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Lagos-Ibadan railway

17 Jun 2022
As part of the deliverables for the Lagos-Ibadan railway project, Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria has organised a one-month training for the operators
18 Jul 2021
When I stepped on the platform of the Kano train station on a chilly harmattan morning in December of 2017, I had no knowledge of the adventure I was about to embark on as I had never been on a train before. But about 2 days and some hours later when I arrived in Lagos,…
4 Jul 2021
Those who have travelled on the train know that rail transport has its own distinct music, which is more of an orchestra performance, even a fusion of afro-pop and disco. That delivery promised to be a daily offering
27 Jun 2021
On several occasions since assuming office, President Muhammadu Buhari has consistently pledged to revolutionise railway services across the country in a bid to turn around the nation’s economic fortunes. The recent commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan railway in Lagos by the President is a fulfilment of one of such promises.    A first time experience on…
12 Jan 2021
The Federal Government has put on hold opening of the Lagos-Ibadan railway, after about 60 workers of the construction company that handled the project tested positive for coronavirus.
27 Nov 2020
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced that commercial activities will begin on the Lagos-Ibadan Railway on December 7. This was disclosed when the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, visited for his monthly inspection of the ongoing work.....
21 Nov 2020
The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of Abule railway level crossing along Apapa end between Saturday and Sunday for the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan Standard Guage rail project.
17 Oct 2020
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi says President Muhammadu Buhari will be commissioning the Lagos-Ibadan railway in January 2021 to improve movement for cargoes
17 Jan 2020
In compliance with its pledge to boost economic activities in the country, the Federal Government has said the Lagos-Ibadan railway line would be ready for full-operation by May, 2020.
28 Jun 2019
Against report in section of the media that Lagos-Ibadan rail project cost was over-bloated, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Mr. Sabiu Zakari, said that the contract sum of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project is $1.6 billion as against the $2 billion allegedly reported and that the cost index/km is $4.09 million as against the…
29 Apr 2019
For many frequent users of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, who dread the daily carnage on the busy highway owing to road accidents and loss of man-hours due to traffic, it is a pensive countdown to June when the Lagos-Ibadan rail would be ready for use. This disclosure was made last week by the Minister of Transportation,…
30 Mar 2019
The Nigerian Government has commenced negotiations with China, Russia for $40billion credit facilities to connect major cities by railway. The Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi while inspecting the ongoing railway construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway said government is sourcing funds from China Exim Bank, India and Russia, adding that not so many countries are willing…


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