Tag: rail

Train crash kills 50 in Taiwan’s deadliest rail tragedy in decades

Nairalovers Nigeria No fewer than 50 passengers were killed yesterday in Taiwan after an express train with almost 500 aboard derailed in a tunnel. The train had hit a truck…

Eastern rail corridor

By Nairalovers Nigeria   The claim by the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, that the federal government is planning to build a narrow gauge, instead of a modern standard…

Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail to rejuvenate North-South economy, says Buhari

By Adeyinka Aderibigbe, Faith Yahaya and Mike Odiegwu, Port Harcourt President Muhammadu Buhari has said the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt–Maiduguri railway will reactivate economic activities in the Eastern corridor,…

Amaechi: Work on Eastern rail to begin in March

By Adeyinka Aderibigbe President Muhammadu Buhari will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the Eastern rail corridor on March 9, Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi has said. The Eastern line is the…

FG Test Runs Rail Line To Apapa Port, Says Tincan Next

The Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that it has test run the rail line project linking Lagos-Ibadan to the Apapa port. The minister disclosed this in a monitored…

Kano-Maradi rail line to serve 80m Nigerians

By Adeyinka Aderibigbe and Faith Yahaya, Katsina President Muhammadu Buhari has said the Kano-Maradi railway project will be beneficial to 80 million people within the region, when completed. The rail…

Kano-Maradi rail project to cost $1.959b

 Faith Yahaya, Abuja   THE Federal Government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mota-Engil for the construction of Kano-Maradi and Kano-Dutse rail project. The contract was signed…

MTA worker has saved dozens of cats from subway tracks and rail yards

He’s the purr-fect man for the job. Subway maintenance supervisor Thomas Doerbecker has made it his business to rescue stray cats from Big Apple rail yards — plucking dozens of…

Federal Government Approves ₦33.01bn For Roads, rail security, others

The Federal Executive Council has given approval for some major roads, railway services installation, and public procurement to kick start unfailingly next week. Naija News Understands that the construction will…

Amaechi meets Niger Ambassador over Maradi rail line

Agency Reporter Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Thursday met the Ambassador of Niger to Nigeria, Alat Mogaskia, over the modalities of the newly approved Kano-Maradi rail line. The federal…

Kano-Niger rail line: Getting our priorities right

Transportation, anywhere in the world, is a critical sector of the economy being a major aid to trade and commerce. This is why investment in transportation is welcome as a…

The controversial rail line…Why the $1.96bn project sparks outrage

Angry tongues, especially from the south, have risen, pouring fire and brimstone on the Muhammadu Buhari presidency the moment the Federal Executive Council (FEC) announced a $1.96billion approval for a…

TUC React To FG’s Plan To Spend $1.9b On Kano-Niger Republic Rail Project

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has condemned plans by the federal government to construct a rail line linking Kano State to the Niger Republic. It will be recalled Naija News earlier…

TUC kicks against FG’s approval for Rail construction to Niger Republic

Benjamin Babine, Abuja The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has on Thursday reacted the Federal Government’s approval for the construction of a rail line which would link Nigeria and Niger Republic,…

Nigeria To Spend $1.96b On Construction Of Rail Line From Kano To Niger Republic

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday, approved the sum of $1.96 billion to construct the 248-kilometre railway line from Kano to Maradi in Niger Republic. Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation,…