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Recession: NRC Raises Abuja-Kaduna Route Fare

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The Managing Director, Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, said the increase in fare of Abuja-Kaduna rail line was to meet up with the part cost of the rail operations.

Mr. Okhiria told reporters in Abuja on Tuesday that the initial fare of N600 is now N1,050 and the executive coach that was N900 is now N1,500.

He said the initial fare was used during the test run of the rail.

“It is to enable the corporation to at least meet its cost half way; we cannot meet the cost half way for the funding, so we have to do something to meet up.

“Although, the government is funding it to a limit, you know the cost of diesel has gone up.

“The fare then was just an introductory fare, initially it was free and now we have started commercial operation with the new price.

“We have not really been able to break even.”

He said the fare rise had not affected the number of passengers who travel on trains.

The NRC boss said the present fare was not constant, saying that 10 new coaches were expected before the end of the year.

He said that when the coaches arrive, the price of the express coach would be higher than the coaches that would be stopping everywhere.

According to him, the priority of the corporation is to take care of the people and provide the much needed service.

“When it gets to a stage that you cannot buy filter to service the coaches, then, we have to do something.

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  1. Nuhu Abba

    February 8, 2017 at 8:57 am

    In as much I’ve no quarrel with the price adjustment there’s serious need to look into the operation of the route. Passengers pay for the trip and no seat and complain of overloading. They need to look at booking on line and checking too.

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am
BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

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Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

Governor Nyesom Wike makes U-turn, joins #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state (video)

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed group, Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of ordering police and soldiers to kill members of the group.

Recall that Wike had signed an executive order to reinforce the total ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers State.

Also Read: Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Reacting in a tweet on Friday, Kanu accused the Governor of sponsoring state security to execute IPOB members.

“Nyesom Wike, the little Hitler of Rivers State had a closed-door meeting with lawyers where he instructed them that any arrested IPOB member should not be brought to court but rather should be executed by the army & police.”

He wrote:

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Dr. John Emaimo, as Rector, Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu State.

The appointment was made known in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora on behalf of President Buhari.

Dr. Emaimo’s re-appointment takes effect from Nov. 27, 2020.

Also Read: Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile For Fresh Lockdown —Buhari

Speaking on the re-appointment, Mamora stated that Emaimo was found eligible for a second term based on his assessment.

The minister urged Emaimo to continue to work with his team because whatever achievements he had made in his first term could not have been done alone.

He reminded him of the enormous responsibilities of his office and the expectations of the government and people towards efficient service delivery.

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