Transportation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday flagged off the groundbreaking ceremony of the Kano-Katsina-Jibiya-Maradi railway project with a branch line to Dutse in Jigawa State. Speaking virtually from the State House in Abuja, the president said that the project, when completed, will enhance economic activities, particularly the trans-Saharan trade between the two countries. He urged private […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday ordered that the newly commissioned Itakpe-Warri railway be extended to link with Abuja creating a direct line between the north and the south. The President said this should be achieved before the end of his tenure as President in May 2023. He gave the directive while virtually commissioning the 326km […]

The Federal Government on Wednesday approved the sum of  $1.9 billion for the construction of a rail line that will link Nigeria to the Niger Republic. The rail line is expected to run from Kano through Katsina and will be linked with the Maradi rail line in the neighboring West African nation. This, however, is […]

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Monday, said the federal government does not have the jurisdiction to intervene in the recent ban of ‘okada’ and tricycles in some parts of Lagos State. The Lagos state government started to implement a ban on motorcycles, popularly known as okadas and tricycles in major parts of the […]

Nigeria is set to have a University of Transportation in Daura, Katsina State, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking at the ground-breaking ceremony of the institution, the president re-echoed his administration’s commitment to prioritizing the participation of indigenes and application of local content to the development of infrastructure. He said the project is part […]

The Federal Government has announced free train ride for travellers along the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line. The Minister of Transportation, Mr Chibuike Amaechi, made the announcement on Saturday via his Twitter handle. He explained that the take-off point is the Iju train station in Lagos while the free ride would last beyond the festive […]

The partial closure of some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway will commence on Monday, September 2 and last until October 31. The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) announced this in a travel advisory released on Sunday. It explained that movement from Kara Bridge inward Berger would be sealed off while traffic would be diverted […]


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