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Lagos-Ibadan Rail Line

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.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that railways hold the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large.

VP Osinbajo: Railway can transform commerce in Nigeria

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that railways hold the master key to transforming commerce in Nigeria and Africa at large.

Minister: ‘Groundbreaking’ of Transport University holds September

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday, said the groundbreaking of the Transport University, Daura, would take place in Septemeber.
The House Committee on Land Transport has applauded the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi for the impressive extent of work achieved on the current Lagos-Ibadan rail project.

Minister embarks on inspection of Lagos-Ibadan railway

Barely two days after being sworn in as Minister, the Minister of Transportation, Hon Chibuike Amaechi, has embarked on an inspection tour of the Lagos Ibadan rail line.

World Bank blacklists six Chinese firms for contract fraud, corruption

The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited, and CCECC Nigeria Company Limited.
Minister of Railway Development, Mr Joe Ghartey

Ghana denies links with Chinese firm handling Lagos-Ibadan rail line

Ghana’s Minister of Railway Development, Joe Ghartey, has dismissed reports linking his country with the Chinese company building the Lagos-Ibadan rail line in Nigeria.

Federal government orders two additional coaches for Abuja-Kaduna route

The Federal Government has ordered two additional coaches for the Abuja-Kaduna rail service route to solve the passengers upsurge.
President Buhari receives in audience delegation of Retired Career Ambassadors of Nigeria (ARCAN) in State House on 5th Nov 2018

2019: Muhammadu Buhari will defeat Atiku Abubakar – lawyer

Mr Realwan Okpanachi, a legal practitioner and political analyst, says President Muhammadu Buhari will defeat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential elections.

VP Osinbajo: PDP coming back to loot treasury

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting a return to power to resume the looting of the treasury.

Vice President Osinbajo: We’ll continue to arrest, prosecute looters

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the federal government will continue to make more arrest of suspected looters of the national treasury and put them on trial despite the difficulty in putting them behind bars.

Vice President Osinbajo: We shall continue to arrest those who stole Nigeria’s money

The Federal government Thursday took a swipe at the critics of the present administration describing them as being corrupt and wanted to reclaim power by all means so as to continue to perpetrate their corrupt acts.

NCR will hold retreat to set agenda for 2018 – MD

Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation, on Sunday said the Corporation would be holding a retreat to set agenda for 2018.

Lagos-Ibadan rail line will help resolve Apapa gridlocks – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the new Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge will bring succour to the perennial Apapa gridlocks when completed.

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