Friday, 29th September 2023


1 Jul
The Commissioner of Police in Ekiti State, Mr Dare Ogundare has resolved the crisis rocking commercial motorcyclists, locally known as Okada, in the state. The CP on Friday intervened in the crisis after meeting with leaders and some members of the Okada riders association. The New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that some commercial motorcyclists…
26 May
Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO), Prof. Sunday Joel Josiah, yesterday, expressed concerns over rise in public health threats in the country, stressing the need for the establishment of complementary and alternative medicine.
4 Jan
Chairman of the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force), Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Shola Jejeloye, has said the Agency seized 18,537 motorcycles and impounded 8,642 vehicles in 2022. Jejeloye disclosed this at the Headquarters of the Agency in Bolade, Oshodi, during the review of operational activities of the Agency in…
25 Nov 2022
Gbagada residents, who have been patronising tricyclists for their transportation needs after Lagos State announced a total ban on okada operation in the state, on September 1, 2022, are lamenting that criminals, formerly using Okada to rob in the area have adopted a new strategy.
29 Oct 2022
The Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University Okada (IUO), Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, yesterday, said that the institution was partnering with renowned Ukrainian universities to train Nigerian students displaced
21 Oct 2022
The Federal Government, yesterday, declared it was yet to take a decision on outlawing commercial motorcycling (popularly called Okada) in the country.
Okada ban
20 Oct 2022
The federal government on Thursday declared that it was yet to take a concrete decision to outlaw the operation of motorcycles, popularly called Okada as a form of commercial transportation in the country. Minister of State for Transportation, Ademola Adegoroye, made the clarification in Abuja while speaking at the Annual Strategic Stakeholders Summit of the…
26 Sep 2022
The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) has arrested recalcitrant Okada operators, land grabbers and environmental law violators who refused to heed the warnings.
18 Sep 2022
Baba Funmi, a middle-aged commercial motorcyclist has three daughters two of whom are in tertiary institutions, while the third is in secondary school.
16 Sep 2022
Lagos State Police Command has secured the conviction of 1,490 people for various offences in the state. They consist of miscreants, street traders and traffic offenders among others.
12 Sep 2022
Last week, Lagos State Government extended the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada to four additional local government areas and six local council development areas
28 Aug 2022
With millions of Lagos residents still suffering the consequence of the total ban on the operations of commercial motorcycle operators in some local councils, penultimate Thursday’s extension


13 mins ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 29 September 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is thrilled to have invited fans to an unforgettable experience at the 2023 Formula One Japanese Grand Prix, following Max Verstappen’s podium win, and ORBR winning the Constructors’ World Championship for the sixth time in the team’s history. As…
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 29 September 2023 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Bybit, the world’s third most visited crypto exchange, is partnering with American University of Sharjah (AUS) to create an inter-college hackathon, empowering young people to develop new AI and crypto models.  Dubbed the “CryptoAI BUILDER Challenge,” this initiative represents a milestone in the partnership between AUS and…
28 mins ago
The Nigerian Navy has arrested six impostors impersonating as Nigerian Navy personnel to engage in fraudulent activities.
40 mins ago
The Delta Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Asaba on Friday affirmed Gov. Sheriff Oborevwori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the duly elected governor of Delta.
2 hours ago
Leaders and Elders Forum of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Delta have commended President Bola Tinubu over subsidy removal palliatives to the state and Nigeria at large. This is contained in a communique jointly signed by the forum’s Chairman, Chief Godwin Ogbetuo, and others at the end of its meeting on Friday in Asaba.…
2 hours ago
The Special Military Taskforce, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi and Kaduna States, have arrested suspected killers of Na’aman Stephen, a Catholic seminarian. Capt. James Oya, the Media Officer of OPSH disclosed this while addressing newsmen on Friday in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that gunmen…
3 hours ago
The wife of Gabon's ousted president Ali Bongo Ondimba has been charged with "money laundering" and other offences, the public prosecutor said Friday, a month after a coup toppled her husband. Sylvia Bongo Ondimba Valentin, who is Franco-Gabonese, and one of the couple's sons have been accused by the coup leader of having pulled the…
3 hours ago
More and more children are contacting criminal gangs in Sweden to offer their services as contract killers, the country's police chief said Friday, after three people were murdered in 24 hours. The Scandinavian country has in recent years been in the grip of a bloody conflict between gangs fighting over arms and drug trafficking. That…
4 hours ago
.Says commission secured 5,473 convictions in less than 2yrs .Inducts 332 Detective Assistant Cadet Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) Abdulkarim Ckukkol Friday offered an insight into how the anti-graft agency has managed to erase the odious image of Nigeria as a 419 hub. Chukkol gave the explanation on the occasion of the…
4 hours ago
The United States and Mexico starting Friday will hold two top-level meetings in less than a week as the neighbors face growing pressure over migration and drug smuggling. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and top US trade officials are holding talks Friday in Washington with Mexican Foreign Secretary Alicia Barcena and commercial officials that will…