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Fidet Okhiria

17 Jan
The federal government has advocated exploring public-private partnerships to oversee the installation and maintenance of scanning technology at the nation’s seaports to sustain efficiency and foster innovation in cargo inspection processes.
5 Jan
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the restoration of passenger and freight trains while increasing trips across the country.The Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, said: “We are going to increase the number of train trips..
5 Jan
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the contractor laying tracks on the Eastern Narrow Railway project, said it has completed tracks laying on the Port Harcourt to Aba section.
2 Jan
Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, has said the corporation will begin six train trips daily on the Standard Gauge Train across board in 2024.
31 Dec
The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC), has decried the spate of vandalism on its rail lines, disclosing it has lost about 150,000 rail clips to thieves in the last two years.
29 Dec
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has lamented the vandalisation of its rail tracks, saying it has lost 100,000 clips on Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna train services.
23 Nov
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, has said that staff of the agency involved in ticket racketeering have been sacked and others demoted.
22 Nov
The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, said Wednesday that members of staff involved in ticket racketeering have been sacked, while some with fewer offences have been demoted.
17 Nov
Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, said rail will emerge as the leader in Nigeria’s transport system when connectivity with all state capitals, including the Federal Capital Territory, and major industrial hubs is achieved. Okhiria said this would lead to the facilitation of effective distribution of goods, farm produce and services…
25 Oct
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that it will launch electronic ticketing (e-ticketing) on its standard gauge network next week.
4 Aug 2023
Stakeholders in the transportation sector have advocated for regional connectivity of rail networks in the country to boost intercity trade and facilitate development.
23 Jun 2023
Rail travel remains the safest land-based transport mode, but sadly, there have been worrisome high number of accidents at level crossings across the country in recent times.


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The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says a boat mishap in Ikorodu, Lagos State, on Monday night, resulted in three casualties. Eleven others involved in the accident were rescued, according to the agency. Mrs Wuraola Alake, Head, Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) said these on Tuesday in Lagos. “At about 7.17 p.m.…
33 mins ago
The Police Command in Katsina State in collaboration with the army has foiled a kidnap attempt and rescued 10 victims on Kukar Babangida/Yan Gayya feeder road.
43 mins ago
The Federal Government has expressed worry over the low quality and relevant research coming from the nation's institutions. Minister of Education, Mamman Tahir, who conveyed the government's position after the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Bola Tinubu at the presidential villa, Abuja, lamented that the researchers are falling short…
54 mins ago
The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has announced the completion of 134 projects across Taraba State, marking a significant milestone in the region's infrastructural development. NEDC Managing Director Muhammed Alkali disclosed this during a courtesy visit to Governor Agbu Kefas in Jalingo, Taraba State. Alkali underscored the commission's dedication to advancing development in the state…
58 mins ago
President Bola Tinubu on Monday inaugurated the Geometric Power Generating Company in Aba to boost power supply in the commercial nerve centre of Abia.
1 hour ago
Three persons died from a boat mishap in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State. According to the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), at about 7.17 pm on Monday, the 26th of February 2024, it got a distress call that a 17 seater boat named Oluwaseyifunmi, loaded with 14 passengers was involved in an accident along…
1 hour ago
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Defence Dr Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, has said that the Federal Government of Nigeria will continue to reinforce the bilateral relations with the United States on Military Cooperation. Dr Kana stated this when he hosted the delegations of the United States Air War College participants undertaking a Foreign Study Tour of…
1 hour ago
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation has indicted a former staff of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a $ 2.1 million bribery scandal. US Department of Justice said Paulinus Iheanacho Okoronkwo allegedly received a $2.1 million bribe while serving as an NNPC official in connection with negotiating favourable drilling rights for a subsidiary…
1 hour ago
South Korea granted nurses new powers and legal protections Tuesday and launched an investigation into a patient's death, as hospital chaos caused by striking trainee doctors entered a second week.
1 hour ago
President Bola Tinubu on Monday approved the implementation of the long-shelved Stephen Oronsaye Report, a move aimed at reducing the size and cost of the federal government. The Oronsaye report, submitted in 2012, recommended the merger or closure of several government agencies to cut costs and improve efficiency. However, previous administrations failed to implement its…