NRC unveils 5-year plan to link all Nigeria by rail

Says contracts signed, funds being sourced   By Albert Akota with Agency report  The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, has expressed hope that the country, within the next five to 10 years, would be linked by…

Minister decries $35,000 business registration for Nigerians in Egypt

Information and Culture Minister Lai Mohammed denounced the deposit of US$35,000 (about N19.2 million) requested by the Egyptian authorities from foreigners, including Nigerians, to operate a commercial company in that country. Mohammed described the condition as unacceptable during a meeting…

Cancelled Gusau visit: Presidency accuses PDP of mischief

By Egena Sunday Ode The Presidency has further clarified on the reason for the cancellation of the planned visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Gusau, Zamfara State capital last week, insisting that bad weather remains the one and only reason…

NIMASA boss says agency achieved a lot in 2021

From Lucky L Akra, Lagos The Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh read the agency achievement in 2021 and stated that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) is dedicated to providing safety and security in the Nigeria Maritime…

FG, State, LG charged to fund cooperative society

By Abubakar Y.Ojimaojo An Abuja-based media consultant Mr Cosmos Uzodima has charged the federal government, State, and Local Governments to push more funds into the cooperative society to make sure that Nigerians have access to finance to carry out their…

FCT: Islamic School graduates 31 students in Gwagwalada

By Usmani Shuaibu An Islamic School known as Madarasatul Hizburrahim based in Angwan Basa in Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday graduated a total number of 31 students. Speaking at the occasion, the Chief Imam…

NRC to train staff on customer relations

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said one of its cardinal programmes for 2022 was to train its staff on customer relations. Mr Fidet Okhiria, NRC’s Managing Director, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) on Sunday…

I didn’t say Nigeria’s infrastructure is better than US – Fashola clarifies

By Mashe Umaru Gwamna The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola at the weekend, has  clarified the statement mischievously attributed to him in a section of the media as saying that Nigeria’s achievements in infrastructure has surpassed that of…

2023: APC after govs over PDP presidential ticket ― Sen. Uzamere

By Osaigbovo Iguobaro A non-serving Senator, Ehigie Uzamere has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of lobbying Governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic party (PDP) to support Candidate from the south as its standard bearer for the 2023 Presidential…

NDLEA arrests 3 trans-border traffickers with 48,000 Tramadol tabs in Adamawa

The National Drug Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrested three suspected cross-border drug traffickers with 48,000 Tramadol 225mg tablets in Mubi, Adamawa. This is contained in a statement by NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi on Sunday in Abuja. Babafemi said the suspects were…