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The Federal Government has approved $5.3billion for the Ibadan to Kano standard gauge rail project. This was announced by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi during the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders Interactive Forum. Amaechi also said that the Minister of (State) Transportation, Gbemisola Saraki will personally be in charge of all maritime agencies, leaving him to […]

Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lagos, Mr Jan Van Weijen says the Netherlands would partner the state government for a mutually beneficial relationship. He has also asked the Lagos State Government to study how his country used its waterways to resolve its transport challenges. The consul general visited the Lagos House […]

The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that the Lagos and Ogun State Governments are planning to commercialise three federal roads: Ikorodu-Ogijo-Sagamu, Epe-Ijebu- Ode and the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta roads. Abiodun said his government in collaboration with Lagos State government is planning to engage in Public-Private Partnership in the construction and rehabilitation of the three roads. […]

The federal government’s personnel cost has risen from N1.8 trillion to N2.1 trillion, even without the full implementation of the payment of the new minimum wage. (personnel cost is the total remuneration for public officials in cash or in kind, payable to them in return for work done during a reference period) According to a […]

South African looters since Sunday night, have reportedly been attacking foreign-owned businesses in central Johannesburg, a situation which affected many Nigerians. This attack comes barely one week after a group of Nigerians staged a protest at the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa’s capital. The protesters, mostly victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa said they […]

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced that some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway would be closed from September 2 to October 31, 2019 to facilitate the ongoing construction work on the road. The closure of the road was announced on Sunday, September 1, 2019, in a traffic advisory released by LASTMA. According to […]

Lagos state government is to inject 200 new trucks into waste management. And as part of the reforms, the Private Sector Participants (PSP) Waste operators are being recapitalized. Assistant Director, Public Affairs, Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mrs. Folashade Kadiri, said “the decision of the governor is to inject the 200 trucks to ensure that […]

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State has directed Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mr Mustapha Inuwa, to arrange a meeting for him and security chiefs with suspected bandits at their hideouts for dialogue, to ensure peace returned in the state. The Director General on Media and Publicity, Mr Abdu Labaran, made this this known […]

The federal government has announced a reduction in the amount payable by citizens of the United States of America seeking Nigerian visas. This comes 24 hours after the US authorities increased the cost of visa application for Nigerians under a “tit for tat policy”. In a statement, the US consulate in Nigeria had said America was […]


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