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Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway adds five coaches to keep up with demand as tourism peek knocks on the door

<ul><li><strong>Kenya Railways has announced through its Facebook page that it will be adding five additional coaches from August 19th to 22nd, due to high demand for Madaraka Express tickets.</strong></li><li><strong>The announcement was warmly received by a section of Kenyans.</strong></li><li><strong>August is usually a peak season, which means increased numbers of passengers travelling or flying to various coastal […]

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FG Tasks CCECC On Completion Of Lagos-Ibadan Standard Gauge Rail Project

LEADERSHIP: The federal government has enjoined China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to complete civil work to meet up with the month of May this year penciled for completion of laying tracks along Abeokuta to Ibadan corridor of the standard gauge railway project. Minister of Transport Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi who stated this at the […]

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East Africa’s multi-billion Standard Gauge Railway project is at crossroads as member states now read from different scripts

<ul><li><strong>The standard gauge railway is part of the Northern Corridor infrastructure project designed to connect Mombasa to Malaba on the border with Uganda, and onward to Kampala, Uganda’s capital city and eventually Kigali in Rwanda.</strong><li><li><strong>However, the ambitious project has since fallen behind schedule largely due to financing constraints and indecisiveness on the part of some […]

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Osinbajo to test run Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge train Feb. 6 — Minister

<p class="">The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, would test run the ongoing construction of Lagos Ibadan Standard Gauge railway next Wednesday, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said.</p> <h1>Speaking during an inspection ride on the standard gauge train from Agbado to Abeokuta of Friday, Amaechi said that the public would thereafter enjoy two-month free ride […]

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Why FG is not funding railway’s old narrow gauge lines, says Amaechi

Abuja – The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says that the Federal Government will stop funding old narrow gauge rail lines across the country. Passengers at the Departure of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Terminus Ido, Lagos Board Omoluabi Free Train to Osogbo, for Eid-El Kabir Celebration Provided by Osun state government; Pix: Some Passengers Entering […]

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Gospel artiste fakes own death to gauge his popularity

A 23-year-old gospel artist, Onyong Yubu, whose stage name is ‘Prince Yubu,’ allegedly faked his own death and announced it to all his friends through various social media platforms. Yubu reportedly pronounced himself dead on Wednesday, February 7, allegedly after “short malaria illness.” The message read, “Let us pray for Prince Yubu, a gospel artiste, […]

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Amechi inspects on-going standard gauge railway in Papalanto, Ogun State, says it will be completed in 2018.

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has inspected the standard gauge rail way in Papalanto, Ewekoro Local government area of Ogun State. The Minister said that the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line would be completed in December 2018 and set for commissioning in Jan 2019. He said this during the end of the year […]

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Lack Of Synergy Between FG, States May Slow Down Construction Of Standard Gauge

BY FIDLIS UGBOMEH, Lagos Plans by Federal government to complete  construction Standard gauge Railway line from Lagos to Ibadan by next year may not come to fruition, as Lagos State Government has started to construct a Channel from the Ikeja axis of the Agege-Oshodi Motor road which has been marked  as ‘Right of Way” for […]

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FG to complete Lagos/Ibadan standard gauge rail Dec 2018 – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Ameachi, said that Federal Government would ensure the completion of the ongoing Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail services by December 2018. Amaechi gave the assurance on Monday in Lagos while inspecting the ongoing rail projects at Ijoko community area of Ogun State. The minister said that the Federal Government was […]

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