Nigerian Railway Corporation
Kidnapped wife of NRC director regains freedom
Wife of the Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mrs. Francisca Okhiria, has regained her freedom after about 13 days in the kidnappers’ den.
Abuja-Kaduna train service generates N100m monthly – Okhiria
Mr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), says the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) generates an average of N100million monthly.
Dark clouds looming in the Nigerian railway project
Efforts are in place for the revitalization of a sleeping giant that can be referred to as the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). On the surface, this looks like a laudable initiative but lets’ look further and deeper, readers will be left to make up their minds.
Flaming Flamingo: The life and times of Israel Adebajo
Israel Adebayo Ogunyeade Adebajo was born on 21 January 1920 in the south-western Nigerian town of Imobi in the fishing district of Epe in Lagos State, which had been the capital of the Ijebu Kingdom in the 18th century. He was born under British colonial rule: just six years after the amalgamation of Northern and Southern Nigeria by Lord Lugard.
Bidders allege foul play in NRC’s financial bid
A coleggiate of Nigerian companies, which participated in a financial bid opened in March 2018, in Lagos, by Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) are protesting alleged ceding of the contract to a pan-Nigeria company and its British counterpart, “that were never part of the bidding procedures.” The complainants, hiding their identities “for now,” alleged that the…
Train derailment delays Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train ride
A tarin derailment at the exit point of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), lddo Terminus in Lagos, delayed a 10am Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train service offered by the Osun State Government. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the delay was caused by a train shunting with a Lagos-Kano bound train, which was to…
NRC debunks online ticket sale of Abuja-Kaduna service
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has debunked online sale of tickets for Abuja-Kaduna train service. Its Managing Director, Fidel Okhiria, yesterday in Abuja, said dismissed an website circulating on social media asking passengers to purchase tickets online, saying it is a fraudulent site and urged Nigerians to disregard it. He stated: “It is not true…
‘Nigeria needs international standard in railway projects’
The Federal government has been urged to explore international standards in its efforts at bringing the Nigerian railways infrastructure back to live while the citizens must also develop ethics of boarding train. Director Civil/New Lines, Nigerian Railway Corporation, Anthony Onyokoko stated this at the 2018 yearly dinner and induction of new members organised by the…
Government seeks urgent design of rail link to seaports
Following the announcement of General Electric (GE) Consortium of USA to divest from transportation business, the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the withdrawal from manufacturing of locomotive engines and coaches will not affect the $2.7 billion proposed concession of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). The minister also enjoined the Project Implementation Technical Committee on…
Court halts demolition of Lagos properties for rail line project
A federal High Court, Lagos has ordered that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and other defendants should not pull down three properties in Adisa Housing Estate, Ebute Metta for rail lines connecting Lagos to Abeokuta, pending the determination of a motion on notice. Justice M.S. Hassan in his ruling recently on the motion ex party…
Court compels NRC MD to exhibit travelling documents
Justice Moji Olatoregun of the Federal High Court, Lagos has compelled the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria to show evidence of travelling as he failed to appear on February 2018.
Workers to protest against concession of railways
Workers have threatened not to allow the privatisation of the Nigeria railway system, unless existing labour issues are settled.The President of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSASCGOC), Mohammed Yunusa has disclosed.