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The Federal Government on Thursday inaugurated the N900 million e-ticketing platform for the online purchase of tickets at the Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, while inaugurating the platform virtually in Abuja, said it would solve commuters’ complaint of ticket racketeering. According to him, online ticketing which marks the beginning of automation of ticket sales in all major stations in Abuja-Kaduna train service is in line with global world best practices. He...

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Nigeria’s leading airline, Air Peace has announced the resumption of flights into Dubai via Sharjah commencing from Feb. 5 The Spokesperson of the airline, Mr. Stanley Olisa, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. Olisa said that the airline had also increased its flight frequency to and out of Enugu. He stated that the Dubai via Sharjah service would be operated once a week. “We are delighted to announce that we shall be...

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More than 8,000 passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train route have accessed the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) e-ticketing platform three days after its test running. A statement by Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, Media Assistant to Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said the Federal Government on Wednesday announced the commencement of the test run. She said that e-ticketing on the route would also officially begin on Jan. 20. Elebiyo-Edeni said that on the first day of the test booking,...

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Mr. Yusuf Abdullahi, the Bauchi state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has said that 21 out of the 22 passengers involved in a road accident in Bauchi have died. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred on Sunday morning, when a Toyota Hummer bus belonging to Borno Express heading to Maiduguri from Jos, with 14 passengers, and a VW Golf 3 wagon coming from Misau heading to...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent _____ About 27 young Kantin Kwari traders from Kano have been kidnapped by bandit on Kaduna –Abuja highway. President, Arewa Youth Traders Association of Nigeria, Alhaji Abubakar  Kabiru Babao said that the young traders were on their way to Aba, in Abia state on Sunday night when kidnappers shot the tyre of their luxury bus and abducted them after the bus was forced to stop. ‘’ The traders were on...

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Nigeria, still reeling with the Covid-19 economic recession which is projected to push about 5 million more Nigerians into poverty, has another lockdown in view with the surge in the country. On Monday, the federal government threatened to suspend train service over the failure of some passengers to comply with COVID-19 protocols. The government had earlier suspended the resumption date for all schools, citing the need to review the situation amidst the rising cases of...

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The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has advised commercial drivers and private vehicle owners who indulge in night travel to desist from it to reduce fatalities from road traffic crashes. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem, said this in a statement made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Oyeyemi warned that night trips, which were often characterised by poor...

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Indonesia, on Sunday, detected signals that could come from a flight recorder of a Sriwijaya Air jet that crashed into the sea soon after taking off from the capital Jakarta. This is also as human body parts and suspected pieces of the plane were retrieved. The Boeing 737-500 with 62 passengers and crew was headed to Pontianak in West Kalimantan before it disappeared on Saturday from radar screens four minutes after takeoff. It is the...

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The Lagos State Government has announced that at least, 4,176 persons infected with coronavirus in Lagos State are currently undergoing home-based treatment amidst the second wave of the infections across Nigeria, and the world at large. This figure was disclosed on Friday by the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi via his Twitter handle, @ProfAkinAbayomi, adding that 115 cases were in isolation. The Commissioner wrote, “Total number of #COVID19 recovery in communities – 22,789;...

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Sweden said it would lift a temporary ban for passenger flights from Britain as of Jan. 1, but requires a negative coronavirus test for entry. The move was announced on Wednesday by Mikael Damberg, the Home Affairs Minister, after a cabinet meeting. The requirement for a test and the flight ban applied from Dec. 21 was introduced due to the new, apparently more transmissible variant of the coronavirus that appeared in Britain. Only test results...

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