Friday, 29th September 2023

Okada riders

30 May 2022
Dozens of motorcyclists, popularly called Okada, have reportedly attacked Same Global Estate in the heart of Lokogoma area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, over the death of their two colleagues.
30 May 2022
The Lagos Government recently announced an ‘indefinite and total’ ban on the operations of Okada riders in six local government areas of the state.
Okada ban
23 May 2022
The Lagos State Arewa Community has said the majority of crimes committed by commercial motorcyclists in Lagos were carried out by ‘criminal elements’ from neighbouring countries. Musa Saleh, the secretary-general of the Arewa community said this in a communique issued on Sunday after a brief meeting of the community. The meeting was in reaction to…
20 May 2022
Police in Lagos, yesterday, impounded over 200 motorcycles in Ojo following the directive by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu banning commercial motorcyclists popularly known as Okada from plying in specified local councils in the state.
18 May 2022
The Lagos State Government has directed security operatives to enforce a ban on commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, as it imposes a fresh ban to curtail the unruly activities
18 Dec 2021
More than ever before, commercial motorcycle operators popularly known as Okada riders in Lagos State now constitute a menace to the residents and the government. Recently, they have become so daring and emboldened to act in manners detrimental to safe living in the society. They operate with unregistered motorcycles and seem to be running a…
24 Sep 2021
A policeman was yesterday feared killed, while scores were injured, following a clash between commercial motorcyclists, popularly called okada, street urchins...
1 Sep 2021
Despite several ultimatums by the Lagos State government to Okada riders to leave Lagos roads, the motorcyclists have refused to quit major roads in the state.
11 Aug 2021
Commercial and vehicular activities were yesterday grounded, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Council Area, Ogun State, as commercial motorcyclists popularly called Okada, blocked major roads in the area over alleged imposition.....
31 May 2021
Impounds 70 motorcycles In a bid to enforce the restriction order on operations of motorcycle popularly called okada in the state, the Lagos State Police Command has constituted a special squad to embark on the massive arrest of commercial operators who violate the restriction order. Motorcycles belonging to violators would also be impounded, according to…
Okada ban
18 May 2021
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday revealed that the total ban on commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada will take effect in two months. Speaking at the launch of 500 First and Last Mile Buses (FLM) meant to be deployed to inner roads in Lagos, Sanwo-Olu said this had become important because motorcycles are being…
11 May 2021
Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said stricter measures will be announced to stop the operations of commercial motorcyclists known as Okada riders in the state. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke at security stakeholders meeting in Ikeja, said Okada riders pose a threat to security in Lagos State - the same reason the government barred Okada operation in…


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