AIB resuscitates Investigation equipment

The unserviceable flight Data equipment at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is on the verge of resuscitation, a move that is expected to boost the investigations capabilities of the Bureau. The $5.8 million unserviceable Flight Safety Laboratory equipment is designed with capacity to download information from Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR). In a statement issued by the Bureau spokesman, Mr. Tunji Oketunbi after a week of training facilitated by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Singaporean Government,the Commissioner, AIB, Engr. Akin Olateru said that the…

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LASG Plans to Connect Ikorodu to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Lagos State Government says it has started the “long awaited road project,” which will connect the Agric area of Ikorodu to the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway through the Arepo area of Ogun State. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, at a stakeholders’ meeting on Tuesday on the road in the Agric area of Ikorodu, requested support and cooperation of community leaders. The governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Rotimi Ogunleye, said the government had also approved the reconstruction of Igbe/Igbogbo/Bola Tinubu network of roads. He said, “The Agric-Isawo-Konu-Arepo…

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BRT Standstill

By Oji Odu Monday, July 10, 2017, Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) scheme drivers decided to embark on a partial strike. Passengers who patronised the laudable transport outfit of the Lagos state government were stranded from the early hours of the day, as the drivers refused to work. At all their bus stops from the Ikorodu terminal to Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), passenger were seem stranded and waiting for the buses to convey them to their destinations from 5.30am to no avail, as the angry drivers loitered around the Ikorodu terminal.…

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AIG Imue Warns Port Criminals

By Bayo Bernard The first task of the newly appointed Assistant Inspector General, AIG of Police, Maritime Police Command, Pius Immue is to clean the Augean stables of the ports where miscreants and criminals operates without encumbrances. In spite of claims by various security agencies working in the Lagos ports for instance, men of the underworld still continue with their criminal activities unhindered. Major crimes existing in the ports include, forgery, burglary, document falsification and cargo stealing. Whereas these crimes are committed sometimes, in the full glare of security agencies…

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NIMASA: Firms Reject NSDP Graduates

By Bayo Bernard   Over one thousand graduates under the Nigerian Seafarer’s Development Programme, NSDP bankrolled by apex maritime body, the Nigeria Maritime Administrative and Safety Agency, NIMASA have failed to secure payable jobs since they finished the course. Most of them are now languishing in Lagos and other cities across world hoping to find a job somehow after years of rigorous training abroad. The NSDP was an interventionist project started by the agency in 2008. Eight years after, the programme has produced over one thousand graduates trained in different…

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Maintenance of River Niger Dredging Flagged Off

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi flagged off the of the maintenance dredging of the River Niger from Ajaokuta to Onitsha and congratulated the management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) for looking inwards. He promised to ensure the NIWA was fully empowered to continue to carry the regular maintenance dredging with bigger and more standard dredger to make “This is the best form of administration you can get being ingenious because we don’t have money to pay any contractor. I asked if they have the capacity to do…

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Tinubu@65: Ambode Names Newly Commissioned Road After Tinubu

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu yesterday, poured accolades on the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, over his sterling performance in the last 22 months, saying that the Governor has made him proud. Speaking while commissioning network of roads, link bridge and health centre in Alimosho area of the State as part of activities to mark his 65th birthday, Tinubu said the achievements of Ambode in office was a reflection of a Governor who is not only a thinker but a doer, and…

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Kaduna Airport: Kidnappers prowl along roads, Airport still a huge construction site

Three weeks into the six weeks deadline to finish the Abuja runway, Kaduna is still suffering from teething problems. Three weeks into the use of Kaduna Airport as alternative to Abuja, construction works are still going on at the Airport. The Airport is far from ready to go. There appears to be confusion at the check-in areas as regards local and international passengers. But of far more concern were reports that the Kaduna-Abuja road has suddenly become a veritable zone for armed robbers and kidnappers.”Kaduna – Abuja road…..the latest ATM…

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