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APC chieftain: Senator Sheriff used his empire to handpick Kashim Shettima as Borno governor...

A chieftain in the All Progressive Congress (APC) and a former law maker in the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Dr Kassim Mohammad Kassim, has recalled how former Borno Governor Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff installed his successor, Senator Kashim Shettima in 2011.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it will begin full operation of the standard gauge railway service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday.

Lagos-Ibadan train service to begin full operation on Tuesday

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it will begin full operation of the standard gauge railway service from Lagos to Ibadan on Tuesday.
The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Musa Bello

FCT requires N2.6 billion to fix 25,000 vandalised assets

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, has stated that the FCT Administration would require N2.6 billion to replace 25,462 assets that were vandalised in the territory.
Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has said that the inauguration of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line has been put on hold due to the upsurge of COVID-19 in the country.

Ministers inspect Lagos-Ibadan rail project ahead of commissioning

Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi and his Information and Culture counterpart, Alhaji Lai Mohammed are inspecting the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge project ahead of the commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari.

NAF personnel arrest rail track vandals in Enugu

Four persons have been arrested by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) for alleged vandalism of railway tracks and accessories belong to the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in Enugu.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Vandals destroy rail tracks in Kogi

The Itakpe-Warri railway line, which links Warri in Delta state to Ajaokuta in Kogi state, was inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in September 2020.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House investigate ticket racketeering at train stations

The House of Representatives has launched an investigation into alleged ticket racketeering at the Abuja and Kaduna railway stations.
The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

House to probe e-ticketing of Abuja-Kaduna train service

The House of Representatives is to investigate the efficiency of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line e-ticketing, less than four months after the launch of the platform.

Plateau PDP: Intrigues as 2023 governorship race begins

With the Plateau PDP house still in disarray, no thanks to the disputed state congress already set aside by the courts, the contest for the 2023 governorship ticket is rife and raging in closets and cleavages, with some of the party wigs insisting that relatively young aspirants be favoured to emerge to avoid the ‘mistake’ of 2019 which grated on the Party’s electoral appeal and fortunes leading to its shock loss of chance to recapture power.
The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured.

Warri-Itakpe rail line freight services to create more jobs

The federal government at the weekend stated that the freight services on the Warri-Itakpe standards gauge railway line would create more jobs for Nigerians and promote the ease of doing business in the country.
The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured.

Nigerian government inaugurates Warri-Itakpe railway line after 30 years

The federal government has unveiled the Warri-Itakpe standards gauge railway 30 years after it started constructing the rail line designed to transport iron ore from Itakpe to Ajaokuta and Aladja Steel Rolling Mills in Delta.
The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has assured.

Minister: Nigerian government to tackle flood-prone areas on Lagos-Ibadan rail line

The Federal Government will go the whole distance to put measures in place to address flooding on the Lagos-Ibadan rail line, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has assured.
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NIMASA, NRC, Bayelsa partner to resuscitate railway foundry

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in collaboration with Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and the Bayelsa State government are set to resuscitate the Railway Foundry for the benefit of the country.
Lagos Red Line Rail will become operational latest by the fourth quarter of 2022, the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Abimbola Akinajo, said.

Lagos Red Line Rail begins operation late 2022

Lagos Red Line Rail will become operational latest by the fourth quarter of 2022, the managing director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), Abimbola Akinajo, said.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has announced that completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line by April 2020 is no longer feasible.

Minister: Why Nigerian government is not building new standard gauge lines in Eastern rail...

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has explained why the Federal Government decided to rehabilitate the existing narrow gauge lines in Eastern rail corridor rather than build completely new standard gauge lines as being done in other parts of the country.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: Narrow gauge lines not inferior to standard gauge lines

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has said that narrow gauge rail lines were not inferior to the standard gauge lines.

Enugu loses foremost politician Joseph Nwodo to death

Barrister Joseph Nwodo, 77, an elder brother to the former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, is dead.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister: Workers contracting coronavirus stalled Apapa port rail project

An outbreak of COVID-19 among the workers involved in the Lagos-Ibadan rail project in January stalled the completion of the contract, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.

Minister inspects Apapa port to ascertain Lagos-Ibadan rail completion

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernisation Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports.
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The lion that cannot be caged

Others have not reached out to me and have written or spoken out of ignorance, hate and malice imputing the worst motivations for actions which they claim I have purportedly taken.
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Northern elders urge President Buhari, governors to protect Fulani in the South

The Northern Elders Forum, NEF, yesterday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the 36 states of the federation to explore all available channels to protect the Fulani communities in the South.
Less than a week of the commencement of e-ticketing on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, over 8,000 passengers have accessed the portal, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said.

Nigerian government launches N900 million e-ticketing solution on Abuja-Kaduna rail line

Following complaints of racketeering and sundry ills by passengers plying the Abuja-Kaduna railway corridor, the federal government, Thursday, launched the e-ticketing solution in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

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Man arrested for ‘beheading’ woman in Calabar

A young man identified as Christian Edem Eyo in Mbukpa, Calabar South, is reported to have beheaded one of his aunts, identified as Mrs Uduak.
FILE PHOTO - Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about Rwanda's 1994 genocide, talks to his lawyer Gatera Gashabana inside the courtroom in Kigali, Rwanda February 26, 2021. REUTERS-Clement Uwiringiyimana-File Photo

‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero never joined rebels – co-accused

Paul Rusesabagina, the ex-hotelier immortalised in the film “Hotel Rwanda”, never belonged to a rebel group that sought to overthrow President Paul Kagame, one of the former rebels accused with him of terrorism told a court on Wednesday.
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Nigerian superstar popularly known as Wizkid, has finally received his Grammy award plaque.

Wizkid receives Grammy plaque

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Nigerian superstar popularly known as Wizkid, has finally received his Grammy award plaque.
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Official: Presidency has no Input in media bills before National Assembly

The Presidency has washed its hands off the current attempt by the National Assembly to amend the Nigerian Press Council (NPC) Act and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) Act, a move media stakeholders have condemned as an attempt to gag the press.
Nigerian singer Esegine Allen, better known as Orezi has berated the former housemates concerning the recent revelations of intimacy emerging from their reunion.

Orezi slams BBNaija ex-housemates’ reunion

Nigerian singer Esegine Allen, better known as Orezi has berated the former housemates concerning the recent revelations of intimacy emerging from their reunion.

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The Netherlands suffered a terrible blow in losing to Turkey at the start of their World Cup qualifying campaign on Wednesday, coach Frank de Boer said.

Netherlands coach: Barcelona move will give Depay ‘something extra’

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer is hopeful Memphis Depay’s Euro 2020 form will be positively impacted after the confirmation the striker will play for Barcelona next season.
Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto Lecky, says that even if some days could be difficult, she had no regrets relocating to Nigeria from her base in the United States of America.

BBNaija’s Anto Lecky: No regrets relocating to Nigeria

Former Big Brother Naija housemate and actress, Antoinette Lecky, better known as Anto Lecky, says that even if some days could be difficult, she had no regrets relocating to Nigeria from her base in the United States of America.

UCH doctors suspend strike

The University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan chapter of Association of Resident Doctors (ARD), on Monday, suspended its 51-day-old strike.
Green Africa Airways, a new low-cost carrier, is set to begin its operations after reaching the final stage of certification.

Green Africa suspends ticket bookings, awaits operating certificate

Green Africa Airways, a Nigerian start-up carrier, has suspended ticket bookings following the delay in the issuance of its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Cross River North: Senator Odey floors Joe Agi at election tribunal

The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Calabar Friday, upheld the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Stephen Odey, in the Cross River North Senatorial District by-election.