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The Lekki Deep Sea Port, Nigeria’s deepest sea port situated within the Lekki Free Zone in Lagos and currently the largest in Africa, was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. The President who arrived at the venue in a helicopter alongside the Governor of the State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu cut the ceremonial tape at the Port at 4:42 pm The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko said the agency...

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The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says pilots and airline operators must exercise caution over hazardous weather in the dry season. The advisory was contained in a circular initiated by the directorate of aerodrome and airspace standards (DAAS), signed by Musa Nuhu, NCAA director-general, and dated December 19, 2022. In the circular, Nuhu explained that the advisory circular was a sequel to the seasonal climate prediction (SCP) issued by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) which...

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The failure to secure loans in the international debt market to finance the reconstruction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri Rail Line. The Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, disclosed this in Abuja  on Wednesday. This dashes the expectation that a key national infrastructure will be ready in time before the end of the Buhari administration. President Muhammadu Buhari had last March performed the groundbreaking ceremony to commence the reconstruction of the rail line, which was originally built...

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The federal government says the construction of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern rail line by the current administration is no longer feasible. Mu’azu Sambo, minister of transportation, said this on Wednesday. According to him, the delay is due to the federal government’s inability to secure foreign loans that will make 85 percent of the funds needed to execute for the project. Sambo disclosed this while fielding questions on what is hindering the administration from delivering the...

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The Federal government has again postponed the resumption of skeletal train services at the Abuja-Kaduna railway. On Friday, the minister announced that the Abuja-Kaduna train service would resume on Monday, November 28, 2022, with skeletal train schedules. However, the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo on Sunday while addressing Journalists after test-running the train from the Idu Railway Station in Abuja to the Rigasa train station in Kaduna, disclosed that the train services would resume...

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said it has reduced the number of trips on the Lagos-Ibadan train service due to the hike in the price of automotive gas oil, better known as diesel. Fidet Okhiria, NRC’s managing director, said the corporation has cut down the number of return trips on the route from six to two every day. He daid this on Tuesday while speaking with The Punch on Tuesday. “The Lagos-Ibadan train service...

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The federal executive council (FEC) has approved $2.59 billion for the development of Badagry Seaport under a Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) arrangement. The minister of transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, gave the update at the FEC meeting on Wednesday. According to him, the port would be operated for 45 years by the developers, after which Nigerians would take over. Sambo said during the PPP lifespan, the project would provide about 200,000 jobs while generating a revenue of $56 billion....

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By Anastasia Mbabie and  Handel Patrick (Staff Reporter)   Tricycle operators and commercial taxi drivers in Anambra State have rejected the newly introduced taxes by governor Chukwuma Soludo, insisting they would paralise economic activities of the state every day until the taxation was reverted. Governor Soludo, it would be recalled, approved a new rate for transport sectors in the State which indicated that henceforth, motorcycle operators (Okada riders), would pay N300 daily at N7, 500...

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LAGOS — The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has disclosed that the damaged Abuja–Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) track which was destroyed by an explosion in a terrorist attack in March has been restored. The Managing Director of the Corporation, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the development in a statement issued by the NRC Director of Operations, Mr. Niyi Alli, on Thursday in Lagos. Okhiria explained that the south end of the tracks, destroyed by the explosion, had...

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LAGOS — The National Body of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has dissolved its Lagos State council under the leadership of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo. This was disclosed in a statement by the National Administrative Council of the union. The statement which was titled ‘Dissolution of Lagos State Administrative Council’, was jointly signed by its national president, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, and general secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Ya’u. The...

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