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LAMATA reveals cause of delays on Lagos light rail project

CMS Rail road

The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), on Tuesday revealed that issues bordering on Right of Way (RoW) recovery and the relocation of services were responsible for the slow pace of work on the Light Rail Project on the ongoing Lagos-Badagry Expressway. Head of Media and Communications, Mr. Kolawole Ojelabi, said in Lagos that the project was stopped for almost ...

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Sponsored Post: Transport infrastructure driving boost in Africa’s cross border trade

The Ethiopia-Djibouti Rail Link

By Standard Bank Africa could soon be the largest free-trade area in the world. This is if the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area (CTFA) stays on track to be operational by the end of this year. Once up and running, the continent-wide free trade zone could lead to a 52 percent ($35 billion) increase in intra-African trade within the ...

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NPA hosts Lagos Safety Commission again, seals intermodal understanding

NPA Lagos Safety

The Management of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday, hosted for the second time in two months, Executive members of Lagos State Safety Commission (LSSC) at Marina, Lagos. Both organizations engaged in an interactive session over effective safety of lives and properties on the state roads, the implementation of this, as well as the sustenance of the implementation.  The discussion ...

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Problem with Cabotage not the law, but NIMASA’s unseriousness, inaction—Akabogu

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Barely three days after the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), unveiled a new compliance strategy for implementation of the 14-year old moribond Cabotage Law, maritime lawyer and Principal Partner of Akabogu & Associates, Mr. Emeka Akabogu has picked holes in the activities of the agency. In an interview, he said “the failure of the cabotage implementation up till ...

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Anambra Cargo Airport to be ready in 2019—-Gov. Obiano affirms

Anambra Airport deal 2

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, currently running for second term of office, has revealed that “With the speed of works at the Umuleri International Cargo Airport (UICA), and the combined commitment of my government and core investors, the project will be ready in 2019”. He dropped the hint in Abuja on weekend, shortly after submitting his nomination ...

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Why Osinbajo renewed Hassan Bello’s appointment as ES at Shippers’ Council

TTP Abuja

More details have emerged on why Acting President Yemi Osinbajo did not replace, rather approved reappointment of Barr Hassan Bello as the Executive Secretary/CEO of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) for second four-year tenure. Stakeholders in the maritime sector who spoke to Business Hilights traced the gesture to Bello’s unwavering performance at the federal agency especially in the areas of ongoing ...

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Now, ritualists’ dens on highway drainages worst threat to road transport

Ritualist D2

After Tuesday’s discovery, another suspected kidnappers’ den, was on Thursday, bumped upon at Ile-Zik on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, very close Ikeja, by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS). Whereas the security operatives reportedly found human parts concealed in some sachets in the place, three suspects have been arrested, while a sharp knife was found on one of the suspects ...

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NPA begins collaboration with women business groups for national growth

NPA Women

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has begun strategic partnerships with women professional groups on manpower for national development. First move to the new deal was made when she received the visiting Executive Members of Women in Maritime Nigeria who visited Management of the Authority in Marina, Lagos. She used the visit to reiterate management ...

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Stop asking rent from road contractors, Ikpeazu warns communities, Abia youths

Ikpeazu Abia

Abia State government on Thursday issued a stern warning to community youths who invade contracting companies working for government in the provision of infrastructures in any part of the state. Addressing communities in the state on the progress made so far in the execution of the N21bn World Bank-assisted Rural Access and Mobility Project in the state, the Governor, Dr. ...

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S’East leaders puncture Amaechi’s claims on rail projects covering all states

Rail system

Barely 24 hours after the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi said in Lagos that ongoing drive by the current administration to revamp the rail sector in Nigeria, will cut across the 36 states of the federation, followers of the sector from South East have faulted the statement. According to them, the region may had been officially cut off from ...

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