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NPA, NIMASA forge strong synergy to grow ease of doing business at Rivers Ports

Hadiza Usman, NPA

The Port Manager of Rivers Port Complex, Mr. A. G. Umar has assured cordial relationship between the Port and agencies, and NIMASA in particular. This played out when Umar paid a courtesy visit to the Port Service Comptroller of NIMASA, Mr. Umar Dachia. He observed that since he took over, he has never received any complain of delay on ship ...

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Confusion over Medview inclusion on EU ban of 180 airlines over safety issues

Med view Air

More contradictions are still emerging on the purported restriction of about 180 airlines by the European Union from operating in the United Kingdom. However, management of Medview Thursday reacted to the development, saying the restriction does not extend to the airline. The airline while explaining to the public stated that its operations to London is in no way affected by ...

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Customs agents’, Truck owners suspend strike action at seaports with conditions

Apapa port access

Indications have emerged that activities will resume at the Lagos ports from today, Thursday, following the announcement of the suspension of the two-day old strike action embarked upon by two leading stakeholder groups at the ports. Whereas the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO) said on Tuesday that it has relaxed the withdrawal of service it embarked upon on Monday, ...

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ICRC, more groups commend reformist drive of Hadiza Usman at NPA on PPP


Once again, the Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), lead by Hadiza Bala Usman has been commended for the success it had recorded in the areas of Public Private Partnerships (PPP). Top executives of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) domiciled at the Presidency who visited the NPA Management at Marina, Lagos Leader of the delegation, and Director Civil ...

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Arik Air has 68.5% of all cancelled, delays flights in Q1—-NCAA Report


Just as a total number of 54 flights were canceled by the 30 airlines on the international routes, which indicated 1.7 percent of their total operations between January and March this year, 54 out of the canceled flights, Arik Air had 37, representing 68.5 percent of canceled flights within the period under review. This formed the climax of a new ...

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Car owners, Unions extra happy with the permanent ouster of VIOs on Lagos roads

A cross section of private car owners in Lagos have welcomed the permanent removal of Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) from Lagos roads, saying the agency remains the major cause of traffic gridlock in the state. This is as leading transport unions and some fleet operators also registered their massive support for the position of the state government on the activities ...

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FAAN extends Ebola screening to all incoming flights, passengers


The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has reactivated suspended total screening of incoming flights and passengers at all international airports following the recent outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo. Spokeswoman of the federal agency, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu, said in an interview that the reactivation has become necessary to save the country form another danger. It would be recalled that ...

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Star Alliance unveils 20th anniversary mileage contest

Star Allaince

To celebrate 20 years of connecting people and cultures, Star Alliance and its 28 member carriers today announced the launch of a worldwide competition whereby customers can share their favourite cultural experiences with other travellers for a chance to win a million frequent flyer miles from their selected Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Programme (FFP). All 21 Star Alliance FFPs are ...

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NPA, NSC in joint frantic efforts to halt truckers, agents’ strike as ports activities ground

NPA Strike

The height of paralysis at the nation’s major seaports on Monday has forced the leadership of both the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) lead by Hadiza Bala Usman and the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Hassan Bello to run from pillar to post in effort to persuade striking clearing agents and truckers to call off the industrial action. Business ...

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Toyota Nigeria boss, Ade-Ojo lists 3 reasons hampering car imports since this year

Toyota cars

Contrary to permutations in government quarters that the ban on land border imports of vehicles will drive traffic at the seaports, the reverse has become the case. Managing Director of Toyota Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kunle Ade-Ojo, who gave the statistics said only 350 new vehicles were imported by Nigerian auto firms in the first quarter of this year, which shows ...

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