Savannah Energy in talks with ExxonMobil over assets acquisition

June 3, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Savannah Energy Plc said it is in advanced stage of exclusive discussions with ExxonMobil Corporation with respect to the proposed acquisition of its entire upstream and midstream asset portfolio in Chad and Cameroon (the “Proposed Acquisition”). The Proposed Acquisition would include a 40 per cent operated interest in the Doba Oil Project, and an effective 40 per cent interest in Read More

More worries for FCTA as Okada returns to city centre

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The nation’s capital is at the risk of both security and transport disorders if nothing is done to address the menacing incursion of commercial motorcycle riders as known as Okada plying unapproved routes. ELEOJO IDACHABA takes a look at the initial ban and why their return to the city centre is not checked. Until 2006, when it was first banned Read More

Optimism as regulators, airlines seek birth of codeshare agreements

May 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

There appears to be rays of hope for the birth of codeshare agreements andpartnership among Nigerian domestic carriers as industry experts cutting across the upstream and downstream sectors of the country’s aviation industry said the time for it is now. Over the years, the call for interlining between and among Nigerian airlines has been seen by operators as a business Read More

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Why FCTA re-introduced park and pay – Emetu

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Mr. Kalu Emetu is the head of public relations and enlightenment, Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), also known as the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO). In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he speaks on the Park and Pay Policy in the FCT, the reasons for the past failure and the re-introduction of the Read More

FG begins Rivers to Borno rail line rehabilitation

April 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki, has said the federal government had begun the rehabilitation of the rail line from Rivers state to Borno state. Saraki disclosed this Thursday during the commissioning of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology Outreach Centre for the North-east at Kumo in Akko local government area of Gombe state. She said Read More

FG begins rehabilitation P/Harcourt – Borno rail line

April 29, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

Minister of State for Transport, Senator Gbemisola Rukayyat Saraki has said the federal government has commenced the rehabilitation of the rail line from Rivers to Borno state. Senator Rukayyat Saraki stated this during the commissioning ceremony of the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology Outreach Centre for the North-east at Kumo in Akko local government area of Gombe state. According to Read More

Ogun to begin BMT, rail operations to Lagos soon – Abiodun

April 26, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Ogun will soon commence operation of the Bus Mass Transit services to Lagos and major towns in the state. The state governor, Dapo Abiodun, stated this while receiving reports on the transportation sector christened ‘Abeokuta Urban Transport Policy from the Head, United Kingdom Prosperity Fund, Nigeria Office, Miss Martha Bostock and the Strategic Transport Intervention Plan for Ogun state.’ The Read More

Railway: Customs to relocate scanner site at Apapa port

April 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) hasagreed to demolish the scanner site obstructing the laying of tracks into the Apapa port whichwould be done within six months. He disclosed this on Monday after the technical meeting with stakeholders on ways to resolvethe challenges affecting the completion of the third track that leads to Apapa Read More

Surrender power to young ones, AMAC Chairmanship aspirant tells older politicians

April 20, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former President, National Youth Council of Nigeria and chairmanship aspirant of Abuja Municipal Area Council ?AMAC) under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comerade Bello Shagari, has asked older politicians to surrender power to the younger ones. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday at the national secretariat of APC in Abuja, Shagari said the Nigerian youths, backed by the “Not too Read More

Dangote Cement price: The other side of the argument

April 19, 2021 Jerry Uwah 0

Aliko Dangote is in trouble. On November 2014, Africa’s richest man announced the crashing of cement price from N1, 900 to N1, 000 per 50kg bag. That was when the naira was trading at N170 to the dollar. No one knows how many direct consumers bought cement at that magic price. Two weeks ago the price of cement sailed perilously Read More

Sun Trust empowers 100 females driver with Hyundai Sonata vehicles

April 14, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

One hundred female drivers have benefited from SunTrust Bank’s initiative to support women in the ride-hailing industry. The beneficiaries are women under the aegis of Women on Wheel, a female drivers group. They were presented with Hyundai Sonata vehicles at the bank’s headquarters in Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday. Speaking with journalists at the event, SunTrust managing director, Halima Buba, Read More

Breaking: FCTA re-introduces pack and pay policy

April 13, 2021 Muhammad Tanimu 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has reintroduced the park and pay policy in the city centre. Briefing Journalists Tuesday in Abuja, the Acting Secretary FCT Transportation Secretariat, Usman Yahaya said reintroducing the on-street parking policy was to bring about sanity in the city. Recall that the park and pay system became a controversial issue about five years ago before Read More

FG to construct 4 new rail projects&nbsp

April 10, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaech, has assured Nigerians that the federation government would soon begin construction of four new rail projects across the country. The minister gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja at the 2020 edition of Annual Ministerial Press Briefing on landmark programmes, projects and activities of the ministry and agencies in Abuja, adding that the contracts Read More

Tourism can employ 20m Nigerians if properly harnessed – Experts

April 8, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Tourism experts have said the industry has the capacity to employ more than 20 million young Nigerians if properly harnessed. They described the 1.6 percent employment rate the sector currently enjoys as grossly inadequate considering Nigeria’s potentials. The national president of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Alexander Nwuba, said this in Calabar, Wednesday, during a National Tourism Transportation Summit, organised Read More

Transport operators raise concerns over N10bn COVID-19 bailout fund

April 5, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Critical stakeholders in Nigeria’s auto industry have alleged that they are yet to receive the N10 billion COVID-19 bailout fund released by the federal government as intervention fund to operators. Recall that the federal government had released the fund in 2020 as intervention to the auto industry to rescue ailing companies and firms in the sector. It was gathered that Read More

Nigeria as the global ICT investment hub

April 5, 2021 Musa Ilallah 0

Nigeria took a turn for an exciting and refreshing phase in November 2019 when President Muhammadu Buhari launched the 10 years National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, NDEPS 2020-2030. The policy’s vision was aimed at transforming Nigeria into a leading digital economy, creating sustainable wealth and opportunities for all. This policy also saw the birth of the Federal Ministry of Read More

Bogoro LG chair distributes 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons

March 31, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The chairman of Bogoro local government council of Bauchi state Iliya Habila on Tuesday distributed 100 wheelchairs to physically challenged persons in the area to alleviate their transportation challenges. Speaking during the distribution ceremony in Bogoro, Habila said the gesture was in collaboration with a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) known as ‘Beautiful Gate Handicapped Centre’. The Handicap Center was founded by Read More

Nigeria set to play strategic role in new world energy order – Kyari

March 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

As the world transits to cleaner energy, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has affirmed Nigeria’s preparedness to play a strategic role in the new global energy order. The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made this submission at the Decade of Gas Pre-summit Conference which held Monday in Abuja, with the theme: Towards Gas-Powered Economy by 2030.In Read More

Railway modernisation: Harnessing Nigeria’s indigenous companies for infrastructure devt

March 24, 2021 ADEOLA TUKURU 0

Over the years, indigenous companies in Nigeria have recorded low level participation in railway infrastructure development projects, most times been sidelined in large scale activities across the country; ADEOLA TUKURU writes . Some of the benefits of indigenous companies in railway infrastructural development in Nigeria is that it provides the driving force necessary to sustain economic growth. Other benefits of Read More

Youths warn politicians against distracting Amaechi on PortHarcourt-Maiduguri rail project

March 15, 2021 Uko Etim 0

Irate youths under the aegis of the Concerned Youths of Eastern Nigeria (CYEN) have risen to condemn action of attack level against the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi by a socio-political group, World Igbo Peoples Assembly (WIPAS), Recall that WIPAS had in a press statement signed by its Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman, Chucks Ibegbu, at the weekend, queried Read More

Kano tricyclists’ indefinite strike

March 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kano, the center of commerce in northern Nigeria and Nigeria at large, to some extent now is in dilemma whereby thousands of tricylists or Keke Napep operators have embarked on an indefinite strike due to the compulsory levy imposed by the state government that isn’t in favour of the tricylists and Kano people in general. Most of the tricylists complained Read More

Road accidents in Nigeria: New norms, FRSC looks the other way

February 24, 2021 Prof MK Othman 0

At the rail crossing of Tsafe town, Zamfara state on my way to Sokoto, a stern looking officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), who demanded my vehicle’s particulars, accosted me. After examining the particulars, he demanded triangle and fire extinguisher and was promptly given. When he found nothing amiss, he tried to operate the extinguisher and, in the Read More