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5 Nov
In the bustling metropolis of Lagos, you cannot escape the sight of faces etched with scars, chipped teeth, and an air of menace. They are street touts, often referred to as ‘agberos’. These individuals have earned a notorious reputation for intimidating passengers, terrorising neighbourhoods and collecting unofficial taxes. The tales of their actions are often…
23 Aug
To cushion the effect of subsidy removal and ensure reduction of transport fares, Lagos commercial bus drivers and tricycle operators have urged the state government to reduce the number of Agberos and their collection points on the roads.
10 Apr
Public transport fare in Lagos commercial nerve-centre could drop by a whopping 25 to 50 per cent, if concerned authorities moderate and address the key issue of multiple dues collected by transport unions.
31 Mar
Chairman of the Lagos State Parks and Garages Association, Musiliu Akinsaya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, has banned collections of illegal taxes levied by 'agberos' in some parts of the state. Oluomo took the decision after meeting with commercial bus drivers on Thursday following conflicts with highway tax collectors known as agberos. On Wednesday some…
29 Mar
Some commercial bus drivers plying the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Wednesday embarked on a protest over alleged extortion by touts, known as ‘Agbero’ at Toll-Gate area of the express. Some of the commuters, who were left stranded by the drivers, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota that the protest was unfortunate as they…
11 Jan
Harmonisation is a gradual process, says Oladeinde When the Lagos State government announced it was getting street urchins, popularly known as Agberos off the roads, in January 2022, it made a law mandating commercial drivers to pay N800 daily, many heaved sigh of relief.   While some Lagosians said the law will increase transportation fare,…

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