Feature

Insecurity on Nigerian waters as bad as Boko Haram, banditry –Experts

…say $195m deep blue project not solution …urge FG to declare state of emergency on Gulf of Guinea piracy   Global maritime watchdog, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) in its annual piracy report released on January 13th indicated that 95 per cent of all seafarers kidnapped at sea in the world in 2020, took place […]

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Amaechi unveils N900m e-ticketing platform, promises best services

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, launched the e-ticketing platform of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). Heassured Nigerians that government was determined to give the people best travel experience on all its train service network. Amaechi, who gave this assurance at a virtual launch of the platform, said that about N900 million was […]

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Business

Failed port projects gulp billion of naira

After huge spending, the Federal Government has said that river ports in the country are waste of public funds because they are not feasible for business, BAYO AKOMOLAFE reports Despite the economic benefits taunted by the government, the river ports being constructed in some parts of the country by the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) […]

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Feature

Amaechi, Lagos govt set to lock horns over Apapa gridlock

As the Presidential Task Force Team (PTT) on decongestion of traffic of Lagos ports, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and co-chaired by a former Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Kayode Opeifa failed woefully to deliver on its mandate and is disbandment following allegations of massive extortions, PAUL OGBUOKIRI reports that the vacuum created […]

Business

Confusion over rehabilitation of burnt NPA headquarters

…as NPA fails to make insurance details public •Lawmakers want loss appropriated for in 2021 budget   As experts insisted at the weekend that it is not the responsibility of the Federal Government to rehabilitate the burnt headquarters of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and replace the items lost in the recent hoodlums attacks on the […]

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FG planning Intermodal Transportation through railways –Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday, said the Federal Government plans to implement intermodal transportation in Nigeria through multiple railway projects already captured in the N13.08 budget estimates. Amaechi stated this at the National Assembly, during a budget defence session with the joint committee on Transportation, explaining however that the projects were planned to […]

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Amaechi calls for unity among South-East, South-South

…lists projects in the regions, challenges, progress Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the people of the South- East and South-South to love themselves and work together in unity to foster growth in the two regions. Amaechi made the call during an interactive session with the South-East, South- South Professionals of Nigeria […]

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Amaechi: Nigeria-Niger Republic rail line based on economic benefits

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday said the Federal government’s reason for the construction of the rail line from Kano to Maradin, in Niger Republic was purely based on economic and not on political reasons. Amaechi, while speaking in Abuja, said Nigerians should talk more on the employment opportunities the project would generate […]

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FEC approves $1.96bn rail contract from Kano to Niger Republic

The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $1.95billion for the construction of Kano-Dutse(Jigawa)-Katsina-Jibia–Maradi (Niger Republic) rail line project. Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the council meeting. He said the council also approved N3billion for the design, manufacture, supply, testing […]

Politics

Chinese loans: Thrills and frills of Reps’ probe

PHILIP NYAM reports on the House of Representatives’ investigation into loans obtained by the Federal Government from China to execute railway projects in the country   The continuation of the House of Representatives probe into Chinese loans for railways in the country was last week mired in drama occasioned by disagreement between the probe committee […]

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