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The Nigerian Railway Corporation has said its suspended Lagos-Ogun mass transit train service would resume operations on Thursday.

Nigeria to curb sale of tickets at railway stations

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, ICRC, Friday, said it has engaged private sector operators to deploy electronic ticketing solution for the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, to cut down on the purchase tickets at train stations.

ICRC commends Sifax on concession agreement

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has commended the management of SIFAX Group for its level of compliance with the terms of agreement stated in the concession signed with the Federal Government for the management of the terminals at Tin-can Island Port.
Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says state and local governments share some of the responsibility to fix roads in Nigeria.

Minister orders suspension of $300 million Customs modernisation deal

The Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has directed the suspension of a $300m Customs modernisation deal.
The free train ride between Lagos and Ibadan on the new standard gauge train commenced on Monday, but in two days only six passengers boarded the train in two separate trips.

Lagos-Ibadan railway: Federal government to deploy 350 wagons, 36 coaches

The Federal Government will deploy 350 wagons and 36 coaches on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line and will increase the frequency of free train rides on the route from December 21, 2019.

ICRC will facilitate funding of regional roads – minister

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, says the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission will facilitate funding of regional roads for the development of the West African Region.

FERMA: Poor Fufding limiting road maintenance

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on Monday lamented that poor funding of the agency is limiting the maintenance of roads in the country.
Chidi Izuwah

Federal government approves PPP projects worth $8 billion in eight years

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has said that the Federal Government approved Public-Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth eight billion dollars between 2010 and 2018.
Grace Taiga, ex-director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum

$9.6 billion judgement: Grace Taiga confirms AGF got draft of P&ID agreement – witness

A principal witness, CSP Umar Babangida, on Wednesday alleged that Grace Taiga, a former director, Legal Services in the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, played a major role in the fraudulent gas supply agrrement between the Federal Government and Petroleum and Industrial Development (P&ID).
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

Fear of EFCC has curbed Nigerian excesses abroad

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, says that the fear of the reach of the anti-fraud Commission has curbed public officers as well as private Nigerians living abroad from a lot of their known excesses, including booking entire hotels and blocking London streets for loud block parties.

Nigeria, Turkey sign deal on military clothing production

The Ministry of Defence and Sur-Corporatewear of Turkey, on Thursday in Abuja, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a military and paramilitary clothing and accessories factory in Nigeria.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari laments exclusion of women in PPPs

First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wednesday said the integration of gender perspectives in the country’s infrastructure development, particularly the public private partnerships (PPPs) design and implementation would significantly bridge existing gaps in infrastructure delivery, impact on social economic growth and enhance the living conditions of women.

ICRC issues compliance certificate to 107 PPP projects

Since inception in 2008, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission has granted compliance certificate to 107 Public Private Partnership projects in the country.

Minister, Aliko Dangote to speak on AfCFTA at IoD confab

The Minister of Industry, Trade & Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, is the keynote speaker and will lead other top speakers as the Institute of Directors (IoD) Nigeria 2019 Annual Director’s Conference in Abuja.

P&ID scandal: Court remands former petroleum ministry director

A former director for legal services at Nigeria’s petroleum ministry was on Friday remanded in Suleja Prison after pleading not guilty to an eight-count charge of alleged financial impropriety in the controversial contract between Nigeria and the Irish firm, Process and Industrial Development Company (P&ID).

ICRC: Federal government to upgrade 22 teaching hospitals

The Federal Government will upgrade the 22 teaching hospitals in the country and construct a new 500-bed state-of-the-art Specialist Hospital, in Abuja through Public Private Partnership (PPP), according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC),
Train Lagos Railway

Federal government to rake in N16 billion from automated train ticketing service

The Federal Government will rake in N16 billion in the next 10 years from an estimated rise in the sales of train service through automated ticketing platform, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has revealed.

Minister begs Nigerians to stop open defecation

Mr Sulieman Adamu, the Minister for Water Resources, has urged Nigerians to take the issues of open defecation seriously as it concerns everyone.
Chidi Izuwah

ICRC: Power generation to soon receive massive boost

Mr Chidi Izuwah, the Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), says power generation in the country will soon witness a massive boost.

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The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

Jailed former PDP spokesperson Olisa Metuh’s lawyer vows to appeal judgement

The former spokesperson for the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, will appeal his conviction and sentencing handed by the Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday, his lawyer said.

NERC orders metering of electricity consumers by April 30

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has directed the Distribution Companies (DisCos) to ensure that electricity consumers are metered by April 30.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Three teachers arrested for defiling teenage students in Ekiti

The campaign against sexual harassment and abuse in Ekiti has claimed its first casualties as three teachers of two secondary schools were arrested by the officers of the Ekiti State Police Command on Tuesday.
Nigerian table tennis player, Cecilia Edem Effiong.

Minister hails taekwondo, table tennis qualifiers

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, has applauded Elizabeth Anyanacho, who is the first Nigerian female to qualify for Taekwondo in 16 years and second female ever Taekwondo Olympian for the country as well as table tennis player, Cicilia Edem Effiong.

Hisbah apprehend woman for marring two husbands in Kano

A 37 years old woman identified as Hauwa Ali has been apprehended by the Hisbah Corps (Shariah police) for marrying to two husbands in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.