Leave capital projects for private sector, senator tells government
To stem corruption in the polity, the Federal Government should leave capital projects for the private sector, Senator Tolulope Odebiyi representing Ogun West has said.
Stakeholders seek localisation of rail development, continental collaboration
The current efforts being made by the Federal Government to overhaul the nation’s railway sector may not be sustainable unless the government plans and implement localisation strategies aimed at involving local contractors as well as skill transfers, some experts in railway development have said.
Nigeria, China okay $3.9b rail project
The Federal Government and the China Railway Construction Corporation Limited (CRCC) have signed a $3.9 billion agreement for the construction of the Abuja-Itakpe-Warri rail project.
Buhari explains focus on security, infrastructure
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York met with President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa of Portugal and explained why Nigeria is investing heavily in infrastructure development.
Nation needs N13.82tr to boost rail system, says Amaechi
For Nigeria to have an efficient rail system as obtained in other climes, a $45 billion (N13.82 trillion) financial outlay is required, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi, has disclosed Noting that huge funds were needed to construct more railroads and acquire coaches, he stated that the Federal Government last week awarded another railway…
FG to inaugurate rail cargo delivery in Kaduna Inland Dry Port
The Federal Government has concluded plans to introduce cargo delivery by rail to the Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Mr Tahir Idris, Director, Special Duties, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) said in statement on Sunday, in Abuja, that the inauguration was scheduled to hold on May 7, at the facility’s premises in Kakuri, Kaduna State. Idris said…
Proposal for Nigeria’s future
As the “Winds of Change” swept across the African content in the 1960s, the world witnessed dozens of African nations declaring their independence from colonial rule. Many in Africa and around the world had hoped that Nigeria would lead the continent forward. Unfortunately, two major events occurred that derailed the promising course of Nigeria’s First…
LASG integrates rail, road, water transport to ease traffic – Commissioner
The Lagos State Government says work is in progress to integrate the rail, road and water transport systems to address the persistent gridlocks in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Transport, Mr Ladi Lawanson, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. “In order to get everything right, the state…
Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day
Italy's populist government intensified its attacks Thursday on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed dozens of people in Genoa, as rescuers picked through rubble on the third day of desperate efforts to find survivors. Anger is mounting over the tragedy and the structural problems that have dogged the decades-old Morandi…