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Ethiopian Airlines reacts to NCAA threat, says refundable fees in view of deportation

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Barely 24 hours after the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) viewed the ‘refundable deportation fees’ charged by Ethiopian Airlines on Nigerians as exploitative and warned of sanctions, the airline has reacted saying, the added fees that ranged from $75 to $150 per passenger was to cover the travellers’ expenses in case they were denied entry and returned to Nigeria. General ...

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CoDE, NPA seal deal on capacity building, manpower development

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Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has reaffirmed Management’s determination and commitment in assiduously collaborating with relevant agencies from all sectors of economy in order to harness effectively the desirables aimed at impacting most importantly on the nation’s economy particularly concerning socio-economic growth. This she said would “enable us take our place of pride in the ...

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Only NPA has given signal to comply with FG’s EO to merge maritime operations

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Barely less than one week after the Federal Government issued a sweeping Executive order (EO) directing all relevant ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) operating at the nation’s airports and seaports to harmonise their operations into one interface station, check at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) by Business Hilights has shown total readiness to comply. Findings in other maritime agencies showed ...

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Mile 2 Jetty in shamble as Ambode plans to construct 8 new ferry jetties

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Residents of Mile 2 and environs have called on the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to rehabilitate the Mile 2 Ferry Jetty and put it to use so as to ease the intractable traffic gridlock along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway. It would be recalled that since the resumption of serious construction activities along the emerging 10 lane international highway, traffic ...

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Ethiopian Airlines may be banned from flying into Nigeria by NCAA if…

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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered Ethiopian Airlines to stop taking deportation charges from Nigerians travelling to South Africa, saying it may be forced to welding the big stick. The agency said the refundable deportation fee which is between $75 and $150 collected before boarding from passengers without valid South African visa or a return ticket is illegal ...

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Finally, Fashola opens up on Lagos port access roads, says work beginning soon

Babatunde Fashola

Indication has emerged that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) which recently agreed to fix failed portions of Apapa port access roads may not bear the cost after all as the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that the rehabilitation of access roads at Apapa Port in Lagos State was a priority project of the Federal Government. ...

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Asoluka expresses worry over delays by NIMASA in removing wrecked vessels

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

Former Chairman of Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority (OGFZA), Dr. Chris Asoluka has called the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside to take the issue of wreck removal seriously, saying it’s long overdue. Answering questions on the needed reforms in the nation’s maritime sector to move forward, he averred that NIMASA had ...

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China in talks to buy into Canada’s Boeing rival, Bombardier

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Weight carrying foreign direct investment (FDI) from the far east and China in particular may be on its way to Canada as the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) has began discussion with Bombardier, Canada’s leading aircraft manufacturer. According to the FT’s Don Weinland and Peggy Hollinger, COMAC has held discussions to either buy a stake in Bombardier’s beleaguered commercial ...

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World Bank Group pays NPA working visit, confers with Hadiza Bala Usman

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The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman (2nd left); Practice Manager, World Bank, Benedict Eijbergen (left); Senior Transport Spec., World Bank, Olatunji Ahmed (2nd right) and the Technical Assistant to the MD, Dr. Abubakar Dantsoho (right), When the World Bank Group came on a working visit to the organization at the NPA corporate headquarters in ...

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NPA plans legal redress over wharf landing fee charged by LASG on containers

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The managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has given an indication that the federal agency will approach a federal high court to seek the end of the collection of wharf landing fee Tax by the State government. It would be recalled that during the middle part of the former Governor Babatunde Fashola administration, he sent the ...

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