Abuja-Kaduna Route Security Arrangement Is For The Rich And Powerful

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday appraised the ongoing face-lifting exercise at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja and confirmed that 80% of the refurbishing has been done.     Meanwhile security agents virtually line up the road between Kaduna Airport and Kaduna town as police vans are stationed almost at every kilometer……

Heavy traffic as train crashes into trailer in Kaduna

A Lagos bound train from Kano collided with a trailer at railway crossing in Kawo, Kaduna, and cut the trailer into two, the Federal Road Safety Corps said in Kaduna on Wednesday. The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mr. Francis Udoma, said that the incident occurred at 3 a.m., adding however, that no…

Train accident cripples businesses in Aba

An early morning Umuahia-Port Harcourt bound train with number 2212 on Friday ran into an articulated vehicle in Aba. Although the accident was without casualties, both the train and the vehicle were damaged. The accident, which damaged the electrical connections in the train’s engine, left it immovable on one part of the road, crippling traffic…

Train Tragedy: Saraki Commiserates With Indian Govt, Bereaved Families

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, commiserated with the Indian Government and the bereaved families over the death of about 133 people (according to CNN reports) following a derailed passenger train in the Northern part of the country. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja,…

India Train Disaster: President Buhari Condoles PM Modi

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed deep sorrow and regret over the Sunday train disaster in India that killed more than 100 passengers near Pukhrayan. The President, who received the news of the train derailment and heavy loss of lives, expressed great sorrow and profound shock as he commiserates with the Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra…

Train accident: Enugu government gives NRC 24-hour ultimatum

The Enugu State Government, Wednesday, slammed a 24-hour ultimatum on the Nigerian Railway Corporation over the poor working condition of its facilities in the State. The ultimatum was sequel to the killing of a resident of the State by a train on Tuesday along the Ogbete Main Market Enugu. It could be recalled that the…

One dead, as Train rams into cars, traders in Enugu

An oncoming train which did not blare its horns to alert other road users caused a carnage when it rammed into buses and traders at the popular Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, killing a middle-aged man identified only as Ikechukwu. According to reports, several others were left with various degrees of injuries following the incident and…

Train crushes elderly man, injures several others in Enugu

An elderly man was on Tuesday crushed to death by a speeding train along the Ogbete Market in Enugu metropolis. DAILY POST reports that ‎several people were also left with various degrees of injuries as the train which was in a high speed allegedly came to the area without hooting the horn. The train is…

55 dead, hundreds injured as Cameroon train derails

The scene of the disaster Fourteen people remained trapped on Friday under the wreckage of a packed passenger train that derailed en route between Cameroon’s two largest cities, killing at least 55 and injuring 575, the government said in a communique read on state television. The Camrail inter-city train was traveling from the capital, Yaounde,…

LA: Armed passenger forces evacuation of Amtrak train

An armed passenger suspected of carrying a weapon barricading himself inside an Amtrak train outside Los Angeles has forced passengers to evacuate the coach for fear police revealed. According to Ramon Montenegro, a public information officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office Transit Bureau, at 6:19 p.m. police were notified by Amtrak that passengers…

NRC Suspends Abuja-Kaduna Train Service

  The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) has suspended its passenger train service from Abuja to Kaduna on Monday and Tuesday because of the Eid-el-Kabir public holidays. Yakub Mahmood, the Deputy Director, Public Relations of the NRC, made this known in Lagos on Saturday. Mr Mahmood said the period would also be used to carry out comprehensive…