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KACCIMA Seeks Re-opening Of Kano Airport For International Flights

The President of the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA), Alhaji Dalhatu Abubakar, on Thursday urged the Federal Government to re-open international flights at the Aminu Kano International Airport in order to support business activities in the Northern part of the country. Abubakar, who noted that Kano state had become relatively peaceful […]

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Local Automobile Assemblers Seek Reversal Of New Tariffs On Imported Vehicles

PAN Nigeria Limited and other local automobile assemblers have called on the Federal Government to urgently reconsider the tariff regime on imported vehicles into the country in order to safe local assembly plants from collapsing. The major local vehicle assembler made the appeal on Tuesday following the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of the new […]

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FG Mulls Ban On International Travels As COVID-19 Cases Surge

Apparently worried by the surging cases of COVID-19 infections nationwide and other countries, the Federal Government is considering another ban order on international flights to and fro Nigeria to control further spread of the pandemic. The Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, gave this hint while announcing a new COVID-19 advisory […]

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COVID-19: FAAN Records 75% Drop In Revenue

Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), has disclosed that it lost about 75 percent of its accruable revenue due to the COVID-19 in the current year. The agency’s General Manager, Customer Service, Mrs. Ebele Okoye, who disclosed this at the Servicom Networking Meeting held in Calabar, Cross Rivers State, lamented the impact of COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Passengers To Pay N3,000 Least Fare For Lagos-Ibadan Rail Service

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amechi, has announced that commuters would pay transport fares ranging from N3,000 per trip to N6,000 on the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail service when it kicks off next month. Specifically, the minister hinted that passengers on Economy Class would pay N3,000 per trip, while passengers in the Business Class […]

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MSMEs Survival Fund: FG Launches Transport Track Of Artisans, Scheme

The Federal Government has launched the Transport Track of Artisans and Transport Scheme under its Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Survival Fund to overcome the challenges posed by Covid-19 pandemic to the economy. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Amb. Mariam Yalwaji Katagum stated this at the launch of the Transport […]

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Customs Service Rues Rot Of Ports’ Scanners, Reps To Investigate

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS)on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over the rotting of three calibre mobile scanning machines worth millions of Naira at the TinCan and Apapa Ports and urged the National Assembly to assist in ensuring that the machines are installed for use at the ports. A Comptroller of Customs, Mohammed Abba-Kura, gave this […]

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Senate Seeks Zero Duty, VAT Exemption On Aircraft, Spare Parts

The Senate on Tuesday urged the Federal Government to fully implement the Executive Order on zero customs duty and zero Value Added Tax (VAT) on importation of commercial aircraft and aircraft spare parts. This is even as it advised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to make foreign exchange easily accessible for investors in the […]

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Airlines Need Additional $80Bn To Sustain Operations – IATA

As the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the hospitality industry, particularly its aviation sub-sector, continues with disruptive consequences for operators’ schedule travels, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Friday projected that airlines need up to additional $80 billion to survive Director General of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, told La Tribune, a French newspaper, that […]

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Reps Postpone Aviation Ministry’s Budget Consideration

The House of Representatives on Thursday refused to consider the 2021 budget proposal of the Ministry of Aviation following the delayed submission of the estimates to the Legislature. The fiscal papers supporting the budget estimates were submitted to the Committee on Aviation barely an hour to the budget defence session. The Chairman of the Committee […]