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Fuel Scarcity: Petrol Stations Open In Abuja

4 years ago /

Residents of Abuja on Tuesday evening had their hops restored as most fueling station that were hitherto closed reopened for business, at the time of AIT’s trip round some major fueling stations in the nations capital, while some fuel tankers were offloading petroleum products others have begun to sell. Most fueling...

Fuel Scarcity: Airlines Threaten Shutdown

4 years ago /

Airlines operating in Nigeria say unless urgent steps are taken to tackle the worsening scarcity of aviation fuel before midnight of Wednesday, they may be forced to shut down all domestic operations by Thursday morning. The airline officials are worried that the impact of their proposed action may have severe adverse...

 

PDP NWC Meets With President Jonathan

4 years ago /

For the first time since the resignation of the Peoples Democratic Party chairman, members of the National Working Committee visited President Jonathan at the presidential villa on Thursday. The committee was led by the acting chairman, Uche Secondus who promised to work towards putting the party in its rightful place in...

 

Beware Of Defecting PDP Members, Primate Okoh Tells Buhari

4 years ago /

The Anglican Primate Most Reverend Nicholas Okoh has cautioned the incoming administration to beware of PDP members defecting to APC after the presidential election of March 28 2015. He says that the beauty of democracy is to be found in strong opposition that capable of checkmating the activities of the ruling...

 

Mass Transit Bus Drivers Threaten Strike

4 years ago /

Public transportation in the federal capital territory, Abuja, will on Thursday be grounded if drivers of high capacity buses, popularly known as ‘El-Rufai buses’, carry out their threat to proceed on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries and allowances.  Our correspondent reports that authorities of the FCT administration have been given...

 

Delta State Airport

4 years ago /

The federal government has downgraded and declared Asaba international cargo airport in Delta state unsafe for travellers. The federal ministry of aviation, which made this declaration on Tuesday, says the downgrade is due to the failure of the state government to put in place measures that would guarantee the safety and...

 

Calabar Pirates Attack: Boat Operators Call On FG

4 years ago /

Following the attack on nineteen passengers travelling from the Ikang border in Bakassi local government area of Cross River State to Cameroun by sea pirates, boat operators have called on the federal government to increase gun boats on the Nigerian waterways. Chairman of the king boat owners association, Uduak Akpabio, made...

 

Temporary Respite For Air Travellers

4 years ago /

Normal flight operations have been restored at the country airports after a six-hour cancellation on Thursday, which was provoked by the strike of the traffic controllers union over unpaid salaries and allowances. The respite may however be temporary if the union goes ahead with its planned total shutdown scheduled to begin...

Private Jet Owners Get 90 Days Ultimatum

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authorities, NCAA, has given a ninety-day ultimatum to private jets owners to come up with their updated operational preference or be sanctioned. The ultimatum was handed down at the end of an emergency meeting in Abuja between officials of the Ministry Of Aviation and stakeholders in the...

NCAA To Ground Private Jets

4 years ago /

The Director General Of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, Usman Muhtar says the agency is set to clamp down on all foreign registered privately owned aircrafts in the country who have failed to regularize their documentation in conformity with the current operations status. Statementsigned by the NCAA spokesman on Wednesday,...

 

Aviation Strike Averted

4 years ago /

The strike by two unions in Nigeria’s Aviation Industry, billed to begin on February 28, may have been averted, following a crucial meeting between officials of the Ministries of Labour and Aviation, The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA and the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission as well as the...

FG To Privatise Transport Sector - BPE

4 years ago /

The Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Benjamin Dikki, has said that the bureau would soon begin the privatisation process for the country's transport sector. This is contained in a statement by the bureau's Acting Head, Public Communications, Mr Alex Okoh on Sunday in Abuja. According to the statement,...

NIMASA Deploys Satellite, Patrol Vessels To Monitor Nation's Waterways - Official

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) said on Thursday it had positioned a radar and deployed patrol vessels to monitor and safeguard the country’s waterways. Capt. Warredi Enisuoh, the Director, Shipping Development of NIMASA, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the moves were aimed at...

Mararaba-Nyanya Residents Urge FRSC To Stop Movement Of Articulated Vehicles During Rush Hours

4 years ago /

Residents of Nyanya-Mararaba have urged the Federal Road Service Corps (FRSC) to stop the movement of articulated vehicles in and out of Abuja during the rush hours. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, Mr Tony Nwachukwu, a driver, said that the movement of articulated vehicles...

 

Supreme Court Orders Resumed Trial Of Ex-Aviation Minister Aborishade

4 years ago /

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that ex-Aviation Minister, Prof. Babalola Aborishade, charged with corrupt enrichment by the Federal Government, should return to the lower court to face trial.The court’s decision followed an appeal by Federal Government against the ruling of the Court of Appeal, which upheld the trial court’s...

 

VIO Arrests 71,000 Motorists In Kaduna

4 years ago /

A total of 71, 000 motorists were arrested for various traffic violations in Kaduna State in 2014, an official of the State’s Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) has said. Mr Buhari Aliyu, Assistant Director, Planning and Research, VIO, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kaduna that 25, 000...

NCCA Suspends Airline Operator, Discovery Air

4 years ago /

Following what it called breach of regulatory prescriptions, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has suspended the operations of Discovery Air lines. Sam Adurogboye, the General Manager on Public Relations of NCAA,  said Discovery Air will not operate flights until it fulfills regulatory conditions. He said, “This suspension would be in force pending...

AirAsia QZ8501: Tail Of Crashed Plane Found

4 years ago /

The tail of crashed AirAsia flight QZ8501 has been found in the Java Sea, Indonesian searchers say. The tail houses the "black boxes" - the voice and flight data recorders - which could give investigators clues as to the cause of the crash. It was found in a secondary search area, lending...

Yuletide: FRSC Jails 5, Arraigns 2,000 Traffic Offenders, Says Corps Marshal

4 years ago /

Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Tuesday that the commission's mobile court had jailed five motorists for violating traffic rules during the Christmas celebration.  Oyeyemi made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday during an interview in Onitsha, Anambra. He...

Nigerians Rate New APS Portal High

4 years ago /

About 65 per cent of Nigerians have indicated that the new Aviation Passengers Service (APS) portal and the Aviation Helpline launched by the Ministry of Aviation recently will further improve aviation services in Nigeria after an online poll conducted by the ministry on the new APS also indicated another 48...