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Chidoka Seeks EFCC's Collaboration To Check Corruption In Airports

4 years ago /

Minister of Aviation, Chief Osita Chidoka has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to collaborate with the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, in ridding the nation's airports of Low level corruption. He made the call on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Anti- Corruption Sensitization Programme organized...

You Can't Fine Motorists, Court Tells FRSC

4 years ago /

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declared void the powers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to impose fines on motorists for traffic offences. Justice John Tsoho held that the FRSC could not turn itself into a court of law by punishing those who commit traffic offences. The News Agency...

 

5 Die In Early Morning Accident In Lagos

4 years ago /

The National Emergency Agency (NEMA) has confirmed five persons dead in an accident involving four vehicles at Igando area of Lagos State in the early hours of Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident involved three trucks loaded with alcoholic drinks and a Honda salon car. The accident...

Appeal Court Upholds FRSC’s Power To Enforce New Number Plates

4 years ago /

The Court of Appeal, Lagos, has granted the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) the permission to go ahead with the new number plate. Justice Shagbaor Ikegh, gave the ruling in a judgment on Friday which was released to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.  The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the...

Aviation Minister, Chidoka Tasks NAAPE On Safety Standards

4 years ago /

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Osita Chidoka, has urged the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) not to compromise safety standards in the sub-sector. The minister said in a message to the National Executive Council meeting of NAAPE in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, on Saturday. According to a statement given to...

FG: Toll Gates To Be Introduced Again

4 years ago /

The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce toll on Nigeria’s borders with neighboring African countries. The chairman, Concessioning and Tolling Committee, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Gusau, said this at the Idiroko border on Friday when members of the committee visited for on-the-spot assessment and a meeting with stakeholders. Gusau,...

FG Set To Ban 'Okada' Nationwide

4 years ago /

The commercial use of motorcycles popularly called Okada in the Southern part of Nigeria and Achaba in the Northern part may soon be banned through out the country. The ban proposal was made by the National Council on Transport after its annual conference in Enugu State and was endorsed by the Minister...

Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For S. Korean Ferry Captain

4 years ago /

South Korean prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the captain of the capsized Sewol ferry and life in prison for three other crew members involved in the deadly disaster earlier this year. The death penalty is unusual in South Korea, which has not carried out executions in 17 years. It...

FRSC Fixes June, 2015 For Speed Limit Device

4 years ago /

The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) said it would commence the installation of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles in the country from June, 2015. The Sector Commander of the commission in Plateau, Mr Sunday Maku, made this known on Friday in Jos at the commission’s “ember months” sensitization campaign. Maku said...

Australian Woman Goes Into Labour On Malaysia Airlines Flight

4 years ago /

The baby of an Australian woman who went into labour aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight, forcing an emergency landing in Bali, did not survive, doctors say. Flight MH135 from Kuala Lumpur to Brisbane requested a priority landing in Denpasar on Friday about 2.10pm local time. An Australian woman was rushed to Kasih...

FRSC To Use Speed Limit Device From June, 2015

4 years ago /

The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC) said it would commence the installation of speed limiting device in commercial vehicles in the country from June, 2015. The Sector Commander of the commission in Plateau, Mr Sunday Maku, made this known on Friday in Jos at the commission’s “ember months” sensitization campaign. Maku said...

Fire Outbreak At Murtala Muhammed International Airport

4 years ago /

There was a fire outbreak at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos this afternoon. The fire engulfed the second floor of the airport, DailyPost reports. However, it was reportedly doused shortly after it started, preventing any serious damage to the building. Sources revealed that the fire which started at the second floor of...

Jonathan To Commission Dutse Multi-Billion International Airport Tomorrow

4 years ago /

Information from Jigawa state government has it that all is set for President Goodluck Jonathan’s state visit to Jigawa tomorrow, Tuesday 21 October. The Director of Press at the Government House, Dutse, Alhaji Umar Kyari, gave the assurance in an interview yesterday in Dutse. Kyari said that Jonathan would, during the visit,...

 

Twenty Two People Injured After Singapore Airlines Hits Sudden Turbulence At 15,000ft

4 years ago /

Eight passengers and 14 crew members were injured on board a Singapore Airlines flight to Mumbai when it hit sudden turbulence. A number of those hurt were treated at hospital after the A380 flight number SQ424 landed safely at Mumbai's Terminal 2 after the plane was shaken at 15,000 feet. The airline...

I will go on exile if I don’t build Second Niger Bridge — President Jonathan

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised to go on exile if he fails to build the Second Niger Bridge before completing his term in 2015. The Nigerian leader made the promise in his remarks at a Town Hall Meeting held yesterday in the commercial city of Onitsha as part of activities...

Reps Urge FG To Lift Sanctions On Emirates, Qatar Airlines

4 years ago /

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged the Federal Government to grant Qatar Airways landing rights to operate at the Malam Aminu Kano International and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe International airports. It also urged the government to lift the suspension on the operations of the Emirates Airline to land on the Malam...

Lagos Imposes 'Horn-Free' Day

4 years ago /

Nigeria's chaotic megacity Lagos on Wednesday sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life. The occasional honk still rang out on the crowded streets of the country's financial capital yet drivers, public transport...

 

Ebola: Dallas Passenger Is Removed From Airlines Flight At Nashville Airport After Vomiting On Board

4 years ago /

A Dallas passenger has been removed from an American Airlines flight at Nashville airport after vomiting on board. Passengers reported the person was being sick and possibly having a seizure as Flight 1676 arrived in Nashville at 11:29 p.m. Sunday. There were 140 passengers and five crew members on board - they...

Passengers, Airport Workers Stranded At Lagos Airport ...As Limousine Operators Withdraw Services

4 years ago /

Scores of passengers and airport workers, on Thursday, suffered untold hardship, as limousine and cab operators operating between the local and international wings of the Murtala Muhammed Airport withdrew their services to protest their planned removal from their present location originally allocated to them at the airport. The limousine operators, numbering...

Military Jet Loses Tyres Taking Off In Yola Airport

4 years ago /

A military jet was on Friday involved in a near crash at the Yola Airport, Adamawa State. The aircraft suddenly lost two of its rear tyres while it was trying to take off. The jet is believed to be one of those being used for aerial bombardments of insurgents in the North...


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