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Tanker goes up in flames on Magboro Bridge outward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (video)
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Tanker goes up in flames on Magboro Bridge outward Lagos-Ibadan Expressway (video)

A fuel tanker caught fire on the Magboro Bridge outward the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.   The incident happened early Wednesday, Dec 2, and caused gridlock at the location.       According to reports, the fuel being conveyed by the tanker had spilled to the other side of the expressway, leading inward to Lagos.   Firefighters have arrived at the scene of the fire outbreak.   Commuters have been advised to take alternate routes or cancel their trips.  
Lagos New Guidelines For Public Transport Operations
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Lagos New Guidelines For Public Transport Operations

The Lagos State Government on Thursday issued fresh guidelines for public transport operations in the state as part of the controlled measures to ease the lockdown over COVID-19 pandemic. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, released the guidelines at a news conference in Lagos. According to him, public transport operations within the state shall be between the hours of 6.00a.m and 7.00p.m daily from May 4. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the new guidelines bring a slight difference to the Federal Government directive that ordered 8.00p.m to 6.00a.m curfew in Lagos, Ogun and Abuja as from May 4. Oladeinde told newsmen that the guidelines should be followed by commuters and transport operators in the state until further notice. H...
Protest Reported Following the Death of Four Ibadan Residents by Customs Officers
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Protest Reported Following the Death of Four Ibadan Residents by Customs Officers

About four people were, on Tuesday, allegedly killed by Customs officers in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. Residents of the area gave two different narratives of the incident. While some said the victims were killed when a seized truck controlled by Customs officers hit road users, others said the victims were shot during a protest following the truck accident. WotzupNG gathered that the protest occurred opposite the NCS barracks in Ijokodo area of Ibadan. The barracks is located along the Ijokodo- Apete Road. Witnesses said chaos started when some Customs officers seized a trailer carrying prohibited items into the country. The officers after seizing the trailer were said to be driving it to their barracks. A witness said the trailer’s brake failed and the driver lost c...
Alleged Fulani Herdsmen Lay Siege for Commuters in Edo State
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Alleged Fulani Herdsmen Lay Siege for Commuters in Edo State

A gridlock was reportedly witnessed last weekend after some suspected Fulani herdsmen allegedly laid siege for commuters last weekend after Okada in Edo State while heading towards Ore in Ondo State. A social media user who shared a video from the scene of the incident, said the armed herdsmen were brandishing machetes. @RealOlaudah tweeted;   Aledged Fulani Herdsmen, laid a seige on commuters after Okada, Edo State, heading towards Ore Ondo State, on the way to Lagos last weekend. It seems this insecurity issue has blown out of the capacity of law enforcement officials to handle. Please watch  
Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo
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Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo

Five members of staff of Okomu Oil plc, in Edo State were on Friday evening burnt to death in a road crash that occurred along Benin/Iguobazuwa road, in Ovia South-West local government area of the State. The accident occurred when the bus conveying the victims from Extension 2 farm of the firm to the head office of the company at Okomu community, rammed into a lorry that crossed the road. Two others were said to have sustained serious injuries in the ghastly accident and  are said to be currently receiving treatment. According to an eyewitness, Max Iyase, they could not render assistance to the victims, as the flame was ferocious. He identified one of the victims as Elvis Odia, a married father of two. "Yesterday experience on the road was so horrific as I drove into t...
Keep Okada But Return Keke – Lagos Commuters Beg Sanwo-Olu
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Keep Okada But Return Keke – Lagos Commuters Beg Sanwo-Olu

Lagos Commuters appeal you to Sanwo - Olu to review the ban on the operations of motorcycles and tricycles, popularly called Okada and Keke Marwa respectively. Madam Hellen Akpede, who said she had trekked from Iyana Agege en route Berger Bus Stop along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway pleaded with the governor to reverse his decision on the operations of Keke Marwa, as they make life easy for the masses. Another commuter said that the stress of the ban was too much on Lagosians. A student, Odegbile Abdul lamented the hike in transport fare as a result of the ban. He said, "This ban on Keke Marwa has really affected me because a trip that used to be N50, they (commercial bus operators) have started calling it N100 and there is no other substitute for it. I will like to appeal to...
Nigerian army reacts to Allegation of Extortion by Governor Zulum
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Nigerian army reacts to Allegation of Extortion by Governor Zulum

The Nigerian army has reacted to Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum's allegation of extortion made against some of its officers deployed for Operation LAFIYA DOLE. LIB reported earlier that Governor Zulum accused the soldiers deployed along Maiduguri – Damaturu Road of extorting commuters and causing them unnecessary hardship. However in a statement released by Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator Col. Aminu Iliyasu, the Nigerian military stated that it takes such allegation seriously and will conduct investigations to establish it. He also reiterated the Nigerian army's steadfastness on the protection of lives, property of all law-abiding citizens and its commitment to wiping out insurgents from the North East. The statement read; ”It is important ...
Lagos Closes Costain Bridge, Roundabout, Issues Travel Advisory
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Lagos Closes Costain Bridge, Roundabout, Issues Travel Advisory

The Lagos State government on Wednesday disclosed plans to shut down the Costain roundabout inwards Funso Williams Avenue for three months, beginning from Thursday, October 3. The closure, according to the statement, is to facilitate the completion of the ongoing construction of the bridge. The federal government had embarked on the construction of a new flyover bridge in replacement of the existing one which headroom had been inadequate for the speed train being proposed to connect Apapa Ports for wet and cargo freight services. In the statement, government issued a travel advisory for commuters and motorists on the road. According to the advisory, “motorists coming from the Funso Williams Avenueenroute Apapa road/Iganmu to Apapa, can make use of Alaka to Eric Moore to Abe...
Hillingdon stabbing: Man stabbed to death in front of commuters at London underground train station
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Hillingdon stabbing: Man stabbed to death in front of commuters at London underground train station

A murder investigation has been launched by the police after a ‘shocking act of violence’ took place in front of commuters around 4pm this afternoon at Hillingdon train Station in West London. A man was reportedly stabbed on a tube platform in front of terrified rush-hour commuters. He was declared dead at the scene after the London Ambulance Service and air ambulance arrived the scene. Detective Superintendent Gary Richardson from British Transport Police said: “This was a shocking act of violence which has seen a man tragically lose his life this afternoon. “While we are at the early stages of our investigation, we believe a group of young men were involved in an altercation on the platform before one of the men received a fatal stab wound. “We are doing all we can to find th...
Herdsmen Convert Ondo Govt Forest Reserve Into Militia Camp
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Herdsmen Convert Ondo Govt Forest Reserve Into Militia Camp

Fresh facts emerged on Saturday that herdsmen have converted the Ondo Government reserve located in the Odigbo Local Government Area into a militia camp. This indication buttressed the widespread claim that killers of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, 58-year-old daughter of the leader of pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere, Chief Reuben Fasoranti, were herdsmen who sneaked out of the reserve to rain bullets on the vehicle she was travelling in. Olakunrin was killed on Friday as the gunmen ambushed vehicles on the highway and abducted some commuters. Her maid reportedly sustained some gunshot injuries during the attack. Killers of Fasoranti’s daughter have their base in the forest, say villagers A former senator who represented Ondo South Senatorial District at the Senate, Bol...
Ambode completed 54 roads, abandoned 74 in 2018 – Report
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Ambode completed 54 roads, abandoned 74 in 2018 – Report

Tracka, a subsidiary of BudgIT, which tracks the implementation of government projects in their community, on Friday released its report on 2018 road construction by the Akinwunmi Ambode-led government in Lagos State. A statement by Damen Ilevbaoje, Head, Tracka, said while the breakdown of the total cost (N18,545,657,940.00), remains unknown to the public, the Lagos State Government last year flagged off the construction of 181 roads spread across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs). Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya said in a press statement February 2018 that “the roads will be done in phases. “The first phase consists of 57 roads cutting across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development...
Suspected Cultist, Four Others Arrested In Lagos
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Suspected Cultist, Four Others Arrested In Lagos

A notorious cultist, Ibrahim Abdullahi, popularly known as Tiny, who operates around the Satellite-Town area of Lagos, has been arrested. He was arrested along with one of his accomplices, Obinna Kelvin Okey, 23, on Friday, March 23, at his hideout in the Ijegun-Egba area of the town during an operation led by the Divisional Police Officer of Satellite-Town Division, CSP Chike Oti. During preliminary interrogation, the suspects confessed to being members of a cult group called the Aro-Bagger a.k.a. Vickings. Subsequently, their arrest led to the arrest of three other cultists: Ismaila Adebayo, 21, Bode Akodo, 21 and Adefesun Abdulwahab, 25. This was confirmed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana. The Commissioner of Po...
Notorious Gang Awawa Boys Are Back in Agege – Residents Cry Out
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Notorious Gang Awawa Boys Are Back in Agege – Residents Cry Out

The once annihilated Notorious gang, Awawa Boys are back in the Agege area of Lagos State after about 3 years of hibernation. A few years ago, the cult group reigned terror in the area but they went underground after their inner circle was infiltrated and busted by officers of the Lagos State Police Command. They are reportedly back in the town and terrorizing residents of the area. Residents have taken to social media to call out for help: ‘at about 8:30pm yesterday, Awawa Boys numbering about 150+ unleashed terror along Dopemu Road, Agege. Commuters in traffic were robbed of their phones, wallets and cash. Some were beaten mercilessly’. please do something about the notorious AWAWA boys in Agege, they robbed people their valuables around 8:30pm in agege, they were numberin...
No Passengers Abducted  Along Damaturu-Biu Road– Here’s What Really Happened
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No Passengers Abducted Along Damaturu-Biu Road– Here’s What Really Happened

The attention of Headquarters Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, was drawn to fake news on Vanguard newspaper website and other social media platforms alleging that suspected Boko Haram terrorists have abducted unspecified passengers plying Damaturu-Bia road yesterday. This is not true as there is no such incidence in the north east, let alone in the mentioned road. What the medium misconstrued was that, as part of our routine measures to curb the criminal activities of Boko Haram terrorists and ensure safety and security of all residents and commuters, troops carry out routine patrols, checks and ambushes. This often necessitated the temporary closure of the roads. What happened in morning of 1st February 2019 was that there was reported suspected movement of Boko Haram terr...
Heavy Traffic In Ikeja, Lagos As APC Governor Campaign Flag-off
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Heavy Traffic In Ikeja, Lagos As APC Governor Campaign Flag-off

Commuters in Lagos State have expressed frustrations about the very severe traffic congestion they confronted on Tuesday. Motorists and commuters alike had a raw deal on Tuesday morning as the ruling All Progressives Congress’ rally led to widespread gridlock. Eyewitnesses report that APC members started gathering at the party’s campaign headquarters early Tuesday morning, a situation that led to massive influx of vehicles and the attendant traffic jam. There was serious traffic hold-up on roads from the rally arena, spilling on to Ikeja Inside and the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway. The situation was compounded by the ongoing roadworks in the axis, which regularly lead to traffic jams at peak hours of the mornings and evenings. In areas such as the Ikeja Inside by Guinness a...
Drunk Road Safety Official Bashes Man’s Car In Lagos
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Drunk Road Safety Official Bashes Man’s Car In Lagos

An officer of the FRSC who is supposed to be more conversant with road use laws has surprised other motorists and commuters with an unbelievable act. The drunk officer An officer with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) caused a scene after he was caught in a drunken state following an accident in Lagos. It was gathered that the FRSC official identified as Mr. B Ojeamiren reportedly bashed a car while driving along the highway and when the driver stopped his vehicle to find out what happened, it was shockingly discovered that the officer who should know better about road safety rules – was very drunk. While being reprimanded by road users for driving in a drunken condition in a hot afternoon, the officer couldn’t say anything else other than ‘I am sorry’. ...
Relief as FG, Labour’s Agreement on Minimum Wage Averts Strike
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Relief as FG, Labour’s Agreement on Minimum Wage Averts Strike

•Tripartite committee report signed •To be submitted to Buhari today There was relief yesterday as a midnight agreement between labour and the federal government on the dispute over minimum wage for workers averted a nationwide strike that was scheduled to commence today. The agreement, which would see the nation’s workers receive a minimum pay cheque of N30,000, was reached among labour, Organised Private Sector (OPS) and the federal government after a 12-hour meeting of the National Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee that was composed to resolve the dispute. The Chairman of the committee, Mrs. Amal Pepple, said at the end of the meeting at the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, that the report, which was signed by all the parties, would be submitted t...
Lagos to Complete Oshodi Transport Interchange First Quarter 2019
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Lagos to Complete Oshodi Transport Interchange First Quarter 2019

· Says project 83% completed already The Lagos State Government has disclosed that the ongoing Oshodi Transport Interchange being executed to evolve a seamless way by which Lagos residents commute across the state daily will be completed within the first quarter of 2019. Consequently, the state government disclosed that the project, which the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode pioneered early 2017, was already 83 per cent completed at the end of October. The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Adebowale Akinsanya, gave the update in a statement he issued Monday, noting that substantial progress had been made towards its completion. With the ongoing pace of work, Akinsanya said the project would be completed by the first quarter of 2019 and operations woul...
Dropping Refuse From Moving Vehicles Attracts N5000 Fine
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Dropping Refuse From Moving Vehicles Attracts N5000 Fine

The Lagos State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned commuters against throwing waste out of moving vehicles, saying it could cause accident. An officer of the command, SP Adedotun Abayomi, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ago Palace Way area of Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area that it was a bad habit that could lead to accidents and maybe, fatalities. He spoke against the backdrop of a quarrel between a commercial bus driver and a private car owner whose vehicle was affected when a passenger in the bus threw out of the window a black nylon bag containing the waste of what she had consumed. The said bag fell on the windscreen of Mr Chinedu Okafor’s car which almost caused an accident. The FRSC official, an Assistant Patrol...
24-Hour Curfew Imposed On Kaduna By El-Rufai
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24-Hour Curfew Imposed On Kaduna By El-Rufai

A 24-hour curfew has been imposed on Kaduna by the Governor of the State, Nasir El-Rufai following the crisis which broke out in the state. The announcement of the 24-hour curfew was conveyed in a statement, signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Media and Publicity, Mr Samuel Aruwan. It was further gathered that soldiers have taken over the streets of Kaduna metropolis on Sunday after protests broke out in some parts of the state. A fresh crisis reportedly broke out at about 4pm around Ahmadu Bello Way , and the Kaduna State Government announced a 24-hour curfew to prevent the protesters from unleashing mayhem on innocent citizens. Eyewitnesses said that the soldiers were seen using their trucks to convey stranded commuters to their various locations.
Boko Haram Kills 30 Commuters In Borno
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Boko Haram Kills 30 Commuters In Borno

A recent onslaught by the Boko Haram sect has claimed the lives of multiple people in the north-eastern part of Nigeria.  No fewer than 30 persons were killed and dozens missing when Boko Haram insurgents ambushed a convoy of vehicles along the Dikwa-Ngala Road in Ngala Local Government Area Borno State yesterday, sources said. Security agents could not be reached for statement up to the time of filing this report. However, a top civilian JTF official at Dikwa told Daily Trust on phone that 27 vehicles of various sizes and capacity conveying commuters and goods from Dikwa to Ngala were completely torched by the insurgents as most commuters fell off and took to their heels in various directions. The insurgents were said to have ambushed the vehicles at Ramin Aljanu in betw...
Commuters Groan As BRT Lane Construction Causes Gridlock On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway
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Commuters Groan As BRT Lane Construction Causes Gridlock On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

Motorists and other road users on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway have lamented the hardship caused by chaotic gridlock on the expressway following the ongoing construction of the Oshodi-Abule Egba Bus Rapid Transit lane. The users, who spoke on Monday in Lagos, said that the road was making life unbearable for users on a daily basis. They also expressed worries over the reduction of the expressway from five to two lanes as they believe there was not going to be an expansion. They said that the congestion was mostly experienced during peak hours, especially where access roads merged. A correspondent who took a trip on the highway observed traffic congestion on various portions during peak periods as heavy traffic from Sango, Iyana Ipaja, Egbeda and other areas merge onto the high...
5 Things Not To Do To A Lagos Taxi Driver
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5 Things Not To Do To A Lagos Taxi Driver

Lagos Taxi cab drivers are huge lifesavers for commuters in the city ,especially when the commuters are first-time visitors, who do not have the muscle required to navigate Lagos city via public transport systems. With the constant traffic and bustling around the city, however, the job of the taxi driver can be quite arduous and back-breaking. Considering the nature of their jobs, there are certain things they have learned to overlook…however, there are also something that they cannot just condone from passengers. Looking to patronize a Lagos taxi driver and curious to know these things they don’t condone? Read on to discover Jumia Travel’s tips on 5 things not to do to a Lagos taxi driver. Criticize the appearance of his vehicle No matter what you do, refrain from making negative com...
Lagosians Stranded Over Hike In Transport Fares
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Lagosians Stranded Over Hike In Transport Fares

Reports reaching us indicate that thousands of commuters are currently left stranded in Oshodi area of Lagos State. This was made known in the pictures shared on the Twitter handle of @Gidi_Traffic this morning. The commuters are left stranded following the sudden hike in transportation fare. Some of the affected commuters say the drivers increased fare by almost 10%, and compounding the problem for them are BRT buses that are not working today. See pictures of rowdy Oshodi this morning: