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The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said Nigeria’s rail line will cover the South Western part of the country, cut-across nine states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

 

Amaechi said the rail line will span one thousand four hundred and two kilometres.

               

The former Governor of Rivers state was speaking at the Forum of China-Africa Transportation Convention in Beijing, China.

 

He disclosed that Nigeria is also partnering other private sector investors, foreign and domestic, including the consortium led by the United States General Electric.

 

The Minister of Transportation, Amaechi said the successful realization of these projects and their operations will result in attainment of high level of intermodal transport system

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The National Economic Council has approved a ten-year National Livestock Plan for Nigeria.

 

The NEC chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Livestock plan will cost about one hundred and seventy-nine billion naira.

 

The National Executive Council which has the thirty-six Governors of the Federation as its members agreed that ninety-four ranches should be created in ten states as part of measures to end herdsmen-farmers clashes.

 

NEC agreed that about seventy billion naira of the budget will disbursed between now and the expiration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s first four-year tenure next year.

 

The project is expected to take off in Benue and Nasarawa states any time from now.

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 Nigeria’s power generation has increased to three thousand, eight hundred and seventy six point nine megawatts a report says.

 

This increase is attributed to the repair of a ruptured gas pipeline recently fixed by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

 

The ruptured pipeline supplies gas to most thermal electricity generating plants in the country.

 

The Transmission Company of Nigeria in a statement disclosed that there was significant improvement in gas supply to the power generating plants following the restoration of the ruptured pipeline, adding that gas was gradually building up in most generating stations.

 

The General Manager, Public Affairs of TCN, Ndidi Mbah, stated that as soon as the gas build up was completed, the affected generating stations would resume normal power generation to the grid.

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Six men parading as personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, F-SARS have been apprehended in Port Harcourt.

 

The men who operate with police-coloured Jeep were arrested in the early hours of today with two pump action guns and other weapons.

 

The arrested suspects include Tony Raphel, Ifeanyi Okoye, Chigozie Onuigbo, Emeka Nwaiwu, Clark Sunday, and Chinedu Isaiah.

 

The suspects who have been transferred to the State CID are said to always operate in police-like attire of black jeans and T-Shirts and police jeep with revolving lights.

 

A senior Police Officer who revealed the development to our correspondent said the suspects have confessed to numerous kidnappings and robberies in Rivers State and its environs.

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Special Assistant to President Mohammadu Buhari on Justice Reforms, Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu said talks are in advanced stage to repatriate three hundred and twenty-two million dollars looted by former Head of State, Sani Abacha.

 

Ibekaku-Nwagwu who is also the National Coordinator of the Open Government Partnership, Nigeria said under an MOU with Switzerland, the money when returned, would be paid directly into the accounts of the poorest Nigerians through their various accounts for two years.

 

She told newsmen in Abuja that the process of disbursement would be done through identification numbers to be made available on the website being developed by the National Social Investment office and the World Bank.

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