News - Transport

Aviation Unions Kick Against Concession Of Airports

4 weeks ago /

The labour unions at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, on Wednesday said that they lack confidence in the recent appointment of transaction advisers for the concession of four airports in the country. The four airports are the Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Port Harcourt airports. The unions, under the auspices of...

Arik, Aero May Merge As National Carrier

1 month ago /

A likely merger and conversion of assets of Arik Air and Aero Contractors is one of the options being considered by the Federal Government (FG) in the buildup to a new national carrier for the country. The option, according to sources, is due to the alleged debt burden of the airlines....

FG Considers Partnering Bi-Courtney On Construction Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

1 month ago /

The federal government may have agreed to enter a funding agreement in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) deal with Bi-Courtney Highways Limited to ensure the timely construction and rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway project. The issue was the crux of discussion at a meeting wednesday evening in the National Assembly, where it...

Amaechi Exposes Jonathan’s Wasteful Spending On River Niger Dredging

1 month ago /

The minister of transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has revealed how former president Goodluck Jonathan spent a whopping N34bn on River Niger dredging without getting the job done. He also stated this at the opening of a conference on Fast-tracking Port Reforms while saying the same job was costing the present administration...

FEC Approves ₦55.7BN For Road, Aviation Contracts

1 month ago /

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved road and aviation projects totaling N55.7 billion. The Ministers of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and that of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, briefed State House correspondents at the...

United Airlines To Offer Up To $10,000 For Passengers To Give Up Seats On Flights

1 month ago /

The carrier announces shakeup of booking policy after outrage at the forcible removal of a passenger.

FG Approves Temporary Closure Of Abuja Airport, From March 7

3 months ago /

The Federal Government has approved the temporary closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, with effect from the midnight of Tuesday March 7. This is to enable the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) to carry out a major rehabilitation of the runway at the airport. The Managing Director of FAAN,...

Lagos To Ban Yellow Minibuses

4 months ago /

Lagos state governor Akinwunmi Ambode says he plans to ban the yellow minibuses known as "Danfos" by the end of the year. The vehicles are "not acceptable and befitting for a megacity". Lagos is home to some 20 million people and has seen its population boom without infrastructure and transport services...

Speed Limiter - FRSC Gives Final Notice

4 months ago /

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), in Plateau said on Wednesday that the Feb. 1 dateline for the enforcement of the speed limit regime remain sacrosanct. The command in a statement signed by its Public Education Officer, Mr Andrew Bala, in Jos said the first face of the enforcement would kick...

Nigeria Port Authority Reviews Policy

9 months ago /

The new Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Usman, has said that the Nigerian government had begun a review of the automobile policy, which came into effect during the previous administration. Mrs Usman made the statement on Thursday during a tour of the Tincan Island seaport, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal,...

Mauritius And South Africa Debris 'Almost Certainly' From Missing Plane

1 year ago /

Two pieces of debris found in South Africa and on Rodrigues Island near Mauritius ware "almost certainly" from missing flight MH370. The two pieces now brings the total number of pieces thought to come from the missing Malaysian Airlines plane to five.  The aircraft disappeared more than two years ago with 239 people on board. An extensive underwater search of a wide...

Federal Road Safety Corps Partners Religious Bodies To Better Road Culture

1 year ago /

The federal road safety corps is going into partnership with religious bodies across the country to advocate better road culture as a first step to reducing the alarming rate of accidents on the nation’s highways. This was the outcome of what was called ''save-a-victim meeting between the FRSC corps...

Lagos: Blue Line Rail Will Boost Economy Of Island CBD – Hon. Agboola Dabiri

1 year ago /

The Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Central Business Districts (CBD), Hon. Agboola Dabiri on Monday expressed hopes that the Blue Line Rail Project expected to run from Okokomaiko to CMS when concluded would go a long way to transform the Lagos Island CBD economically and otherwise Dabiri, who gave...

Ethiopian Airline Wins Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award

1 year ago /

Ethiopian Airline has won the Best African Cargo Airline of the Year Award. The awards are based on the voting results of more than 18,000 supply chain professionals over a two month period. Shippers, the beneficial owners of the goods, and their logistics partners were asked to vote on the publication's...

 

FAAN Assures Airport Users Of Befitting Terminals

1 year ago /

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Mr Saleh Dunoma, on Monday in Lagos said the agency was working toward providing the best terminals for airport users across the country. Dunoma stated this while speaking with aviation correspondents at the inauguration of the Aviation White House built by Air...

ARIK Air Passengers Stranded As Workers Shutdown Operations

1 year ago /

Arik Air operations were yesterday disrupted at the General Aviation Terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja Lagos. This was as a result of protest by aviation workers under the aegis of the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) over alleged indebtedness of the airline to the Federal Airports Authority...

 

Breaking: Confusion At Nnamdi Azikwe Airport As Passengers Obstruct Boarding

1 year ago /

Passengers at the Nnamdi Azikwe Airport have obstructed boarding due to delayed flights. The passengers who complained to have been left stranded by the airline say they wont allow boarding except flight to their destination iks provided.    More details to follow......

France: Aviation Strike Disrupts Flights Across Europe

1 year ago /

Up to a third of all flights to and from French airports were canceled on Monday, as air traffic controllers entered a second day of strikes against staff and spending cuts, but also against a lack of investment. The French Civil Aviation Authority called for airlines to cancel more flights on...

FG To Unveil New National Aviation Policy Within 2 Weeks – Minister

1 year ago /

Minister of State, Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has said that the Federal Government would unveil the new national aviation policy within the next two weeks. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja by Mr. Sunday Iyogu, the Principal Information Officer in the minister's office. According to the statement,...

Rep urges Nigerians to resist FRSC’s N36,000 for ‘speed limiter’

1 year ago /

A member of the House of Representatives, Philip Shaibu, has called on Nigerians to resist the planned attempt by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to introduce what is called “Speed Limiter” for installation on vehicles in the country. Specifically, Shaibu, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who...


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