Over 8,000 passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train route have access the e-ticketing just three days into the test running of the portal. The Federal Government announcee this, Wednesday, January. 13, at the commencement of the test run of e-ticketing on the route, while pledging to officially begin the initiative. On the...
The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Mota- Engil Group for the construction of US$1.959 billion Kano-Maradi Standard Gauge Railway lines. The MoU was signed by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi (on behalf of the Federal Government), and the Managing Director, Mota- Engil, Antonio Gvoea (on...
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line would be put on hold following the second wave of the COVID-19 in the country. It would be recalled that the commissioning of the Lagos- Ibadan rail project was billed for January, 2021. Amaechi who disclosed...
The Federal government has assured that construction work on the Ibadan - Kano rail project, will commence this year. It, however, said commencement of work was dependent on the release of the $5.3 billion Chinese loan. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi made this known when he appeared on the NTA...
An end to the gridlock at Apapa and Tin-Can Ports may be in sight, as the federal government is set to deploy at least 200 security personnel, to ease traffic on the critical route. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, disclosed this at a meeting with Maritime Stakeholders and the...
The Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) on Monday graduated 235 seafarers, 52 Higher National Diploma with 183 National Diploma Cadets in various courses and tasked them on patience and humility. Speaking at the Passing Out Parade, the Rector of the Academy, Commodore Duja Effedua (Rtd), charged the graduating Cadets to...
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Friday, led the Managing Director of Nigerian Port Authority, NPA, Hadiza Usman, and Executive Secretary of Nigeria Shippers Council, Barr. Hassan Bello, on inspection of the Tin Can Island in Lagos. The visit was aimed at fashioning out ways to address the acting congestion...
The Federal Government has approved passengers' charges on the new Lagos Ibadan rail standard guage which would commence operations by January, 2021. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, made the known aduring the inauguration of the Governing Council of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) in Abuja...
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that the establishment of maritime bank, would facilitate development of the West and Central African regions. Amaechi made the assertion, Friday during a one-day conference of Ministers of Transportation organized by the Maritime Organisation for the West and Central Africa (MOWCA) in...
The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that work on the Itakpe-Abuja rail project, will commence next year. The rail line is expected to connect to new Warri Port. Amaechi made the disclosure at the 2021 Budget Defence at the National Assembly in Abuja. The Warri-Itakpe rail line, which was commissioned...