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LAGOS — The Lagos State Government has said that danfo, taxi, and other commercial vehicles in the state will begin to pay N800 levy daily from February 1, 2022. This is after the state government and transportation stakeholders in the State on Tuesday signed an agreement and officially unveiled the ‘Consolidated Informal Transport Sector Levy’ to harmonise dues collected by the government from commercial motorists at parks and garages across the State. This was made...

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Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has ordered the immediate removal of roadblocks on the state’s highways being mounted by “illegal tax collectors” to allow security operatives to do their job. Bello issued the directive on Thursday during a trip to Okene Local Government  Area of the state where he and other motorists experienced gridlock due to the illegal roadblocks. The governor, who alighted from his vehicle while on transit, condemned the activities of illegal tax...

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Mr. Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) said the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared free train rides for citizens from December 24 to January 4, 2022. Okhiria in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, said it was in collaboration with the Ministry of Transportation. He also reiterated the federal government’s commitment to ensure the safety of passengers and trains during the period. “The decision which...

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KADUNA — Barely 24 hours after resumption of train services by the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) following Thursday’s explosion on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, the Kaduna terminal station at Rigasa, has witnessed low passenger turnout. The NRC on Saturday resumed services on the Abuja-Kaduna route two days after it suspended operations on the route following the explosion, the News Agency of Nigeria reports. The Corporation had last Thursday announced the suspension of all operations on...

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LAGOS — The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has begun the movement of cargoes in containers from Lagos to Dala Inland Dry Port in Kano state and Kaduna Inland Dry Port. Ismail Yusuf, managing director of Inland Containers Nigeria Limited (ICNL), confirmed this in Lagos. According to him, about 40 containers have been moved so far and an additional 40 empty containers have been returned through the same mode to Lagos from the Kano and Kaduna...

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SOKOTO — To ensure the safety and security of members of motorcycle and tricycle riders association and the passengers, the Sokoto State Government on Sunday, flagged off the registration and verification of motorcycles and tricycle riders across the state. In a statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Duties, Alhaji Saidu Gumburawa, said the registration became necessary due to the security situation in the state. The statement further said “The contribution of the...

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ABUJA — The FCT Directorate of Road Transport Services (DRTS), also known as Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), has warned motorists against patronising illegal vehicle insurance companies. According to DRTS Director, Mr. Wadata Bodinga, most insurance companies are independent entities and should be verified by motorists before patronising them “Individuals are supposed to collectively follow up and ensure that when they have claims, such claims are paid for by the insurance company. “Some of the people...

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KANO — The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has said the pressure on the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), to make money is misdirected, adding that the agency was a regulatory body rather than a revenue-generating agency. Ameachi asked that the pressure be directed to the Nigeria Ports Authority as it is their responsibility to generate funds. He said the mandate of NIMASA was to act as a regulator of maritime safety and...

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ABUJA — 158 projects were incorporated into the public-private partnership (PPP) pipeline projects within 2020 by the federal government according to the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). ICRC is an agency responsible for the regulation and implementation of Public-Private Partnership which is focused on promoting the provision of infrastructure services. The projects were incorporated across different sectors of the private-public partnership. This was indicated in the commission’s annual report and accounts for 2020. “These projects...

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LAGOS — The Lagos State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, popularly referred to as Agberos generates about N123.08 billion annually. This was according to the statistical report by the International Centre for Investigative Report. The report also showed that the yearly income of the transport union could service the annual budget of Nasarawa, Niger, and Yobe states put together. Other sources of income excluded from the report were money levied...

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