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Kaduna-Abuja rail line: Buhari approves 17 locomotives

Kaduna-Abuja rail line

According to Daily Post, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the procurement of 17 locomotives for the Kaduna-Abuja rail line to accommodate the surging passengers. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made this known on Monday while speaking with newsmen after the monthly project steering committee meeting on the $1.5bn Lagos-Ibadan rail project. He said the reason for the approval was ...

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Buhari orders connection of the 36 states and FCT by rail.

connection of the 36 states

“The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari ordered him and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to connect the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by rail.”- Daily Post Amaechi made the revelation during the 15th National Council on Transportation, NCT, in Sokoto. He said, “The President ...

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FG releases counterpart funding for Lagos-Ibadan rail project

Railway frustration forces Dangote to assemble truck - Amaechi

The Nation reports that Federal Government on Monday said it has released N72 billion as the full counterpart funding for the construction of Lagos-Ibadan modernization railway project. This was disclosed by the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, at the second Presidential Business Forum in Abuja. He said: “For the construction of Lagos-Ibadan railway, the Minister of Finance has been kind ...

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Senate suggests that Lekki port promoters build rail for cargo evacuation

Senate to amend NTDC, NICO Acts

Vanguard reports that the Senate Committee on Marine Transport has suggested that the Tolaram Group, sponsors of the Lekki Deep Seaport, should include rail transportation in their construction works to avoid gridlock along the port access road. Vanguard reports that the Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Ahmed Yerima, made the suggestion during an oversight function of the committee and a ...

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Warri-Ajaokuta-Obaro-Abuja rail project to attract $30bn investment – Amaechi

Warri-Ajaokuta-Obaro-Abuja rail project to attract $30bn investment - Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, revealed that the Warri-Ajaokuta-Obaro-Abuja central rail project was expected to attract a minimum of 30 billion dollar investment into the country. According to Vanguard, Amaechi made this known while briefing the Joint Senate and House of Representatives’ Committee on Land Transport on Monday in Abuja. He said that the Federal Government had signed a ...

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Reps probe N18bn rail rehabilitation contracts

Reps probe N18bn rail contracts

Members of the House of Representatives, yesterday, mandated the committee on transport to probe the N18 billion contracts awarded for the rehabilitation of rail tracks, standard gauge, bridges, coaches, wagons and locomotives between 2010 and 2014. The House also resolved to probe infrastructural decay at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State. The motion on Nigeria Rail-ways Corporation, NRC, and ...

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