Twists and Turns As Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Resumes

The Abuja-Kaduna train service was recently reopened after it was suspended for over four months as a measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). In this piece, ISAIAH BENJAMIN (Kaduna) and EJIKE EJIKE (Abuja) report that hike in fare, among other factors, has led to low patronage of the train service. Prior to the outbreak […]

NIMASA to Safeguard Dockworkers' Welfare, Rights

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has declared a renewed commitment towards furthering the interest of stevedores as captured in the 2014 Stevedoring Regulation. Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, disclosed this in Lagos during a courtesy visit by the leadership of the National Association of Stevedoring Companies (NASC). Jamoh pledged to work […]

Ebonyi International Airport to Be Completed in 2022 - Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday stated that the ongoing International Airport at Onueke will commence operation by 2022. The Governor disclosed this while inspecting the projects within and outside the metropolis. "This is 2020, we are looking at 2022 unfailingly to complete this Airport Project. But most of the important projects we are […]

Strike - Minister Intervenes in Bristow, Pilots Face-Off

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has intervened in the industrial action by the National Association of Air Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) which paralysed activities at Bristow Helicopters. Abednego Galadinma, NAAPE president, confirmed the development in a message issued in Lagos on Thursday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilots body had […]

Over 700 Contractors Bid for Rail Projects

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) yesterday opened bids for the prequalification of contractors for the 2020 capital projects. Daily Trust reports that over 700 bidders are jostling for the 2020 capital projects of the corporation. Managing Director of NRC, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, who spoke at the event held at the NRC headquarters in Lagos assured […]

Shippers' Council Halts Cargo Transfer Charges

Nigerian Shippers' Council, NSC, has directed the immediate stoppage of arbitrary charges imposed on transportation of cargo to off-dock terminals, describing the act as unethical and unacceptable. The ports economic regulator also directed that "all transfer charges collected from consignees of cargoes transferred from seaport terminals to off-dock terminals, from June 1, 2020 to date, […]

Akpabio Moves to Get Another N20bn for East-West Road

Despite the controversy surrounding alleged fleecing of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) by the Interim Management Committee (IMC) under his direct watch and supervision, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, is said to be making final plans to get N20 billion " working capital" for the East-West Road whose completion date […]

Mapping a Blueprint for Tourism in South-East, South-South

The gains of the Tourism industry cannot be underrated given the benefits it brings for any nation. Due to its role as a commercial activity that creates demand and growth for many more industries, tourism not only contributes towards more economic activities but also generates more employment, revenues and play a significant role in development. […]

Air Peace Sacks 69 Pilots, Cuts Salaries By 40 Percent

Nigeria's leading commercial airline, Air Peace, has sacked 69 pilots across its fleet types as the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a huge toll on its operations. The airline said it had to take the "painful but rightful" decision in the face of the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on its […]

NCAA Upbeat About Passenger Traffic Amid Concerns Over Sharp Drop

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has expressed optimism about an improvement in the current poor passenger traffic being experienced by airlines by the time businesses reopen fully and more people travel by air. Meanwhile, passengers scheduled to fly with Bristow Helicopters yesterday were stranded as a result of the indefinite strike embarked by the […]

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