Amaechi: Buhari has approved building of two new seaports

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the building of two new seaports He made this known while speaking on “Railway Infrastructure: Progress and Plan” at the 2020 national economic outlook in Lagos, on Tuesday. The minister said the new seaports will in Bonny, Rivers, and in Warri, Delta state. He added that Buhari has also assured him that a …

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NRC warns Lagos commuters against sitting on train roof

The Nigerian Railway Corporation today cautioned commuters against unsafe conducts, especially riding on the roof of a moving train. The corporation gave the caution at the resumption of its Lagos-Ogun State mass transit service. It suspended the service in September 2019 because of the ongoing construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Rail Line. The NRC Lagos District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, …

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Lagos-Ibadan rail may not be ready in April – Amaechi

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, and Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, today, inspected the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan rail line project. While giving updates on the inspection via his Twitter handle, Amaechi said it was not certain that the project would be ready in April as earlier planned. However, he assured Nigerians that efforts would be intensified to ensure the …

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NRC’s MD: Lagos-Ibadan speed train to be ready in February

The Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail tracks will be ready in February, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Managing Director Fidet Okhiria said yesterday. Okhiria, who spoke at Ijoko in Ogun State during the routine inspection of the $1.7 billion project, said by February 7, the corporation will begin a test-run of the tracks. The managing director said the first phase of …

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Lagos: Osinbajo, Ambode meet maritime Unions and Stakeholders

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos state governor, on Thursday met with maritime unions and stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the longing gridlock on Apapa-Oshodi expressway. Osinbajo had ordered the evacuation of trucks from the Apapa expressway. The vice-president inspected the state of the road after meeting with stakeholders and maritime unions in order to find a …

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Libya denies two women dies at the Mediterranean Sea

Libya’s coast guard is denying accusations by a Spanish aid group that it left two women and a child to die in the Mediterranean Sea. Coast guard spokesman Ayoub Gassim on Tuesday said the service carries out rescues of Europe-bound migrants, “in accordance with international standards in saving lives at sea.” He blamed human traffickers and “irresponsible, non-governmental groups” for …

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Senator Ashafa commends Presidency Rail system project

Senator Gbenga Ashafa representing Lagos East Senatorial District in the National Assembly has commended the Federal Ministry of Transport, Nigeria Railway Corporation and China Civil and Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) for their commitment towards the revitalisation of Nigeria Rail. Ashafa, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport made this statement while addressing newsmen at the weekend …

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