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Transport experts doubt Amaechi’s trending assurance of new 20 locomotives in July


In what may be a fall out of the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi’s failed promise during his first 100 days in office as Minister that before the end of last year, a new national shipping carrier would be floated by the federal government, many industry observers have flayed his latest assurance that come July this year, the nation would ...

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No Nigerian airport has the needed traffic for a second runway, says Ojikutu

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Just as the Appropriations Committees in the Senate and the House of Representatives have kick started the construction of second runway at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by injecting N15 billion into the 2017 budget, leading Aviation expert and analyst, Mr. Ojikutu has argued that no Nigerian airport has the traffic that demands a second runway. The Ministry of ...

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NIMASA, Navy seal coastal security partnership deal in Abuja


The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigerian Navy have renewed the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to protect and secure the nation’s maritime domain. This was recently achieved with the official signing ceremony of the MoU at the Naval Headquarters in Abuja. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Dakuku Peterside and the Chief of Naval Staff, ...

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How NIMASA skipped roadmap talks on growing local commercial shipping at AMAA

AMAA 2017

The 2017 conference of Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) hosted by Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in Abuja, has come and gone without serious discussions and roadmap on how to deepen the core functions of the agency. According to the spirit of the Act establishing NIMASA, the core objective of the agency as provided in Section1-(i) and ...

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Chinese railway firm declares Nigeria biggest, important market in Africa, plans Varsity

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Indication has emerged from Beijing, China that China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) Limited is set to deliver a University in Nigeria as part of its strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR). Executive President of CRCC Limited, Cao Baogang, made the disclosure in China during a tour of the facility in Beijing by select Nigerian journalists. He said the plan to build ...

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NPA yet to make good revenue from Coastal Charges due to zero activities by local shippers

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The inability of indigenous shippers to access Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) has lead to little or no traffic record on the nation’s coastal shipping which translates to little or poor revenue for the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Currently, traffic Nigerian coastal trading is at the lowest ebb due to poor development activities by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ...

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NPA tours facilities at Tarkwa Bay, assures maximum utilization of installations

NPA Tarkwa Bay tour

The Management of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has assured Stakeholders that it would not relent in its efforts at ensuring optimal utilization of the organization facilities at all locations with a view to generating greater dividends for the country through the Seaports. The Managing Director of the Organization Hadiza Bala Usman made the remarks when the Executive Management of ...

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NCAA grounds smoking Aero Contractors aircraft at Lagos airport

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has grounded the Aero Contractors flight NG316 engulfed in smoke about 20 minutes after take-off, causing panic among the passengers. Image maker of the agency, Sam Adurogboye said the situation prompted the deployment of firefighting trucks to the Murtala Mohammed Airport 2, Lagos, to curtail any fire when the plane carrying 52 adults and ...

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Bello gives hope of early disbursement of CVFF, says committee is working on it

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The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello has once again disclosed that his agency is working with other strategic federal agencies to develop a framework for the emergence of the national carrier. Speaking recently during the inauguration of new executives of Shipowners’ Association of Nigeria (SOAN), Bello named Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Nigerian ...

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At last, FAAN mulls end to touting at Murtala Muhammed Airport, others

Lagos Airport

More reforms are still coming out from the recent unscheduled visit of the Vice President to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja. The latest is the new drive to eliminate illegal activities and touting at the Hajj and Cargo Terminal of the Lagos airport by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) following the setting up of a 34-member ...

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