NRC begins work on Lagos-Ibadan Standard Rail Gauge

The Nigerian Railway Corporation said the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan Standard Rail Gauge has started fully as the challenges of underground pipelines and cables have been resolved. Jerry Oche, Lagos District Manager of NRC, told the News Agency of Nigeria…

Nigerians deserve healthy President, PDP, R-APC tell Amaechi (Punch)

The People’s Democratic Party has accused the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and others, which it did not name, of allegedly exploiting the fragile health of President Muhammadu Buhari to spite Nigerians. The party was responding to a claim by…

* FG begins reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in 2 weeks – Osinbajo (SUN) * Lagos to place Imams, Pastors on salaries for social reorientation (DailyTrust)

THISISLAGOS MIDDAY NEWS UPDATE JULY 27, 2018   FG begins reconstruction of Apapa-Oshodi Expressway in 2 weeks – Osinbajo (SUN) Federal Government yesterday said that the rehabilitation of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway would commence within the next two weeks. Vice President…

Amaechi to Nigerians: Rate my performance in transport sector so far (Vanguard)

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has sought public opinions on his performance in the transportation sector. Amaechi disclosed this in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Israel Ibeleme in Abuja.The Minister, however, appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and…

I never said Fashola, Rotimi, were scavengers – Okonjo-Iweala (Punch)

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has slammed those she termed “mischief-makers” for “putting words” in her mouth, saying she described former governors Rotimi Amaechi and Raji Fashola, now ministers, as scavengers. Okonjo-Iweala, who was also a former…

Lagos-Ibadan: Track-laying on standard gauge begins (Tribune)

Laying of tracks on the standard gauge of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has begun, it was learnt. China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC), in March, assured Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi that track-laying will begin in April. At Tuesday’s project monitoring meeting,…

Keyamo appointed spokesman for Buhari’s 2019 campaign (Punch)

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Festus Keyamo (SAN) as the Director, Strategic Communications for his 2019 presidential campaigns. By this appointment, Keyamo becomes the official spokesperson for Buhari’s campaign for the 2019 presidential poll. The letter informing him of the appointment was…

I earn N950,000 monthly, says Amaechi (Punch)

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan, says it is worrisome that the older generation is refusing to leave the scene for the younger generation. Onaiyekan, who is a former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, said this…

Amaechi ignores presidential directive on NPA, NIMASA dollar charges (SUN)

Despite a presidential directive to Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) to suspend further collection of petroleum products imports charges in dollars, Daily Sun findings have revealed the two agencies have continued to disregard…

FG asks Lagos-Ibadan railway contractor to work day, night (Punch)

The Federal Government has advised the contractor handling the 150-kilometre Lagos-Ibadan railway project, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, to work day and night to avoid extending its delivery date beyond December this year. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated…

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