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Metro train with 60 passengers derails in Washington

A metro train carrying 60 passengers derailed on early Monday morning in Washington, D.C. All passengers have been safely evacuated, the Metro press service said. “Red Line Incident: Approximately 6:40 a.m., a Red Line train carrying 60 passengers derailed outside...

Amaechi, transforming transportation sector, says SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, on Saturday commended the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi for reforms carried out in the sector. Mustapha represented by Mrs Laureta Onochie, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari, on...

Section 1 of 4 Km Apapa-Wharf Road to be opened to traffic

The Section 1of the four kilometre  Apapa-Wharf Road in Lagos State  currently under reconstruction would be opened to traffic before January  end. The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Godwin Eke, has said in Lagos on Wednesday that the...

Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri rail line to begin operation  in August

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, said on Wednesday that the Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge rail lines would commence commercial activities in August. Amaechi told newsmen in Abuja that the ministry was putting in place all the necessary facilities to ensure...

 Libya returnees reject Edo N1000 transport fares

  Some Libya returnees on Wednesday in Benin rejected the N1,000 transport fares given them by the Edo State Government to take them to their hometowns. The returnees had on Tuesday protested the non-payment of stipend as transport fare to their...

Gridlock on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway as schools resume

Some road users on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Monday raised alarm over the gridlock caused by road construction projects as schools resumed  from the Yuletide break. The road users appealed to the Lagos State Government to adopt measures to reduce hardship...

Auto crash claims 4 on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said four persons died while others 13 sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident that occurred on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Saturday. The Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele, said at Ota,...

FRSC redeploys 109 officers in major shake-up

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has redeployed 109 personnel as part of efforts to enhance its operational efficiency, according to the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem. In a statement on Friday, Kazeem quoted the Corps Marshal, Dr...

Fast-track road projects in Akwa Ibom – Ex- Minister

A former Minister of Land, Housing and Urban Development, Chief Nduese Essien, has urged Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State to fast-track work on road projects in the state. Essien gave the advised at an interaction with stakeholders, PDP...

Accidents claimed 10 lives in Osun in December

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun State on Tuesday said 10 persons lost their lives in 19 motor accidents across the state in Dec. 2017. The Sector Commander, Mr Anthony Oko, made this known in Osogbo. Oko attributed...

Zambian police say 20 people die in road accidents during yuletide

The police in Zambia on Tuesday said 20 people died in road accidents during New Year holiday. Police spokesperson, Esther Mwata-Katongo, said 16 fatal accidents were recorded out of a total of 212 accidents from December 29 to January 2...

Abuja – Kaduna rail service, others ongoing – Buhari

The Abuja – Kaduna railway service will be boosted by additional rolling stock on Thursday and will be able to handle one million commuters annually, President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed. The President announced this in an address to the nation...

FRSC records free flow of traffic in major roads in South-East

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has recorded free flow of vehicular traffic and accident-free in major road corridors within the South-East as it concluded its aerial surveillance. The aerial surveillance covered Enugu-Onitsha Road, Enugu-Port Harcourt Road, Enugu-Abakaliki...

158 persons died in road accidents in Katsina State in 2017

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said no fewer than 158 persons were killed in road accidents in Katsina State in 2017 as against 183 in 2016. The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Godwin Ngueku, disclosed this in...

Association decries high cost of transportation

The National Sesame Seed Association of Nigeria (NSSAN) has decried the high cost of transportation in the country. The National President of the association, Alhaji Sheriff Balogun, said this in an interview with TBI Africa in Kaduna on Friday. According to...

Yuletide: FRSC deploys 700 personnel to Kano

The  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kano State  Command said it had deployed no fewer than 700 officers across the state to ensure road safety during the festive period. This is contained in a statement by the command acting Sector...

FG reiterates commitment to bring Nigerians from Libya

The Federal Government said it is committed to bringing back all Nigerians who are willing to return from Libya. The Director-General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Mustapha Maihajja, gave the assurance while receiving a new set of 157 Nigerians...

Boat operators commend Lagos

The Association of Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters of Nigeria (ATBOWATON) on Wednesday commended the Lagos State Government on its efforts at improving water transportation in the state. The association’s President, Mr Tarzan Balogun, made the commendation in Lagos....

Motorists in hitch-free movements on Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway

The Federal Road safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday said no crash or major obstruction had occurred on Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway corridor since it commenced special patrol in the yuletide season. The Kogi Sector Commander, Mr Issac Martins, told newsmen at the...

FRSC deploys personnel, specialised vehicles to accident-prone spots

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), on Friday, said it had deployed its personnel and specailised vehicles to the identified 24 accident-prone spots in South-East. The Zonal Commanding Officer of FRSC, Mr Samuel Obayemi, disclosed this while speaking in Enugu...

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Obasanjo successfully completes PhD programme at NOUN

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is among 14,771 persons expected to receive honours at the 7th convocation of the National Open University of Nigeria...