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Railway Corporation Declares Free Train Service Across Nigeria For 2 Weeks The management of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has declared free train service for all commuters across the country. The Managing Director of the NRC Mr Fidet Okhiria made the announcement on Wednesday in Rigasa Kaduna State in Nigerias northeast region. He said the free train service which would last for two weeks would enable Nigerians know that the corporation was fully set for commercial services…

Only 78 Passengers Of Ill-Fated Indore-Patna Express Eligible For Insurance Only 78 passengers of the ill-fated Indore-Patna Express are eligible to claim insurance money out of whom five died in the mishap IRCTC said today. According to it a total of

Train accident claims 4 lives in Nigeria Authorities in Nigeria on Monday confirmed four passengers dead following a train accident which occurred over the weekend in the north central province of Kwara. The Nigeria Railway Corporation said the accident in Jebba axis of Kwara State occurred when a passenger train going from the southwestern state of Lagos to the northwestern Kano State derailed. In a statement Rauf Akinloye a spokesman of the Nigeria Railway Corporation said the rear…

Reps uncover 169 ghost companies on N1trn rail contracts ABUJAThe House ofRepresentatives Ad Hoc Committee on Failed Rail Contracts yesterday unearthed 169 ghost companies that registered as contractors with the Nigeria Railway Corporation NRC for projects valued at N1 trillion. House of Representatives The ad hoc committee raised the alarm during the investigative hearing at the National Assembly that none of the 169 companies invited by the committee had shown up. Chairman of the…

Dalkhola Highway to remain shut from 12am to 6am from 9 Nov to 15 Nov for repairs A railway crossing at Dalkhola which is on a key highway to north Bengal will be shut from midnight to 6am from November 9 to 15 blocking at least 700 goods-laden trucks as well as 350-odd night buses. The railway crossing which is on NH34 that connects south and north Bengalwill be closed for repairs to the railway tracks that run through it. The closure has also brought under the glare general tardiness…

Free Train Ride In Osun To Mark The Sallah Holiday As Sallah holiday makers get ready for the 2016 Eid-il-Kabir festival the Government of Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has announced free train ride for those wishing to travel home. In a statement by the Ministry of Industries Commerce Cooperatives and Empowerment the free train commences conveyance of people coming for the festival from Lagos to Osogbo on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September by 10 a.m. each day. The train will return to…

$1.85bn light rail to be constructed in Kano China Railway Construction Corporation says it has won a $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. In a special announcement in Monday the company said its directors had received a provisional letter of award from Nigeria. The rail with a total length of 74.3 kilometres is expected to travel at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour. In context 100 kilometres per hour is as fast as moving from Lagos to Ibadan in 72 minutes. The…

'FG requires $166bn to meet Nigerias Transport And Energy needs' - Amaechi Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi says Federal Government requires a total of $166 billion in the next five years to meet the countrys energy and transport infrastructure needs. Amaechi gave the figure while speaking at a public hearing in the House of Representatives on a Bill for an Act to Repeal the Nigerian Railway Corporation Act yesterday May 23rd.Amaechi revealed that the Federal Government and…

PRESIDENT BUHARI APPROVES NEW FEDERAL APPOINTMENTS His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments in 13 Federal Government agencies as follows: 1. Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Director-General Mr. Joseph Ari 2. National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Director-General Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) 3. Nigerian Content Monitoring Board Executive Secretary Engineer Simbi Kesiye Wabote Read Also:Abia State: Orji Kalu Loses to Ohuabunwa at…

No More Strikes in Hills - GJM Chief Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung said his party would not call any more bandhs in the Darjeeling hills during the festive season calling today's shutdown a success but unwittingly accepting that such disruptions in the peak tourist season could backfire. Erik Sorensen from Denmark and other tourists in the toy train in Darjeeling on Wednesday. The Darjeeling-Ghum-Darjeeling toy train ran unhindered with police protection. More than 100 tourists…