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By Okechukwu Anarado The Anambra International Cargo Airport, Umueri stands out as the most auspicious (cynics would prefer ambitious) singular physical infrastructure capable of significantly enhancing the face of commerce and the entire economy of Anambra State embarked on by the Governor Willie Obiano administration. It will equally propel the international trade interests of the South East to Olympian heights. Hardly can anyone credit any project of such consummate economic influence to any state government...

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Nike Lake T-Junction has been shut down in readiness for the construction of a 3.5billion naira Nike Lake/Nike Road T-Junction Flyover/underpass project as provided for in the year 2021 Appropriation law of Enugu state. The project which will be constructed by IDC Construction Limited is expected to be delivered on or before the end of 2021 as promised by the project manager, Mr. Youssef Zghaib. The Nike road T-junction is an ever busy road with...

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Motorists plying Mararraban Mubi-Bama Highway would have a sigh of relief as the North East Development Commission (NEDC) will commence the reconstruction of roads and bridges destroyed by Boko Haram Insurgents since 2015 in Adamawa. The projects include the Mararraban-Mubi-Bama Highway that covers Kudzum 26.5 klm, the Dilchim road covering 31.5 klm and 54.9 klm Wuro Ngayandi road. Similarly, the commission has distributed learning materials and Covid-19 preventive items to public and private primary schools...

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended the suspension of flights from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) from February 28 to March 10. The UAE aviation authorities made this known in the updated travel protocol posted on the website of the Emirates Airline, the flag carrier of the UAE, on Sunday afternoon. The update read, “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 10 March 2021....

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has sought improved certification for boat skippers and better regulation of the operations of non-convention vessels that operate in the inland waterways of the country. The governor made the call while receiving the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, during his visit to the governor. Sanwo-Olu said an improved utilization of Lagos waterways would go a long way in easing the traffic congestion...

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President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, defended the decision of his administration to construct a rail line to link Nigeria with the Niger Republic, despite public outcry against the announcement of the plan. Buhari said connecting Niger Republic through rail would foster trans-Sahara trade and contribute to the expected gains in the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement. The president gave the defense while presiding over the ground-breaking for the commencement of the rail line from...

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LAGOS —  The Lagos State Government (LASG) has announced the closure of the Yaba Overpass temporarily from Tuesday to Feb. 23 to commence soil testing for the Red Line rail. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, that the closure was in line with the Lagos State Multimodal Master Plan Transport System, with reference to the Red Line rail system. Oladeinde said the lane closure was necessary...

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ABUJA —  President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday performed the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kano – Dutse – Jibia (Katsina State} – Maradi 284 Km rail project connecting Kano in Nigeria to Maradi in Niger Republic, virtually. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 1.96billion dollars project was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by the president last September. The project, believed to be crucial to rail development in Nigeria and...

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LAGOS — The Lagos State Police Command has assured motorists of adequate security, along the designated diversions, as the third mainland bridge closed from 12 midnight to 7 p.m on Saturday. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, gave the assurance in a statement he issued on Friday. Adejobi said that the closure was sequel to the on-going repairs at the Oworonsoki end that would warrant movement of heavy equipment, materials and signboards on...

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DAMATURU –– The Police Command in Yobe on Thursday said 147 persons died in various road traffic accidents in the state from January 2020 to February. The Command’s Spokesman, ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, said this in a statement in Damaturu. He said, “Available statistics revealed that over 200 cases of motor traffic accidents were recorded by the state Traffic Department from 1st January 2020 to date. “41 were fatal motor accidents in which 147 persons died...

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