Experts demand roles for indigenous engineers in railway modernisation
As the federal government intensifies efforts to improve railway modernisation projects, stakeholders have stressed the need for indigenous engineers to aid technology advancement in the country.
Lagos-Ibadan rail fare to range from N3,000 - N6,000
Nigerian government Friday said the new Lagos-Ibadan rail standard gauge fare will range from N3000 to N6000. “I have received the mandate of President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate the Lagos/Ibadan rail project by January 2021 which will make Nigerians see the way the standard gauge railway looked like,” Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, said…
Construction of railway to Niger Republic economically driven, not political, says Amaechi
Following discordant tunes as to why the Federal Government approved funds for linking rail lines to Niger Republic, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has explained that the idea behind the construction of the rail line from Kano to Maradin in the Niger Republic was purely economical rather than political. Amaechi, who disclosed this through his…
FEC okays $1.96bn for proposed rail contract from Kano to Niger Republic
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved contract of about $1.96 billion for the development of the proposed Kano-Jigawa-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi rail line in Niger Republic. The Council also okayed N745.2 million for the procurement of additional eight field forensic auditors for the forensic audit of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC and another…
Why FG is investing massively in railways, seaports — Amaechi
The Federal Government’s focus on railway and seaport development is a necessity to drive the nation’s economy, according...
How women can improve earnings in rail sector through inclusion
Advocacy to increase women's participation across all sectors of the African economy was taken a notch higher as stakeholders observed that, despite widening skills and public scrutiny, the rail sector was still struggling to attract more women to opportunities in the industry. To encourage more females to join the sector, the stakeholders canvassed pragmatic policies…
NRC accuses Enugu of frustrating railway extension to South East
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) yesterday accused the Enugu State Government of frustrating the Federal Government’s efforts to extension its standard gauge railway project to...
NRC fumigates railway facilities nationwide
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has commenced extensive decontamination of railway facilities, office premises, workshops, station building and quarters within the Railway Compound in Lagos.
Railway plans hourly train service for Abuja-Kaduna route
The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) at the weekend said it had concluded plans to launch an hourly train service on the Abuja-Kaduna route.
Proposed $30b loan and Buhari’s many burdens
One of the image deficits President Muhammadu Buhari’s-led ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will carry over into the year 2020 is the proposed $30 billion loan