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Akeredolu plans first capital scheme, seal MoU with NDDC on 50km road construction

Ondo Akeredolu

New Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Niger Delta Development Commission ((NDDC) for the construction of the 50km Akodo-Araromi Road. The road would link Akodo in Lagos State to Araromi in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State and `unearth the hidden treasures’ in Ondo South Senatorial District. According to him, ...

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Serika sets standard, installs countdown clocks at Abuja airport for repairs delivery time


Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has installed dual countdown clocks at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, as part of moves to put Julius Berger on their toes in meeting the six weeks deadline. The runway was said to have been in use for 35 years without any major rehabilitation and proper maintenance as against the ...

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How NIMASA’s inactivity in facilitating indigenous ship ownership killed sector in 10 years

Nimasa boss, Dakuku Peterside

An expose of what the federal government had in mind before setting up the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) several years ago has been revealed. Explaining more at the Day two of the ongoing three-day training programme for the Federated Maritime Media Chapel (FMMC) in Lagos, the lead lecturer and top maritime encyclopedia, Mr. Lucky Amiwero said “The ...

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Airline operators reject planned automation of revenue remittance by NCAA

Abuja airport

Considering what they refer to as official ambiguity, the Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON) has called for the suspension of automation of revenue remittance by airlines to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). According to them, they need full explanation and analysis of all constituting parameters that amount to the five per cent Ticket and Cargo Sales Charge. Chairman of ...

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Turkish Airlines nearing record 300 destinations, adds Voronezh, Russian to hit 298th route

Turkish airline

Turkish Airlines has increased its destinations to 298 in 120 countries across the globe, making it getting close to 300 mark. The airline, which is the Europe best airline that flies to the more countries and international destinations than any other airline in the world, disclosed this in a statement made available in Lagos. The country, which flies to Nigeria ...

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Maritime expert, Amiwero lists three factors foreign investors consider in decision making

FMMC Training

More reasons have emerged on why foreign direct investment (FDI) has ebbed since last year to date. Leading maritime stakeholder and President of National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Customs Agents (NCMDLCA), Mr. Lucky Amiwero Monday listed three key factors that are considered by serious investors before coming to any country including Nigeria. In his lead paper at the ...

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What is happening to Lagos-Calabar railway, completion of East-West road all in N/Delta?


Considering the charged atmosphere leading to the final inclusion of the N700bn Lagos-Calabar railway scheme, in the 2017 budget, observers believe that construction activities will begin as soon as the 2017 budget is passed into law. However, a scenario of hopelessness is emerging along the East-West road construction scheme since 2006. Business Hilights recalls that when former President Olusegun Obasanjo ...

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Remove abandoned ships, wrecks; NIMASA warns erring owners risk sanctions

Imo Nimasa

The Nigerian territorial waters, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has warned all owners of abandoned Ships/Vessels to urgently remove same from the Nigerian territorial waters on or before 28th of April 2017 or risk sanctions ranging from forfeiture or removal by the Agency at the owners expense. The Director General of the Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside who ...

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ICT group, Amadeus seals new deal with Dana Air on digital services

Dana Air in MMIA

Leading advanced technology solutions providers for the global travel industry, Amadeus, has announced full content agreement with Nigeria’s Dana Air. The new deal will allow all Amadeus subscribers in Nigeria and worldwide to access Dana Air’s full product range, schedules and availability under the same terms and conditions as Dana Air’s website, call centres or ticket offices. The digital service ...

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Time to stop Hameed Ali from functioning without constituted Customs Board–Amiwero

Hameed Ali walkout

Serving as a substantive Comptroller General of Customs for more than one year without a constituted Board for the direction of affairs at the money spinning federal agency, Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), has captured the anger of several stakeholders in the industry. Mr. Lucky Amiwero, one of the most outspoken stakeholders has called on the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi ...

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