Former Lagos Transport Commissioner condemns new levy on vehicle owners

Transportation expert and former commissioner for transportation in Lagos State, Kayode Opeifa, has called on the National Assembly to fully takeover the proposed introduction of annualized N1000 tax on drivers for certificate of proof of ownership on vehicles nationwide Opeifa, who is now an Executive Director, Centre for Sustainable Mobility and Access Development (CenSMAD), described the proposed tax as “unwarranted” Read More

University of transportation’ll transform sector, develop manpower – FG

April 11, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

The proposed Federal University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina state will serve as a training institution for the development of transportation engineering, logistics and courses that will support post-modern transportation industry in Nigeria. President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the bill to establish the tertiary body on the 30th of March having received it from the national assembly on March 1st Read More

Afreximbank partners Nigeria to develop inland waterways to facilitate intra-African trade

March 28, 2023 David Agba 0

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in its role as a systemically important and market-failure bank for Africa provided a grant of $350,000 and leveraged on its partnership with the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM), the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Nigerian Navy to facilitate the movement of goods using navigable waterways in Nigeria. In this regard, a major milestone in the Read More

Naira redesign: Kaduna to provide free transportation, treatment for citizens

February 23, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has announced the provision of free transportation along selected routes in Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan, free treatment of minor ailments in public hospitals and palliatives to cushion the effect of naira scarcity. Special Adviser to Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Media & Communication, Muyiwa Adekeye, said in a statement Tuesday that the palliative decisions, which Read More

Minister talks tough on ports concession, set conditions for new agreements

February 22, 2023 Suleiman Idris 0

Minster of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has affirmed that companies seeking the renewal of ports concession agreements must show satisfactory evidence of performance in terms of fulfilling the agreements, meeting key performance indicators and other obligations incumbent upon them. He said ports reforms were meant to achieve efficiency in ports operations, increase cargo traffic and improve revenue; adding that these Read More

LASTMA denies stabbing commercial driver to death

January 5, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Operatives of Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) has denied alleged involvement of its boys in stabbing a commercial driver to death in Lagos. Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment of the agency, Mr  Adebayo Taofik, in a statement issued to journalists, Thursday, said the attention of the LASTMA has been drawn to the story published by an online media Read More

Yuletide: Low key celebration for Nigerians as fuel crisis, harsh economy bite

December 25, 2022 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigerians celebrate this year’s Christmas in low key as fuel scarcity and the harsh economic conditions continued to bite as the celebration appears not to have come with so much fun-fare, Blueprint has gathered. There have been lamentations across the country following the surge in prices of foodstuffs and other commodities in the market. Apart from the scarcity of the Premium Motor Read More

Greenhouse Emission: Firm to deploy 25 public electric charging stations in FCT

August 27, 2022 Zakariya Jidda 0

The role of efficient transport system in the growth and development of any nation cannot be over emphasized. In response to the myriad challenges associated with mobility in cities, governments have introduced regulations and incentives to accelerate a shift to sustainable transport system. Regulators worldwide have set stringent emissions targets. For instance, the Biden administration in the United States has Read More

Eking out a living through Keke NAPEP (tricycle) transportation business

May 17, 2022 Admin III 0

Keke NAPEP business in Nigeria is one aspect of transportation that is booming today. As the population of Abuja and its environs keep increasing on a daily basis, the movement of people from one place to another is also on the rise. ADEOLA TUKURU writes. Tricycle business Commercial tricycle business popularly known as “Keke NAPEP” which started as a spare Read More

At last, Buhari reveals when 2nd Niger bridge, Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be completed .

October 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja assured Nigerians that the 11.9-kilometre second Niger bridge, the 120-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other key projects under the Presidential Infrastructure Development Fund (PIDF) would be completed within the second term of this administration.The President gave the assurance at the opening of a two-day Mid-Term Ministerial Performance Review Retreat organised to assess progress made towards Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Admin III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Accidents: Yobe to establish computerize vehicle inspection centre

September 29, 2021 Yusuf A Yusuf, 0

In an effort to minimize recklessness and fatal accidents on the roads, Yobe state government said it would establish of Computerized Vehicle Inspection centres in Damaturu, Potiskum and Bade local government areas. Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state disclosed this Tuesday while speaking at the North-east zonal conference of Directors/Chiefs of Road Traffic Officers of the Federation (VIOs) which Read More

2023: Why not Bauchi governor?

September 12, 2021 Admin III 0

The already established Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir Vanguard Movement BAM-V is not a welcome development to the great people of Bauchi state; the group agitates Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir of Bauchi for president in the coming 2023 elections. Undoubtedly, the BAM-V agitates Bauchi governor to be Nigeria president because of his exemplary leadership, hard-work as well as his determination towards moving Nigeria Read More

Rains: Abuja residents at mercy of taxi drivers, Okada riders

September 10, 2021 Admin III 0

Like many other Nigerian cities, Abuja, the seat of power, is currently experiencing rainfall. TOPE SUNDAY in this report writes about the experiences of some FCT residents. In the last few weeks, Abuja has been experiencing persistent rainfall and residents, who are not mobile, are not finding it easy to catch up with their appointments or to go to work Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Admin III 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Insecurity: FG, NSCDC plan strategic meeting on protection of National Assets

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) are making efforts to further safeguard Nigeria’s critical assets and infrastructure across the country against backdrop of insecurity confronting the Nation. Some of the critical infrastructure including; Chemical Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, Communications Sector, Critical, Manufacturing Sector, Dams Sector, Defence Industrial Base Sector, Emergency Services Sector, Energy Sector, Read More

Malaria: Gombe commences transportation of 2.3m ITNs to communities

September 1, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Federal Government National Malaria Elimination Programme in collaboration with the Gombe State Malaria Elimination Programme has commenced the transportation of over 2.3 million Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) to distribution hubs (DH) conveyors in the 11 LGAs of the state. The programme is part of the 2021 mass campaign against malaria. Our correspondent, who is monitoring the orientation of DH Read More

Empowerment: AbdulRazaq launches 100 tricycles

August 31, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Monday launched 100 tricycles to ease transportation challenges in the state. The government also officially enrolled members of the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN) on the informal package of the state’s health insurance scheme. “Today, we are launching 100 tricycles which our government guaranteed for members of TOAN. This is done through a partnership with Read More

Amaechi’s APC alleged looting confession vindicates PDP

August 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the statement by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, that stealing is allegedly going on quietly under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC), vindicated its stand about the APC led Federal Government. PDP in a statement by it National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Monday asserted that “the confession also further confirms Read More

Kudos, knocks as toll gates returns

August 20, 2021 Admin III 0

After months of speculations, the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the Federal Roads and Bridges Tolling Policy and Regulations has brought to reality the return of the toll gates to Nigeria. TOPE SUNDAY writes. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of Federal Roads and Bridges Tolling Policy and Regulations marked the return of the toll gate system Read More

Blockchain technology can boost Nigerian economy by $29bn – EFInA

A new report by the Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) has revealed that investment in blockchain technology will improve the Nigerian economy by $29 billion by 2030. The study also outlines the potential of blockchain to drive financial inclusion and illustrates potential use cases of the technology in the country. Blockchain is a system of recording information in a Read More

Solutions to perennial flooding

August 6, 2021 Admin III 0

The recent warning issued by the National Emergency Management Agency and the Nigerian Meteorological Agency that some flood-prone states of the federation are at the risk of being submerged of washed away this year is likely to be taken by some stubborn Nigerians as one of those routine yearly alarms. The phenomenon of flooding would have perhaps become history if Read More

Lekki Deep Sea Port, optimism as FG assures 2022 completion

July 12, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Optimism is high ahead of the commencement date of operations of the multi-billion dollar Lekki Deep Sea Port project just as the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi at the weekend gave kudos for the level of progress so far achieved in the construction site of the project. The minister, on Saturday held talks with the management and promoter of the project-Lekki Read More