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Airport Terminals Concession.

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Passengers who patronize our airports have for so long lamented the poor quality of facilities and social services at virtually all the terminals. Facilities like air conditioners, for instance, quite often fail to function, resulting in a heated, stuffy, and suffocating atmosphere. Electricity supply has been known to go off at these terminals, leaving passengers in darkness and creating conditions for security breaches. More often than not, the toilets are poorly maintained, letting out offensive stench and constituting health hazards. The sight of water dripping onto the floor during rainfall as a result of leaking roofs is not uncommon at our airport terminals. Another feature of these terminals is that they are invariably crowded with a lot of undesirable elements. For the international airports, in particular, passengers arriving from outside the country get their first impression of Nigeria from the state of the terminals.

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport Local Wing 2 (MM2), Lagos, reputed to be the most efficient, is said to be so because it has been
This is why it is heartwarming that the Federal Government has announced that it has reached the final phase of planning towards the concession of the terminals of four of the country’s international airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt.

Towards this end, the aviation authorities have called for bids from reputable operators/financiers/consortiums for preselection for the concession four terminals on a public/private partnership (PPP) arrangement, in line with international best practices.

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FRSC Warns Against Night Travelling Over Insecurity, Bad Roads.

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has advised against traveling by night, citing the deplorable state of most federal roads and increasing insecurity across the country.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) says the FRSC Sector Commander in Kogi, Solomon Agure, made the assertions in a statement on Monday in Lokoja.

Canvassing against overspeeding, Mr. Agure said no good road experience could come out of speeding, overloading, use of phone while driving, use of mechanically deficient vehicles, failure to use a seatbelt, and safety crash helmet, and several other road use infractions.

Mr. Agure said arrangements had been made for the commencement of 2021’s Ember Months and Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Campaign in Kogi.

He said that the campaign would be carried out under the theme: “Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels And Enjoy Quality Road Experience”, and that the safety corps would be on the lookout to enforce strict compliance to laws and orders on the highways.

Mr. Agure said there would be high visibility of the corps on the roads across the state toward achieving the goals of the operation from now till the middle of January 2022.

He said that the command was planning to deploy over 800 personnel, 20 patrol vehicles, four ambulances, and heavy tow trucks for control of traffic.

“It aims at ensuring route lining, clear obstruction and responds to distress calls for all to have maximum road use experience during and after the p, period,” he said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Update Facebook, WhatsApp, And Instagram Creak Back To Life After Unprecedented Outage.

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Users were unable to access Facebook and Instagram late on Monday evening, but many still faced problems on WhatsApp.

Facebook has issued an apology for the outage which impacted the social media giant, along with Instagram and WhatsApp, for several hours late on Monday.

Facebook Engineering said in a statement on Twitter: “To the huge community of people and businesses around the world who depend on us: we’re sorry.

“We’ve been working hard to restore access to our apps and services and are happy to report they are coming back online now. Thank you for bearing with us.”
The platforms had confirmed on Twitter they were aware of issues and worked to resolve them after thousands of people reported outages shortly before 5 pm on 5 days.

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