Global Statistics

All countries
97,270,804
Confirmed
Updated on January 21, 2021 1:20 am
All countries
69,608,457
Recovered
Updated on January 21, 2021 1:20 am
All countries
2,081,264
Deaths
Updated on January 21, 2021 1:20 am

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
97,270,804
Confirmed
Updated on January 21, 2021 1:20 am
All countries
69,608,457
Recovered
Updated on January 21, 2021 1:20 am
All countries
2,081,264
Deaths
Updated on January 21, 2021 1:20 am

Support Corruption-Free

Supporting Corruption-Free isn’t a transaction for an online service. Our Community is for people like you who care about a common good: ensuring that balanced, independent coverage of Nigeria and the world continues to be available to millions across the world, for free.

Ado-Ekiti, Osogbo To Be Linked By Rail , FG Signs $6.68b Contract

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

‘Amen and Awoman’: Democrat Lawmaker Delivers Very Unusual Opening Prayer for 117th Congress

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) — an ordained Methodist minister — opened the first session of the 117th U.S. Congress on Sunday by...

New Year Party! New Zealand farewells 2020, welcomes 2021

Kiwis around the country are partying to farewell 2020 and welcome in the new year. Thousands of people are...

Ado Ekiti, capital of Ekiti state, will be connected to Lagos-Kano rail line, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi said today as he signed a $6.68 billion dollars contract agreement for the Ibadan-Kaduna segment with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC).

Amaechi said at the signing ceremony in Abuja that Ado-Ekiti will be connected with a single track branch line from Osogbo.

He signed the contract on behalf of the Federal Government.

“This agreement is for the Ibadan-Kaduna rail line, which is part of the Lagos-Kano rail line, the completion time of the contract should be between two to three years, depending on availability of funds,” Amaechi said.

Amaechi promised that the ministry would be able to provide its counterpart funding between 2018 and 2019 budget provision, stating that the contract was a fulfilment of Federal Government’s plan to complete the Lagos-Kano rail modernisation project.

“The Ibadan-Kaduna standard gauge line will pass through Oshogbo-Ilorin-Minna to Kaduna, with a single track branch line from Oshogbo to Ado-Ekiti.

“This contract is in fulfilment of Federal Government’s plan to complete the Lagos-Kano rail modernisation project started in 2006 and broken into segments for implementation.

“The segmentation phase commenced from Abuja-Kaduna rail line in 2011, which was completed and commissioned into commercial operation by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016.

“The Federal Government in March 2017 commenced the second leg of the Lagos-Kano line that is currently ongoing and planned to be completed by the end of 2018.

“The signing of the Ibadan–Kaduna segment contract agreement today concludes all outstanding segments of the Lagos-Kano rail line.”

Hot Topics

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...

Related Articles

Report: Former US President Plans to Flee the White House early

In the wake of yesterday's shocking riots and after finally admitting defeat in November's presidential election, Donald Trump - along with wife...

Larry King, hospitalized with COVID, moved out of ICU

LOS ANGELES — Veteran talk show host Larry King, suffering from COVID-19, has been moved out of the intensive care unit at...

America’s Fate To Be Decided in Two Days

Civil war or the will of the people? The events on two days in the next two weeks will...