Buhari Backs Effort to Expand Nigeria’s Maritime Boundary

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Abuja approved the continuation of efforts by the National Boundary Commission to achieve a significant expansion of Nigeria's maritime boundaries.

President Buhari gave the approval after being briefed by the Director-General of the Commission, Dr. M.B. Ahmad on the status of preparations for a submission by Nigeria to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS).

Council Seeks Review of Ports Master Plan

The Ports Consultative Council of Nigeria (PCCN) has called for a review of the existing ports master plan to improve productivity at the Nigerian ports.

Its President, Kunle Folarin, said, “A master plan gives you a total idea of the various segments of the activity and also their allocation, so that they do not come and be an encumbrance on other segments or other operations.

“In other words, it avoids haphazard development; it avoids pollution in the way or process of operation.

FG to Increase Revenue from Maritime Industry

A significant opportunity exists for the Federal Government to increase its revenue generation in the Maritime industry and there are plans in the works to ensure this.

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed the optimism about the potential of the International Cargo Tracking Note (ICTN) scheme to enhance government revenue being generated at the nation’s ports. The ICTN is a web-based technological tool that monitors cargo from port of loading to destination.

FG Revives 14 Automobile Assembly Plants

The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Aminu Jalal, on Tuesday said 14 assembly plants, which existed before the automotive policy, had been revived.

Mr Jalal stated this in Lagos at a stakeholders meeting of the Committee on Implementation of the Nigerian Auto Policy.

He said the policy objective of bringing back the automobile assembly plants had been achieved.

Volkswagen Recalls 8.5 million Vehicles in Europe

Volkswagen's diesel emissions crisis will take a lot of fixing.

The automaker said Thursday it was recalling 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe, including 2.4 million in Germany. The cars are fitted with software that makes their engines produce far fewer toxic emissions in official tests than on the road.

"Remedial action on the vehicles will begin in January 2016 -- at no cost to our customers," Volkswagen said in a statement.

Air France Executives Chased from Jobs Talks

Photo: Human resources manager Xavier Broseta was escorted away after his jacket and shirt were torn off

Two Air France managers have had their shirts torn as they were forced to flee a meeting on job cuts by angry workers, BBC reports.

Human resources manager Xavier Broseta and senior official Pierre Plissonnier had to clamber over a fence, while several others were injured.

The men were taking part in talks about plans for 2,900 job losses when hundreds of workers stormed into Air France headquarters at Roissy.

Industrial Action: Aviation Unions Give NCAA 14-day Ultimatum

Trade unions in the aviation sector have given the Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) a 14-day ultimatum to promote their members who were due for promotion or risk industrial action.

The ultimatum was issued by the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) at the weekend in Lagos.

The unions accused the NCAA management of nonchalance to the promotion of their members which they claimed had been due since January 2015.

Committee on Establishment of National Carrier Submits Report

The Ministerial Committee on Establishment of National Carrier has submitted its report to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Binta Bello on Friday in Abuja.

The Committee was inaugurated on Aug. 25 in Abuja, and was given four weeks to complete its assignment.

Mrs. Bello, after receiving the report, commended the Committee for keeping to the stipulated time and assured that the recommendations would be thoroughly studied and forwarded to the President.

FRSC Warns Against Use of Fog Lights

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has warned drivers using fog lights especially at nights that they would be prosecuted.

Isah Seidu, an Assistant Corps Commander in Ijebu-Ode Unit, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria at the weekend in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State.

He was speaking on the sideline of a road safety enlightenment campaign organised for commercial drivers at the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye.

Mr. Seidu said that fog lights could cause accidents.