Amaechi apologises to Nigerians over suspension of free Iju-Abeokuta train ride
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi on Friday apologised to Nigerians over the suspension of the Iju-Abeokuta free train ride during the 2019 general elections. Amaechi tendered the apology during the monthly rail inspection of the Lagos-Ibadan modernisation project in Ibadan. He said that the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) suspended the three months…
Controversy dogs planned test-run of $1.5 billion Lagos-Ibadan railway
As the Federal Government today test-runs the $1.5 billion Lagos-Ibadan rail line, the move has been contested by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others familiar with the project. Though meant to boost economic activities and the diversification programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, the stakeholders, however, punctured the motive. The main opposition party…
Buhari opens new airport terminal amidst $69.3m debt overhang
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commissioned the new terminal at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja amidst the yet to be paid counterpart funding of $69.3million to the China Exim Bank.
Lagos-Ibadan train operations to begin Feb 2019, says Amaechi
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has urged the contractor handling the Lagos-Ibadan railway project, Chinese Civil Engineering...
FG decries slow pace of work on Lagos-Ibadan railway
The Federal Government is not impressed by the contractors handling the Lagos-Ibadan railway project, as the minister of transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has lamented the slow pace of work. From the look of things, the Federal Government may not meet up with the December deadline for the completion of the project. Amaechi had often assured…
Amaechi reiterates December completion date for Lagos-Ibadan railway
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has again assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan railway will be delivered December this year. The minister, who confirmed 60 per cent status of the project during his monthly tour, said 12 kilometres of the 156-kilometre track had been laid by the contractor, China Civil Aviation Construction Company (CCECC). The…
Breathing life to comatose rail transportation
Not long ago, the Abuja-Kaduna leg of the train system became fully operational, while work is ongoing on Lagos-Ibadan leg, and the Itakpe, Kogi State to Warri, Delta State is to come on stream by December 2018.
CCECC, doctor bicker over treatment of injured worker
The Medical Director of Best Medical Centre in Ketu-Ijanikin, Dr. Martins Udobi, is seeking justice over what he called “unfair treatment” by CCECC, a Chinese construction firm.
FG redesigns N40b Rivers, Abia road project
Determined to ensure that water channel on the road gets a safe discharge point, the Federal Government has confirmed the re-design of the Rivers, Abia road project, which is expected to gulp N40 billion.