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Air Namibia unveils Windhoek-Lagos-Accra flight to tap from Ghana regional hub

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No doubt, several African airlines have started linking up to the risen aviation hub status of Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana. Recent occurrences’ have shown that the international status of Kotoka Airport has surpassed those of Abuja, Lagos, Dakar and others in West Africa as several international carriers now prefer to land in Ghana before their passengers are distributed ...

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Navy’s absence stalls Reps probe of $195m waterways security to Israeli firm

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Absence of uninvited naval chiefs to the public hearing on the ceding of the Nigeria’s waterways security to an Israeli firm on Thursday, forced the House of Representatives Committee on Public petitions probing the planned $195m contract to adjourn seating. Even though the arrangers of the shrouded deal, the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, and the Director-General of NIMASA, ...

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GE now pumping $2.7bn on rail infrastructure, maintenance—Minister


The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, over the weekend, revealed that General Electric (GE) is currently investing $2.7 billion dollars on infrastructure, Operation and Maintenance (O and M) of the entire narrow gauge lines concession in Nigeria. Giving the details of the investments while presenting account of his stewardship in the last two years in Lagos, the minister said ...

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Costain, Jibowu bridges to give way for standard gauge rail line—Minister

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has hinted that Jibowu and Costain bridges in Lagos would be demolished to give way for the laying of rail tracks of Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge rail line from in December. Explaining the need during his meeting with the Steering Committee of the project and the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) in Lagos ...

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S’East leaders puncture Amaechi’s claims on rail projects covering all states

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Barely 24 hours after the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi said in Lagos that ongoing drive by the current administration to revamp the rail sector in Nigeria, will cut across the 36 states of the federation, followers of the sector from South East have faulted the statement. According to them, the region may had been officially cut off from ...

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Amaechi says Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line scheme coming on stream June 2018

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More than 30 years after abandonment, indications emerged on Tuesday that the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines would start commercial operation in June 2018. The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi who dropped the hint while inspecting the ongoing rail project in Warri, said the Federal Government had instructed that the project should be completed by the first quarter of ...

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30 years of railway negligence forced highways to continuous collapse—Amaechi

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has linked the steady failure of federal highways to regular use of the infrastructure by heavy duty articulated vehicles which ordinarily would have moved by the rails. In his address in Abuja on the establishment, management and operations of Truck Transit Parks (TTPs) on Tuesday, he explained that “The neglect of the rail ...

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