NITT acquires 84 hectre of land for Jathropa plantation as alternative source of fuel

The Nigerian Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Zaria has acquired an 84 hectre of land for  Jathropa plantation as an alternative sources fuel that will augment training on transport in the institute. The director-general of the institute, Dr Bayero Farah, stated this while addressing journalists on his one year achievement as the Director General of…

Nigeria’s deplorable roads

The recent disclosure by the National Assembly that for the 35, 000-kilometre federal roads across the country to be motorable at all times, the sum of N400 billion is required on yearly basis for maintenance, indeed, raises some posers bordering on the deployment of the humongous amount of money, running into trillions of naira, claimed…

FG signs S1.959bn Kano-Maradi railway project

The Federal Government has signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mota- Engil Group of Portugal on the construction of $1.959 billion Kano-Maradi standard gauge railway lines after many months of speculations and public debate on the viability and economic benefits of the proposed rail project connecting Nigeria to Niger republic. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi…

Railway Modernisation Project: Lagos shuts Apapa-Gaskiya Level Crossing for 2 days

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. By Olasunkanmi Akoni The Lagos State Government will shut Gaskiya Level Crossing in the Apapa area from 3a.m. on Saturday, January 9, to 5a.m., Monday, January 11, for a railway project. The closure is for the ongoing construction of the Nigerian Railway Modernisation Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with an extension…

Insecurity: Benue bans use of motorcycles in 2 LGs

The Benue state government, Tuesday, banned the use of motorcycles in Katsina-Ala and Ukum local governments of the state, following the rise in criminal activities in the areas. The state government has also shut all revenue collection check points except the one at the Head Bridge in Katsina-Ala. A statement issued by the Permanent Secretary…

FRSC Lagos frowns at phone use while driving

Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Lagos Sector Command has observed with dismay the rampant use of phone by motorists while driving. Sector Commander of FRSC, Olusegun Ogungbemide in a statement said the corps had noticed a rising disregard of traffic and safety regulations which forbid use of phone behind wheels. According to him, traffic laws…

Mitsubishi brings virtual showroom to car shoppers

Visiting a car showroom is just a click away with the newly launched Massilia Motors virtual showroom that comes with benefits as it guarantees safety following the Covid-19 pandemic, ensuring potential customers can avoid contact until the last phase of their intended purchase. A virtual showroom is a tool for easier decision making, as a…

NRC begins passenger service on new Lagos-ibadan SGR corridor

Nigeria Railway Corporation ( NRC ) last Monday commenced passengers operations on the newly constructed standard gauge rail service on the Lagos Abeokuta-ibadan with the various train stations and signalling equipment installations are at various stages of completion . This newly introduced service provides fully air conditioned train services in different categories. According to trip…

Ekiti transport unions cut fares to Onitsha, Lagos, Ibadan, others by 40%

As part of the government’s efforts to cushion negative economic effects on commuters and residents of the state, who board intra- and inter-state commercial vehicles from Ekiti state to other parts of the country, the transport unions have slashed transport fares between 28.6% and 40%. BusinessDay reports that Kayode Fayemi-led Ekiti state government on Wednesday…