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Why Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Will Not Resume Now – FG
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Why Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Will Not Resume Now – FG

The Federal Government has said that it would be insensitive to the families of abducted passengers of the Abuja-Kaduna train to resume service while some passengers that were abducted by terrorists during the March 28 train attack remain captive. According to FG, efforts are underway to deploy technology to prevent future attacks by terrorists. These were disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Muazu Sambo, while briefing State House Correspondents after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Minister said that the government is considering deploying the DSS-approved system utilized by the Kano State Government to frustrate terrorist activities in the vast Falgore forest. Recall that terrorists had on March 28, 20...
Sanwo-Olu Bans Okada In Four More LGAs, Six LCDAs
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Sanwo-Olu Bans Okada In Four More LGAs, Six LCDAs

The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in Lagos State has announced the ban of commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada operation in four additional Local Government Areas, LGAs, and six Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs. Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation disclosed this on Thursday, noting that the ban will take effect from 1st September 2022.   Among the affected LGAs are; Kosofe, Oshodi-Isolo, Somolu, and Mushin, while the six LCDAs are Ikosi-Isheri, Agboyi-Ketu, Isolo, Bariga, Odi-Olowo and Ejigbo. The Lagos State government asked the Nigeria Police Force, the Army, Navy, Air Force, and other law enforcement formations within the state to form the “Anti-Okada Squad” that will enforce the implementation of the phase 2 ban. Re...
Emirates to Suspend Nigerian Flights Over Non-Repatriation of Funds from Ticket Sales
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Emirates to Suspend Nigerian Flights Over Non-Repatriation of Funds from Ticket Sales

Emirates Airlines have decided to suspend flights into Nigeria over its inability to repatriate its ticket sales funds back to its home country in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The airline said in a statement on Thursday morning, that all flights from Nigeria will be suspended effective from the 1st of September, 2022. According to the Daily Post, over 20 foreign airlines have $600 million in funds trapped in Nigeria since the start of the year. See Also: Ibom Air – 58 flights Cancelled as Airline Laments Over Fuel Hike The Emirates claims that about $85 million of the trapped funds belong to them. Before its announcement, the airline reduced flights into the Lagos Airport from 11 weekly frequencies to 7 on Monday. The airline also notified that all efforts to get ...
Boat Mishap: Illegal Operators Cause Rising Death Toll
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Boat Mishap: Illegal Operators Cause Rising Death Toll

Over 17 persons have been confirmed dead in the boat mishap that took place at Mile Two in Lagos on Friday night. Around 17 persons were missing when a commercial boat capsized in the Mile Two water canal at 7:45 pm. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed this as of yesterday. NEMA’s coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye said two bodies were recovered on Saturday night. One was a 52-year-old man and the other a 20-year-old lady. Ibrahim further stated that 17 bodies have been retrieved from the Lagos lagoon so far since the boat accident occurred on Friday. Farinloye said: “17 bodies have been recovered so far from the Lagos Lagoon after the boat accident. Recovery search continues.” He also mentioned that the cause of the accident was due to illegal boat...
Benue Gov’s Convoy Involved In Auto Crash In Abuja
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Benue Gov’s Convoy Involved In Auto Crash In Abuja

The convoy of Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom has been involved in an auto crash in Abuja on Sunday. This was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Publicity, Terver Akase, noting that there was no casualty in the crash. Akase said the convoy was returning to Benue State after escorting the governor to the Abuja airport for a foreign trip when a collision occurred with a gold around the Karu Flyover in the Nyanya area of Abuja. See Also: Nigeria: Nigeria: Herdsmen Attack, Sack Gov. Ortom’s Farmhouse The statement read, “We have received numerous calls from concerned Nigerians regarding the accident which occurred today near Karu Flyover in Nyanya area of the Federal Capital Territory. “The Governor’s convoy was on the way from Abuja to Makurdi...
Ibom Air – 58 flights Cancelled as Airline Laments Over Fuel Hike
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Ibom Air – 58 flights Cancelled as Airline Laments Over Fuel Hike

Ibom Air cancelled 58 scheduled flights over scarcity of aviation kerosene. The hike and scarcity of aviation kerosene, which is commonly known as jet A1 had resulted in 58 flights been canceled out of  over 1000 flights recorded as at the month of June 2022. The airport is currently managed and owned by the government of Akwa Ibom state. The airport  operates seven aircraft with 10 more said to be added by may 2023. See Also: JET-A1, Others May Push Flight Above N100,000 – Domestic Airlines But according to reliable sources, it has been said that out of the 7 acclaimed operational aircrafts only two are actually functional. According to the company’s records, only a total of 965 flights were successfully operated, with 199 flights delayed and 234 flights rescheduled due to o...
Kenya Crash Kills 11 Returning From Dowry Ceremony
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Kenya Crash Kills 11 Returning From Dowry Ceremony

At least 11 people have been killed in central Kenya when the minibus they were travelling in overturned. Police in Kitui county say the victims, who were related to each other, were returning from a dowry payment ceremony during the night. Police say the vehicle was being driven at high speed, resulting in loss of control and the fatal crash that occurred at 11pm. “The matatu rolled over, killing ten on the spot. The eleventh victim died during treatment at the Matuu Level 4 Hospital,” area chief Jacob Mueti said. Read Also: Okada Riders Raze Houses In Abuja Over Killing Of Two Colleagues The administrator said a few other passengers were injured and taken to Matuu hospital, with some, who sustained serious injuries, being transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital ...
NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services
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NRC Postpones Resumption Of Abuja -Kaduna Train Services

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Friday bowed to pressure and announced the suspension of the proposed resumption of the Abuja- Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) indefinitely. In its 11th update since the Kaduna bound train was attacked by terrorists on March 28, 2022, signed by Yakub Mahmood, the Deputy Director Public Relations, the corporation said the resumption, earlier announced on May, 16, 2022, to resume on Monday has been postponed. It said a new date will be announced soonest. The corporation appealed to relatives of victims abducted by the terrorists to be assured of Federal Government’s responsibility of  safe rescue of all persons being held hostage. According to the statement: “We therefore appeal, particularly to the relatives of persons held hostage...
JET-A1, Others May Push Flight Above N100,000 – Domestic Airlines
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JET-A1, Others May Push Flight Above N100,000 – Domestic Airlines

Domestic airlines under the aegis of the Airline Operators of Nigeria have said that rising operational costs occasioned by aviation fuel price hikes, foreign exchange shortage, among others may push the base economy flight ticket to N100,000. The spokesperson for local airlines/Chairman, United Airlines, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, made the disclosure during an exclusive interview with The PUNCH on Wednesday in Abuja. Aside from the lingering aviation price hike crisis, the airline chief said local operators were being compelled to source foreign exchange from the parallel market at high rates due to a lack of adequate supply from the Central bank of Nigeria via the commercial banks. Consequently, he said an increase in the base economy flight ticket to at least N100...
Bandits Abduct Motorists On Abuja – Kaduna Highway
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Bandits Abduct Motorists On Abuja – Kaduna Highway

Several passengers were feared abducted Tuesday evening after bandits attacked motorists on Abuja – Kaduna highway. A motorist, who escaped being abducted, told BBC Hausa that the bandits struck around Katari axis some minutes after 4 p.m. “The bandits blocked both lanes and started shooting in the air to force drivers to stop,” he said. The anonymous source said he saw several empty vehicles, especially on the Kaduna-bound Lane of the road. Asked if there were efforts from security agents to repel the attack, the source said a team of security agents only got to the scene after the attackers had left with their captives. Another witness, Muhammad Ibrahim, told HumanAngle that the terrorists attacked an 18 seater bus belonging to the Zamfara State Transport Authority, o...