What Makes Intercity Train Rides So Interesting?
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,…
Lagos-Ibadan Railway… Confluence of music, comfort in the service of Nigerians
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
Lagos-Ibadan railway: Steady step in pursuit of comfort for commuters
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…
60 Lagos-Ibadan rail project workers infected with COVID-19
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.
Lagos-Ibadan Railway: Commercial operation begins December 7 – FG
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.....
Buhari to commission Lagos-Ibadan Railway January 2021
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
FG to inaugurate Lagos-Ibadan railway line in May
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.
Lagos-Ibadan railway project cost $1.6b not $2b, FG clarifies
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…
Keen countdown for Lagos-Ibadan railway
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,…
Nigeria shops for $40billion to connect major cities by railways
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…
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…