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New Niger Bridge triggers hope and resentment

The old Niger Bridge

Sometimes a bridge is more than just a bridge. After years of delays and empty promises, Nigeria has finally begun work on a new bridge across the vast River Niger, connecting states in the southeast to major commercial hubs in the southwest. Many of the Igbo ethnic group that dominates in the southeast have applauded […]

Lagos budgets N1bn for new buses

BRT buses: Lagos plans to buy new buses with N1bn

LANRE BABALOLA Lagos commuters will have cause to smile this year if the Lagos State Government fully utilised the N1 billion it has set aside to buy new buses for the LAGBUS scheme in the N489.6 bn budget signed into law Monday by Governor Babatunde Fashola. Commuters of the laudable transport scheme have often complained […]

Nigeria considers road emergency in south east region

Mike Onolememen

The Federal Government will evolve and implement an emergency plan to fix federal roads in dire state in the south east and other parts of the country. The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, disclosed this while answering questions at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja on Wednesday. Onolememen, who acknowledged that […]

Passengers Stranded As Fares Double

Barely a few days to Christmas celebration, some passengers travelling out of Lagos State, western Nigerian, are stranded because of the hike in transport fares.  It was learnt that the transport fares in most of the motor parks across the state have gone up to more than 100 percent because of mass transit of passengers […]

Port workers threaten to embark on strike

Tin Can Port: workers to down tools

The Senior Staff Association of Communications, Transport and Corporation (SSACTAC) of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Wednesday threatened the management with strike over unpaid salaries. Mr Omeiza Umar, President of NPA Chapter of SSACTAC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the workers were being owed 11 months salaries. He said […]

Nigeria approves $1.3 billion Deep Sea Port project

a futuristic view of the Lekki Port

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja Nigeria’s federal government on Wednesday formally approved the construction of a Deep Sea port in Lekki, Lagos Stae at the cost of N216 billion ($1.354 billion) Idris Umar, the Minister of Transport told State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of Federal Executive Council that the Lekki Deep Sea port, […]

Imports: Nigeria dumps Cotechna, SGS, Global Scan

Abdullahi-inde-dikko: head of Customs Service

Nigeria Customs Service has taken full control of the processing of all import transactions to Nigeria, following the approval of President Goodluck Jonathan. According to a statement by Paul C Nwabuikwu,special adviser to the Minister of Finance, the NCS has taken over the responsibility from Cotechna, SGS and Global Scan, whose contracts have expired. “Accordingly, […]

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