#EndSARS, Airlines increase airfare of domestic flights

Following the ongoing protests against police brutality in the country, airfares on domestic routes have increased. The increase in the price regime was reflected by several carriers on weekend flights for one-way trips from Lagos to Abuja. Before now, the cost of flights ranged from N27,000 to N38,000 depending on the class of ticket purchased. However, Arik Air recorded N43, …

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Julius Berger Contractors and amateur way of handling Lagos – Ibadan expressway

To some observers, Julius Berger, Nigeria’s foremost construction company, is known for excellence. Because of the quality of their work, they are the darling of successive governments in the country since they opened shop in 1970. Of German parentage, the company has brought to bear on numerous projects the German work ethic and dedication delivering world-class roads, bridges, airports, houses, …

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PTF says 80 passengers tested positive seven days after arrival

THE Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday justified the repeat COVID-19 test being conducted on international travellers after seven days of their arrival to the country. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said at the taskforce’s briefing in Abuja that a significant number of 80 out of the 2,403 tests carried out when the exercise began …

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Federal Road Safety Corps to implements passengers manifest law

The Federal Road Safety Corps has concluded plans to flag off a Special Intervention Patrol code-named ”OPERATION AKAEZE” aimed at enforcing adherence to Passenger’s Manifest by commercial drivers. The Special Intervention patrol will ensure that passengers travelling on Inter-state journeys are mandated to authenticate their details in the Passenger’s Manifest as enshrined in the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012 Section …

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Presidency says Nigeria is not constructing rail line to Niger Republic

FILE: The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) and his cabinet members at the Federal Executive council Meeting on Wednesday. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Thursday said Nigeria was not building any rail line to Niger Republic. He said the plan was to construct the rail line up to the border …

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California vows to stops sale of new petrol vehicles in 2035

California Governor Gavin Newsom adjusts his mask while speaking to reporters at Miss Ollie”s restaurant amid the coronavirus pandemic in Oakland, California, the US [Jeff Chiu-Pool via AP Photo] US West Coast state to join 15 nations that have set similar goals in order to fight climate change. California plans to ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and …

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Federal Government to spends $1.9bn on rail line Niger Republic

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved $1,959,744,723.71 for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to Niger Republic. The approval was given at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting that …

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Transportation:Commuters urge government to subsidies cost of fares to lessen hardship

The Youth Party has sympathised with the Nigerian people on the temporary hardship brought about by the hike in the prices of petrol and electricity. In a statement signed by the Director of Communications, Mr Mayowa Idowu, the Party stated that “the decision by the government to allow the market to determine the prices of petrol and electricity, though painful, …

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the killing of two operatives today by bandits. Ten other personnel were abducted when gunmen attacked their buses en route to the FRSC Academy in Udi, Enugu State. Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in a statement. The official said the operatives travelling from Sokoto and …

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