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East African aviation body set to classify regional flights domestic to drive revenue

EAC Union

A report by the East African, a leading aviation group has said that by the end of 2017, flights between countries in the region will be classified as domestic, thus lowering the price of air tickets and increase the number of air passengers. Before now, travel within Africa is not easy; it is expensive and often frustrating. The regional blocs ...

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Partial closure of Wharf road derails EO on ease of doing business at ports

Acting president, Prof Yemi

The recent flag of Executive Order (EO) on ease of doing business at the ports by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is under threats since the beginning of this month following the partial closure of Wharf road for reconstruction, Business Hilights can authoritatively report. The managing director of NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman had shortly after the issuance of the Order ...

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Drone technology, Nigeria’s aviation’s new found business opportunity—Minister

Drone Tech

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has disclosed that advancing aviation technology in Nigeria in line with the economic opportunities of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) popularly known as Drones is now a target of the ministry. Giving details at the RPAS Symposium organised by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in collaboration with the Federal Ministry ...

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Ghana Ports set to switch on central single window, paperless transactions Sept 1

Ghana Ports

Whereas Nigerian maritime agencies are still wobbling back and forth on their respective single windows rather one central platform operations which is global best practices to ease business for port stakeholders, Ghana is now set to flag off seamless central single window powered by innovative paperless transactions at the nation’s ports from September 1, 2017. The paperless transactions at the ...

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NPA flags off single interface exams of cargoes to deepen EO 22

NPA Customs

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, weekend directed the immediate implementation of the single interface examination point for cargoes at all ports across the country. This is in conformity with Executive Order (EO) 22. This stemmed from a meeting of the Implementation Committee on the EOs recently issued by the Acting President, Prof. Yemi ...

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Bad Port access roads: Like Lagos, like Onne—BH Report

Hadiza on Intels tour, onne

Barely one month after the dishing out of Executive Order (EO) to drive ease of doing business at ports and 24 hours port operations, studies by Business Hilights Economic Research Team (BHERT) has shown that the situation at both Lagos Ports and Onne has become worst by deplorable port access roads. The difference between Lagos and Onne ports’ road is ...

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Minister, FAAN failed to be on same page on MMA2 concession agreement


The last may not have been heard on the real time limit for the deal sealed between the federal government and Bi-Courtney on the build, operate and transfer of the terminal back to the government after a number of years. Whereas the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) continues to argue that the term is 12 years, the concessionaire continues ...

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NPA deepens CSR in Lagos, assures LSSTF management of support


More public and private entities doing business in Lagos State have keyed into to the promotion of the activities of Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to raise deliveries of the trust fund in keeping Lagos safe for all. Latest in the deal is the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) who on Thursday, pledged support for the operations ...

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Signs emerge that MMIA’ll be certified July 21 by ICAO

Lagos Airport

Barring any last minute hitch, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos would be certified on July 21 by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Western and Central Africa Region under its implementation of the Africa-Indian Ocean Plan Aerodrome Certification Project. Before now, no airport in Nigeria had been ICAO certified, a scenario experts said is a big minus for ...

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Recent rains frustrating target speed of work on Lagos-Badagry Expressway—CCECC

Ambode on working visit

More negative impacts of recent heavy rains that submerged parts of Lagos communities and flooded several highbrow major roads in the state have emerged. On Thursday, the contractors handling Lagos-Badagry Expressway and the Lagos Light Rail projects, Chinese Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC), said the recent downpour had slowdown work. A senior official of the company, Mr. Izuchukwu Obioma, ...

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