Transportation

NRC Begins E-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna Train Service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, says it has commenced the e-ticketing for train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route. Fidet Okhiria, the NRC Managing Director, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the process would be on test run for a week before its formal inauguration …

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Nigeria Govt Signs $1.96bn Kano-Maradi Rail Project MoU

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota-Engil Group for the construction of the $1.959bn Kano-Maradi standard gauge rail project. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, signed on behalf of the Federal Government, while the Managing Director, Mota-Engil, Antonio Gvoea, signed on behalf …

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FEC Approves N8.1bn for FERMA to Repair 10 Roads

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a total of N8.1bn for the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency to carry out emergency repairs of 10 roads across the country. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this to State House Correspondents at the end of the council’s last meeting …

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NIS Begins Issuance of ‘Enhanced e-Passports’

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), FESTAC Office, has begun the issuance of new Enhanced e-Passports as part of efforts to enable Nigerians to have expanded avenue to apply for International Passports. The service also inaugurated a new edifice for the purpose and the official rollout of first Enhanced e-Passport in …

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NIN Now Required for Driver’s Licence Processing

Federal Road Safety Corps has mandated the use of National Identification Number for driver’s licences processing. FRSC made this known in a press statement titled ‘FRSC commences enforcement of National Identification Number in driver’s licence processing’ on Wednesday. “Following the Federal Government’s directives on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by …

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Nigeria Votes US$461.9mn for Deep Seaport Construction in Bonny

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the construction of a deep seaport in Bonny in Rivers State, southern Nigeria. According to Transport Minister Rotimi Amaechin, the facility will be executed under a public-private partnership (PPP). It is expected to cost $461.9 million. Once completed, this platform will help boost …

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Buhari Inaugurates 326Km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri Rail Line

After more than three decades delay, President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday inaugurated the 326 KM Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line for commercial operation as well as the ancillary facilities yard, at the recently named Goodluck Jonathan Railway Complex in Agbor (Owa-Oyibu), Delta State. At the virtual opening of the rail line linking Itakpe …

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Nigeria Not Constructing Rail Line into Niger – Shehu

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, Thursday explained the scope of the Kano-Katsina-Jibia-Maradi railway line, debunking impression in some quarters that the country finance a project in the territory of the neighbouring Niger Republic. Shehu, in a number of tweets on his …

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