Tag: Railway

Lagos – Kano Train service to resume on Friday – NRC

The Nigeria Railway Corporation says it has perfected plans to rehabilitate 100 coaches and resume Lagos-Kano train service by August 13. The Regional District Manager, Northern District, Ismail Adebiyi revealed this during an interview with journalists in Zaria. He said the mechanical department of the corporation was tasked to rehabilitate[Read More…]

Lagos-Ibadan Standard Train recorded 42,000 passengers in one month – Amaechi

The Lagos-Ibadan standard train service has recorded 42,000 passengers in the month of June 2021 after inauguration. The Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari had on June 10, 2021 inaugurated the train service for a full commercial operation after about a year of free test run. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi told[Read More…]

“Work begins” – Buhari to perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Tuesday perform the ground-breaking ceremony of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Projects. The Minister of Transportation disclosed this on Friday via his Twitter handle. “We are pleased to announce the ground breaking of the Kano-Maradi, Kano-Dutse Railway Project, slated for Tuesday. Our President, Muhammadu Buhari will[Read More…]

Lagos-Ibadan Railway: 24 coaches acquired for September operations

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, has announced the purchase of 24 coaches to operate the Lagos-Ibadan Railway which is scheduled to commence operations next month. This was announced by the NRC in a brief press statement issued via Twitter. The NRC said the 24 coaches would run 16 daily trips[Read More…]

#ReportersDiary: Abuja Rail Line Experience; Don’t Applaud Yet By Cynthia Ferdinand

The recent commissioning of the much talked about Abuja-Kaduna rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari with his pictures riding on first class cabin, which took the internet by storm there by arousing my journalistic instincts. There is no doubt, of course, it was a promise kept. With the official handover[Read More…]

FG Awards $1.85 Billion Kano Light Railway Contract To Chinese Firm

China Railway Construction Corp. Ltd. (CRCC) a Chinese state-owned company has declared that its consortium has won a tram construction contract worth about $1.85 billion in Nigeria. CRCC has historically sought railway construction contracts in other countries especially Nigeria, with the company reportedly signing a $11.97 billion contract for railway[Read More…]

“They Called GEJ’s Abuja-Kaduna Rail Colonial LOCOMOTIVE” – APC Should Apologise For Deceiving Nigerians – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, on Saturday admonished the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to apologise to Nigerians for lies and propaganda they dished out during the the 2015 elections campaign. The opposition party, in a series of tweets on its twitter handle [email protected], also requested the ruling party to apologise[Read More…]

APC National Chairman Says Execution of Railway Projects A Priority

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has disclosed that the execution of national railway projects contained in the recently assented N6.06 trillion 2016 National Budget is one of the priorities for the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. While recalling that 30 per cent of 2016[Read More…]