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Legal tussle may stall Port Harcourt- Maiduguri rail project if the exit plan and settlement with outgoing contractors are not handled with care, feelers from Nigeria has revealed. Checks showed that certain interests are pushing to browbeat and coerce the previous contractors into exiting the project without a settlement plan. Tactics adopted according to investigation Continue Reading
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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says President Muhammadu Buhari has given his approval for Nigeria to take loans. Amaechi disclosed this during a special programme which held on Channels Television on Thursday to mark Nigeria’s diamond independence anniversary. According to him, the borrowings were done for infrastructural development in several Continue Reading
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President Muhammadu Buhari is presiding over the 16th virtual cabinet meeting at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting started at 09:00 GMT and it has the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari physically in […]Continue Reading
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Read Details of Submissions by Panelists  Amidst fears of debt trap, stakeholders at a webinar organised by the Xcellon Infrastructure Roundtable have advised against Nigeria’s over-dependence on China to fund her railway projects, canvassing unbundling of the Nigerian Railway Corporation among other recommendations. READ MORE: Nigeria: Constitutional Amendment Continue Reading
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The Abuja – Kaduna train project is one of the foremost projects executed with the loans from China, and there are doubts on how this project can generate enough to finance its repayment process, four years after the route was commissioned. In 2010, the Federal Government borrowed $500 million (about N190.5 billion) from the Chinese Government through […]Continue Reading
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PRESS RELEASE ….Says worry less about rail stations’ naming …. join forces to save the Eastern railway corridor proposal … Support Osai’s recall for exposing himself as a true enemy of the Eastern Nigeria …Commends Buhari, Amaechi, for naming rail stations after illustrious Nigerians …Describes Amaechi as catalyst for national unity, development. Continue Reading
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By  Sophia Okiasi The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria is effectively utilizing the funds it borrowed from China and elsewhere for infrastructural development to create jobs and provide the basis for economic development. The Minister stated this at the construction site of the Ibadan Train Station on Saturday, after […]Continue Reading