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Lagos – Kano Train service to resume on Friday – NRC

The Nigeria Railway Corporation says it has perfected plans to rehabilitate 100 coaches and resume Lagos-Kano train service by August 13. The Regional District Manager, Northern District, Ismail Adebiyi revealed this during an interview with journalists in Zaria. He said the mechanical department of the corporation was tasked to rehabilitate[Read More…]

Mockery as three years after unveiling, Nigeria Air refused to fly

Sunday, July 18 2021, made it three years since the Federal Government unveiled the national carrier project at the Farnborough Air-show in London, United Kingdom.  The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika while unveiling the carrier on July 18, 2018 expressed enthusiasm that the country would finally have a national carrier[Read More…]

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister accuses Emirates Airlines of discrimination

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, says flights to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are yet to resume due to discriminatory nature of protocol introduced by the United Arab Emirates, UAE. Sirika made the assertion during the briefing by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 in Abuja on Monday. Mr Sirika, who[Read More…]

UAE restores suspension on Nigeria flights barely 48 hours after it lifted ban

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday again announced suspension of all flights to and from Nigeria, barely 48 hours after announcing that flights will resume on Wednesday, June 23. According to a statement on the Emirates airline’s website, the UAE government said the suspension took effect on Monday till[Read More…]

Lagos-Ibadan Railway Service begin operations today

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that the standard gauge railway service between Lagos and Ibadan would begin full operations on Tuesday. This is according to a statement issued by the Lagos District Manager, Mr. Jerry Oche, in Lagos. According to him, the Lagos-Ibadan Train Services will now be[Read More…]

Staff Involved in racketeering of train tickets must be sacked – Minister

Transport minister Rotimi Amaechi has ordered the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria to sack any staff involved in ticket racketeering. It comes amidst concern over a booming racketeering of train tickets despite safeguards. Recall that NewsWireNGR in an exclusive Investigative report, had exposed the racketeering[Read More…]

COVID-19: UK places travel bans on four more countries

The United Kingdom government has announced it has added four more countries to its COVID-19 red list and it would ban incoming travel from the countries. Announcing, the Department for Transport said the ban on these four countries; Kenya, Bangladesh, the Philippines and Pakistan will take effect from April 9.[Read More…]

UAE relaxes travel restrictions for Travelers

United Arab Emirates (UAE) has relaxed it’s travel requirement for Nigerian travellers after the Nigerian Government took a reciprocal action against its national carrier, Emirates Airlines, and other airlines operating from the UAE and The Netherlands. The Nigerian Government had on March 15 slapped Emirates with a flight ban after[Read More…]

Scam alert: US Government issues warning on fraudulent work visas

The United States Government has warned Nigerians to be careful of a fraudulent “press release” claiming to offer work visa to Nigerians. The US made the announcement Thursday morning in a Social media statement on its US Mission to Nigeria. It added in the statement that the fraudulent work visa[Read More…]

US Government says suspension of ‘drop box’ visa application in Nigeria stands

The US Mission in Nigeria has insisted that the suspension of the non-immigrant visa interview waiver process, popularly known as “drop box,” has not been lifted in Nigeria. In a statement on its official Facebook page titled, “Drop Box” Visa Processing Is Not Available in Nigeria, According To U.S. Mission[Read More…]