Railway

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    Bill to amend Nigerian Railway Corporation Act passes 2nd reading

    The Senate has passed for second reading, a bill to amend the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Act. This followed the presentation of the general principles of the Bill by the sponsor, Sen. Solomon Adeola (APC-Ogun) at plenary, in Abuja on Thursday. Adeola in his lead debate said the bill was read for the first time on July 20, 2023. He…

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  • Defence

    Police nab railway track vandal with 100 pieces of tracks

    The Police Command in Kaduna State, said its operatives had arrested a suspect involved in the vandalism of railway tracks with 100 pieces of rail tracks. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Kaduna. Hassan said the arrest took place following a credible intelligence report at about 1:30…

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  • Featured

    Railway: Link Itakpe to Abuja, NRC MD urges FG

    The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, has urged the Federal Government to link the Itakpe corridor to Abuja to speed up development in the country. Okhiria made the call in Lagos when the leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, led by the Chairman, Mr Adeleye Ajayi paid him a courtesy visit.…

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  • Featured

    Transportation minister calls for unbundling of railway corporation for optimal performance

     The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, has called for the unbundling of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in line with the vision and objectives of government’s current reforms in the sector. Sambo made the call in a statement by Henshaw Ogubike, Director, Press and Public Relations of the Ministry, on Thursday, in Abuja. Ogubike said that the minister, while addressing…

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  • News

    NRC to begin Sunday service on Lagos/Ibadan railway — MD

    Mr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), says the corporation will soon include Sunday in the Lagos/Ibadan standard gauge rail service to satisfy customers’ needs. Okhiria made the disclosure during a two-day retreat for senior management of the corporation held in Lagos on Thursday. Okhiria said there were five speed restrictions on Abuja/ Kaduna Standard gauge railway routes,…

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  • NEWSLagos Rail Mass Transit

    Sanwo-Olu rekindles hope on integrated transport system

    Hope of an intermodal integrated transport system in Lagos was rekindled yesterday as Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu flagged the commencement of civil works for the first phase of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Red Line project, anticipated to move half a million passengers daily when it goes into operation fourth quarter of 2022. Twenty eight kilometres of the 37-kilometre rail…

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  • NEWS

    NRC resumes freight services to port, removes 38-40-feet containers

    The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says it has resumed its freight services in Apapa Port with one return trip in and out of the sea port daily. The Lagos Railway District Manager, Mr Jerry Oche, told the New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday that the resumption of freight shuttles in and out of the port had reduced pressure on the…

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  • South-East/ South-South Railways: Ohanaeze youths, others demand sack of railway MD

    A coalition of Igbo groups, Igbo National Congress(INC) and Ohanaeze Youth Congress(OYC) have demanded the sack of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC), Mr Adeseyi Sijuade for what they described as deliberate and gross neglect of the Eastern District(South-east and South-south) of the NRC. The coalition also called for the immediate termination of a contract between NRC and…

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