Tolu Ogunlesi Profile picture
Sep 29, 2020 6 tweets 3 min read Twitter logo Read on Twitter
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.
HM @ChibuikeAmaechi explains that negotiations already underway for financing to extend #ItakpeWarriRail to Abuja (via Lokoja and Baro Port), and for an extension on the Warri end to a new planned Deep Sea Port.
JB Director says Original Contract awarded was for a 51km rail link between Itakpe and Ajaokuta, in 1987, and later an extension from Ajaokuta to Warri (Delta Steel Company, Aladja). #ItakpeWarriRail

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Tolu Ogunlesi

Tolu Ogunlesi Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @toluogunlesi

Sep 11
I want to tell the story of how this State House / Presidential Villa logo came to be. You may have seen it on some publicity materials (State House Press Briefing banner from prev admin, etc) from the State House.

It’s a thread. Image
Sometime in Feb 2016, shortly after I was appointed by PMB, I thought, everyone knows what the White House looks like, why isn’t there a similar visual equivalent - a symbol - for the Aso Rock Villa, seat of the Nigerian Presidency since 1991.
Good question, eh. Then a challenge came up. The White House is a single building, that houses both the residence and the office of the US President.
Aso Rock on the other hand is a sprawling assemblage of buildings. President’s residence and office are separate buildings.
Read 10 tweets
Aug 16
Some History:
In 1999 Obasanjo created a "Ministry for Cooperation and Integration in Africa."
Didn't last very long.
OBJ also created the Ministry of Environment, in 1999.
In 2011, GEJ created "Communication Technology" and "Trade and Investment" ("Industry" added in 2013)
PMB created the new Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in 2019
—Added "Digital Economy" to "Communications" also in 2019
—Added "Innovation" to "Science and Technology" in 2021
—Added "Aerospace" to "Aviation" in 2023
PBAT has:
—Created a new "Ministry of Art, Culture and Creative Economy."
—Added "Ecological Management" to "Environment"
—Split "Finance" and "Budget/Planning", and renamed "Budget & National Planning" -- now "Budget & Economic Planning"
—Added "Sanitation" to "Water Resources"
Read 4 tweets
Jul 7
Taiwo Oyedele an excellent candidate to lead this Tax work. Was Vice Chair of the National Tax Policy Implementation Committee(NTPIC) set up to implement the 2017 National Tax Policy(NTP) for Nigeria. It was that work that led to introduction of the Finance Acts 2019—2022
The then Minister of Finance, @HMKemiAdeosun set up, Aug 2016, a National Tax Policy Review Committee (NTPRC), chaired by Prof Abiola Sanni. NTPRC produced a revised National Tax Policy for Nigeria (FEC approval Feb 2017) updating the original Tax Policy first developed in 2012.

Following the FEC approval of the revised Tax Policy 2017, @HMKemiAdeosun set up a National Tax Policy Implementation Committee (NTPIC) in April 2017. That Committee submitted its report on February 2, 2018. Its work produced drafts of 2 Executive Orders and 5 Amendment Bills.

Read 5 tweets
Jul 1
I have to say that the thing that strikes me the most about the "corridors of power" in Nigeria is the sheer impermanence, the volatility, of it all. The fact that nobody is above falling out of power/favor, and nobody beyond rehabilitation, redemption.
I spend a lot of time thinking about this.
No Permanent Condition: See Ibori, superpower under OBJ/Yar'Adua, next thing GEJ enters & he's forced into exile in Dubai, next thing UK prison. Or Diezani, from co-President of Nigeria to London exile, unable to step foot in Naija 8 yrs. Or Asari, the 'Nnamdi Kanu' of the 2000s:
Read 5 tweets
Jun 12
Student Loan Bill signed into law by PBAT today provides for estab of a "Nigerian Education Loan Fund" that'll be "domiciled with, managed & administered by @cenbank through the money deposit banks in Nigeria." Earlier version envisaged a "Nigerian Education Bank", now discarded.
@cenbank Some useful background: Decree 50 of June 1993 by President IBB (later an Act) established a Nigerian Education Bank (EDUBANK), to replace the old Student Loans Board.
EDUBANK did take-off at the time, appears to have operated till late 90s/early 2000s, and then became defunct. ImageImage
The Bill signed by PBAT today—The "STUDENTS LOANS (ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION) ACT, 2023"—repeals and replaces that "Nigerian Education Bank Act" of 1993.
Read 9 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Don't want to be a Premium member but still want to support us?

Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal

Or Donate anonymously using crypto!


0xfe58350B80634f60Fa6Dc149a72b4DFbc17D341E copy


3ATGMxNzCUFzxpMCHL5sWSt4DVtS8UqXpi copy

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!