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Lagos-Ibadan rail

11 Nov 2019
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Lagos State Sector Command, has commended the Federal Government’s commitment to the Lagos-Ibadan standard rail line.
9 Nov 2019
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, inaugurated the Wagon Assembly Plant at Kajola in Ifo council area of Ogun as part of efforts to boost the ongoing railway modernisation programme of the federal government.
29 Oct 2019
For many frequent road travellers who dread the daily carnage on the highways owing to road accidents and loss of man-hours to traffic, the disclosure by the Minister for Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, yesterday that the Lagos-Ibadan rail line is almost set for completion is a relief that would put an end to many hassles and travails of road users on one of the nation’s busiest highways.
4 Oct 2019
Indications have emerged that the Federal Government may be experiencing some hiccups in the build up to the December deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project.
14 Jul 2019
The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, on Sunday said that the construction of the Costain bridge would be completed by September
20 Apr 2019
Determined to deliver on the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has assured that by early June this year, the rail transport system would have been perfectly made ready for use. The Lagos-Abeokuta rail had been completed earlier in the year and passengers were offered three-month free ride. The period of…
8 Feb 2019
The newly constructed standard gauge railway line from Iju in Lagos State to Abeokuta in Ogun State Friday began its non-commercial operations. "This is the first official train service we are putting on this track, and from today it's commencing its non-commercial operations that will be running every day taking people from Iju to Abeokuta…
4 Jan 2019
Pressure being mounted on the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) to complete the Lagos-Ibadan Railway project before schedule, is for economic, rather than political reasons. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made this clarification yesterday in Abuja, saying one of the solutions to the challenges at the Lagos ports is an efficient rail line. He…
3 Aug 2018
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday said work on the Apapa corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Rail project would commence next week. Amaechi, who disclosed this after a meeting with Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode and his team in Lagos, said it was gratifying to know that contractors would move to site to continue the…

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