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


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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Abia experts in Singapore to design state-of-the-earth Free Trade Zone on 9,000-hectare

Ikpeazu Abia

Barring any last minute hitch, all is set for Abia State Governor; Chief Okezie Ikpeazu to establish a 9,000- hectare free trade zone along the state’s boundary with Rivers State. The Governor opened up on this during the visit of the executives of Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce (NACC), lead by its president, Chief Olabitan Famutimi, in his guest house in ...

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All set for resumption of construction activities on Lagos-Ibadan rail from tomorrow, April 14

Rotimi Amaechi

Following observed mobilization to site by the handling firm, China Civil and Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) on Wednesday disclosed that construction activities on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail would begin on April 14. Making the revelation to journalists, Managing Director of NRC, Mr Fidet Okhiria, advised those who had encroached on the NRC land to ...

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Airline operators reject ‘phantom’ N15bn debt, ready to pay for independent auditors

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Leading aviation pressure group, Operators of Nigeria (AON) has said they are ready to foot the bills of an independent auditor who will audit Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) as an organization and the N15bn NCAA so claimed that is owed by the association. The twist came up as the group described as ‘phantom’; the so called N15bn debt owed ...

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FG closing in on a deal with Trump for the purchase of 10 Fighter Jets at $600m


Indications are beginning to emerge that President Donald Trump’s administration is pushing forward with plans to sell up to a dozen aircraft to Nigeria’s air force for the fight against the extremist group Boko Haram. Sources said the Super Tucano A-29 aircraft, an agile, propeller-driven plane with reconnaissance and surveillance as well as attack capabilities is made by Brazil’s Embraer ...

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$2bn Airport deal sealed in Awka as Obiano flags off construction today, Wednesday (12/04/17)

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, on Tuesday inked a $2bn Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), marking the effective takeoff of construction activities at Umuleri International Cargo Airport (UICA), the proposed site of the International Airport. Business Hilight had last week reported that all is ready for the sealing of the International Airport deal in Awka on Tuesday at the Anambra ...

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Abuja airport runway 95% ready, may reopen before or on schedule

Abuja airport repairs

Minister of State for Aviation, Capt. Hadi Sirika has given indication that the runway of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, may be opened ahead of April 19th date considering the attainment of over 95 per cent more than one week to date. Speaking in an Abuja radio programme, called ‘Political platform’, he said “We are now about 95 per cent completion ...

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LADOL chairman, Jadesimi denies illegal berthing of vessels, sees base as emerging hub

Chairman of the Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics (LADOL), Ladipupo Jadesimi, has described allegations of berthing vessels illegally at the base as unfounded, saying all is set for the base to become Nigeria emerging hub for Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) integration. He said investments in the logistics base is still rising and has reached the capacity to handle ...

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Ambode approves bridges to connect four riverine communities in Ojo LGA

Gov Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has approved the award of contracts for the construction of three pedestrian bridges to link four riverine communities in Ojo Local Government area of the State. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure Engineerr Temidayo Erinle, made the disclosure during a project stakeholders meeting held at Itogbesa. Represented by the Director, Project Planning and ...

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Fourth Mainland Bridge coming to offload traffic congestions from existing bridges—Johnson

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The Lagos State Government Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ganiyu Johnson has revealed that the critical targets of the construction of the new fourth mainland bridge is to remove peak period congestion on the three major bridges linking the mainland and island of the state including Eko, Cater and Third Mainland Bridges. Explaining more in an interview, the United States ...

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