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Nigeria-assembled Toyota cars coming before year end – Ade-Ojo

toyota Assmebly

Barring any last minute disruption, first set of Nigeria-assembled Toyota cars will be rolled out before the end of 2017. The Chairman, Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo gave the encouraging news at the unveiling of an automobile assembling plant dedicated to the production of two vehicle brands, Toyota and JAC. The assembly is coming with a target of 15,000 ...

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NIMASA’s 2017 budget to deepen growth of Nigeria’s maritime sector – Peterside

DG of NIMASA

Though the budget is still in the works at the National Assembly, the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has disclosed that the Agency’s 2017 budget is tailored towards the strategic growth and other developmental initiatives of the maritime sector. NIMASA is the government body solely responsible for the promotion of indigenous ...

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FG recalls 2 sacked directors, appoints new three, GM for FAAN

FAAN

Barely less than two days after a sack of all ten directors of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) leading only the managing director, the supervising Ministry of Transportation has rescinded the letter of two, saying they received sack letters in error. The affected directors include Adamu Abdullahi, Director of Consumer Protection, and Ayodele Sasegbon, Director of general aviation. ...

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Xenophobia: FG’s weak reactions fueling attacks on S/African business interests

Jacob Zuma

Reacting officially after three days of killings and destruction of Nigerians and Nigerian interests in South Africa by the federal government and minister of Foreign Affairs in particular, have angered many Nigerians, investigations by Business Hilights can authoritatively report. A clear example was the release of distress hot numbers by the Nigerian Ambassador just Saturday when over 20 Nigerians had ...

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Helicopter Service providers to become key gainers during NAIA closure

Helicopter

Investigations by Business Hilights have shown that operators of Helicopter services will be the highest gainers in the approaching closure of Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja. The closure is to enable government repair part of the failed portions of the runway at the airport. It is expected to take about six weeks to be delivered by the contracting firm, ...

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FG plans to close Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa for repairs from March 4

Marine bridge Apapa

Barely few months after the closure of Apapa port exit Highway Bridge for repairs which had been delivered, Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola has announced the preparedness of the government to effect similar repairs on the Marine Beach Bridge in Apapa. The bridge will therefore be shut to traffic for four months from March 4 to ...

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Ministry explains targets of emerging e-governance platform in Nigeria

Shittu, Comm Minister

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu has announced that federal government will next two months launch e-governance, a platform to support and simplify governance for government, citizens and businesses. Speaking in Lagos, he said the scheme also known as G2G, is meant to create the right policy and institutional frameworks, and to maximise the effectiveness of ICT initiatives within government, ...

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Pump as Air Peace takes delivery of 12th aircraft, unveils Lekki office

air peace

Emerging leaders in Nigeria’s aviation industry, Air Peace, has taken delivery of its 12th aircraft, a 114-capacity Boeing 737-500 in Lagos and also opened another service outlet to deepen services in lekki axis of Lagos State. The Chief Operating Officer, Mrs. Oluwatoyin Olajide, explained Wednesday in Lagos that the aircraft landed at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos at about 2.15pm ...

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Only professionalism’ll drive growth in maritime industry—NIMASA

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has stated that professionalism has a key role to play in the development and growth of the maritime industry in Nigeria. He made this assertion when members of the Association of Marine Engineers and Surveyors (AMES) paid a courtesy visit to the Head quarters of ...

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Can CBN’s NIRSAL deliver ‘grains by rail initiative’ as cattle rail movement hangs?

Considering the observed failure of the first programme by the Nigerian Incentive Based Risk Sharing for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) for cattle dealers to move products on rail from North to South, there are fears that another plan the same body to move grains through the railway may not be different. Just as was assured before the collapse of the cattle ...

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