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Rolls-Royce Grosses Highest Sales In 2021

 British luxury carmaker, Rolls-Royce, has delivered the highest-ever first quarter sales results in 2021, reporting a 62 per cent increase over the same period in 2020. This was disclosed in a Tuesday statement signed by the General Manager, Marketing and Corporate Communications of Coscharis Group, the exclusive franchise owner for …

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FG Moves To Develop First Made In Nigeria Electric Vehicle

Ebuka Daniel The Federal Government through its agency- the Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology in Zaria has inaugurated a 22- member team to develop the country’s electric cars. This is part of the Federal Government’s plan to join the movement to cut carbon emission. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in …

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Shippers Lost N780bn Revenue in 2020

Ebuka DanielShippers in the country have said they lost N780bn in 2020 because they could not access shipments in ports. They said the inability to access the ports affected both in imports and export cargoes.President of Shippers Association Lagos State, Jonathan Nicol, said this in an interview with our correspondent, …

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NRC Begins E-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna Train Service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, says it has commenced the e-ticketing for train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route. Fidet Okhiria, the NRC Managing Director, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the process would be on test run for a week before its formal inauguration …

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Nigeria Govt Signs $1.96bn Kano-Maradi Rail Project MoU

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of the $1.959bn Kano-Maradi standard gauge rail project. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, signed on behalf of the Federal Government, while the Managing Director, Mota-Engil, Antonio Gvoea, signed on behalf …

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FEC Approves N8.1bn for FERMA to Repair 10 Roads

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a total of N8.1bn for the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency to carry out emergency repairs of 10 roads across the country. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the council’s last meeting …

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NIS Begins Issuance of ‘Enhanced e-Passports’

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), FESTAC Office, has begun the issuance of new Enhanced e-Passports as part of efforts to enable Nigerians to have expanded avenue to apply for International Passports. The service also inaugurated a new edifice for the purpose and the official rollout of first Enhanced e-Passport in …

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NIN Now Required for Driver’s Licence Processing

Federal Road Safety Corps has mandated the use of National Identification Number for driver’s licences processing. FRSC made this known in a press statement titled ‘FRSC commences enforcement of National Identification Number in driver’s licence processing’ on Wednesday. “Following the Federal Government’s directives on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by …

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Nigeria Votes US$461.9mn for Deep Seaport Construction in Bonny

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the construction of a deep seaport in Bonny in Rivers State, southern Nigeria. According to Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechin, the facility will be executed under a public-private partnership (PPP). It is expected to cost $461.9 million. Once completed, this platform will help boost …

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