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Expect toll gates on all new roads FG is reconstructing—-Fashola


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has opened up on the plot of the federal government on current road construction activities across the country, saying Nigerian should be ready to pay tolls on newly reconstructed roads henceforth. Speaking in Lagos recently, he noted that government would restore toll plazas on Nigerian roads that are currently being ...

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Nigeria needs maintenance facility not a national carrier—-Onyema, Air Peace CEO

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The chief executive officer of leading airline, Air Peace Limited, Mr. Allen Onyema has punctured trending discussion on floating a national air carrier, saying the plot is currently moribund. In an interview, he argued that “Government should be wary of certain advice that hurt the industry,” stressing that “We don’t need to kill domestic airlines to pave way for a ...

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Multiple designations given to foreign airlines worst disservice to us—Air Peace boss

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The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air Peace Limited, Mr. Allen Onyema has opened up on the key factors killing the survival of indigenous airlines in Nigeria. In an interview, he listed two critical policy disincentive meted out to local airlines including multiple taxation and multiple designations given to foreign airlines. According to him, “Multiple designations given to foreign ...

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Ethiopian Airlines CEO clears the dusts, says yet to submit bid, talks on Airk

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After weeks of silence, the Chief Executive Officer of Africa’s largest airline by revenue, Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, weekend, revealed that both shareholders of Arik and a section of the Nigerian government may have misplaced the move it made even before the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) took over the cash-strapped airline. Otherwise, he explained that “We haven’t had ...

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NPA Spotlight II: How Ali-Ibrahim is repositioning Nigeria’s premiere port, Apapa

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Coming on stream since 1913, with the construction of the first four deep water berths in 1921, the Lagos Port Complex also referred to as Premiere Port (Apapa Quays) is the earliest and largest Port in Nigeria. Currently, and under the management of Mrs. Aisha Ali-Ibrahim, the Port Manager, Lagos Port Complex, the Apapa Port is well equipped with modern ...

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NPA commits to harmonized operating procedure in maritime safety—Bala Usman

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The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has expressed the commitment of the agency to the strategic safety and security of operations and activities on the nation’s territorial waters. She made the pledge when the Federal Government team for the implementation of the Harmonized Standard Operating Procedure on the arrest, detention and prosecution of offenders ...

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135,000km out of 195,000km road network in Nigeria un-tarred, in bad shape – ICRC


The Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Chidi Izuwah, has revealed that out of 195,000 kms of road networks in Nigeria, about 135,000 kilometres were un-tarred and currently in bad shape. Speaking at the on 2017 Otis Anyaeji and Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Annual lecture in Abuja Izuwah who spoke on the theme; ‘Transportation Infrastructure as a Catalyst for ...

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FG, NLNG agree to provide 100% funding for N120bn Bonny road in Bayelsa


At a time several states government are on the neck of the Federal Government for repayment of funds used by states to reconstruct federal roads in their domain, the same government and Julius Berger Plc on Wednesday signed a N120bn agreement for the construction of the Bonny Road in Bayelsa State. According to the deal, whereas the apex government will ...

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Aero Contractors diversifies, opens aircraft maintenance centre in Lagos

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Aero Contractors, leading indigenous airline has not only opened maintenance centre for aircrafts in Nigeria, but has secured to carry out C-Check maintenance on all Boeing 737- Classics aircraft at its facilities at the airport. This development, according to experts will among other things, save $48 million annually by indigenous airlines on the maintenance of their respective aircraft locally. Explaining ...

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Apart from Aba, S’East deserves 3 more dry ports to meet demands—Senator

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Former Minister of Aviation and Senator representing Anambra South, Princess Stella Oduah, has called on the federal government to consider additional three Dry Port scheme for the South East considering the surging growth of merchandise in the region. Speaking in an interview in Abuja on Wednesday, the lawmaker argued that only the emerging Aba Dry Port cannot serve the unprecedented ...

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