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Stakeholders fault Federal Government’s plan for repairs of Enugu airport

Stakeholders fault Federal Government’s plan for repairs of Enugu airport

The planned closure of Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu State, by the Federal Government to give way for contractors to fix the runway, is not going down well with stakeholders from the South East. For some time now, the runway ...

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NURTW endorses return of tollgates to boost motorists’ security

NURTW endorses return of tollgates to boost motorists’ security

The National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), has said it will not oppose the return of tollgates if it will bolster security and adequate maintenance of roads. Speaking on the sidelines of the just-concluded, International Labour Conference in Geneva, ...

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Forex Restriction: ANLCA Warns FG To Thread Cautiously

Forex Restriction: ANLCA Warns FG To Thread Cautiously

*NECA, LCCI, Fault Buhari’s Directive On Food Import   By Kenneth Jukpor Following President Mohammadu Buhari’s directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to withdraw foreign exchange for importation of food, the Association of Nigeria Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) ...

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How  Inflation Cripples FG Fiscal Interventions In MSMEs – DBN

How  Inflation Cripples FG Fiscal Interventions In MSMEs - DBN

·  Why Nigerian career women suffer depression By Kenneth Jukpor Despite several efforts by the Federal Government to guarantee Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) access to loans, fiscal experts have posited that the growing inflation rate in Nigeria is ...

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Reps flay NCS over failure to revive Warri, Port Harcourt, Onitsha ports

Reps flay NCS over failure to revive Warri, Port Harcourt, Onitsha ports

The House of Representatives yesterday decried the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) over its failure to support efforts at reviving the Warri, Port Harcourt, Calabar, Onne and Onitsha inland ports. The NCS drew the fury of the lawmakers for failing to ...

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3rd WILCEP Africa: Nigerian Women Urged To Become Entrepreneurs

3rd WILCEP Africa: Nigerian Women Urged To Become Entrepreneurs

As part of  the efforts to correct the unemployment and underemployment rate currently at 43.3% in Nigeria, young women in the country have been advised to hone entrepreneurial skills to contribute to poverty alleviation in the nation. This appeal to ...

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Is Nigeria subsidising fuel consumption in West Africa?

Is Nigeria subsidising fuel consumption in West Africa?

Boasting a population of 25 million, the markets of Cameroon are full to bursting. Along with dirt roads vermillion, turquoise and saffron handwoven mats are spread out as far as the eye can see, every empty space between them dotted with ...

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African air traffic soars by 11.7% amid global demand surge

African air traffic soars by 11.7% amid global demand surge

Air traffic demand in Nigeria and other African countries improved by 11.7 per cent in June as part of the global upsurge of 5.0 per cent compared to June 2018.The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) global passenger traffic results for ...

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FG bans forex for food importation

FG bans forex for food importation

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop providing foreign exchange for importation of food into the country. Buhari made the disclosure on Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, when he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) governors ...

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NAF, Mudaime, NIW push for indigenous participation to save $50b imports

NAF, Mudaime, NIW push for indigenous participation to save $50b imports

Local content efforts championed by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and an indigenous oil servicing firm, Mudiame International Limited as well as the Nigerian Institute Welding (NIW) could conserve as much as $50 billion in the country, drastically reduce influx ...

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‘Nigerian market kept Kenya Airways through hard times’

‘Nigerian market kept Kenya Airways through hard times’

The survival of Kenyan national carrier, Kenya Airways, from recent economic hard times has been linked to supports enjoyed from the Nigerian market. The Country Manager of the East African carrier, Hafeez Balogun, said this in appreciation of the Nigerian ...

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Flight delays, cancellations cripple local travels amid traffic surge

Flight delays, cancellations cripple local travels amid traffic surge

• Frustration as Nigerian embassy slows down Sallah travel • Hajj pilgrims to start returning August 17, says presidency Flight delays and cancellations in local air transport have worsened, much to the discomfort of passengers travelling for either summer or ...

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CABOTAGE: NIMASA Placed 7000 Nigerians Onboard Vessels In Six Years

Experts harp on security to promote marine economy

Contrary to reports that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been negligent with regards placing Nigerian seafarers onboard vessels, the agency has placed over 7,000 Nigerian seafarers onboard ocean-going vessels in six years.   The Director General ...

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Port Concession Review: NPA To Create Monitoring Team To Regulate Self

Port Concession Review: NPA To Create Monitoring Team To Regulate Self

·  How technical regulatory issues lead to fiscal losses ·  SOLAS related deficiencies ranked highest in 2018 – Abuja  MOU By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to ensure that both parties in the ongoing port concession agreement review meet their obligations, ...

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NAMA To Reduce Pilots, Controllers’ Hitches

NAMA To Reduce Pilots, Controllers’ Hitches

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has said the sectorisation of the Lagos Sub-Flight Information Region (Sub-FIR) into two will reduce radio airspace communication challenges faced by pilots and air traffic controllers over congestion. Its Managing Director, Captain Fola Akinkuotu, ...

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Policy Makers Harp On The Need To License ATSEP

Policy Makers Harp On The Need To License ATSEP

The need for urgent license Air Traffic Safety Electronics Personnel (ATSEP) to further enhance safety in the country and the region has become topmost on the agenda of the Ministry of Aviation. Permanent Secretary, ministry of transportation Sabiu Zakari made ...

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IMO Council Elections: Improved Ship Registry To Boost Nigeria’s Chances

Maximizing Potentials For Nigeria’s IMO Council Bid

NIMASA receives report from Ilori-led committee on ship registry By Kenneth Jukpor As the December 2019 elections into the Governing Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) draws near, experts have tipped an improved ship registry as a factor that ...

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Women Inclusion: APM Terminals Apapa Employs Six Female Crane Operators

APM Terminals Fingered In Scandalous Tramadol Seizure

Jacob disclosed this when the executive members of the Women in Maritime Africa (WIMAfrica) Nigeria branch, visited him in Lagos on Thursday. The team also visited ENL Consortium and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), both in Apapa, ...

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African cargo traffic surges by 3.8% amid global slump

African air traffic soars by 11.7% amid global demand surge

African carriers have recorded a 3.8 per cent surge in freight demands amid a 4.8 per cent slump in global demand. The African region was the only one to report growth in June 2019 according to the International Air Transport ...

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UK plans new free ports after Brexit

UK plans new free ports after Brexit

The United Kingdom (UK) is planning to establish up to 10 “free ports” that will drive growth after the UK leaves the European Union (EU) on October 31. The free ports are envisioned as hubs for business and enterprise for ...

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