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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FG TO BUILD TRUCK TRANSIT PARKS- TRANSPORT MINISTER

Worried by increasing accidents on the highways with attendant loss of lives and property involving articulated vehicles, the Federal Government has embarked on a program that will see all trucks on Nigerian highways designated to transit parks on the highway corridors. Already, transaction advisors have been advertised by the Nigeria Shippers Council (NSC), the promoter of the initiative, and investors will soon be prequalified. As part of efforts to make the Truck Transit Park happen, the NSC, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transportation, held a two-day national summit…

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LAGOS BRT STAFF ON STRIKE AFTER RECENT INCREASE IN FARES

The staff (drivers and ticketers) of the blue BRT network in Lagos have embarked on a strike today (10/07/2017). The blue BRT covers the Ikorodu-TBS route with three categories of tickets that recently all had an increase range of 42-53% (#70 -> #100, #120 -> #200, #195 -> #300) effective as of March 1,2017. The cause of this strike remains unknown. Many commuters are stranded at bus stations and the alternative means of transport (Danfo buses) are having a busy day on the traffic-laden route.

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MOKWA BRIDGE COLLAPSE DIVERTS TRAILERS TO LOKOJA ABUJA ROAD WITH DEADLY EFFECTS

An accident scene where one person died on Wednesday morning at Gada Biyu village, on Abuja-Lokoja road Photo: Abubakar Sadiq Isah Following the collapse of the Mokwa-Jeba bridge, trailers have now returned to the ever busy Abuja-Lokoja highway. Our reporter, who has been monitoring traffic on the road, observed an increase in the volume of vehicles especially heavy trucks. Also noted is an increased rate of incidents mostly involving the articulated vehicles. The heavy trucks which used to ply the Mokwa-Jeba road to and from Lagos, now ply the Abuja-Lokoja…

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EKITI GOVERNOR , FAYOSE CAUSES STIR IN ABUJA WITH HIS VINTAGE BENZ, SEE PIX

The executive governor of Ekiti state, Mr. Ayodele Fayose caused quite a scene in traffic in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The governor who was spotted in his vintage car – was hailed and praised by newspaper vendors and other road sellers who couldn’t contain their excitement on seeing him. Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2017/07/governor-fayose-causes-scene-vintage-car-abuja-traffic-photo.html

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ONLY 8 MILLION VEHICLES ON NIGERIAN ROADS ARE INSURED SAYS NIA

o Nike Popoola Only eight million vehicles out of the estimated 17 million on Nigerian roads have genuine insurance cover, according to the Nigerian Insurers Association. Figures obtained by our correspondent from the association indicated that the number of genuinely insured vehicles had risen from three million that was recorded in the Nigerian Insurance Industry Database in 2015. “The NIID system has captured over eight million motor insurance certificates in its six years’ of operation. The NIID has run consistently without hitch in the last 12 months,” the Acting Director-General,…

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FRSC SENDS OVER 80 TRAFFIC OFFENDERS TO PSYCHIATRY HOSPITAL FOR TESTS

The Federal Road Safety Corps has sent 80 persons to mental health facilities for various traffic offences, as traffic marshals commence pilot exercise for new road safety enforcement policy. Bisi Kazeem, the commission’s spokesperson, told PREMIUM TIMES in a chat on Sunday afternoon that the offenders were arrested between Saturday and Sunday. The new policy kicked off on July 1. The 80 persons were arrested for 86 offences which ranged from driving without seatbelts to making phone calls while driving, Mr. Kazeem said. On Saturday, Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal…

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