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AWKA —  A member of Atlanta ’96 Olympics Nigerian Golden Dream Team, Kingsley Obiekwu, says he now uses his only car for commercial transport to sustain his family. Obiekwu, Member of the Order of Niger (MON), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Awka. The veteran, who played for Rangers International FC, Enugu and Udoji United in his days, said he went into the transport business to sustain...

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YOLA — Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has issued an Executive Order banning the use of Motorcycles from 5:00pm to 5:00am in Mbamba, Yolde Pate and Ngurore communities of Yola South Local Government. Also affected by the ban are Viniklang and Federal Housing Estate in Girei Local Government area. The development is a direct response to the growing activities of criminals that are disrupting the peace of the State. A statement by Mr....

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KANO — Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, has indicated that a lack of adequate funding may reduce the pace of work and completion of the Kano-Kaduna railway project. The minister disclosed this while inspecting work on the project in Kano on Friday. According to him, Journalists in the country are grappling with some financial challenges due to the economic downturn. “I have never denied that we are having financial challenges, and that is because of...

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LAGOS — Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, has announced that residents will pay between N200 and N300 for train tickets in the state. He indicated this when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme on Friday. Speaking on his administration’s plan for transportation in 2022, the governor said the vision of his government is to reduce traffic and the time commuters spend on the road. “Time is money and we need to move...

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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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