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Sales for new, used cars drop drastically—Jalal

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr. Aminu Jalal, confirmed serious drop in the sales of both new and used cars in Nigeria. Speaking in an interview in Abuja, he slinked the situation to the current economic crisis facing the country. He rolled out statistics showing a decline of 37.5 per cent in demand for new and used ...

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Aviation fuel scarcity forces Arik Air to shrink flights

Leading local and international operator, Arik Air has been compelled to reduce flights due to the continued scarcity of JET A1. Already, check in other airlines show that some of them have again, started heading to Gahan to refuel in order to serve the Nigerian market. Such scenario had happened about three times this year. In a statement issued by ...

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NASS adopts resolution to investigate Customs

Ali, Customs boss

The Senate Tuesday, adopted a motion to investigate the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to identify and block drain pipes in the agency. Industry observers say the twist seems to be an indictment on the activities of Mr. hameed Ali who President Muhammadu Buhari drafted in from outside the agency to head the system with a mandate to reform, renew and re ...

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ECOWAS lawmakers’ plotting end to piracy in Gulf of Guinea

Ecowas House, Abuja

A five-day strategy meeting by the ECOWAS Parliament has begun in Lagos with the target of developing a template that will end piracy along the Gulf of Guinea. Coming with theme: ‘Maritime Security and the Fight Against Piracy: the Role of ECOWAS Parliament,’  it attracted parliamentarians from member states The Speaker of the Parliament, Mr Moustapha Cisse`Lo, said the continued ...

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Warren Buffett invests $1.3bn in 3 US airlines

leading US billionaire investor Warren Buffett has taken stakes in three large US airlines, in a $1.3 billion bet that marks a sharp U-turn of his antagonistic views on the sector. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. invested $797 million in American Airlines, $249 million in Delta Air Lines and $237 million in United Continental Holdings, according to a regulatory filing reviewed ...

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Sitters on railway top to pay N100,000 fine henceforth—FG

The tide has changed for train free riders who had been on the habit of sitting atop a moving train as the federal government has slammed a N100,000 fine for defaulters. Mr. Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), said the fine was not meant to generate revenue but to discourage people from riding at the roof ...

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NPA, BudgiT seal deal on budget transparency, accountability

Leading digital programming and management group, BudgiT Information Technology Network has been hired by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to drive its yearly budget accountability and transparency. Signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BudgiT group, NPA said it is part of measures to open up its budget for the public and provide Nigerians with all the necessary information during ...

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Fears as more job loss looms at FAAN, NCAA, NAMA

FAAN

Barely less than one month after the Minister for State, Aviation, Alhaji Hadi Sirika had sacked both top and lower cadre workers in the sector, indications have emerged that the purge may continue before the end of the month. A statement issued by the Minister said more will go or be redeployed, revealing that the ministry is retooling the Aviation ...

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RwandAir achieves IATA certification on ground operations with ease

National flag carrier of the Republic of Rwanda, and emerging air transport superpower in Africa, RwandAir, has bagged International Air Transport Association’s Safety Audit for Ground Operations (ISAGO). This is coming after an audit conducted on RwandAir Ground Operations in July this year by Wake QA, an IATA approved Audit Organisation. The audit was concluded with minimal findings and observations. ...

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NAMA gets set for takeoff of AIS in 11 locations

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said all is ready for the seamless takeoff of Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) automation in 11 locations next month. Acting Managing Director of the agency, Mr. Emma Anasi, at a stakeholders’ forum, said all the key agencies or data originators would need to enhance their data collation, origination, processing, storage and exchange system ...

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