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Transport policy inconsistency worry Lagos motorists, commuters

Gov Ambode

There are fresh indications that the Lagos State Government may have dumped its earlier plans to build a massive central interstate motor park at Olusosun waste dump site, near Ojota. According to the Commissioners for Transportation and Environment, the policy is designed to bring traffic sanity within the inner part of the state as the activities of several interstate bus ...

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Osun seals 30-year BOT deal on N69bn MKO Abiola Int’l Airport

Rauf A

The Osun State Government on Thursday, sealed the second and final Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) concession deal with an indigenous company, AWOL International to deliver MKO Abiola International Airport and operate it for 30 years. According to the deal, the proposed MKO Abiola International Airport sited in Ido-Osun, will cost N69bn under the concession arrangement. These were the revelations of the Director ...

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NIMASA reveals how Customs killed West Atlantic Shipyard, Onne

Customs Ali 33

Director-General of Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside has traced the collapse of ship building sub-sector of the maritime industry in Nigeria to exorbitant duties charged by the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS). Giving the chilling revelation at the 6th Annual Conference of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Marine and Naval Architecture division in Lagos, Dr. Peterside, ...

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Tincan Customs hands over falsely declared items to NAFDAC

Customs Tincan Yusuf-Bashar

In keeping with existing synergy between Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) and other agencies of the government, the Tincan Island Port Command has handed over 2 x 40ft containers falsely declared as vehicles, but were discovered to be cartons of makeup items and Computer Accessories respectively to officials of the National Agency for Foods, Drugs, Administration and Control (NAFDAC). A statement ...

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Lafarge Africa unveils pioneer Truck Driving School in Nigeria

Lafarge Supaset Cem

To ensure skilled drivers, sound trucks and safe road use, Lafarge Africa Plc, has invested well over ₦132m to train hundreds of truck drivers in a tailored driving institution in Nigeria. The first batch of 200 drivers will be part of a three-year strategic training plan for 600 drivers. This initiative is the first of its kind in Nigeria. In ...

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NTC Act coming to revolutionize transportation in Nigeria—Ashafa

Nigerian Senate

With the level of legislative inputs, the National Transport Commission (NTC) Bill, currently at its final stage, would change all the negative narratives associated with the Nigerian transport system. This was the submission of the Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transportation, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa in an exclusive interview with Business Hilights Bureau Chief in Abuja. Explaining more during the 2nd ...

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ULC, aviation professionals see job loss coming with airports concessioning

ULC

President of rival and yet to be registered United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero, and members of the Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP), have carried out a joint protest to register their fears of job loss should airports be concessioned. During the peaceful protest at the Murtala Mohammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, Ajaero expressed displeasure at the proposed concession plan ...

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Intels still interested in Badagry deep seaport—Chariman

Intels boss, Gabriele-Volpi

Just as the flying in of the global Chairman of Intels Nigeria Limited, Mr. Gabriele Volpi, to the country is fast tracking ongoing mediation between the company and the federal government though the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has assured that Intels will comply with the Federal Government’s directive on the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy, he has brushed aside, speculations ...

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Shippers’ Council boss, Bello gives update on IDPs, TTP schemes

TTP Abuja

The Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Barr Hassan Bello has given clear updates on the level of progress so far recorded by the regulator in the areas of Inland Dry Ports (IDPs) and Truck Transit Port (TTP), designed to grow inter-connectivity of modern infrastructures  and facilitate trade. In an interview, he explained that “We have the activities ...

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Single window driven by Customs, NPA coming before year end—Gaya

NPA Customs

Just as Ghana Habours & Ports Authority achieved paperless port operations since September 5, this year, there are serious indications that Nigeria’s version will be live on or before the end of the year. The portal tagged as Nigeria Integrated Customs Information System (NICIS), a trade facilitation tool is designed in partnership with other critical federal agencies including the Nigerian ...

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