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FEC approves $1.95bn for Kano-Dutse-Katsina-Jibia- Maradi rail line project

By Ismaila Chafe Abuja, Sept. 23, 2020 The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $1.95billion for the construction of Kano-Dutse(Jigawa)- Katsina- Jibia – Maradi (Niger Republic) rail line project. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on...

Lagos-Ibadan Rail line ready by December- Amaechi

By Yemi Adeleye Ibadan, Sept. 16, The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage Rail line should be ready by December, considering the progress works on the construction of rail stations by contractor. Amaechi gave the assurance while briefing newsmen in Ibadan,...

Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Trains: NRC resumes operations Monday, increases fares

By Yemi Adeleye Lagos, Sept. 10, 2020 The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the resumption of Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Train Services (MTTS) from Monday after five months of suspension to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Mr Jerry Oche, the District Manager, NRC, Lagos, made...

Demolition of facilities in Enugu will disconnect railway infrastructure extension to South Eastern states – NRC warns

By Emmanuel Acha Enugu, Aug. 20, 2020 The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says the demolition of its facilities by Enugu State government can frustrate ongoing efforts to extend standard gauge rail lines to the South East zone. The Railway District Manager (RDM) (East), Mr Osidipe...

Lagos-Ogun mass transit trains resume soon—NRC boss

By Yemi Adeleye Lagos, Aug. 20, 2020 The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Thursday said that the Lagos-Ogun Mass Transit Train Services (MTTS) would resume very soon. The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency...

Over 20,000 Nigerians employed for Lagos-Ibadan rail project- Amaechi

By Lucy Ogalue Abuja, Aug. 17, 2020 Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said over 20,000 workers were engaged for the ongoing construction of Lagos-Ibadan rail project. Amaechi said in a statement on Monday that the engament was in compliant with the local content law inherent in...

Questioning China’s $5.3bn Loan will Deter Credit Extention – Amaechi Warns N/Assembly

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Saturday appealed to the National Assembly to halt its questioning of Nigeria’s loan agreement with China. Mr Amaechi said questions from the National Assembly is likely to deter China from extending credit to the country, especially the $5.3bn...

Rail remains game changer for Nigeria’s economy, future–Shippers’ Council

By Yemi Adeleye Lagos, Aug.16, 2020 The Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC ), Hassan Bello, has said that rail transport remains the game changer for the Nigeria’s economy and her future. Bello said this in an interview with newsmen in Lagos...

Funds not challenge to complete Lagos-Ibadan rail project- Amaechi

By Lucy Ogalue Abuja, Aug. 15, 2020 Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said funds was not a challenge delaying completion of the 1.6 billion dollar Lagos-Ibadan rail project. Amaechi said in a statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Mr Eric...
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