Transportation

Report reckless BRT drivers, LAMATA tells passengers

The Managing Director of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Abimbola Akinajo, has encouraged passengers to report reckless drivers of state-owned buses. Akinajo, who said LAMATA had zero tolerance for misbehaviour among its drivers, said two had been jailed for defrauding passengers. The LAMATA MD stressed that payment of cash for bus fare had been […]

Minimum wage: Flight disruptions loom as aviation workers join strike

There may be flight delays and cancellations on Monday as aviation workers said they will on Monday June 3rd, join the indefinite strike action declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) over the Federal Government’s refusal to raise the proposed minimum wage from N60,000. In a letter by Association […]

Lagos-Kano rail begins freight operations in June, says FG

The Federal Government has announced that the Lagos-Kano narrow gauge rail line is set to begin freight services. The contractors revealed this during the visit of the Minister of Transportation, Saidu Alkali, to the site for an on-the-spot inspection of the project in Kano State on Thursday. This follows an update from the contractors, China […]

Lagos Boats Use Inaccurate Manifests, Risk Fraud, Passenger Safety

The Boat Passengers Manifest meant to carry the necessary details of commuters at the Ikorodu Ferry Terminal is laden with omissions and inaccuracies, FIJ can report. FIJ monitored the passengers’ manifest for about a week of daily boat trips from Ikorodu to Victoria Island and found that the details hardly matched the actual commuters many […]

Minister’s order for Dana’s suspension, an interference on safety process – Experts 

Experts and stakeholders in the aviation sector have described the order by Festus Keyamo, minister of aviation and aerospace development, on the suspension of Dana Air as unprofessional and an interference on safety processes and procedures. In a letter by Emmanuel Meribole, Permanent Secretary, the ministry of aviation and aerospace development to the NCAA, he noted that […]

‘I Thought the Bus Entered the Ocean’ — Survivor of Third Mainland Bridge Accident Narrates Experience

One of the passengers on the yellow bus involved in an accident around 11:45 am on Lagos’ Third Mainland Bridge on Wednesday has narrated her experience. The victim, who wished to be identified as Aproko Nurse, told FIJ that he boarded the bus on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, and it was en route to Lagos Island […]

As Air Peace lands in London…

For the first time in seven years, a Nigerian airline has reactivated the famous Lagos to London route, bringing succour to Nigerians. With Air Peace’s maiden trip to Gatwick Airport, it has joined a couple of indigenous carriers that operated in the busy route for commercial activities. Before Air Peace, some local airlines had operated […]

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