‘Abuja-Kaduna train service resumes in a week’ – Transport Minister  

The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo has said the suspended Abuja-Kaduna train service will resume in the next one week. Contrary to the reports that the service would resume on Monday, the Minister during the inspection said the resumption would take a few more days. According to him, the few days would enable passengers to prepare adequately and get familiar with the newly introduced security measures. Recall that the train service was suspended after an attack by bandits on the rail facility on March 28, 2022. The attack led to…

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Abuja-Kaduna train service to resume in less than 2 weeks – Minister

The Federal Government has said that the Abuja-Kaduna train service would resume in less than two weeks.  The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, stated this on Thursday, at the Railway station in Moniya, Ibadan, in Oyo State, during his first inspection visit to the 157-km Lagos-Ibadan standard-gauge railway.  He assured railway passengers across the country of their safety and security on board the trains. The Minister, who was accompanied by the Minister for State, Prince Ademola Adegoroye; the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, and…

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Highly revered Nigerian Shipping personality “Otunba Folarin” dies at @85

…Transport Minister, PCC, Ramalan others mourn One of Nigeria’s highly revered Shipping personalities, the Chairman of the Nigerian Ports Consultative Council and the National Seafarers Welfare Board of Nigeria (NSWBN), Otunba Kunle Folarin, who died a few days ago after a brief illness. According to an issued statement by the Special Assistant to the Transport Minister on Media and Publicity, Dr. Sam Idiagbonya, his death has sparked mourning across the nation’s maritime sector and entire transport industry. Indeed, Otunba Kunle Folarin’s death creates a vacuum, albeit a huge one, in…

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Abuja-Kaduna train services to resume operation this November – FG  

The resumption of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line within this month, the Federal Government has announced. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made the announcement yesterday, while giving an account of his stewardship in the ministry in Abuja. Recall that train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route have been halted for almost eight months after terrorists attacked the train in April. Sixty passengers were kidnapped and almost a dozen were killed during the horrific attack. All the abducted passengers have since been released. However, Sambo said train services on…

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Just In! Abuja-Kaduna train services resume operation – Minister

The Federal Government has announced the resumption of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, made the announcement while giving an account of his stewardship in the ministry in Abuja. Recall that train services on the Abuja-Kaduna route have been halted for almost eight months after terrorists attacked the train in April. Sixty passengers were kidnapped and almost a dozen were killed during the horrific attack. All the abducted passengers have since been released. However, Sambo said train services on the rail corridor will…

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FG mulls unbundling of railways – Minister

The Federal Government has disclosed that it is considering unbundling the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to make its services more efficient and effective. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, made this disclosure in Abuja when members of the NRC Governing Board paid him a courtesy visit. According to Sambo, the Corporation cannot be the Owner, Operator and Regulator at the same time, pointing out that “The private sector is the engine of growth. Let someone else operate your lines efficiently”. Briefing the Board on what the Government is doing…

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Abuja-Kaduna train services to resume operations January next year – FG

The Federal Ministry of Transportation has disclosed that the Abuja-Kaduna train services will commence operations ‘soon’. This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, while briefing newsmen in Abuja. This is coming barely 48 hours after the 23 remaining victims were released by the terrorists. Recall that the terrorists had attacked Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on March 28, this year, kidnapping 168 passengers and killing eight passengers. The release of the victims has been in batches since then, with the last 23 being the last to be released. Reacting…

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35 Abuja-Kaduna train victims to be released soon – Transportation Minister

The Federal Government, on Thursday, raised the hope of 35 families whose loved ones were kidnapped by terrorists on the Kaduna-Abuja train. Recall that on March 28, 2022, armed terrorists launched a bloody offensive on the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train, with about 970 passengers on board, shooting at the passengers and kidnapping some of them. The attack, which occurred a few kilometres to Kaduna metropolis, left about eight people killed, dozens injured and about 168 kidnapped by the bandits. However, 42 victims have so far regained their freedom from the terrorist den,…

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Seafarers BOT Chairman, Ramalan congratulates new Ministers of Transportation

 Aminu Imam The Chairman, Board of Trustees National Seafarers Welfare Board, (NSWBN), Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has felicitated with the new Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, and the Minister of State for Transportation, Mr. Ademola Adewole Adegoroye, on their appointments by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement issued at the weekend, the Chairman of NSWBN, Alhaji Ramalan expressed confidence in the ability of the new Ministers to fulfill the vision of President Buhari for the maritime sector. Ramalan said that Sambo’s previous rich work experience in the…

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“If you look for my trouble, I’ll give you tenfold” – New Transport Minister

The newly appointed Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, formally resumed office on Wednesday, warning officials of his Ministry that if they look for his trouble, he will give them tenfold. Recall that Sambo was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari last Wednesday following a minor cabinet reshuffle. Shortly after taking over the reins of office from the erstwhile Minister of State, Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, Sambo said, “I want to tell you that I am here only for a very short time. I don’t want to cause a problem…

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