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NRC waiting for CCECC over suspended Lagos train operations

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The suspension was to fast track the completion of the new Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge line which required shifting the existing narrow gauge and relaying it to accommodate the standard gauge rail line. The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it is awaiting official communication from the contractor handling Lagos-Ibadan standard rail line to resume suspended Lagos-Ogun rail mass transit operations. It ...

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Lagos motorists, commuters lament road closure after train derailment

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Motorists plying the Agege and Ikeja areas of Lagos through Ashade Market, Akanni Doherty, and Oba Akran Avenue and residents of the areas have lamented the closure of the railway level crossing at the Ashade Market area by the Nigerian Railway Corporation. The road from the Ashade level crossing through Akanni Doherty and Guinness Nigeria Plc to Oba Akran Avenue ...

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Four NRC workers, others arrested for equipment theft

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Four employees of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) have been arrested for the theft of rail equipment in the Oni-Iyarin-Owodotun area of Abeokuta, Ogun State. The District Manager, West, NRC, Mrs. Angelique Ikwuka, made this known in Ibadan, on Tuesday, while speaking with journalists on the Federal Government’s commitment to deliver the ongoing rail project before the end of the ...

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NRC people living in Abeokuta, Ibadan can now work in Lagos

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said that it was now possible for residents of Abeokuta in Ogun State, and Ibadan in Oyo State to work in Lagos with the new standard gauge rail line. The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr. Jerry Oche, made the assertion in an interview on Tuesday in Lagos. Oche said that the nearly completed Lagos-Ibadan ...

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NRC collaborates with Lagos State to reopen Ashade level crossing

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it is collaborating with the Lagos State Government to reopen Ashade level crossing which was closed to motorists following a recent train derailment. The Railway District Manager, Lagos State, Mr. Jerry Oche, told newsmen on Sunday in Lagos that the corporation was working with the state government to raise the road level to meet ...

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NRC begins test service on Itapke-Warri rail line

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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has commenced free four weeks test train service on the Warri Itakpe Train Service. The Coordinator Warri Itakpe Train Service, Engr. Abdulganiyu Sanni told our correspondent on the telephone that the test service would last till Christmas Eve after which fares might begin to apply Engr. Sanni said the train was scheduled to originate from ...

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Two men arraigned for allegedly stealing Nigerian railway corporation’s cables

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Two men, Ademola Onifade, 20, and Riyali Abdullmumin, 27, were on Friday arraigned in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, for allegedly stealing and vandalising cables in the premises of Nigerian Railway Corporation. The defendants were arraigned on a four-count charge of conspiracy, damage, stealing and receiving stolen property. The prosecutor, Sgt. Mike Unah, told the court that Onifade committed the offences ...

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FG explains challenges with Lagos-Ibadan rail construction

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The federal government Thursday explained the different challenges that slowed down the pace of the Lagos-Ibadan rail construction awarded at a whopping sum of $1.5 billion, saying a lot of gas and water installations in Lagos axis constituted a major challenge. Despite the challenges, the federal government equally directed the contractor handling it, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to ...

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