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Insecurity as albatross to Nigerian economy

January 13, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Insecurity has been identified as one of the major impediments militating against Nigerian economic growth. Edet Udoh reports. LCCI’s report Some of the identified areas of economic activities seriously affected by insecurity in Nigeria include: investment; food production, and transportation amongst others. These facts are contained in a report released recently by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Read More

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Yuletide: Travelers to Anambra lament increase in transport fare

January 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Travelers in Anambra state have continued to groan over astronomical increase in transportation fare within the state and interstate after the Yuletide.  Blueprint reports that cost of boarding commercial vehicles from Awka to Onistha rose from N250 to N700 from 24th December 2019 and had remained so till date. Other routes like Awka to Nnewi which equally skyrocketed from Read More

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Hajj 2019: 23, 611 pilgrims return home — NAHCON

September 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, says 23, 611 pilgrims have been transported back to Nigeria in 44 flights. According to its command and control Centre in Makkah monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, the latest returnees were 427 pilgrims from Sokoto State aboard Flynas flight XY7476. NAN reports that no fewer than 1.8 million pilgrims around the world, including Read More

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Transportation key to nation’s economic growth – Amaechi

May 25, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has re-emphasised the importance of an adequate transportation system, saying that building a better Nigerian economy basically revolves around the sector. Amaechi stated this in Abuja at the maiden edition of the Transportation and Logistics Excellence Awards (TLEA) organised by the Motor Vehicle Administration Academy. Represented by the director, Road Transport and Mass Transit Read More

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4 days to election: NAF airlifts electoral materials

February 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has commenced the airlift of electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) across the country ahead of the 2019 general elections.  The airlift exercise commenced on Monday, according to NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this via a statement. He said the airlift of both sensitive and nonsensitive materials were done Read More

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Buhari: We are proud of our achievements

October 7, 2018 Editorial III 0

Full text of the acceptance speech by President Muhammadu Buhari as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 presidential elections I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Chairman and members of the Convention Committee for planning and conducting this convention. The same appreciation goes to the chairmen of National and State Executive Committees of our Read More

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Buhari’s visit: Lagos commuters lament high transport fares

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

There was an astronomical increase in transport fares around major parts of Lagos metropolis Thursday ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state. A Premium Times reporter who moved around the metropolis yesterday morning reports that the transport fare in some cases recorded an increase of about 100 per cent. At the Alakuko-Tollgate end of the state, fare to Read More

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NPA flags off solid minerals export

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority Hadiza Bala Usman has flagged off the first export consignment of manganese, a solid mineral resource from the Ikorodu lighter Terminal even as management is keen on provisional intermodalism as part of efforts to further decongest the Apapa Port axis. According to Abduallahi .A. Goje, General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications in Read More

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Lagos Assembly considers reform bill on transport

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have proposed action on the transformation in the transport sector. The members made the resolve during the second reading on “A bill for a law to consolidate all laws relating to the transport sector, provide for the development and management of a sustainable transport system in Lagos State and for connected purpose”. Read More