Nigeria awards $6.68mn rail project to Chinese state firm
17 May 2018 | 12:43 pm
Nigeria recently awarded a 6.68 billion-dollar contract to the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for work on a major segment of a railway linking Lagos and Kano states.
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