FG TO CONNECT ALL AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS TO RAIL

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, disclosed plans to connect all seaports, airports and inland container depots by rail. “The vision is for a farmer in Sokoto to be able to send his goods from his farms by road to the nearest inland container depot, where it would be carried by rail to one of the seaports for export to Europe, America, Asia,” he stated. Zakari who stated this at the opening session of the 15th National Council on Transportation holding in Sokoto, stressed that sustainable development of…

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EX NPA BOSS, DAPO SARUMI, EX- JONATHAN AIDE, 2 OTHERS IN 20MIL DOLLARS BRIBE SCANDAL IN SWITZERLAND

Three former top officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and a former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan have been named in a massive foreign bribery scandal that has led to the conviction of a company and some of its top officials in Switzerland. Dredging International Services (Cyprus) Limited was sentenced to a fine of one million Swiss Francs and asked to refund 36 million Swiss Francs illegal profit after it was indicted for allegedly making illicit payments to a former Managing Director of the NPA, Adebayo Sarumi; a…

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NIGERIA TO BE FLOODED WITH PETROLEUM PRODUCTS IN DAYS WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THESE

Thirty one ships laden with petroleum products, food items and other goods are expected to arrive Apapa and Tin-Can Island ports in Lagos from March 7 to March 19. The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) stated this in its publication – `Shipping Position’, – a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos. NAN reports that six of the expected ships would berth with petrol and diesel. NPA said that the remaining 25 ships contained buck wheat, general cargoes, bulk sugar, steel…

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