Nigeria

Buhari Kicks Against Fuel Price Hike

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has refused to succumb to pressure from Independent Petroleum Marketers Association to increase the current N145 pump price of petrol as he said emphatically no to further hike. A presidency source quoted by the Reuters News Agency was reported to have said that the President made his position known to the Minister of State ...

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Apapa Gridlock to End Soon, Says Ambode

Traffic gridlock at Apapa due to ports related activities would  come to an end soon, Governor  Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has promised. Ambode said this when he received the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) led by the Managing Director, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman on a courtesy visit to his office at Ikeja on Wednesday He expressed the commitment ...

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“Vehicle Smugglers Threaten Our Lives!!” Lagos Residents Cry to FG

Ayobo residents in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos have complained of threat to their lives by the incessant activities of smugglers who used their area as route for contraband ‘Tokunbo’ vehicles. In an interview with journalists recently, the residents said, ” the way the smugglers moved these vehicles with other contraband goods vehicles through their area pose threat to ...

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Foreign airlines in Nigeria fuel in Accra

Foreign airlines flying to Nigeria have started to refuel in Accra and other places  to avoid buying expensive and scarce jet fuel in Nigeria. The crash in the Naira since a devaluation in June has led firms who market jet fuel locally, such as Total, Sahara and ConocoPhillips, to double the price to 220 naira a litre in August, and to ...

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Boulos Completes Suzuki Super Carry Truck Training for Technicians

Boulos Enterprises Limited has completed a three-week intensive training course for its dedicated Suzuki Super Carry Technicians. In a statement released on Friday, the company announced that the training, which took place inside the new Suzuki training suite, at Boulos Enterprises factory in Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos, included all electrical and mechanical technicians, who were taken through diagnostic aspects of the new ...

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MAN Calls for Privatisation of Nigerian Refineries

The President of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Dr Frank Jacobs, has called on the Federal Government to consider privatizing national refineries to make them fully functional and to save money. Jacobs made the call in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said that privatising the refineries would also help boost the economic ...

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Ports Get Harmonised Support Portal

As part of the ongoing reforms, the Ministry of Transportation has launched a Port Service Support Portal (PSSP) to facilitate cargo clearance at Nigerian ports. At the harmonised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and PSSP launching in Lagos on Wednesday, a director in the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Ms Azuka Ogor, said that the platform would harmonise the standards of operations ...

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FG Begins Auto Policy Review – NPA Boss 

The federal government has begun a review of the auto policy, which came into being in the former administration, says new Managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman  Mrs. Usman, during a tour of the Tin can Island Seaport, Kirikiri Lighter Terminal and NPA Dockyard in Lagos, last week, stressed the need to re-assess the policy, an action ...

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Nissan Targets 20% of Nigeria Auto Market

…Says it’s Committed to Sustainable Presence in Nigeria ROTIMI ASHER In spite of temporary setback due to scarcity of foreign exchange, Nissan sub-Sahara Africa in partnership with Stallion Nigeria, says it targets about 20% share of the Nigeria vehicle market. Managing Director of Nissan South Africa, Mr Mike Whitefield disclosed this in a media chat granted to selected journalists during ...

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DPR Seals 37 Unlicensed Filling Stations

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Eket, in the last three months, sealed 37 unlicensed filling stations in Akwa Ibom. DPR’s Operations Controller, Mr Bassey Nkanga, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Eket Local Government of the state on Tuesday. Nkanga said that any filling station without DPR’s valid licence would not be ...

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