Hajj - 2,842 Kaduna Pilgrims Return Home - Board

The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that 2,842 pilgrims from Kaduna have returned home after performing the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia. The Public Relations Officer of the board, Yunusa Abdullahi, said in a press release made available to newsmen in Kaduna yesterday that the pilgrims returned by Med-View and Max Air […]

Air Peace Clinches Global Recognition

One of Nigeria's prominent operating airlines, Air Peace, has been added as a member International Air Transport Association, IATA. This was revealed in a press statement signed by the airline's communication manager, Chris Iwarah, on Sunday where he said that the airline achieved the feat only in a few months after securing its IATA Operational […]

NPA Harps On Multimodal Cargo Haulage to Ease Traffic Congestion

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has disclosed that it is currently in talks with the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), to encourage movement of cargo by rail to and from Apapa Ports to increase the frequency of evacuation of cargoes. The Assistant General Manager, Corporate and Communication, NPA, Ibrahim Nasiru, who disclosed this in a statement […]

Does Africa Only Have 3 Facilities to Repair Aircraft?

To attract investors, Nigeria's Kaduna state wants to repair aircraft. But would its planned facility be only the fourth on the continent, as the state's governor's account tweeted? Researched by David Ajikobi Located in Nigeria's northern heartland, the state of Kaduna aims to boost its economy by attracting more investors. One way it wants to […]

NRC to Deploy Two New Locomotives for Abuja-Kaduna Train Service

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has disclosed that barring any technical hitches, it will next month deploy the two new speed locomotives it acquired for the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge train service It noted that once it deploys the new locomotives, timing of its services would be strict, adding that it will obey its schedules strictly […]

56 Feared Dead in Niger Boat Disaster

Minna — Fifty-six people are feared to have drowned in a boat mishap on River Kaduna between Galadiman-Kogo and Kwata-Zuma in Shiroro local government area of Niger State. The incident happened when a big boat which was carrying 60 people capsized as a result of heavy rain storm between 10 and 11 on Saturday morning. […]

Arik Files N20 Billion Suit Against Nigerian Govt, Ethiopian Airlines

Arik Air Limited has filed a N20 billion suit against the federal government and Ethiopian Airlines over recent claims in the media that they were negotiating the takeover of the airline. The suit was instituted by the airline at the Federal High Court, Lagos against Ethiopian Airlines, the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Attorney […]

Flood Disasters Loom in Bayelsa, Anambra, Abia, Delta States

Flood Disasters Loom in Bayelsa, Anambra, Abia, Delta States

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has raised the alarm over impending flood in Anambra, Abia, Delta and Bayelsa states. The warning came barely 24 hours after the Niger Basin Authority (NBA) released an alert on River Niger to the effect that further rise in water level in Niger Republic would spread to Benin Republic, […]

Lai Mohammed Emerges Vice President of World Tourism Body

The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) on Wednesday elected Nigeria as Vice President, Africa at its ongoing 22nd General Assembly in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of Southwest China. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who led Nigeria's delegation to the General Assembly assumed the seat on […]

NRC to Deploy Fast-Speed Trains On Abuja-Kaduna Line

The Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) said two new speed locomotives will be deployed on the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge by next month. NRC Liaison Officer, Pascal Nnorli, disclosed to journalists in Abuja that locomotive, which arrived Abuja last month are built to travel up to 150km per hour. With the new locomotives, mass transportation of goods […]

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