2019: Elders of Okada community in Edo endorse APC
Elders of Okada community, headquarters of Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo, have urged people to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the call followed the resolution reached at a town hall meeting held in Okada, near Benin on Wednesday.…
'FG must show commitment to end incessant strike by lecturers'
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) Prof Ahmed Abdullah has described the incessant strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as unhealthy for the nation’s development, saying government must show genuine commitment to end all lingering issues with the university lecturers. Abdullah also called on the federal government to critically…
Igbinedion varsity to honour ex-Ghanaian president, others at 16th convocation
Former Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, and the Oluwo of Iwo, HRH Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale, are among eminent personalities to be conferred with award of honorary degrees of the Igbinedion University at the16th convocation ceremony. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, while addressing a press conference yesterday in Okada, Edo State, ahead of activities to…
FCT plans crackdown on Okada, Keke riders
The Federal Capital Territory Administration has commenced a massive crackdown on tricycle and commercial motorcycle operators in the metropolis with warnings issued to them to stay off the city centre or risk having their machines impounded. The administration made the move in the wake of recent reports attributing road traffic crashes along the Umaru Musa…
Industry loses N240b to eight million uninsured automobiles
The insurance industry has lost a whopping N240 billion premium income from the non-insurance of an estimated eight million tricycles and motorcycles...
Ondo, Rivers, Bayelsa paid highest motorcycle fair in January – NBS
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says residents of Ondo State, Rivers and Bayelsa paid the highest per drop fares to commercial motorcycles, popularly known as `Okada’, in January
Insecurity forces council to restrict Okada operations in Delta
In a bid to stem the rising cases of crime in Aniocha South Local Council, especially Ogwashi-Uku, the council chairman, Chief Isaac Anwuzia, has signed a bill meant to regulate the operations of commercial motorcycle, popularly called Okada into law.
Plateau vows to enforce ban on okada
The Plateau State Government has raised the alarm that there were plans to scuttle the fragile peace being enjoyed in the state since the All Progressives Congress (APC) government assumed office in May 2015.