Lagos presents better accident statistics after okada ban
Lagos State Government Sunday said there has been a massive drop in the rate of fatal accidents involving commercial motorcycles, popularly known as ‘Okada’, since it banned their operations in six local governments and restricted them in other parts of the states. Okada and commercial tricycles were banned in Apapa, Eti-Osa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Lagos…
Okada restriction: Action in the best interest of Lagos
If you care about the security of Lagos State, support your Governor on the restriction of Okada and Keke.’’ This was the submission of the former Governor of Lagos State and current Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola..
Lagos Okada Ban: These Lagosians Are Not Having It
Though it was on the website and official Twitter account of the Lagos State Government, Sally didn’t believe that okada and keke NAPEP had been banned from major routes in Lagos. “I was in doubt at first until Monday, two days after the ban was implemented,” she says. It all started like a light bulb…
Group backs Sanwo-Olu on Okada, tricycle, ban
A group, the Committee of the Indigenous Associations of Lagos State (CIALS), has supported the implementation of the Lagos traffic law banning Okada and Keke Napep operation in the state.
PDP sympathises with Lagosians on ban of Okada operation
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed sympathy with Nigerians living and working in Lagos for what it called “the excruciating ordeal they are facing following the ban of commercial motorcycles
More trouble for commuters in Lagos as government turns screw on Uber drivers
For commuters in Nigeria's commercial city, Lagos, these are trying times. Weeks ago, the Lagos State Government announced a restriction on the operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles in six local governments - Apapa, Eti Osa, Ikeja, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Surulere. Motorcycles and tricycles - popularly called okada and keke respectively - not…
Okada ban: LASTMA insists it has power to arrest violators
PHOTO: ADEMOLA OLANIRAN The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has debunked a trending social media report alleging that traffic officials, particularly LASTMA officers, have been banned from arresting violators of traffic laws and restricted to traffic control. The LASTMA General Manager Olajide Oduyoye refuted the claim that the decision emanated from a meeting between…
Three feared killed as okada, tricycle operators resist ban in Lagos
Three persons were yesterday feared killed and many others injured as policemen and tricycle operators clashed in the Ijora area of Lagos State.
Reactions: Lagosians Lament Okada And Tricycle Ban
The Lagos State government on Monday, January 27 announced the decision to restrict motorcycles and tricycles popularly known as Okada and Keke Marwa respectively from plying major highways and selected roads in 15 local councils of the state. The new law, which took effect on Saturday, February 1 is already taking its toll on Lagosians.…
Three feared dead as police, motorcycle riders clash
There is palpable pandemonium in Ijora, a suburb of Lagos as policemen and motorcyclists faced off. An eyewitness said three persons were feared dead and that vehicles and property were being torched. Ijora is in Apapa Local Government, one of the LGAs where the state government banned operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles. The ban…