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Still on gas, Nigeria building its largest domestic pipeline system ever, the $2.8B, 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano pipeline. Will form part of Trans Saharan Gas Pipeline (TSGP). Primary EPC Contractor is Oilserv Limited, whose Chairman, Emeka Okwuosa is from Anambra State.
My colleague @AjuriNgelale has produced a fantastic report on the #AKKGasPipeline project. It showed tonight on @channelstv, and you can find on YouTube here:
"When Pres. Buhari came to power in 2015, he made domestic gas infra devpt a cardinal project. This project has been on drawing board since 2008,2009. He made it happen. What this project shows clearly is the dedication of PMB to local content & capacity."…
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Agbor Loading. Y’all know why. #ItakpeWarriRail
HM @ChibuikeAmaechi: 8 of 10 Stations on Itakpe-Warri Rail are in the South South. This project started in 1987 (33 years ago) and suffered prolonged abandonment & massive vandalisation... This project was fully funded by @NigeriaGov Budget, there is no loan on #ItakpeWarriRail.
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Former President @GEJonathan at the State House today, for a meeting with President @MBuhari. #AsoVillaToday
Former President Jonathan was at the State House in his capacity as the ECOWAS Special Envoy to Mali, to brief President Buhari on the situation there. He was accompanied by the President of ECOWAS Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou. #AsoVillaToday ImageImageImage
.@GEJonathan thanked President @MBuhari for providing a Presidential jet for the Mali mission, and he also expressed appreciation for the #ItakpeWarriRail complex named after him last weekend.
“It was a big present for me. Thank you very much,” he said. Image
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Guess where?

The brand new Standard Gauge Rail (SGR) Station in Itakpe, Kogi State.

A Tour
Ahead is a 320km train journey to Warri. #ItakpeWarriRail
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Since the #OgoniCleanup commenced in January 2019, with 16 contractors moving to site, a total of 21 sites has so far been handed over to contractors by Hydrocarbon Pollution Restoration Project (@HYPREPNigeria) under the Federal Ministry of Environment @FMEnvng
This is besides the commencement of the Maritime University in Delta State now on full steam with over 1,000 students spread across 13 undergraduate courses in three faculties; ...
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This week @NigeriaGov awarded a $3.9bn contract to China Railway Construction Corp(CRCC) to

1. Construct a new seaport in Warri

2. Extend #ItakpeWarriRail Line at both ends:

- On Itakpe end, ext to Abuja, through Baro, with spur to Lokoja

- On Warri end, ext to new Warri Port
The contract was approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in May 2019:…
Financing arrangement: PPP

@NigeriaGov will contribute 15%

CRCC contribution: 10%

Balance of 75% to be borrowed from China Export-Import (Exim) Bank, using an SPV

CRCC will operate both rail line and port under a 30-year concession agreement, to recover and repay the SPV debt
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Maiden FEC Meeting of the #NextLevel kicks off with an Address by President @MBuhari #FECBrief
President @MBuhari: To improve service delivery and efficiency we have decided to restructure some functions, which has led to the creation of new ministries:

#FECBrief #InauguralFEC
PMB: We have merged Finance and Budget & National Planning.

We have also created a Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs to institutionalize our various interventions that support some of our poorest and most distressed citizens.

#FECBrief #InauguralFEC
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We’re on the #LagosIbadanRail Train, about to set off from Iju, to Abeokuta. Alake of Egbaland, Governor of Ogun, Minister of Transport, Senators, etc on board. #PMBMeansBusiness
Train is now on the move. #LagosIbadanRail
On the move. #LagosIbadanRail
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I’m interested in how #Infrastructure transforms places. The village of Ore (“a collection of motley huts”) ’blew’ because someone decided, in the 1970s or so, that the new major Highway linking Lagos/Ibadan to Benin would pass through it. (The Old Road passed elsewhere)
The Old Road to Benin: Ibadan-Ife-Ilesha-Akure-Owo-Agbanikaka-Benin.

Then a new one was built: Sagamu-Ore-Ofosu-Benin Expressway.

That’s how Ore landed the chance to become a Transport and Commerce hub.

Time and Chance. But #Infrastructure made it possible.
In my traveling around Nigeria following ongoing Infrastructure projects - I can’t help imagining just how much things will change in the years ahead. Nigeria’s landscape will be redrawn in fascinating ways. New hubs will ‘blow’, new habits will follow new infrastructure.
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I’m currently on one of the Standard Gauge Rail Lines that the @MBuhari Administration is completing (tracks finished, stations being built). We’re traveling at about 90km per hour, AC pumping,phones charging. It’s free cos it’s still test-run phase. I have about 3 hours to go :)
These photos (and above) taken in Agbor, Delta State, this morning. Agbor is home to the Railway Yard (Maintenance, Storage, Communications) of the 327km ITAKPE-AJAOKUTA-WARRI rail line. Also home to the biggest station on the line (under construction) #RailUPng #ItakpeWarriRail
This is AJAOKUTA Station under construction. Filmed today, on #ItakpeWarriRail Line. I boarded at Ujevwu community in Udu LGA of Delta State. We departed at 8.12am, and rolled into ITAKPE in Kogi State at about 2pm. 30+ years project, finally running! #RailUPng #PMBMeansBusiness
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Spent the last few days traveling in the SS and SE, visiting FG #Infrastructure projects. What I saw makes me very hopeful about the future of Nigeria.

High point: getting on a boat on River Niger, to watch the amazing work JB is doing on the new Bridge.

#Thread loading soon.
So my #infrastructure journey in the last one week:

Port Harcourt—Ogoniland (Bonny-Bodo Bridges)—Afam (240MW Afam Fast Power Plant—Aba (Ariaria Market Electrification Project—Onitsha/Asaba (Second Niger Bridge)—Warri (Delta Ports)—Itakpe (#ItakpeWarriRail)

The 1st site I visited: the Bonny-Bodo Bridges and Road Project in Ogoniland

Scope: 3 main bridges (across Afa Creek, Opobo Channel & Nanabie Creek) + Road —38km Total — connecting Bodo on Mainland to Bonny Island

Flagged-off by @ProfOsinbajo Oct2017, ~40 years after conception
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We’re starting at the Railway Compound in Ebute Metta, where the #LagosIbadanRail Main Station (the biggest of the 10 Stations) is going to be. #RailUPng
Construction has commenced on the Ebute Metta Station. The Line will start at the Apapa Harbour. Ebute Metta will be the second Station. #LagosIbadanRail
Inspection of #LagosIbadanRail by Minister of Transport, @ChibuikeAmaechi.
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Politicking aside, serious work is still going on. Today is for #LagosIbadanRail. Tour should commence shortly.

It‘s a brand new 160km standard gauge rail line that will run from Iddo in Lagos, through Ogun State, to Ibadan in Oyo State. Construction in progress.
Last week was for #ItakpeWarriRail, this week is for #LagosIbadanRail. From the same people who brought you the blockbuster #AbujaMetro.

I’ll be defecting to Abeokuta and back, bringing updates along the way about the progress of the #LagosIbadanRail. Stay tuned.
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Live from Itakpe in Kogi State. This is one of the construction workers on #ItakpeWarriRail Line. “I praise the [Buhari Administration]. Before now we didn’t know there was a rail line in Kogi State. It’s Buhari that’s made it possible for us to see this. Make God bless am.”
Usman is a mechanical technician. He used to be a driver, then switched to technical work (which he says he learned from childhood, tinkering with cars.) He worked on the Obajana cement plant in 2015/16, and has now worked on #ItakpeWarriRail for 8 months.
Paul is from Kogi State. He is a Payloader operator, has been on the #ItakpeWarriRail project for about nine months. He’s looking forward to completing this phase of the project and starting work on the #ItakpeAbujaRail phase. #TheYearofInfrastructure
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