DMO explains borrowing from China, says no reason to panic
The Debt Management Office (DMO) has explained Federal Government’s borrowing from China amid various comments in recent times about borrowings by developing countries from the country. A statement by the Director-General of DMO, Patience Oniha, said the comments seemed to have become heightened following the recent summit of the forum on China-Africa Co-operation and claims…
Drivers, conductors differ on commercial transportation reforms
More than 4,000 members of the Bus Conductor Association of Nigeria (BCAN), have registered with the Lagos State Drivers Institute (LASDRI), for training and accreditation as part of the state’s transport reform.
Amaechi reiterates December completion date for Lagos-Ibadan railway
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has again assured Nigerians that the Lagos-Ibadan railway will be delivered December this year. The minister, who confirmed 60 per cent status of the project during his monthly tour, said 12 kilometres of the 156-kilometre track had been laid by the contractor, China Civil Aviation Construction Company (CCECC). The…
Maritime sector critical to economic diversification agenda, Buhari reiterates
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the maritime sector is being repositioned by the Federal Government to take a lead as one of the viable alternate sources of revenue in growing the economy.
Breathing life to comatose rail transportation
Not long ago, the Abuja-Kaduna leg of the train system became fully operational, while work is ongoing on Lagos-Ibadan leg, and the Itakpe, Kogi State to Warri, Delta State is to come on stream by December 2018.
Rivers’ truth and reconciliation commission was to destroy Odili’s career’
A cleric has claimed that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission established by ex-Governor Rotimi Amaechi was to destroy the political life of former Governor Peter Odili.The Chaplain of Our Lady of Holy Chaplaincy of Catholic Institute of West Africa ...
‘Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line to be ready in 2019’
The Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line would be ready for commercial operations by 2019, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has assured.
Presidency names Sheriff leader of 2019 Buhari support committee
The Presidency, through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) has formally Senator Ali Modu Sheriff as the Director General of Buhari 2019 Presidential Support Committee.
Federal Government urges completion of Lagos-Ibadan gauge rail by December
Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has reaffirmed that the 156.65 kilometres Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail project would be completed by December.
Beyond clenched fists and solidarity slogans
More than his eight-year stint as the governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole is known for his fiery leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) during which time he was thrust into national limelight by his fearless advocacy for the rights of Nigerian workers. Always dressed, even as a governor, in khaki drills looking…