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Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Federal government explains temporary suspension of national carrier

The federal government Thursday explained that the national carrier, which was earlier billed to kick off in December was suspended temporarily because the process to actualise it was delayed.

Rotimi Amaechi slams pace of work on Lagos-Ibadan rail line

Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has said he was not impressed with the pace of work at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.
President Buhari commissions Portharcourt International Airport Terminal Building in Rivers State on 25th Oct 2018 10

President Buhari’s remarks at inauguration of new terminal at Port Harcourt Airport

You will recall that after opening the major airport terminals in the country in the late 70s and early 80s, not much was added to increase the passenger handling capacity of these facilities by successive administrations.
Lagos – Ibadan railine already under construction

Lagos-Ibadan rail: Rotimi Amaechi summons CCECC chief over shortage of equipment on site

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has summoned the Managing Director of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) over shortage of equipment deployed for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard guage rail project.

Lagos-Ibadan rail project: Federal government orders CCECC to work round-the-clock

The Federal Government has given a marching order to China construction giant, China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), to work day and night, including on Sundays, to meet up with the 2018 deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project.
4 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.

Minister: Apapa ports phase 1 of Lagos-Ibadan rail project takes off next week

Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, visited the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, revealing that work on the Apapa corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail project would commence next week.

Federal government threatens to revoke CCECC’s Ajaokuta-Itakpe-Warri rail project contract

The Federal Government has read the riot act to China Construction Engineering Civil Company (CCECC) urging them to increase the pace of work on the ongoing Ajaokuta, Itakpe, Warri railway project or risk revocation of the contract.
Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika

Boarding a Nigerian flight of fancy

The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, thinks he has found the medicine for public opinion: listen with blocked ears.

Senate asks NRC to overhaul haulage system

Considering the loss of lives and properties that has remained hallmark of carriage of goods by road, especially petroleum products, management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has been advised to channel more resources towards assisting the haulage sector of our economy.

Senator Ashafa hail President Buhari, others on Nigeria rail revitalisation

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.
Abuja Light Rail

Abuja residents laud new light rail service

Some commuters and residents of the Federal Capital Territory have extolled Thursday’s inauguration of the First Phase of the Abuja metro rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari.

New Abuja airport terminal ready by October

The building being constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is expected to the completed by August, and be put in use by October, 2018.

Federal government restates commitment to complete Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line

The federal government has reiterated its commitment to the construction of Lagos to Kano Standard gauge railway line in order to enhance economic development of the country.
Lagos-Badagry Expressway

Road users lament delay in Lagos-Badagry road completion

Motorists on the ever-busy Lagos-Badagry expressway are complaining about perennial traffic gridlock on the road as reconstruction and expansion work appears to have slowed down.
Simon Kolawole

Budget as a tool of underdevelopment

In 2011, a brilliant, fine gentleman from the south-south was elected into the Nigerian senate. He was full of hopes and dreams. At a dinner with journalist friends, he outlined his vision and spoke enthusiastically about pursuing “developmental legislative agenda”.

Minister: Federal government to complete all abandoned road projects in Niger Delta

Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has said that the Federal Government has intensified efforts to ensure early completion of all abandoned road projects in Niger-Delta region by the previous governments in the country and all ongoing road projects in the region for the benefit of the people of the region.

Lai Mohammed: December date for Lagos-Ibadan speed rail completion, conclusive

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Dec. 2018 date for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan speed rail project “is non-negotiable’’.

Delta government to spend N11.5 billion on water projects

The Delta State Government on Monday said that it would require N11.5 billion to complete three ongoing storm water routing projects in Asaba, the state capital.

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