Double Trouble For Taraba IDPs, As Grabbers Sell Off Lands
IT was bad enough that they had been forced to flee their homes and become refugees in their fatherland. Now, whatever hope some Internally Displaced Persons in camps across Taraba State have of returning happily to their homes faces jeopardy.
Owode: Once Upon A Bad Bad Ogun Road
OWODE axis, one of the failed portions on the Lagos/Abeokuta Expressway, has gone from bad to worse. This is the result of a two-day downpour that washed away the palliative put in place by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).
Okada Restriction: Criticism Trails Police Enforcement
STATE governments often wield the big stick, imposing restrictions on the activities of commercial motorcyclists, citing safety and security concerns.
Operation Scorpion Stings Erring Motorists
IN February 2011, three men and a woman were crushed to death by unlatched containers, which fell off trucks in Lagos State, all within the space of a week. The first incident was at Ijesha, along the Oshodi/Apapa Expressway.
Abandoned Ijegun, Idimu, Envy Ejigbo-Ikotun Road
TWO major roads in the Alimosho area of Lagos are not happy. They had been the darlings of the state’s roads construction, receiving millions of naira in concrete and asphalt. Suddenly, they have been jilted in favour of Ejigbo-Ikotun - the most ugly.
Drainage Project Vexes Oke-Koto Residents
A DRAINAGE project in the Capitol/Oke-Koto area of Agege is making residents sad, even as they appeal to the Lagos State government to come to their rescue. Being a flood-prone area, the idea of constructing the drainage was conceived in 2008. Houses, and the road, which serves as alternative route to the ever-busy Lagos/Abeokuta expressway,…
FRSC Goes Tough On Truck Drivers, Arrests 537
THE Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), last week, arrested 537 truck and trailer drivers in Lagos for various traffic-related offences. The commission carried out the first phase of its Special Patrol (Operation Scorpion) on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, covering 139 kilometers from the Ojota, Ikorodu road interchange in Lagos State to Iwo road, in Ibadan, Oyo…
A Police Extortion That Backfired
IT had all the trappings of business as usual. Policeman James Imhalu flagged down the commercial vehicle, said the usual words, and anticipated receipt of the usual currency note on his palm. But the driver, David Legbara, was in no mood to play ball. He had just retrieved his vehicle from an automobile workshop, and…
Do Rules, Regulations Actually Work?
THE increase in the number of private tertiary institutions has significantly reduced the problem of many school leavers failing to gain admission in Nigeria.
FRSC Cautions Truck Drivers, Vows To Enforce Rules
FOLLOWING the recent road accident, when a container fell on a vehicle conveying students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State, killing 14 of them, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has unveiled plans to sensitise truck drivers with a view to avoiding repeat of the sad incident.