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The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has said it has reduced the number of trips on the Lagos-Ibadan train service due to the hike in the price of automotive gas oil, better known as diesel. Fidet Okhiria, NRC’s managing director, said the corporation has cut down the number of return trips on the route from six to two every day. He daid this on Tuesday while speaking with The Punch on Tuesday. “The Lagos-Ibadan train service...

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The federal executive council (FEC) has approved $2.59 billion for the development of Badagry Seaport under a Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) arrangement. The minister of transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, gave the update at the FEC meeting on Wednesday. According to him, the port would be operated for 45 years by the developers, after which Nigerians would take over. Sambo said during the PPP lifespan, the project would provide about 200,000 jobs while generating a revenue of $56 billion....

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By Anastasia Mbabie and  Handel Patrick (Staff Reporter)   Tricycle operators and commercial taxi drivers in Anambra State have rejected the newly introduced taxes by governor Chukwuma Soludo, insisting they would paralise economic activities of the state every day until the taxation was reverted. Governor Soludo, it would be recalled, approved a new rate for transport sectors in the State which indicated that henceforth, motorcycle operators (Okada riders), would pay N300 daily at N7, 500...

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LAGOS — The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has disclosed that the damaged Abuja–Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) track which was destroyed by an explosion in a terrorist attack in March has been restored. The Managing Director of the Corporation, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the development in a statement issued by the NRC Director of Operations, Mr. Niyi Alli, on Thursday in Lagos. Okhiria explained that the south end of the tracks, destroyed by the explosion, had...

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LAGOS — The National Body of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has dissolved its Lagos State council under the leadership of Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo. This was disclosed in a statement by the National Administrative Council of the union. The statement which was titled ‘Dissolution of Lagos State Administrative Council’, was jointly signed by its national president, Alhaji Tajudeen Baruwa, and general secretary, Alhaji Kabiru Ado Ya’u. The...

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LAGOS — Residents of the Lekki area of Lagos under the aegis of Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) have rejected the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate and subsequent resumption of tolling. The decision of the residents was disclosed by the Nigerian comedian and activist, Debo Adedayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, in a tweet via his official Twitter account on Wednesday, March 30. The Lekki Concession Company, LCC, Limited in a newspaper advert...

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LAGOS — The suspended Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has urged the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to take over the running of all parks and garages in the state. The embattled Chairman who was recently suspended by the national body of the union called on the governor during a press conference at the NURTW Secretariat in...

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ABUJA — All impounded, accident and unregistered exhibit vehicles parked within police facilities across the country have been ordered for immediate evacuation. A statement on Tuesday by the acting Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba said all heads of police stations and formations should embark on due process to carry out the needful evaluation and release such vehicles in these categories, on bond, to...

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ENUGU — Following the rising insecurity in Enugu State as witnessed in the just concluded Local Government election, the Enugu State Government has banned the operations of tricycle (Keke), Motorcycle (Okada), and Tipper-Trucks in Nkanu East LGA, Nkanu West LGA, and selected communities in Enugu South LGA. In a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Simon Ortuanya, the order was a decision reached at the emergency security council meeting held in...

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KANO — Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says Kano State will house the biggest rail station in the country. Over 5 Billion has been sunk so far to realize the Dala Inland Dry port. The minister said this when a delegation from Kano, led by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, visited him in Abuja to discuss the rail and Dala inland dry port in the State. He said the visit of the Kano delegation was also...

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