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

hassan bello, NSC

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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Uncompetitiveness of Nigerian ports aiding Cotonou to remain W/African hub—Russo

Apapa port

Barely three months after the total ban on importation cars via land borders, stakeholders in the nation’s maritime sector have assessed the situation and confirmed that the target of the ban is being technically defeated. In an interview, the Deputy Managing Director of Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML), Mr. Ascanio Russo stressed that banning the importation of vehicles through ...

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Race on who lands first on new Abuja runway begins, Air Peace, Medview, others line up Wednesday

Abuja Runway ready

Local airlines on Monday evening announced their resumption of flights in and out of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja starting from Wednesday, April 19 following completion of the rehabilitation of the runway. This is coming as the Director-General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Mr Usman Muktar, disclosed that the airport runway is ready for operation and can ...

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How Ministry of Finance through Customs is frustrating use of Nigerian ports to import vehicles

Yemi Customs

More facts have emerged, showing that the greed of the Federal Ministry of Finance through the Nigerian Customs to reap more from car importers created the window for Nigerian ports to cede shipping hub to Cotonou ports in Benin Republic. The  resultant effect therefore became subjecting Nigerian ports to being unattractive and uncompetitive. Otherwise, the major factor frustrating use of ...

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All set for reopening of Abuja runway to traffic, delivery now over 99%

Abuja airport

Finishing touches are the only ongoing work at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, as all major construction works have been concluded. This was confided on Business Hilights correspondent by one of the top engineers working for Julius Berger at the site on Sunday evening. According to the engineer who pleaded anonymity, “any aircraft can land from Monday evening ...

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Nigerian container throughput remains stagnant as Singapore rise to 6.7% in March

Apapa port 2

Details of Container throughput both incoming and outgoing in Nigeria since October last year have been very scanty as the last data published by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has details only from January to September, 2016, checks on the official website of the federal agency has shown. Between October last year and now, NPA has not posted cargo throughput ...

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Turkish Airlines unveils new features on-board to raise customer satisfaction

Turkish airline

Turkish Airlines has introduced new features to its wide range of options to make its passengers more comfortable while onboard. The airline’s recent innovation, “Living Garden” concept including Molton Brown products, is now on-service in its Business Class. In a statement, Turkish Airlines said it takes in-flight experience even further. Having the passenger’ satisfaction as the airline’s priority, wide on-board ...

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How emerging Anambra Int’l Airport scheme’ll be financed, delivered, managed—Obiano

Anambra Airport deal 3

The Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano has given additional insights on how the emerging Umuleri International Cargo Airport (UICA) will be funded, delivered and managed. In his address at the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Awka, the State capital, Obiano said “Against all expectations and at a time of great economic recession, we have ...

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Excitement at Shippers’ Council as House passes National Transport Commission bill

NSC

The recent passage of the National Transport Commission bill which will repeal and replace Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) Act by the House of Representatives has started to elicit reactions from stakeholders and top officials of the Council in Apapa, Lagos. In a brief telephone interview with Mr. Nweke, head of the Media in the federal agency, he said “Yes we ...

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