NRC begins e-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna train service

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it has commenced the e-ticketing for train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route. Its Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja that the process would be on test run for a week before its formal inauguration on Jan. 20. “We have commenced the e-ticketing for the Abuja -Kaduna train service today. We … Continue reading NRC begins e-ticketing for Abuja-Kaduna train service

FG signs Kano-Maradi 1.9bn railway line

The Federal Government has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mota- Engil Group on the construction of $1.959billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in a statement by Eric Ojiekwe, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, said the project was aimed at linking the whole country by rail. Amaechi signed the MoU on behalf of the Federal … Continue reading FG signs Kano-Maradi 1.9bn railway line

Lagos shifts vehicles diversion point on third mainland bridge

In order to accomplish the planned reopening of the Third Mainland Bridge on February 22nd, 2021 after the completion of the on-going rehabilitation/maintenance works, the Lagos State Government has shifted the current diversion point on the bridge for motorists coming from Oworonsoki to Adekunle or Lagos Island. In a statement issued over the weekend by the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, shifting the … Continue reading Lagos shifts vehicles diversion point on third mainland bridge

17 travellers burnt beyound recognition in road accident in Nasarawa – FRSC

The Federal Roads Safety Commission, ( FRSC ) has confirmed the death of 17 travellers in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State on Saturday night. The FRSC Unit Commander in Akwanga, Assistant Corps Commander Ebere Onyegbaduo said, ” We received a distress call of a ghastly accident by 7 pm around Ahead Town, it is between Akwanga and Gudi Towns. ” We rush to … Continue reading 17 travellers burnt beyound recognition in road accident in Nasarawa – FRSC

NCC Mourns Loss of Staff, Family in Road Accident

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed shock and deepest grief over the loss of its staff, Mr. Nuhu Hamman’Gabdo in a road accident. Hamman ’Gabdo died alongside his wife, four children, his niece and driver in an accident that occured on Saturday, January 9, 2021 along Nasarawa-Abuja Expressway while the deceased and his family were returning from his country home, Serti in Gashaka Local … Continue reading NCC Mourns Loss of Staff, Family in Road Accident

FG sets to shut Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks

The Federal Government has concluded plans to shut the Lagos Island bound traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks commencing from Wednesday, January 13, 2021, as part of ongoing rehabilitation works. Federal Controller, Works Lagos, Engineer Popoola Olukayode announced this in a statement, released at the weekend, titled: “Shifting of current diversion point towards Oworosonki and closing of the Lagos Island-bound carriageway including … Continue reading FG sets to shut Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks

Missing Boeing 737 with over 60 people on board crashes into the sea

An aircraft carrying more than 60 people has crashed into the sea off Indonesia, officials have said. The Boeing 737-500, which belonged to the Sriwijaya Air airline, lost contact with an airport control tower shortly after taking off at 2.36pm local time. Pictures on social media claimed to show that the plane – carrying 56 passengers and six crew – had landes in the sea. … Continue reading Missing Boeing 737 with over 60 people on board crashes into the sea

Oil tanker explosion: Lagos warns motorists against reckless driving

… Urges Road Users to Drive with Caution Following the explosion of a tanker loaded to capacity with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at Toyota Bus Stop on Oshodi – Mile 2 expressway on Thursday, the Lagos State Government has warned motorists against reckless driving in order to avoid accidents or situations that could pose a threat to other road users. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. … Continue reading Oil tanker explosion: Lagos warns motorists against reckless driving

A-29 Super Tucano: Secretary of US Air Force reassures NAF of enhanced relationship, as CAS gives update on progress made

The United States Department of Defence has promised to enhance its defence cooperation with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminality in the Country while reassuring the Service of its commitment towards strengthening strategic partnership. The assurance was given today, 5 January 2021, by the Secretary of the United States Air Force (USAF), Honourable Barbara Barrett, who … Continue reading A-29 Super Tucano: Secretary of US Air Force reassures NAF of enhanced relationship, as CAS gives update on progress made

Wike says Ogoni clean up is deceptive, politically motivated

…as Enugu State Governor commissions 16.06km Dualised Saakpenwa-Bori Highway. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the federal government has been playing politics with the Ogoni environment remediation programme recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). He noted that Ogoni having played a pivotal role in the economic development of Rivers State and the country deserves more than what is currently being offered to … Continue reading Wike says Ogoni clean up is deceptive, politically motivated