FG Earned N1.16 Billion from Rail in 6 Months, Says NBS

Between January and June this year, the Federal Government generated a total amount of N1.16bn from the rail transportation system. The figure was contained in a report on the railway sector, which was prepared by the National Bureau of Statistics. The N1.16bn, according to the report, was generated from two main revenue sources. These were […]

Apapa-Wharf Road Ready in September, Says Nigerian Ports Authority

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Usman, has said that the 2km Apapa Wharf Road being reconstructed would be completed and opened to motorists by the end of next month. Usman made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Bala Usman said that the reconstruction […]

First Phase of Lagos Light Rail Operational in 2022

The Lagos State Government has signed a major agreement with an international railway systems aggregator and rolling stocks manufacturer, Alstom SA of France, on the operation of the state Rail Mass Transit. This is even as the Marina to Mile 2 section of the project known as the Blue Line Rail, will become operational in […]

Apapa Congestion - Ambode Flags Off Expansion of Orile Tanker Terminal

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday flagged off the expansion of the Orile Tanker Terminal truck, as part of solutions to the Apapa gridlock. Ambode assured that work would be accelerated on the 1000-capacity terminal at Orile-Iganmu area of the state. Ambode, while on an inspection tour of the Apapa-Iganmu axis said the […]

Abuja Light Rail Project to Employ 100,000 people Once Fully Operational

About 10,000 Nigerians were employed during the construction of the Abuja Light Rail Project, which was recently commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari, while 100,000 more will be directly or indirectly employed when the project begins full operation. The Chief Resident Engineer for the Abuja Light Rail Project, Mr. Anthony Agbakoba, disclosed this on Thursday while […]

FG Sets Up Team to Unbundle Railways

The Federal Government has set up a team for the proposed unbundling of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) that would see the entity being broken into three or four groups, Daily Trust can report. The planned unbundling of the NRC is for efficiency and better service delivery as the country invests in railway modernization. Our […]

Govt to Demolish Apapa Rail Station to Expand Seaport

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has directed that the Apapa station be demolished and expanded in order to accommodate the activities at the Apapa seaport. He said this, yesterday, after the inspection of the project in Lagos. Amaechi said the idea is to pull down the existing structures, expand the station towards the […]

First Light Rail Network in West Africa Starts Operation in Abuja

The Abuja Light Rail gulped a total of $831 million, and was first commissioned in 2007 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo. The newly launched light railway in Nigeria's capital is the first light rail network in west Africa, and the first phase is now operational. The Abuja Light Rail has begun operation, after undergoing 11 […]

U.S.$2 Bn Needed to Revive Lagos-Kano Rail Line - Osinbajo

U.S.$2 Bn Needed to Revive Lagos-Kano Rail Line - Osinbajo

Nigeria's Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday said at least $2billion would be required to revive the Lagos-Kano Rail Line as part of efforts to boost local and international trade along the Northern and Southern zones. Osinbajo, who spoke at the opening of the inaugural edition of the Lagos-Kano Economic and Investment Summit held […]

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