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Nigeria: With New Deep Sea Port, Nigeria’s Focus Turns to Better Road, Rail Connections

Abuja — Nigerian authorities have hailed the launch of a deepwater seaport in Lagos they say will create 300,000 jobs and reduce shipping bottlenecks. While the new port is expected to reduce losses due to congestion, shipping industry experts say Nigeria’s poor roads and rail connections to ports also must be improved. The launch by …

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Lagos’s new rail transport system to trigger a shift in land use pattern, hike in property prices

The new Lagos rail transportation system, especially the 13-kilometer rail line from Mile 2 to the Marina is expected to shift moderately land use patterns along the corridor. Lead researchers for Lagos African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) city systems study on transportation and energy, Yinka Jones and Lookman Oshodi, who revealed this to The Guardian …

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FG says Nigeria-Niger republic rail project critical to both countries

The Federal Government has reiterated that the Nigeria-Niger Republic rail line will boost trade and other socioeconomic interactions between countries and on the continent. Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, said this during the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the project between Nigeria and the Republic of Niger in Abuja. Nigeria’s Minister of …

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Ahead of Buhari’s Inauguration, First Commercial Vessel Berths at $1.5bn Lekki Deep Sea Port

Buhari is billed to inaugurate the Lekki Deep Seaport for commercial operations in Lagos State on Monday. Following the arrival of three Ship-to-Shore cranes and 10 Rubber-Tyred Gantries, critical to the beginning of operations of the Lekki Deep Seaport June last year, the first commercial vessel berthed at the port on Sunday. This came ahead …

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Lagos Blue Line: LAMATA charges Lagosians to protect infrastructure

Ahead of the official commissioning of Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LMRT) Blue Line, a 13-kilometer stretch from Marina to Mile 2, by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 24, the Managing Director, Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, LAMATA, Engr. Mrs. Abimbola Akinajo has admonished Lagosians to own and protect the structure and facility provided to aid …

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Buhari okays N1.9tr for NNPC to reconstruct 44 federal roads

Four months after to end of his administration, President Muhammadu Buhari approved the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited, to invest N1.9 trillion in the reconstruction of 44 federal roads under the tax credit policy. Media Assistant, Media and Publicity (Office of the Vice President), Laolu Akande, who made the disclosure at the end of the …

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Red Line: LASG announces 9 weeks traffic diversion at Muritala Muhammed Way

The Lagos State Government has announced traffic diversion on Muritala Mohammed Way and Apapa Road, Oyingbo from Jan. 23, 2023, till March 31, 2023, for the construction of the Red Line project. The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said in a statement in Lagos on Thursday that the traffic diversion would last for nine …

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Scarcity: Lagos to regulate petrol marketers’ operation to curb traffic

The Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to regulate the activities of major and independent petroleum marketers operating on major roads and traffic-prone areas. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said this in a statement on Thursday In Lagos. Oladeinde said the move by the Ministry of Transportation to regulate the activities of the …

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Expectations high as Buhari inaugurates Lagos Blue Line Rail

The public transport system in Lagos State is set to wear a new face as the Lagos Rail Mass Transit (LRMT) Blue Rail Line project will be officially launched on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Marina. With the first phase now completed, President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to officially inaugurate the project already acknowledged by residents …

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LASU School of Transport wins $50,000 grant for research on  accidents

January 12, 2023 The School of Transport and Logistics, Lagos State University, LASU, has won a $50,000 grant from the Volvo Educational and Research Foundation, VREF, to research the road and water traffic crashes in three African cities. The LASU team, led by Prof. Samuel Odewumi, won the grant following the success of the proposal …

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