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Adopting ‘Smart’ Airport Concept In Nigeria

Experts seek review, sustainability measures as airports reopen Friday

The smart airport concept has become a buzz word in the aviation industry. The concept includes comfort, advanced security for passengers, enhanced overall airport experience and optimization of the operational efficiency of airports.  It involves creating passenger-oriented, technology-driven airport experience ...

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Buhari’s CVFF Approval: Uncertainty Clouds Disbursement Guidelines

Buhari’s CVFF Approval: Uncertainty Clouds Disbursement Guidelines

By Kenneth Jukpor The problems associated with the non-disbursement of Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF) in Nigeria seems to have found a matching solution, as the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi revealed last week that President Mohammadu Buhari had ...

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AfCFTA: Nigeria Can Become Supplier Of Transport Professionals – Dakuku

AfCFTA: Nigeria Can Become Supplier Of Transport Professionals - Dakuku

By Kenneth Jukpor  Dr. Dakuku Peterside is the Director General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). He was a guest at the National Transport Summit organized by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) in Abuja, last week and ...

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CILT, FAAN Reiterate Commitment To Human Capacity Development

Uncertainty Over Missing N65 Billion FAAN's Fund

By Okuneye Moyosola The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria and the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) have expressed willingness to develop human capacity in the nation’s transport sector, with special emphasis on the aviation sector. The ...

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Arik Air Resumes Flights To Asaba, Increases Owerri Frequency

Coronavirus: Arik suspends flights to Ghana, Liberia, Senegal

ARIK AIR has announced that it would be resuming flight services to Asaba Airport in Delta state starting from Wednesday, December 18, 2019, The airline will be operating daily flights from Lagos to Asaba. This is just as the airline ...

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NCAT To Acquire 6 Diamond Training Aircrafts In February 2020

NCAT To Acquire 6 Diamond Training Aircrafts In February 2020

Nigerian  College of Aviation Technology (NCAT) Zaria is set to take delivery of six (6) Diamond (DA-40) training aircraft to boost its training fleet  in mid-February 2020. This is just as the college has said it currently has 10 serviceable aircraft in ...

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Ballast Water: NPA To Begin Inspection Of Vessels For Compliance

Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) would begin the interception of vessels to inspect their compliance with the ballast water conventions in a fortnight. The Ballast Water Convention is an instrument of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) designed to check the intake ...

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STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ROAD DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

  By Prof. Bamidele Badejo   INTRODUCTION  The overall importance and relevance of Transportation in the national economy of any nation be it developed or developing one is quite essential. Hence, efforts are constantly put in place by all stakeholders ...

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President Buhari Approves Disbursement Of CVFF

President Buhari Approves Disbursement Of CVFF

By Kenneth Jukpor  Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari has given approval for the disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF), according to the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi.   Amaechi revealed this yesterday while speaking at the Nigerian Shippers’ ...

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CRFFN Defiant, Reiterates Expulsion Penalty In Council’s Act

CRFFN Needs Stakeholders' Advice, Not Baseless Criticisms -Tsanni

By Kenneth Jukpor   The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has admonished freight forwarding associations dissatisfied with it to adopt legal statutory provisions for dispute resolution or face expulsion.   The Chairman, CRFFN Governing Council, ...

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National Assembly transmits 2020 budget to Buhari

National Assembly transmits 2020 budget to Buhari

  The National Assembly has transmitted the 2020 Appropriation Bill to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) for assent. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives), Mr Umar el-Yakub, confirmed this to ...

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Electricity workers vow to resume strike if government disregards demands

Electricity workers vow to resume strike if government disregards demands

• Gbajabiamila lauds halt, promises amendment of Labour Act •Lawmakers summon BPP, NSIA over Abuja-Kano highway project Following the one-day warning strike that threw the entire nation into total blackout on Wednesday, the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) yesterday ...

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Government alleges plot to portray Nigerian waters as unsafe

Government alleges plot to portray Nigerian waters as unsafe

•Nigeria emerges second highest shipping tonnage in Africa The Federal Government has raised an alarm over alleged plot from some quarters to portray Nigerian waters as unsafe for ships to operate, assuring that the nation’s maritime territory is adequately safe ...

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GSMA warns against imposing tax on communication services in Nigeria

GSMA warns against imposing tax on communication services in Nigeria

.Warns tax will slow broadband adoption as ecosystem adds $21b to economy The Global System for Mobile telecommunications Services (GSMA) has expressed serious concern over the proposed nine per cent Communication Service Tax (CST) in Nigeria, currently under consideration by ...

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Nigerian, other African airlines may lose another $200m in 2020

Nigerian, other African airlines may lose another $200m in 2020

•Global industry targets $29.3 billion net profit The International Air Transport Association (IATA) yesterday released its forecast for the year 2020, with Nigerian airlines and their African counterparts again projected to lose $200 million. The gloomy outlook, for the second ...

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Electricity consumers lodge 297,897 complaints in six months

Electricity consumers lodge 297,897 complaints in six months

The number of complaints received by electricity distribution companies in the country from consumers rose to 297,897 in the first half of this year, compared to the 262,098 complaints lodged in H1 2018, data obtained from the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory ...

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FEC Approves Import Duty Exemption Certificates, Vehicle Numbers Automatiom

FG, states, LGs record N413.3bn allocation shortfall

Approval for the procurement of an electronic gateway platform for the processing of import duty exemption certificates as well as vehicle identification and registration numbers, under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, have been ...

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Scrap taxes on solar equipment, LCCI tells FG

LCCI, NECA, PENGASSAN demand stimulus packages, PIB passage

The Director-General, Lagos Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Muda Yusuf, has said that the import duty and taxes on solar equipment including batteries and inverters should be scrapped so as to improve access to renewable energy solutions. The call followed ...

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Early Mentoring Key To Balancing Gender Gap- NPA MD

By Okuneye Moyosola The Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman has emphasized the need for early mentorship in balancing the gender Gap in the maritime sector. She said this at the 2019 Annual Business Luncheon, Magazine ...

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FG defends $22.7bn loan, admits debt service budget high

FG adjusts 2020 budget to N10.52tn, adopts $25 oil benchmark

The Federal Government has said Nigeria cannot service its debts with the current revenue generation capacity. The government insisted that debt to Gross Domestic Products ratio is still within the threshold but admitted that the debt to revenue ratio is ...

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