Hurdles as Lagos-Ibadan rail test-run, free rides begin
The free train ride between Lagos and Ibadan on the new standard gauge train commenced on Monday, but with low patronage as only few passengers boarded the train in two separate trips.
I have no regret siting the transport university in Daura - Amaechi
The Minister for Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said he had no regrets siting the transportation University in Daura.
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.
SGF lists threats to democracy, good governance in Nigeria
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has identified terrorism, insurgencies and electoral violence as the greatest challenges threatening democracy and good governance in the country. Mustapha stated this yesterday in Abuja at a two-day Summit on Terrorism, Insurgency and Incidence of Electoral Violence in Nigeria.
Refugee council seeks support for 7, 000 displaced persons in Borno
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) has called for interventions in the humanitarian needs of over 7, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) affected by flood in Borno.
Flood destroys 6,800 IDP shelters in Borno
Country Director of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Nigeria; Eric Batonon, has said that flood destroyed shelters for 6,800 displaced persons in Maiduguri camps of Borno.
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.
Gunmen kill five in Taraba as group launches security campaign
Efforts by the Taraba State Government to checkmate activities of gunmen have again been frustrated, as no fewer than five persons have been...
Umara rebukes NRC, others over projects in Borno
Governor Babagana Umara of Borno State has rebuked the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and Mercy Corps International over claims of completed water and housing projects in the state. The claimed projects are part of the NGOs’ humanitarian intervention assistance sited in Jere, Gwoza and Maiduguri Metropolitan Councils. The reproach was made on Friday, when leader…