Lagos Set for Smart City Transformation through Reliable Transportation System – Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde has assured that the present administration will transform the State into a Smart City that is safe, secure, functional and productive, through the establishment of a reliable inter-modal transportation system. Disclosing this at the year 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing in commemoration of the One-Year Anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s assumption of office, held at the J.J.T … Continue reading Lagos Set for Smart City Transformation through Reliable Transportation System – Commissioner

Lagos BRT operator says services resume Friday

The operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Primero Transport Services Ltd., says it will restore services on Friday, following talks with the Lagos State Government over the withdrawal of its services. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the BRT operator had withdrawn its services since Monday over losses due to COVID-19 new transport guidelines that mandated it to commute only 20 … Continue reading Lagos BRT operator says services resume Friday

NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

NASA and SpaceX have scrubbed today’s launch attempt of the Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley due to unfavorable weather conditions around Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX will begin removing propellant from the Falcon 9 rocket and then the astronauts will exit the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Launch coverage will continue … Continue reading NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

Lockdown: Lagos-bound motorcyclists hidden in truck arrested in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Ministerial Enforcement Task Team on COVID-19 Restrictions has arrested 29 commercial motorcycle operators, popularly called Okada riders. They were en route to Lagos and were hidden in a truck from Lafia in Nasarawa State. The truck, with registration Number LFA 837 ZX, was intercepted on Tuesday at the AYA Bridge in Asokoro District of the FCT. According to the driver, … Continue reading Lockdown: Lagos-bound motorcyclists hidden in truck arrested in Abuja

Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

LATAM Airlines Group, the largest carrier in Latin America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday, according to a statement released on its website. Reservations, employee pay, flight vouchers as well as passenger and cargo operations will not be affected, according to the statement. “The U.S. Chapter 11 financial reorganization process provides a clear and guided opportunity to work with our creditors and other stakeholders … Continue reading Latin America’s largest airline, LATAM, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

FG Fines British Airline, Flairjet, For Running Illegal Commercial Flights Into Country During COVID-19 Lockdown

The Nigerian Government has fined British aviation company, Flairjet, for illegally conducting commercial flight operations into Nigeria During the lockdown order put in place to curb the spread of Coronavirus. Hadi Sirika, Minister of Aviation, made the announcement on Sunday via his Twitter handle. He said, “Flairjet was found to violate our Civil Aviation Regulations IS 1.3.3(a) Table 2(IV)7(a) and IS 1.3.3 (a) Table 2(VIII)(4). … Continue reading FG Fines British Airline, Flairjet, For Running Illegal Commercial Flights Into Country During COVID-19 Lockdown

Lagos Announces Partial Closure of Marine Beach for Repairs

The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of Marine Beach Bridge by Total Gas, inwards Apapa for five months, effective from Wednesday 27th May, to Wednesday 21st October 2020, for repair work towards providing a seamless transportation system across the metropolis. In a statement issued today, the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said that the planned repairs on the bridge by … Continue reading Lagos Announces Partial Closure of Marine Beach for Repairs

Eid el Fitri : FRSC deploys massive personnel to ease traffic

Following the imperatives of achieving a crash and hitch-free 2020 Sallah celebration, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has approved the massive deployment of personnel, directed Commanding Officers to collaborate with COVID-19 Task Force teams and security agencies across the country to ensure maximum compliance with established laws and orders and all directives on physical distancing, compulsory use of face mask … Continue reading Eid el Fitri : FRSC deploys massive personnel to ease traffic

COVID-19: Operators of BRT may withdraw services next week due to debt

Primero Transport Services Ltd., operator of the Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) may withdraw its services on May 25, due to logistics problems and other issues, an authoritative source disclosed on Friday. The source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the company might likely run out of diesel and other supplies that would likely disrupt BRT operations. “Primero is planning to withdraw all its buses … Continue reading COVID-19: Operators of BRT may withdraw services next week due to debt

50 ships with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos ports

Fifty ships laden with petroleum products, food items, and other goods are expected at the TinCan Island Port and the Lagos Port Complex from May 20 to June 3. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) made this known in its publication, `Shipping Position’, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Wednesday. It said that the ships … Continue reading 50 ships with petroleum products, food items to arrive Lagos ports