Africa: Third Mainland Bridge named busiest road in Nigeria with 117,000 daily vehicular traffic

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Minister for Works, Babatunde Fashola on Friday named Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos as the busiest road in Nigeria. Fashola, made this known on Thursday while addressing the house of representatives committee on works chaired by Ahmed Birchi. The former governor of Lagos state, said the data provided an estimate of the money that could be made if some major […]

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News: Nigeria, South Africa agree to issue 10-year visas to businessmen, academics

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Nigeria and South Africa have reached the agreement on issuing 10 years visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travellers. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. He said it was a followup to the successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s air traffic has risen by 8% – Minister

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The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, says the liberalisation of Nigeria’s airspace has led to an annual traffic growth of eight per cent. The minister said the goal of the liberalisation was to make Nigeria the hub of West African sub-region. Sirika said the Federal Government planned to make air travel the preferred mode of transportation in Nigeria. According […]

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Africa: 10 things Nigeria does better than anywhere else

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From email scams to oil spills and charlatan Pentecostal preachers, it’s clear that Nigeria has something of an image problem. While the outside world’s perception of Africa’s most populous country hasn’t always been overwhelmingly positive, there’s plenty more to this nation than its unsavory associations. With its vibrant culture, sense of humor and adaptability, Nigeria has become the “Giant of […]

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News: Nigeria sells the Cheapest Fuel in West Africa Losing $Million daily Survey shows

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Daily, an estimated seven million litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), better known as petrol, valued at N1, 085t is smuggled from Nigeria to neighbouring West African countries. With daily consumption of about 52 million litres of petrol per day according to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), The Guardian understands that only about 45 million litres are eventually circulated […]

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Africa: Nigeria, Second Country In The World That Spends Most Time On Social Media

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A survey by market research group, Global Web Index, has said that Nigeria ranks only second behind Philippines for countries whose citizens spend the most time on the social media. The organisation surveyed 46 countries, discovering that Nigeria’s youthful population are on social media for an average of three hours and 30 minutes, according to a report by The Cable. […]

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Africa: Nigeria needs flag carriers for trade –Reps

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The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, Nnolim Nnaji, has said that Nigeria needs strong flag carriers to be successful in the African Continental Free Trade Area. Nnaji said in Lagos on Sunday that the country had remained passive in the continental aviation market in recent years despite its huge daily passenger traffic. However, he said that floating a […]

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Africa: Concerns Mount Over Multiple Destinations for Foreign Carriers in Nigeria

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There are mounting concerns over the allocation of multiple frequencies to foreign carriers, Daily Trust reports. This followed the senate’s resolution last week that allowing foreign carriers to fly into multiple destinations in Nigeria was killing indigenous operators. The senate warned that local airlines might go into extinction if foreign airlines continued to operate multiple destinations. The resolution by the […]

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Africa: Drama as Nigeria’s Airport Authority Apprehends Man who accosted a taxiing aircraft

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There was mild drama at the Lagos airport as Nigeria’s Aviation Security personnel apprehended an intruder who tried to gain access into an Azman aircraft waiting for clearance from Air Traffic Controllers. The aircraft with registration number 5N-HAI was about departing Lagos to Port Harcourt when the pilot reported the incident to AVSEC officials who swiftly responded. A passenger of […]

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Africa: Three cities to have a fab summer in Nigeria

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Ready, set? Summertime! It is now officially summertime and do you have any exotic summer plans? Or, did you have one and the visa gods decided to hinder your glory? This year has been particularly difficult for the usual USA summer travelers, thanks to the discontinuation of the visa dropbox process for its regular travelers. Schengen visa process that usually […]

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