NPA inaugurates new tugboats to facilitate shipping in Nigeria
The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), has inaugurated two new tugboats to facilitate the movement of ships in the nation’s ports. The new tugboats - MT Musawa, and MT Ikoro-Ekiti, which are Damen’s 2810 Model, will enhance the manoeuvring of large capacity vessels calling at Nigerian ports to berth and sail away.
At virtual meeting, FEC okays N47b to boost electricity
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N47 billion for the provision of additional 40 megawatts of electricity to the national grid.
Rep faults Amaechi’s insecurity remarks on Rivers
• State govt refunds JAMB fees to indigent students A member of the House of Representatives, Solomon Bob, has faulted the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for stating in a recent live programme that Rivers State was not attracting federal projects, including the ongoing construction of rail lines across the federation, because of insecurity. In…
Politicisation of insecurity counterproductive, Wike warns
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned that the politicisation of insecurity was counterproductive and antithetical to national development, saying Nigerians must work together to defeat the current security challenges facing the country.
I’m not aware of Peterside’s sacking, says Amaechi
The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday said that he was not aware of the sack of former Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration...
Amaechi, Buhari's aide refutes report of escaping kidnapper's attack
Nigeria's transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi has refuted a report that claimed he narrowly escaped being attacked by kidnappers. "Hundreds of Abuja-Kaduna train passengers, including the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, have escaped attack by kidnappers on Sunday evening," an online news platform Daily Nigerian reported. The news website said it reliably gathered that the kidnappers…
Transport ministry seeks approval to rehabilitate Portharcourt to Maiduguri railway
The Ministry of Transportation is seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval for the rehabilitation of the Portharcourt – Maiduguri narrow gauge.
Supreme Court’s verdicts on gubernatorial elections
Yesterday, the Supreme Court came up with another shocking verdict when it upturned the victory of David Lyon, governorship candidate of the Bayelsa State...
Maritime security structure for launch before June, says Amaechi
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the new Maritime Security Infrastructure will be launched before June.The minister, who spoke on a national television broadcast yesterday...
Secure Anchorage Area Contract suspended — Amaechi
The Secure Anchorage Area contract is officially suspended, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi said on Monday. According to Amaechi, the operation of the SecureAnchorage Area Contract was suspended because it is illegal to create anchorage for purposes of providing security. Amaechi spoke at a media briefing on the Deep Blue project organised by…