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Buhari Approves Rail Lines From Kano To Daura, Maiduguri Among Others – 360Nobs.com

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a rail line from Kano to his hometown in Daura, and Jibia local government area of Katsina state, an official said on Friday, August 25, 2017.

The minister of transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, made this known at The Osasu Show Symposium — which borders on the economy and its effects on the less privileged — in Abuja yesterday.

The minister further disclosed at the event that the president also approved rail lines from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri, Kano to Maiduguri, Makurdi to Jos, Gombe to Yobe to Borno, Jigawa to Niger Republic.

According to him, the transportation infrastructure in Nigeria has been mismanaged for many years, and so much has to be done to restore the railway activities, and drive the economy.

He said: “GE came here and annouced that they would give us 100 locomotives, we did the audit of our; our narrow gauge can’t carry 17 locomotives, so by October 1st to October 2nd, we would be lauching about six to ten locomotives, because our narrow gauage cant carry more than that.”

“Government said concession this narrow guage, and we have successfully done that to the extent that we are able to sign an agreement with GE. By October GE will take over the narrow guage and begin to run from Port Harcourt to Maiduguri.

“When they stop at Umuahia, economic activities will be at Umuahia; the Umuahia station will become an economic hub. We the Ibos in Umuahia will be able to establish [...]

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Ilaje people and peace in the Niger Delta – Nigerian Tribune – NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

We welcome Your Excellency to Ondo State on the occasion of your interactive meeting with the stakeholders of the Niger Delta Area of the State. Ilaje Local Government forms a major part of the Niger Delta axis of Ondo State. It follows that all issues affecting the Niger Delta part of Ondo State are woven round Ilaje Local Government Area. It is indisputable that as at today, Ilaje Local Government is the only oil and gas producing local government in Ondo State. We are not unaware that the activities of oil companies operating in Ilaje LGA also have adverse effects on Ese-odo LGA. To this end, the development of the two LGAs must be pursued paripassu.

As a people, we are compelled to make the following demands on behalf of the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. On the appointment Of Ondo State Representative on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). We plead with the Federal Government (Executive and Legislative arms) to ensure that in line with S.2 (1)(b) of the NDDC Act 2000, the indigene of the oil producing area of the state who has been nominated to represent the state on the Board is confirmed without further delay. The Board of the Commission is saddled with the responsibility of preparing and approving the budget of the commission, and also executing projects. Currently, there is no person on the Board of the Commission representing Ondo State in this regard. The urgent confirmation of appointment of the [...]

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Ilaje people and peace in the Niger Delta – NIGERIAN TRIBUNE (press release) (blog)

We welcome Your Excellency to Ondo State on the occasion of your interactive meeting with the stakeholders of the Niger Delta Area of the State. Ilaje Local Government forms a major part of the Niger Delta axis of Ondo State. It follows that all issues affecting the Niger Delta part of Ondo State are woven round Ilaje Local Government Area. It is indisputable that as at today, Ilaje Local Government is the only oil and gas producing local government in Ondo State. We are not unaware that the activities of oil companies operating in Ilaje LGA also have adverse effects on Ese-odo LGA. To this end, the development of the two LGAs must be pursued paripassu.

As a people, we are compelled to make the following demands on behalf of the Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. On the appointment Of Ondo State Representative on the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). We plead with the Federal Government (Executive and Legislative arms) to ensure that in line with S.2 (1)(b) of the NDDC Act 2000, the indigene of the oil producing area of the state who has been nominated to represent the state on the Board is confirmed without further delay. The Board of the Commission is saddled with the responsibility of preparing and approving the budget of the commission, and also executing projects. Currently, there is no person on the Board of the Commission representing Ondo State in this regard. The urgent confirmation of appointment of the [...]

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