting to rush into the Arik Air jet that landed. The passenger couldn't wait for arriving passengers to fully disembark before jumping on the aircraft. Arik air canceled several flights yesterday [...]

July 26, 2013 Transportation
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Fashola Is Impressed By The Skills Of Hawkers In Traffic

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, yesterday marveled at the ingenuity and the entrepreneur skills displayed by highway hawkers in some Nigerian cities, especially Lagos. He described the traits displayed almost simultaneously while selling on the highways as misused skills. The [...]

July 25, 2013 Transportation
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Nigerian Airlines To Refund Passengers Two Hours After Flight Delays (VIDEO)

The Director, Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Adamu Abdullahi, has affirmed that the NCAA law on consumer rights which came into law in September 2012 mandates all airlines operating in the country to refund passengers [...]

July 24, 2013 Transportation
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Lagos-Abidjan highway to cost $2bn

BY KAMARUDEEN OGUNDELE The Abidjan-Lagos highway development project may cost up to $2bn, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Economic Community of West African States Commission, Mr. Ebima Njie, has said. He spoke in Abuja on Friday during a meeting with development [...]

July 16, 2013 Transportation
Governor Babatunde Fashola switched on the lights of the 6km Carter Bridge, the oldest bridge in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Sunday.

Fashola Lights Up Carter Bridge

Governor Babatunde Fashola switched on the lights of the 6km Carter Bridge, the oldest bridge in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Sunday. The street lights were officially switched on the bridge last night, revealing the beauty of the area at night. Carter [...]

July 1, 2013 Transportation
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile phone while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed. Corp Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka said other offences like speed driving, dangerous overtaking and overloading would equally attract court action instead of the usual fines. The FRSC boss, who was speaking at a news conference in Abuja, said these new measures are part of a newly launched campaign to reduce the increased spate of road crashes in the country. Commercial bus drivers are now expected to install speed limit devices in their vehicles so they henceforth should not exceed 100km per hour. National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) however admitted that some drivers are guilty of the aforementioned road accident causing crimes. The FRSC says it is partnering with several organizations including oil companies to fulfill its promise to make Nigerian roads one of the safest in the world by the year 2020.

Make a Call While Driving and Go to Jail, FRSC Warns

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile phone while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed. Corp Marshal, FRSC, [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation
FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

The Federal Government yesterday gave Dana Air a six-month ultimatum to pay claims to the families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 plane crash or face sanctions. This was according to Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, at [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation
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Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction to cost N160.7bn BY OLUSOLA FABIYI,

The reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will cost the Federal Government N160.7bn. This figure was disclosed to our correspondent by the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in an exclusive interview in Abuja [...]

June 27, 2013 Transportation
Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, says the government is focusing on finishing the clearing of drainage channels in Apapa area of the state.

Flood: Govt focuses on Apapa, environs

Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, says the government is focusing on finishing the clearing of drainage channels in Apapa area of the state. He added that it was the decision of the government to make sure [...]

June 21, 2013 Transportation
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FG drops charges against a number of Russian sailors for alleged unlawful arms importation

The Federal Government on Tuesday dropped the charges against eight out of the 15 Russian sailors charged with unlawful importation of arms into Nigeria. They are  Zhelyazkov Andrey, Savchenko Sergel, Lopatin Alexey, Baranovskly Nikolay, Llia Shubov, Dimitry Bannyrh, Alexander Tsarikov [...]

June 18, 2013 Transportation
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Three Dead As Car Crushes Three Motorcyclists In Osogbo

Two commercial motorcyclists and the passenger in an unregistered Toyota Camry car lost their lives in Osogbo on Monday when the driver of the car lost control and crushed the motorcyclists. According to witness accounts, the accident happened at about [...]

June 18, 2013 Transportation
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Lagos to Deploy Advanced Traffic Software

The Lagos State Government, in its efforts at improving the efficiency level and service delivery of its staff, is set to procure hi-tech traffic software vehicles to move traffic and transport management from the present manual analogue to a more [...]

June 12, 2013 Transportation
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FRSC Unveils Worst Accident Prone Roads

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has stated that the Benin-Ore road, Abuja-Lokoja road and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway are the worst accident prone roads and warned the public concerning these roads. The Assistant Corp Marshal of the FRSC, Dennis Terrang, [...]

June 10, 2013 Transportation
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East-West Road To Be Completed Dec 2014 – FG

The Federal Government, Thursday, reassured Nigerians, particularly people of the Niger Delta, that the N347 billion East West highway dualisation projects would be completed and deliver by December 2014.   Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe, who [...]

June 7, 2013 Transportation
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Another Rail Accident As Train Derails In Lagos

A section of a train returning from Ijoko in Lagos State to its base at Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Wednesday derailed at Agege, in an incident said to have been caused by defective tracks. [viralpullquote ]A section of a train [...]

May 30, 2013 Transportation
Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Concessionaire plans N100 to N400 toll rates, bans commercial vehicles PROPOSAL by the Lagos State government to charge toll rates ranging from N100 to N400 on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was Tuesday faulted by lawmakers in the state. [viralpullquote ]PROPOSAL [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
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FRSC Declares Four States, FCT Notorious

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has declared four states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as notorious with records of highest number of road traffic crashes and fatalities in the country. Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Mr. Osita [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
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2012 flood disaster cost Nigeria N2.6tn –NEMA

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani-Sidi, has said Nigeria lost N2.6tn to the 2012 flood disaster. [viralpullquote ]Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani-Sidi, has said Nigeria lost N2.6tn to the 2012 flood [...]

May 27, 2013 Transportation