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Amaechi says more money needed to construct bridges across Roads

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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that the Lagos Ibadan rail line requires additional funding to enable the construction of over 16 bridges across or under the existing road network in Lagos into Apapa in order to be able to take the project to the seaport. Speaking at Papalanto in Ogun during inspection at the weekend, he explained ...

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Port Harcourt – Maiduguri rail line was delayed by lack of funds – Amaechi

Port Harcourt

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has denied the alleged exclusion of Eastern rail line from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri in the ongoing nationwide rail construction and modernisation. He made the denial when he appeared before the Senate Joint Committee on Land Transport, and Local and Foreign Debts, chaired by Sen. Gbenga Ashafa. Amaechi said contrary to the claim ...

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Amaechi tells Lagos-Ibadan rail contractors to speed up work

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Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says he is displeased with the slow pace of work at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan rail project. He called on the contractors to speed up work after visiting the project site on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. The minister said, “There is a slow pace of work in the Lagos axis of the project. ...

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FG approves N7.9bn for reimbursement to Kwara govt

FG approves N7.9bn for reimbursement to Kwara govt

According to Pulse, the Federal Executive Council presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday approved N7.94billion for the reimbursement of Kwara Government to undertake the construction of the Kaiama-kishi road. The Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents alongside the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of Finance, ...

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Organisation commends Amaechi for transforming transportation sector

Transportation sector

Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi was commended by the Mission for Rescue of Nigeria Socio-Cultural Environment (MIRENSCE),  for making efforts at transforming Nigeria’s transportation sector. PM News reports that MIRENSCE gave the commendation in Abuja on Wednesday in a statement by its National President, Amb. Sokari Afiesimama. According to PM news, Afiesimama said since his appointment as minister, Amaechi ...

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FG to Concession Narrow Gauge Lines to General Electric – Amaechi

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

The Minister of  Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, made it known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, that negotiations were ongoing for the concessioning of the narrow gauge lines across the country to General Electric (GE). Amaechi said that the agreement would be signed before January 2017. The Minister said, “We are negotiating to concession the ...

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FG To Withdraw 20% Equity In Lekki Free Trade Zone

Lekki Free Trade Zone

The Federal Government has disclosed plans to withdraw its 20 percent equity holding in the Lekki Deep Sea port development, which is aimed at developing Lekki Free trade Zone in Lagos State. The Federal Government holds 20 percent equity in the project, representing, $118 million; the Lagos State Government, holds 18.5 percent, while the Tolaram Group of Singapore has 61.5 percent. ...

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Lagos-Calabar Rail Controversy: Reps Insist It Did Not Remove Project

Reps to investigate ex-minister over Abuja Land Swap Policy

The House of Representatives, on Monday, insisted it did not remove the Lagos-Calabar rail project from the 2016 budget, accusing the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, of an attempt to pad the appropriation bill. Addressing journalists, the House spokesperson, Abdulrazak Namdas, said there was no project as Lagos-Calabar rail project in the budget proposed by the executive. He said it ...

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Senator Ashafa Reacts To Removal Of Lagos-Calabar Rail Project In 2016 Budget

Senator Ashafa Reacts To Removal Of Lagos-Calabar Rail Project In 2016 Budget

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Land Transport, Gbenga Ashafa, has reacted to reports about the removal of the Lagos-Calabar rail project in the 2016 budget. According to Ashafa, the project was never included in the original budget presented to the senate by President Buhari but was however included in a supplementary budget brought to the Senate by the Minister of ...

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Lagos-Kano, Lagos-Calabar Rails To Generate 250,000 Job Openings – Minister

Ikeja railway line

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Friday that the Lagos-Kano Rail project would be completed in the next two years. Mr. Amaechi, who said this while inspecting the Abuja-Kaduna rail project in Kaduna, added that it would generate employment for 250,000 Nigerians. He said the ongoing rail project from Lagos-Kano and Lagos-Calabar would generate more employment than the ...

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