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Hundreds of passengers stranded as Kano-bound cargo train derails in Niger - Punch Newspapers

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11 January 2022Hundreds of passengers travelling to the northern part of the country have been stranded at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Minna terminal, Niger State, after a cargo train derailed from its tracks.The train, which took off from Lagos about a week ago, could not continue to Kano, its final destination, after it derailed.

People in the other passenger train coming from Lagos could not proceed as the derailed train blocked the tracks.One of the stranded passengers, who gave his name as Idowu, said technicians who were on site to remove the Kano-bound cargo train from the Minna terminal to pave way for free movement of trains conveying passengers, were seen using jacks instead of a crane.

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Published 11 January 2022 Hundreds of passengers travelling to the northern part of the country have been stranded at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Minna terminal, Niger State, after a cargo train derailed from its tracks.Published 10 January 2022 The Kano State Government has partnered the private sector to inaugurate the Education Strategic Investment and Development Initiative, a five-year $500m project, aimed at systematic development of the education sector in the state.Published 11 January 2022 Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that over 3.The university announced the decision in a statement issued on Sunday by the Chairman, University Examination Committee, Dr Yau Datti.

The train, which took off from Lagos about a week ago, could not continue to Kano, its final destination, after it derailed. People in the other passenger train coming from Lagos could not proceed as the derailed train blocked the tracks. In his remarks at in the inauguration of the project, the Chief Organising Officer of the initiative, Abdullahi Yabo, explained that among other core objectives, the project was aimed at boosting school enrollment, retention and completion rates among Kano children. One of the stranded passengers, who gave his name as Idowu, said technicians who were on site to remove the Kano-bound cargo train from the Minna terminal to pave way for free movement of trains conveying passengers, were seen using jacks instead of a crane. The MNCHW will be conducted alongside the outbreak response exercise, where personnel will go from house to house to immunise children below five years against poliovirus. “Our problems were compounded by the fact that instead of using a crane, the NRC technicians used a jack to evacuate the cargo train,” he added. According to Yabo, the project is in line with the Kano State government’s focus which has made education one of the pillars of social and economic revolution in the state. Read Also Passengers stranded as cargo train derails in Minna Majority of the passengers who were returning to their base after the Christmas and New Year holidays condemned the pace at which the technicians were working. While noting that all the remaining examinations remain as scheduled, the university assured that all suspended examinations would be conducted at a time and date to be specified later.

Some of the passengers decried what they termed a lack of commitment of the Federal Government to rail transportation in the country.’’ “The ESIDI is concerned and will be implemented on the authority and sponsorship of the Kano State Ministry of Education. “The aim of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Week is to improve the health care services for pregnant women and their children,” he said. Copyright PUNCH. All rights reserved.’’ Read Also. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. Contact: . Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world.