Federal Highway Death Trap In Cross River
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, was a lucky day for 16 passengers and the driver of an Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation (AKTC) bus, as they escaped death by the whiskers at a damaged culvert near Pamol plantation in the outskirt of Calabar. (There are over 100 such culverts along the affected highway.)
Lagos State: Wedged Between The Container And The Fueltainer
IN Lagos State, it is a matter of fate how some would join their ancestors. They might have the misfortune of being roasted like yam on a hearth or clinch the misadventure of being ground like pepper; something like being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea. Not the best way to go, you’ll agree.
Lokoja’s Eyesore Square Dims Tourists’ View
OBASANJO Square in Lokoja is a fine example of how not to woo tourists to any destination in the world. The place, also called Paparanda Square, was a project initiated by former Governor Abubakar Audu. It was commissioned October 26, 2000 by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, after whom it also derived its name. At the…
Sad Saga Of Enugu’s Unstable Psychiatric Hospital
Infighting Mars Operations THE Neuropsychiatric Hospital Enugu is a battlefield. A lingering crisis between the management, under the headship of Dr Jojo Ugochukwu Onwukwe (who became Medical Director in 2011), and workers of the institution, has seriously affected operations. The result being that the premises of the hospital is home to uncompleted and abandoned projects,…
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.