GANDUJE TO INTRODUCE BRT INTO KANO

by IBRAHIM SHA’BAN Kano state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese transportation company with a view to introducing a multi-billion naira Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, service in the state’s metropolis. A statement signed by the Director – General, Media and Publicity, of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, at first, about 100 busses would be supplied to the state for the services. According to the statement, the MOU was signed by the Kano state government, Kano Metropolitan Transport Company, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company, China and Zhengzhou Public Bus Communication…

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SEE WHAT SENATE DID TO BILL SEEKING TO PHASE OUT USE OF PETROL POWERED CARS SO THAT NIGERIANS WOULD USE THOSE POWERED BY ELECTRICITY

By Anthony Ogbonna The Nigerian senate, during plenary on Wednesday, rejected a bill seeking to phase out the use of petrol-powered cars in Nigeria and adopt those powered by electricity. Sponsor of the bill, Senator representing Bayelsa East, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce had argued that it would be cheaper to use electric-powered cars than the current petrol cars being used in Nigeria. He said Nigeria has been spending over N1trillion naira subsidizing petrol usage in Nigeria, declaring that with electric cars, fuel subsidy would be a thing of the past. He…

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READ THIS IF YOU HAVE A CAR: HOW CAR THIEVES NOW BYPASS MODERN SECURITY SYSTEMS, WHAT TO DO TO STOP THEM

One of the worst things to happen to you is to drive your car out and find it missing when you return to the parking lot. It is simply devastating. Technology is rapidly changing to prevent vehicle break-ins, but what techniques are thieves evolving in response? And what can car owners do to guard against these high-tech crimes? Life is not like grand theft auto. Criminals cannot simply walk up to a car and drive it off. Equally the days of smashing a window and hot wiring cars are well…

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FG TO REINTRODUCE BICYCLE RIDING IN ABUJA: ROTIMI AMAECHI SAYS

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, says the Federal government is planning to reintroduce Bicycle riding in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja. The Minister disclosed this when he spoke at the end of the 15th meeting of National Council on Transportation with the theme: ‘Efficiency of Inter-modality in Transportation: Panacea for Economic Recovery.” in Sokoto state yesterday Monday, September 4th. “The National Council on Transportation is a policy making Council and we have approved that we should do a pilot project on bicycle riding in FCT because it is the only…

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OKOROCHA BANS KEKE NAPEP IN IMO, SEE WHAT HE REPLACED THEM.WITH

Tricycle Operators(Keke Marwa) in Imo state will cease to operate in designated areas in Owerri, the State Capital as from Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Only taxis will now be operating in the Capital City. For that reason, the governor shared about 2000 Passat Wagon Vehicles to Keke Operators as a replacement, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to enable them comply with the directive. Balloting was conducted at the Hero’s Square for the beneficiaries to emerge. The second batch beneficiaries will get theirs in October while the third batch will have…

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FG TO CONNECT ALL AIRPORTS AND SEAPORTS TO RAIL

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Sabiu Zakari, disclosed plans to connect all seaports, airports and inland container depots by rail. “The vision is for a farmer in Sokoto to be able to send his goods from his farms by road to the nearest inland container depot, where it would be carried by rail to one of the seaports for export to Europe, America, Asia,” he stated. Zakari who stated this at the opening session of the 15th National Council on Transportation holding in Sokoto, stressed that sustainable development of…

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LAGOS TO ROLL OUT FIRST SET OF 5,000 NEW COMMERCIAL BUSES IN SIX MONTHS

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Thursday said that the first set of 5000 brand new buses under the Bus Reform Initiative, a brain child of his administration, would be flagged off within the next six months. Governor Ambode, who spoke when students of the prestigious Harvard Kennedy School of Government, United States of America, paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said that his administration was working round the clock to revolutionalise the transportation system in the State and improve the way and manner…

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SEE AN OVER LOADED CAR IMPOUNDED BY KANO

Earlier this morning, the Kano state road transport agency (Karota) officials impounded a gulf 3 vehicle for not complying with transport rules and regulations. The road traffic agency responsible for governing rules of the road and driving etiquettes in Kano state hogtied the driver and his overloaded vehicle in one of their offices to face the law. One of their agents, Yusuf Auwal Kibiyancy who shared the story on his facebook page berates the driver’s recklessness and reveals that Yola, Adamawa state is the supposed final destination of the car.

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PASSENGER DRUGS DRIVER STEALS VEHICLE

By Dayo Johnson Akure—POLICE detectives in Ondo State have arrested a self-acclaimed senior officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Chukwuneta Emmanuel, who chartered a vehicle, drugged the driver and escaped with the vehicle. Vanguard gathered that the suspect approached the driver of a Toyota Sienna bus, Oluwaseun Johnson, at about 9a.m. at a Benin park in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He chartered it to take him to Asaba, the Delta State capital. When the driver of the bus, with number plates KRD 739 DQ, arrived…

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BRIDGE LINKING OYO AND OSUN COLLAPSES, SEE PCS

Gafar Amere visits Collapsed Idi-Iroko Bridge The bridge linking Iwo, in Osun State and Oyo, in Oyo State has been washed away as a result of heavy downpour of yesterday. The bridge breaking down at the Idi-Iroko has now made journey of about 45 kilometres to almost 80 kilometres as motorists now go through Agoro, Lannite and kieseni road. The Honourable Representing Iwo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly Abuja, Honourable Akintayo Gafar Amere yesterday visited the place to commiserate with the people. Honourable Gafar Amere while addressing the people…

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