The senate has invited Minister of  Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi to explain why the Eastern corridor was outrightly excluded from rail projects to be implemented via a Chinese loan facility.
 
A motion sponsored by Senator Eyinnaya  Abaribe representing Abia South observed with  displeasure that the  proposed loan for  modernization of rail lines had completely left out the eastern corridor.
 
In another development, the Consumer Price Index which measures inflation dropped from 17.26 per cent in March to 17.24 per cent in April.
 
That’s according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
 
The NBS in the report stated that the 0.02 per cent points in inflation rate make it the third consecutive month of decline in the Consumer Price Index.
 
It indicates that the high food and non-food prices have started easing.