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Nigeria, other African countries’ record 6.3% air passenger surge in February—IATA

Air Peace IOSA

There is a record rise in Nigeria and other African nations’ passengers’ traffic in the month of February to the tune of 6.3 per cent. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February. IATA argued that the latest results showed a rebound in traffic growth following the slower demand experienced in January, due to temporary ...

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NPA assures to use part of its CSR 2018 budget in uplifting University of Lagos

NPA Unilag

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assured that it would make adequate provision in the 2018 budget to meet some of the urgent requirements and needs of the University of Lagos Community under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. Managing Director of the Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman, who gave the assurance during a courtesy visit of top officials of the ...

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Review standards for approving road side billboards, Road design expert tells LASG

Billboard Kills

The recent accident near Ilasamaja Bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway caused by collapsed billboard hit by trailer which claimed the lives of three passengers leaving several others injured has begin to elicit reactions from transport and road management experts. It would be recalled that three persons were feared dead, while seven suffered severe injuries when a heavy sign post on ...

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FBV in Low draught channels best for draught limitations in Calabar, Warri ports—NPA

NPA Maan

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has advocated for the deployment of Flat Bottom Vessels (FBV) in channels with low draught in the nation’s seaports. She said use of the FBV in some shallow draught channels would serve as a workable solution for the draught limitations in some channels especially in Calabar and Warri ports. She ...

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NPA set to begin aggressive debt recovery drive including $42.3m, others

NPA LCCI

There are strong indications that the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is set to begin coordinated debt recovery drive including funds trapped in banks since the take off of Treasury Single Account (TSA) and others traced to port operators across the six port complexes in Nigeria. Business Hilights recalls that some banks (names with held) are yet to move revenues collected ...

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Nigerian Customs considered weather, strategic duties to unveil additional uniform—PRO

Customs Ali 33

More details have emerged on why the leadership of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) introduced additional operational uniform to augment existing traditional Ash up and down. According to the Service Public Relations Officer, DC Joseph Attah, “The Management of the Nigeria Customs approved a new additional uniform to give officers and men variety of uniforms that can be worn depending ...

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Inconsistency in aviation policy direction frustrating existing, new investors—BHIU

Amaechi Seriika

Since the beginning of this administration and even before it, the Nigerian aviation sector had faced series of failed, inactive or somersaulted policies. Under the current administration alone, more than three airlines had either failed or technically rescued by a government agency. Besides, safety and security issues are still trailing the industry in Nigeria in the last few years. There ...

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Nigerian airports don’t have latest scanning machines currently used globally—FAAN

FAAN MD

The Managing Director/CEO of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr. Saleh Dunoma, has opened up on the true state of security scanner at various Nigerian local and international airports, saying they are far away from latest technologies currently available at other airports across the world. In an interview, he said “There have been reports that the scanning machines ...

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Lagos, contractor abandon repairs of burnt Festac Link Bridge since December

FESTAC Bridge fire

There are strong indications that Lagos State Government and the contractor handling the repair of burnt section of the FESTAC link bridge may have abandoned the site. Investigations by Business Hilights Intelligence Unit (BHIU) on Monday showed that residents are getting worried over the observed varnishing of the contractor on site since early February this year. It would be recalled ...

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As FG readies to earn $560bn from Lekki Deep Seaport, can Lagos survive the gridlocks?

Lekki Deep SP

Giving details of the aggregate economic advantage during the recent presidential visit to Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos, President Muhammadu Buhari noted that on completion in 2020, the facility will be earning Nigeria’s economy $560 billion with an estimated $361 billion generated from the port’s concessioning in addition to $200 billion coming from taxes and revenue. Speaking during the flag-off ...

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