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Nigerian engineers power behind Britain’s railway system — COREN President Ali

The President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), has debunked the view in certain quarters that Nigerian engineers were not good enough to handle major projects in the country.Kashim Ali told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview on Sunday in Abuja that such an excuse was untrue, insisting that Nigerian engineers were the...

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA PROPOSED 6 WEEKS CLOSURE

TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY PRESIDENT, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERS ON NNAMDI AZIKIWE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, ABUJA PROPOSED 6 WEEKS CLOSUREHELD  AT EPRD HALL, NATIONAL ENGINEERING CENTRE, ABUJA.BackgroundThe Federal Ministry of Transport (Aviation) held a Stakeholders’ Forum on January 5th, 2017 at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja on the proposed closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, for...

Airport shutdown, ‘Unmarketing’ Nigeria By Wole Olaoye

In this era of change, you must forgive stakeholders like us who insist that we must do things differently in order to achieve better results. We have condemned the kleptomania of past years and the lack of vision that led to the dilapidation of our national assets. So, let’s fix the problems. But first, let’s not just throw money...

Abuja-Kaduna: For Nigeria’s Rail Transport, A New Day Beckons -By Idowu Samuel

 For decades, Nigerians had dreamt of a crisp transport system for mass movement, built around the railway technology like in developed countries. The dream is as good as coming to fulfilment now with the flag-off of commercial services of the Abuja-Kaduna railway project by President Muhammadu Buhari.Last month, a delegation of the Federal Government led by the Minister of...

AT SEA FOR ALL

ADDRESS BY THE DIRECTOR GENERAL, NIGERIAN MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY AGENCY (NIMASA), DR. DAKUKU PETERSIDE ON THE CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE SEAFARERS, 2016THEME: “AT SEA FOR ALL”It is a privilege for me to be among this august audience on this day which the International Maritime Organisation (IMO)has set aside as the International Day of the Seafarers to...

Boosting Nigeria’s rail system Posted By: Dele Agekamehon:

In the history of budget making in Nigeria, the 2016 Budget appears to be the most controversial. It all began with claims and counter-claims that the document had grown wings and disappeared from where it was kept. As the controversy gained momentum, two versions of the same document surfaced. At the end of the day, the truth was known...

Government should come up with a policy that demand at least, a Nigerian in the cockpit- Capt Dele Ore

A former President of the Aviation Round Table (ART), Capt. Dele Ore, has kicked against the influx of expatriates into Nigeria’s aviation industry.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Ore spoke with aviation correspondents on Sunday in Lagos.He warned that the high level of expatriates taking over positions of local technical personnel in the nation’s aviation industry needed...

Special Report: DAY OYEYEMI CONVERGED WITH FRSC COMMANDING OFFICERS AT UDI by Cmdr Abdullahi Sani

Since his assumption of office as the Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in July 2014, Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi, who is the first officer of the FRSC to emerge from within the organisation to that position has been piloting the affairs of the Corps most admirably by his unrelenting moves to prove his mettle. Though prior...

Dangote Partners Kaduna, Kebbi States to Bid for Peugeot Nigeria

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has partnered the Bank of Industry (BoI) and the Kaduna and Kebbi State Governments to acquire a majority stake in Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.This disclosure was made by the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, at the launch of the BoI Youth Empowerment Scheme (YES).“We have submitted bids for the car maker …...

Nigerian Rail Transportation are being designed to operate for Comfort and Safety- Minister

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said  that the Federal Government’s efforts at transforming the country’s rail transport system were on course. He made the declaration at the inspection of newly-acquired executive coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge line at the Apapa Ports Terminal in Lagos.Amaechi, who was represented by Mr Mohammed Babakobi, Director, Rails, Federal Ministry...