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Maritime Workers Union Of Nigeria Suspends Strike

3 years ago /

The one-day strike embarked upon by the maritime workers union of Nigeria has been suspended President of the union Emmanuel Nyed said workers have been asked to return to work given the strategic position of the ports. The maritime workers president however warned that failure to implement the agreement reached will lead...

NAMA To Train 10 Air Traffic Controllers Before End Of 2014

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), on Monday said that 10 of its Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) would commence training on Performance Based Navigation System, before the end of the year. The agency's General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Supo Atobatele, told the reporters in Lagos that the other 30 ATCs would...

Arik Air To Schedule More Flights To Key Destinations Ahead Of Festive Season

3 years ago /

Arik Air on Thursday announced its plan to provide additional flights to key domestic destinations for intending passengers during the festive period between Dec. 19 and Dec. 24. Managing Director of the airline, Mr Chris Ndulue, made the announcement in a statement signed by the airline's Head, Public Affairs in Lagos. In...

 

Over 100 Nigerians Deported From 4 Scandinavian Countries

3 years ago /

No fewer than 100 Nigerians were deported yesterday from four Scandinavian countries for immigration and related offences. The deportees were sent from Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.  The deported asylum seekers were brought into the country through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos at about 7am with a cargo plane.   The deportees included women,...

APC Presidential Primaries: Lagos Roads Blocked For Elections

3 years ago /

The presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be holding today at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos.  Most Lagos roads are expected to be jammed hence the state's ministry of transport has issued traffic instructions to make life bearable in the mega city. The Lagos State...

PTML Customs Generates N7.9bn In November

3 years ago /

The Ports and Terminal Multi-services Ltd Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at Tin-Can Island, Lagos, said it generated a revenue of N7.9 billion in November. The Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Steve Okonmah, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...

Harmattan: NCAA Issues Alert to Pilots, Warns On Flight Delays And Imminent Cancellation

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued a weather alert to all pilots indicating hazards associated with harmattan dust haze in flight operations at this period of the year. The NCAA also alerted the public of imminent flight delays or outright cancellations between now and March next year, in view...

FRSC To Deploy More Logistics For Road Safety During Yuletide

3 years ago /

Corps Commander Stella Uchegbu, Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC), said the agency would deploy more logistic support to ensure safety on the nation’s roads during the yuletide. Uchegbu said this on Friday during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. She said the logistic support...

Port Harcourt Refinery, FRSC Task Tanker Drivers On Safety

3 years ago /

The Manager, Production, Port Harcourt Refinery, Eleme, Mr Abel Imonighawhare, on Friday urged petroleum tanker drivers to see life as an irreplaceable jewel and be cautious while driving. Imonighawhare, who represented the Refinery's Managing Director, Mr B.A. Enjugu, made the remark during the 2014 Ember Months Road Users Enlightenment Campaign at...

Minister Of Aviation Reels Out Plans For The Aviation Sector

3 years ago /

The Minister of Aviation, Mr, Osita Chidoka yesterday in Lagos reeled out plans being adopted by his ministry to reform and re-position the aviation sector after a meeting with aviation industry stakeholders and investors at the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) complex. At the top list were plans to get at...

We’re Ready For December Traffic –FRSC Boss

3 years ago /

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, on Monday expressed the corps’ readiness to ensure that roads were safe for use before, during and after the forthcoming Yuletide season. Oyeyemi, who said during a courtesy visit to the corporate headquarters of PUNCH Nigeria Limited, added that...

RTEAN To Partner Foreign Investors Vehicle Assembly Centre

3 years ago /

The Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) said on Wednesday that it would partner with foreign investors in building a driving academy and vehicle assembly centre. The National President of RTEAN, Chief Musa Shehu, said this in Abuja while addressing newsmen on the association’s upcoming National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. “We...

Arik Airline Increases Flight Frequency On Domestic Routes

3 years ago /

The Managing Director, Arik Airline, Mr Chris Ndulue, on Wednesday said the airline had increased its flight frequency on the Enugu, Benin, Calabar and Ibadan routes to cope with demand of passengers. Ndulue spoke in an interview with aviation correspondents in Lagos. He said that the increase was also to give air...

 

Council Seeks Master Plan For Apapa Port To Ease Traffic Gridlock

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Ports Consultative Council (NPCC) on Tuesday advocated  the use of a master plan with reservation of areas  for the expansion of the Apapa Port to ease the current traffic. The Chairman, Chief Kunle Folarin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that lack of master plan and...

Asaba Airport Is A Dream Come True - Ogbulafor

3 years ago /

Prince Vincent Ogbulafor, a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday described the Asaba International Airport as a dream come true for Delta and the nation at large. Ogbulafor was in Asaba for the governorship declaration of Rep Ndudi Elumelu in 2015 election in Delta.  "I am very pleased...

Motorcyclists Constitute Security Risk – FCT Minister

3 years ago /

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Bala Muhammed, on Wednesday raised alarm over the increasing illegal activities of commercial motorcyclists in the FCT. Muhammed, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Goodluck Jonathan, said that...

Ember Months: FRSC Adopts Strategy To Reduce Road Crashes

4 years ago /

The Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, said the commission had concluded plans for a robust strategy to reduce road crashes this yuletide period. Boboye said this on Monday in Abuja at a retreat for senior officers of the corps aimed at reducing road crashes...

Transport Mogul Urges FG To Check Multiple Taxation

4 years ago /

The Chairman of Chisco Transport Ltd., Chief Chidi Anyanegbu, on Monday told the Federal Government to reduce the multiple taxation imposed on transport operators in the country. Anyanegbu, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that multiple-taxation was hitting transporters hard...

 

NAGAFF Embarks On Fact-Finding Mission To Tin-Can Port, PTML Chapters

4 years ago /

The National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) has inaugurated a five-man Fact-Finding Committee to look into activities of two of its chapters. A statement issued on Friday in Lagos by the Secretary of the association, Mr Dapo Olayoku, identified the two chapters as the Tin-Can Island Port and Ports...

NIMASA Remits N9.7b Into Federation Account Says DG

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)  said it had remitted N9.7b into the Federation Account from its operating surplus so far in 2014. Mr Ziakede Akpobolokemi, the Director General of NIMASA, made the disclosure in a statement in Lagos on Friday. He said that the agency was up-to-date in making...