African Mystery: Iroko tree bursts into flame

The Lagos State Government has reported that a strange Iroko tree located at Topo Motor Park in Badagry area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria caught fire on Sunday and raged for almost a day. Director, Lagos State Fire Service, Rasak Fadipe told PM News that the Iroko tree caught fire on its own without anybody setting […]

Controversy over Cannibalisation of Arik Aircraft

Recently, reports indicated that Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria allowed the replacement of Aero aircraft’s faulty engine with engine taken from Arik airplane. Chinedu Eze examines the issues in relation to international practice Last week there was an allegation that the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria had allowed the canalisation of one of the aircraft […]

Lagos arrests, jails motorists for buying in traffic

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency (LASECORPS) have arrested six motorists at the Ikeja Along end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for allegedly buying goods in the traffic. The offenders’ vehicles, a Honda Accent, Hiace, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Sienna, taxi cab and commercial bus, were also impounded by the agency. It was learnt that […]

FRSC recalls sector commander, officers who cut female officials’ hair

The Federal Road Safety Commission’s Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the recall of the Rivers State Sector Commander and other officers concerned in the raving issue of cutting of some female officers’  hair. The female officers were allegedly carrying long hair in the Rivers State Sector Command, Portharcourt. In an interview granted early morning on […]

Nigerian Airlines suffer losses at Kaduna Airport

They anticipated a boom when Kaduna airport was hurriedly put together to allow for Abuja airport repair. But the reverse is the case WOLE SHADARE writes Cloudy sky The blue skies of Kaduna Airport should be clear for airlines, but they are not. Fuel bills may be a fraction of their problem, but there are […]

Mizaria a Lebanese Village built with wealth from Nigeria

With the revenues earned in Lagos or Abuja, Lebanese expats build ostentatious villas in the village of Miziara back home. The picturesque, two-hour drive from Beirut to Miziara follows the coast up north through windy mountain roads, and crosses a familiar landscape of orange-tree orchards and olive-tree fields. Similarly, the  main square with its stone […]

A visit to Makoko in Lagos the Venice of Africa

The choppy boat ride only lasted about 20 minutes to Makoko, but in that time, I considered whether I would need to paddle to shore. We were approaching a new locale. Houses ahead…on water. A shout of “Yevo” was quickly taken up and chorused repeatedly at high volume like a rallying cry. Eyes everywhere were […]

Airport Closure - Abuja-Kaduna Rail Records 18,794 Passengers

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that about 18,794 passengers used the rail service in its Abuja - Kaduna route in the last three weeks. NRC attributed the growth of the passengers to the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for repair works. Mr Victor Aduma, the rail service operations manager, made this […]

Govt to Replicate Kaduna Airport Facilities in 11 Others

The Federal Government has said it will replicate facilities at Kaduna International Airport in 11 other airports across the country. Managing Director of Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Engr. Saleh Dunoma, announced this yesterday during the inspection tour of Kaduna International Airport by the House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, led by its Chairman, […]

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