Minister proposes capital budget of N205bn for 2021

November 9, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Minister of Transportation, Hon.  Rotimi Amaechi has proposed the total sum of N205,161,882,492 as Captain budget for the year 2021 ongoing projects.   Amaechi, making his presentation before the Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives on Land and Marine Transport said that out of the N205billion, land transport has N204billion while Marine transport has a total Read More

NANFACOS harnesses 90,000 cooperatives to boost agriculture

October 5, 2020 John Oba 0

The National Apex of Nigeria Farmers Cooperative Societies Limited (NANFACOS) has said it would harness the 90,000 organised cooperative bodies with about 8,750,000 cooperators to boost agriculture in Nigeria.  The National President of NANFACOS, Chief Nwogwugwu Uzoma stated during the Federal Government distribution of 2000 buses for farmers in Nigeria recently in Abuja.  He emphasized that the farmers finds it Read More

Buhari directs Amaechi to link all ports to rail lines

September 29, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Federal Ministry of Transportation to link all the nation’s ports to rail network in order to improve transportation and economic capacities. Buhari gave the directive on Tuesday in a virtual meeting to unveil the 326 KM Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line for commercial operation as well as the ancillary facilities yard. He said that his administration Read More

FG set to commence construction of Portharcourt-Maiduguri, Kano- Maladi railway projects

September 17, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government is set to commence construction of the Port Harcourt-Bonny-Maiduguri and the Kano-Maladi, in Niger Standard gauge line railway projects. The federal government through the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi explained that the Niger standard gauge line railway projects will pass through Kano, Dutse, Kazaure, Daura, Katsina, Jibya, then Maladi. Amaechi who noted this during the Lagos Read More

FG gives CCECC January 2021 ultimatum to complete Lagos-Ibadan railway projects

August 16, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Federal Government through the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has  issued a five month ultimatum to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC, handling the ongoing extension of the Lagos-Ibadan railway projects extension to ensure the completion of the project by January 1, 2021. The Minister gave the directive at the New Apapa Dockyard station at the weekend following Read More

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CIoTA president advocates safer road transportation

August 4, 2020 David Agba 0

President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIoTA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh, has restated the institute’s commitment to safety of all modes of transportation in the country, especially those operated within the port environment. Jamoh stated this on Tuesday in Lagos while reacting to a recent incident where a container fell from a truck and landed on a Read More

Analysis: The future of Hajj operation within coronavirus pandemic

May 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Now, let’s do a little projective analysis on these vital areas of hajj operations. Transportation of Pilgrims within Saudi Arabia The Car Syndicate services will comes with a new system of transporting pilgrims that tally with the 6 feet social distance – the new normal. Something like one passenger seat space between two pilgrims  Pilgrims buses may not be allowed Read More

Coronavirus lockdown skyrockets prices of commodities, others in Anambra

April 1, 2020 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

 The lockdown order issued by Governor Willie Obiano with a view to contain the Coronavirus pandemic has recorded partial compliance in Anambra state even as prices of commodities and transportation within the state has skyrocketed.Blueprint investigation shows that most markets in Awka, the state capital, were partially closed as traders at some sections of the popular government house (GRA markets), Read More

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Breaking – COVID-19: FCTA moves to arrest drivers for overloading

March 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has directed road traffic enforcement officers across the city to immediately intensify the arrest of drivers who overload their vehicles with passengers. Chairman of the FCT Ministerial Task Team on Traffic Control, Comrade Ikharo Attah, disclosed this Sunday, in Abuja during a media interface. He said at a time when the world is fighting Read More

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Coronavirus: Flight dispatcher warns against sick passengers travelling

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A United States Federal Aviation Administration ( FAA) and Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) licensed Flight  Dispatcher and Ground Instructor, Mrs. Victoria Jumoke Adegbe, has advised sick passengers to abstain from traveling to save their lives from the ravaging spread of Coronavirus codenamed Covid-19.  She said sick passengers manifesting symptoms of other infections were more susceptible to contract Corovirus Read More

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Water transportation alternative to Lagos traffic – Lagferry boss

February 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

The management of Lagos Ferry Services  in conjunction with Lagos state Waterways Authority on Sunday, took Lagosians on a free sea cruise in one of its large and exquisite barges named ‘Adimu Orisha’. The cruise which took off 3.15 pm ferried the  guests on a fun- filled trip from its five cowries terminal in Falomo through the seas onto Banana Read More

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Lekki port: We can’t stand logic on its head and expect sanity — Oyewole

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Leke Oyewole is the former Senior Special Assistant (Maritime Affairs) to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan. He is also a former Director with the Global West Vessel Specialist Nigeria Limited (GWVSL). In this interview, he speaks on the Lekki deep seaport project, the controversial Secure Anchorage Area (SAA), and what the government can do to enhance maritime security in Nigeria, among other Read More

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Okada ban: ‘Lagos risks 20,000 job loss’

February 4, 2020 Editorial III 0

The CEO and co-founder of, one of the four major operators of bike-hailing services in Lagos state, Adetayo Bamiduro, has said that Lagos state risk putting over 20,000 people in the labour market with its blanket ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in major parts of the state. Reacting to the bank, Bamiduro said the ban may cause more Read More

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Motorcycle transport in Ondo; The good and bad

January 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

Everyone that has ever climbed motorcycles popularly called okada has something to say. In Ondo state, BARNABAS OLABISI writes that it’s a mixed tale. The name Okada is usually synonymous with the common motorcycles found on roads across the country often used especially in many towns and villages. In the recent past, their activities have extended to the cities. They Read More

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Fires, missiles and climate change

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Climate change has brought herders and farmers into conflict over resources across the continent Climate change has brought herders and farmers into conflict over resources across the continent Watching a video of a cyclist offering water to a koala on highway in Australia, then helping it up a tree on the side of the highway was so touching. The animal Read More

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Anambra: Home comers lament increase of transport fare after yuletide

January 10, 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 N500 to Read More

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Ban on Keke Napep in Abuja

December 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The recent ban on tricycle, popularly called Keke Napep, by the FCT administration on major roads and routes within the metropolis has been greeted with divergent views by residents of the territory. While the Abuja residents are trying and adjusting to get used to the ban and absence of motorcyclists popularly called Okada on major roads and resorting to use Read More

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Borno earmarks N270m for motor park upgrade

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Borno state government has earmarked N270 million to upgrade the Borno Express Transport Motor Park to enhance revenue generation in the state.  Commissioner of Transportation, Abubakar Tijani, stated this in Maiduguri Tuesday. Tijani also said the amount would be expended on the rehabilitation and upgrading of the terminus into a befitting edifice. He added that part of the money would Read More

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FEC okays Bank of Industry’s €500m loan from international lenders

November 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved that the federal government should serve as a guarantor for the Bank of Industry (BoI) to obtain a 500 million Euros loan from a group of international lenders.This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Agba, at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided Read More

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Governor Yahaya revives Gombe Line with 50 buses

November 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has commissioned 50 brand new Toyota medium roof fully air-conditioned buses for Gombe State Transport Service, with a resolve to restore the lost glory of the company and facilitate easier interstate movement of goods and services. Performing the commissioning ceremony in Gombe,  Governor  Yahaya said his objective is to reposition Gombe Line into Read More

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Analyst lauds Senate President on elites’ patronage of trains

October 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

A Kano-based public affairs commentator Alhaji Bashir Hayatu Gentile has commended the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan for his courage in calling on elite patronising the Kaduna-Abuja bound train to use the road instead. Reacting to the Senate President’s remarks, Gentile said there was the compelling need for the federal government to rid the high way of the dreaded activities of Read More

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Gunmen return, kidnap 6 along Abuja – Kaduna highway

September 9, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Six people were on Sunday evening kidnapped along Abuja – Kaduna highway on their way from Kwara state. Blueprint investigations revealed that the six people were travelling from Offa in Kwara state to Kaduna on board commercial bus of a transportation company, Okin Motors. According to sources, the incident took place around Rijana axis of the Abuja – Kaduna expressway, as Read More

Milani Exotic Rental lists benefits of its private jet charter services

April 15, 2019 Bode Olagoke 0

Milani Exotic Car Rental has established itself as Atlanta’s leading private jet charter service with service to hundreds of destinations at affordable rates. The company stands shoulder-high among peers in the business of jet charter services Within 30 miles radius of DeKalb-Peachtree or Hartsfield-Jackson airport, Atlanta their representatives are on standby to ensure an elite Atlanta chartered jet experience. Recently, Read More

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Airports operated 24 hours Feb.15 to distribute INEC materials – NAMA

February 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Sunday said that  it had ensured a 24-hour operation at all Nigerian airports on February 15 to facilitate the transportation of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) materials nationwide. The NAMA General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Khalid Emele, stated this in a statement he issued Sunday in Lagos, saying that the provision of the 24-hour Read More