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
Lagos-Abeokuta Train: FG Offers Two Months Free Ride
Flags off Test run Wednesday   The federal government is offering free train ride for commuters on the Lagos-Abeokuta section of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail for two months with effect from Wednesday.   The free ride will be flagged off on that day by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo,... Read more
22 Die, 160 Injured  in Train Accident in Taiwan
 At least 22 people have died while over 160 were injured  after an express train derailed and flipped over on a popular coastal tourist route in Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s worst rail accident for more than 25 years. Ten people were killed and 73 injured on July 8... Read more