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Firm launches ‘Plentywaka’ to Boost Delivery in Lagos

Plentywaka, a tech-driven premium bus-hailing service, has announced the launch of “Logistics by Plentywaka” (LBP), an innovation aimed at boosting last-mile delivery in Lagos. The company said in a statement that the innovation was a Lagos-based business-to-consumer delivery service. According to the statement, Logistics by Plentywaka removes the stressful task of transporting packages across Lagos …read more →

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NPA Boosts Berthing Capacity …..Commissions New Tugboats

Two new tugboats worth millions of dollars, MT Musawa & MT Ikoro-Ekiti, purchased by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) were on Friday, commissioned by the Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi. At the event, which took place at the Dockyard Apapa, the Managing Director of the NPA, Hadiza Bala Usman, noted that the equipment would …read more →

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CCECC Completes Laying of Track for Lagos-Ibadan Railway Project

The track laying work for the 312km-long double-track standard gauge Lagos-Ibadan railway line project between Lagos and Ibadan in Nigeria is now fully complete. This was reported by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the company in charge of the US$ 1.53bn project, in its twitter handle. CCECC was awarded the project back in 2012 …read more →

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China to Inject US$ 5.3bn for the Completion of Ibadan-Kano Railway

China is expected to inject a sum of US$ 5.3bn by October this year, for the commencement of the construction of the Ibadan-Kano rail line, which is a part of the 2,700-km Lagos–Kano standard gauge railway line project in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Minister for Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi revealed this during a special …read more →

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AfDB Commits $13m More to Abidjan–Lagos Motorway Corridor Development Project

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved additional US $13m for the implementation of the Abidjan–Lagos motorway corridor development project. The loan, which will particularly be used to cover part of the costs related to the study of the project, was requested by ECOWAS commission on behalf of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Nigeria, the West African …read more →

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Lagos 4th Mainland Bridge: Julius Berger, CCECC, 8 others Scale First hurdle

Julius Berger and Chinese construction firm CCECC Nigeria Limited and eight other companies have been shortlisted by the Lagos State government to participate in the construction of the proposed fourth mainland bridge. Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Gboyega Akosile said the 10 companies were shortlisted from the list of 32 eligible firms that …read more →

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2.2Km Loko-Oweto Bridge to Reduce Travel Time across River Benue

The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, at the weekend inspected the progress of work on the Loko-Oweto Bridge. The Bridge that links Nasarawa and Benue States has been described as a major bridge. Travelers from the South East to the North will have their journey time reduced by 4 hours as a result of the completed 2.2Km …read more →

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Nigeria Yet to Embrace Electric Trucks and Buses with Modern Charging Infrastructure

As the world moves towards electrification in Commercial Vehicles (CV), the prospects for its introduction in Nigeria looks very slim as dilapidated fossil fuel-using commercial trucks and buses with dangerous gas fumes emission wax stronger on its roads. New commercial vehicles being bought across the nation, which use fossil fuels, indicate a lack of strategy …read more →

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GM, Honda Unveil Origin, A New Self-Driving Vehicle

GM and Honda, automakers with more than 160 years of experience between them, have thrown tradition out the window by unveiling the Origin, a new self-driving vehicle. The six-seat electric vehicle has no steering wheel, brake or accelerator pedals, windshield wipers or rear view mirror. Its doors slide rather than swing open. There’s no obvious …read more →

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Aliko Dangote to Invest N63 Bn in Local Vehicle Assembly Plant in Enugu

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote’s company has entered into an agreement with a local automaker Transit Support Services Limited to purchase 3,500 trucks worth N63 billion from the local plant. Dangote Group, according to the Chief Executive of Transit Support Services Limited, which assembles Shacman Trucks in the country, purchase order represents over 90 percent …read more →