FG Approves $1.9m For Kano-Niger Republic Rail Line As PDP, CSOs, Others Kicks

FEC Meeting

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the sum of  $1,9million for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to the Niger Republic. The rail line is designed to connect three Northern states – Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states – as well as seven senatorial districts and, will be linked with the Maradi rail line in the neighboring West African nation. The 248-kilometer line is expected to aid the transportation of crude oil. But the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and some civil rights groups took a swipe at…

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Railway Corporation Makes U-turn, Resumes Rail Services In Nigeria

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said all train services will continue contrary to its earlier suspension of services as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Board and Management of NRC had in a statement by Mr Yakub Mahmood, the NRC Deputy Director Public Relations, on Saturday, said that all train services would be suspended from Monday. Mahmood had said that the management’s position in a statement entitled: “NRC Stops All Passengers Train Services”, was to curb the spread of Coronavirus. However, in another statement by Mahmood…

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FG Declares Free Train Ride From Lagos To Ibadan

The Federal Government on Saturday declared free train ride from Lagos to Ibadan ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities. This followed the test-run of the section of the 157-kilometer project from Fagba in Lagos to Ibadan where the standard gauge train terminates. Minister of Transportation,  Rotimi Amaechi who flagged off the train service from Lagos said the free ride would last till March 2020. At the end of the free ride, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) would commence commercial operation on the fast train while the construction work…

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Nigeria Railway Corporation Moves To Secure Its Properties Nationwide

Nigeria-railway-corporation-moves-to-secure-its-properties-nationwide/Passengers at the Departure of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Terminus Ido, Lagos Board Omoluabi Free Train to Osogbo, for Eid-El Kabir Celebration Provided by Osun state government  The Nigeria Railway Corporation has initiated moves to retrieve its properties that were illegally acquired nationwide and has called on those laying claims to any property of the NRC to go to the nearest office of the corporation to regularise their claims. In a statement issued in Kaduna, the Assistant Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Mrs. Gloria Zinnass, also called on all allottees of Railway…

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