Ibadan – Kano Rail Project to Link Tin Can Port, East- West Coast Line- FG
The Ibadan-Kano rail project project would have a connection to the Tin Can Island port as well as the East- West Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar linking Onitsha, Benin, Warri, Yenagoa, Port Harcourt, Aba, and Uyo . President Buhari made this observation on Thursday when he inaugurated... Read more
Apapa Rail Project for Inauguration Soon Despite Non Completion
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the Federal Government will go ahead to inaugurate the ongoing rail line project in Apapa Port in Lagos ,despite that the last tranche of tracks laying is to be completed in six months time. He disclosed this Monday in Abuja after... Read more
FEC Approves $3.02bn for PH- Maiduguri Rail line, $461.9bn for Bonny Port
The sum of $3.02bn  has been approved by the Federal Executive Council(FEC)  for the rehabilitation  of the Port Harcourt-Maiduguri eastern narrow gauge railway as well as  $461,924,369 for the construction  of the Bonny Deep Seaport , even as it has been said that  it will be  at no cost... Read more
FEC Approves $1.96bn for Kano to Niger Republic Rail Project
About $1.96 billion worth of  contract  meant for the development of the proposed Kano-Jigawa-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi rail line in Niger Republic has been approved  by  the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The Council also approved N12.088 billion  for the Umuahia/Bende/Ohafia road project  with a distance of 45 kilometers. The Ministers... Read more
Coronavirus Stalls Completion of Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project
 Indications have emerged that the outbreak of Coronavirus may delay the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project, as the bulk of the workforce doing  the work    is stuck in China, the home base of the disease. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi who confirmed this development, when he appeared... Read more
Why Lagos- Ibadan Rail Completion Was Delayed Till April 2020- Amaechi
Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation By Shola Fadeyi & Emmanuel Ajiboye The Lagos-Ibadan railway project will now be fully completed by April, 2020, according to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. The Minister who made the disclosure in Ibadan yesterday. during his monthly inspection of  the project site ,... Read more
Minister of Transportation Signs MoU In Russia on Rail Modernisation
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi   with two Russian firms, for the modernisation and development of railway infrastructure. The MoU also covers the rehabilitation of existing Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) rolling stock-fleet and upgrading of workshops across the country. Mr... Read more
FG to Make N16bn from e- ticketing , Set to Purchase New Locomotives, Coaches
The Federal Government has resolved to purchase new set of coaches and locomotives to increase the number of rolling stock available to the Nigerian Railway Corporation and  make it serve more commuters who  scramble  to buy tickets in the various train stations  across the country. The Minister of Transportation, ... Read more
Lagos – Ibadan Railway: NRC MD Rules Out Overpricing , Misappropriation of Funds
The Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mr. Fidet Okhiria has said that , there was nothing like overpricing or misappropriation of funds in the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan railway line. He also dismissed the claims of those comparing the cost of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line to the cost of... Read more
Nigerians Prepare  to Take over Abuja Light rail from Chinese
Series of intensive technical training for Nigerians  who are integral part of Abuja Rail Mass Transit (ARMT) operations team have  commenced by  the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) with a view to enabling  them take over from the Chinese currently managing the scheme.   The  training is part of... Read more