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Danfo buses will not be scrapped – Governor Sanwo-Olu says
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Danfo buses will not be scrapped – Governor Sanwo-Olu says

Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that the yellow buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ will not be scrapped as earlier reported, but would rather be remodeled to meet modern standards. Recall that in February this year, the state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, said the yellow buses do not have a place in the transportation master plan of the state, suggesting that they would soon be scrapped by the Sanwo-Olu administration. However, during an interview with Channels TV over the weekend, Governor Sanwo-Olu said it will be unfair to scrap ‘danfos’ as they have served Lagos residents for a long time. “It will be unfair for us. These are important stakeholders. They served our citizens. They served Lagosians for a long time. It became the print of...
Lagos State Government to Phase Out Yellow Commercial Buses Popularly Known as Danfo
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Lagos State Government to Phase Out Yellow Commercial Buses Popularly Known as Danfo

The Lagos State Government says it plans to phase out yellow buses popularly known as Danfo in accordance with its transportation masterplan of the state. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this when he spoke at a virtual forum on Thursday, February 4. Oladeinde said that the busses would be replaced by blue buses. “We are reforming the bus sector and over time, Lagos will phase out the yellow buses because the yellow buses are not conducive for a mega city like Lagos. That is why we are coming with blue buses you see around. We are inviting the private sector to participate in the provision of public transport services. We are also deploying technology just to ensure that we can up our game in terms of efficiency.”Oladeinde says Oladein...
Danfo Driver Speeds Off with Policeman Clinging to his Car’s Bonnet
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Danfo Driver Speeds Off with Policeman Clinging to his Car’s Bonnet

A policeman was spotted in a viral video clinging to the bonnet of a Danfo (commercial bus) after its driver speed off in Sabo, Yaba area of Lagos state. Instagram user @theaplhaleke who shared the video, wrote; Earlier today in sabo, yaba; what do you think happens when you refuse pay for officer’s lunch? Me I’m just saying oh... who knows, that asshole might actually committed a traffic offense.
Oxford Dictionary Adds Okada, Danfo, Mama Put, 26 Other Nigerian Words & Expressions In January Updates
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Oxford Dictionary Adds Okada, Danfo, Mama Put, 26 Other Nigerian Words & Expressions In January Updates

Oxford English Dictionary said it has added 29 Nigerian words and expressions in the January updates to the dictionary. “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only begun to be used in English in the second half of the twentieth century, mostly in the 1970s and 1980s,” OED’s World English editor Danica Salazar said in a statement. ‘Next tomorrow,’ is one of the new entries into the dictionary. The expression is regarded as the oldest among the over 25 uniquely Nigerian words/expressions. According to Salazar, ‘next tomorrrow’ was first used in written English as a noun in 1953, and as an adverb in 1964. Kannywood, which refers to the film industry in northern Nigeria, is deemed the youngest among...
Volkswagen Unveils An Electric Version Of The Popular Danfo Bus
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Volkswagen Unveils An Electric Version Of The Popular Danfo Bus

The renowned German automaker and one of the oldest automobile manufacturers in the world, Volkswagen – has recently unveiled an electric version of its old 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 bus popularly called “Danfo” in Nigeria. 1. The electric Volkswagen Type 2 “Danfo” bus This new electric bus showcases the possibilities of the Volkswagen e-Golf powertrain in an astonishing way. Volkswagen commissioned EV West – an electric car conversion specialist from the west coast to construct this beautiful re-invented 1972 Volkswagen Type 2 “Danfo” bus that is electrically-powered powered. 1.1. The exterior The exterior design and features of this new electric “Danfo” bus are just like the original version which runs on fuel. This is made possible by the modern electric vehicle technologies us...
Corps member dies after falling from a Danfo in Lagos
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Corps member dies after falling from a Danfo in Lagos

Akhigbe Nuel Odiase, a Law graduate of #AAU, has died after falling from a moving Danfo bus along the LASU -Isheri road in Lagos. The incident happened around 9:45pm on Monday and he was immediately rushed to the Alimosho General hospital, Igando, where he was referred to LASUTH. However, he died hours later.
Driver Dies On The Spot As Truck Conveying Tomatoes Falls On Bus In Lagos (Photos)
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Driver Dies On The Spot As Truck Conveying Tomatoes Falls On Bus In Lagos (Photos)

A bus driver has reportedly ended up dead on the spot as a truck inventorying tomatoes collapses on his vehicle. The scene of the accident It has been reported that a truck transporting tinned tomatoes has fallen in a Lagos community, crushing a bus driver to death. Local reports show that the truck fell while trying to dodge at pothole at LUTH junction, Mushin, Lagos. The fatal accident happened in the early hours of Sunday, September 30, 2018. The truck driver, fearing mob action, fled following the incident. Eyewitnesses took to social media to break the news. See more photos below:
Disturbing Photos Of LASTMA Official Stabbed With Bottle By Danfo Driver In Lagos
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Disturbing Photos Of LASTMA Official Stabbed With Bottle By Danfo Driver In Lagos

A Lagos State Traffic Management Authority official luckily escaped death after he was stabbed with a broken bottle by a commercial bus driver on Wednesday 25th April, 2018. The official identified as Yusuf was later rescued and taken to hospital for treatment. The sad incident happened while he attempted to apprehend the driver for stopping to pick passengers on the highway. CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTO
Oyinbo Man Inside Danfo In Lagos!!!
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Oyinbo Man Inside Danfo In Lagos!!!

No be only Nigerians they feel the recession for this country o. Even Oyinbo man enter danfo as the hustle no be small thing lol. As I was going back to my office after a meeting, I saw this bus beside my car and behold, a white man was sitting comfortably in the bus heading to his destination.
Five Killed As Container Falls On Commercial Bus In Ojota
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Five Killed As Container Falls On Commercial Bus In Ojota

At least five people were killed after a truck which conveyed a 40ft container laden with plywood fell on a commercial bus in the Ojota area of Lagos. Adesina Tiamiyu, general manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), said the agency received a distress call about the incident at 4:20am on Saturday. He said many passengers were trapped in the bus with registration number FST 944 XR. “The agency’s emergency response team (ERT) received a distressed call regarding an accident at Ojota bus stop on the July 8, 2017, about 4:02am. This prompted the immediate activation of the agency’s ERT to the scene of the incident,” he said in a statement. “Investigation carried out by the ERT at the scene revealed that an articulated truck with registration number AKD 663 ...
4 Traffic Related Issues The Nigerian Government Needs To Investigate & Address
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4 Traffic Related Issues The Nigerian Government Needs To Investigate & Address

Nigerian road users have seen a lot ,experienced a lot .But recent spike in things that shouldn’t be happening is a cause for concern.And hopefully the government would investigate and produce a lasting solution if possible. Lets find out some of them. 1.Increase In Fire Incidences This may seem vague to some of you but take a close look,create a pattern .There have been so many Danfo,Tanker and private car fire incidences in the past 2 months,sure some of them are a result of over-speeding but not all.Is there a problem with the petroleum products being sold to Nigerians ?.Oh! maybe this is why the fuel in my generator doesn’t last any more . 2.Uber Palaver If you have been following us here on Autojosh you would have seen about 4-5 cases related to Uber in the last two months....
Danfo Conductors: 4 Tips On How To Avoid Trouble With Them
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Danfo Conductors: 4 Tips On How To Avoid Trouble With Them

Yeah I am talking about Danfos again,why wouldn’t I ?.When you see them in every nook and cranny . Today I would be telling you about some tips on how to avoid trouble with Danfo bus conductors. Lets get started. 1.Know Where You Are Going You should definitely know where you are going to before you board any Danfo bus.If you don’t ,make sure you ask before boarding the bus.Trust me it wont be funny when you enter a bus going to Sango Ota when your intended location is Sangotedo.You won’t be getting a refund,but you might be getting an exchange of blows.So be sure of where you are going !. 2.Have The Exact Bus Fare Always have the exact bus fare to avoid troubles.If you are not sure of the exact fare , always make sure you have enough money in lower denominations especially #...
Danfo Accident Kills Heavily Pregnant Woman, Fish Seller In Lagos
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Danfo Accident Kills Heavily Pregnant Woman, Fish Seller In Lagos

A danfo with the registration number, KTW 479 XQ descending Maryland under bridge this afternoon somersaulted leaving two women completely burnt while four other occupants of the bus sustained injuries. One of the victims, a heavily pregnant woman was seriously burnt before help could come her way. The two women were believed to be fish sellers coming from Oyingbo where they had gone to buy fish. The danfo was heading towards Ikeja when the incident happened. According to eyewitness account, the danfo was trying to overtake a Toyota Highland, which was equally speedily descending the Maryland Bridge when it somersaulted and caught fire instantly. The driver, conductor and four other occupants of the bus were reported to have escaped with injuries while the ladies who were trapped ...
Commercial Bus Knocks Down And Kills Lady Selling Bread In Lagos
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Commercial Bus Knocks Down And Kills Lady Selling Bread In Lagos

A female trader was knocked down and killed in a horrible accident which happened few hours ago at Sango toll gate, Lagos. A commercial bus popularly known as 'Danfo' ran into the lady selling bread and other traders by the roadside -knocking her down and scattering her goods all over the road. She apparently died on the spot. May her soul rest in peace.
This Rolls-royce Ghost Has 1,000 Crushed Diamonds In Its Paint
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This Rolls-royce Ghost Has 1,000 Crushed Diamonds In Its Paint

I feel for the Okada rider or Danfo driver that will scratch this type of car in Nigeria. Will their bike or bus even be able to buy just 1 of the 1,000 crushed diamonds? This is obviously the most opulent Rolls Royce Ghost. The car is owned by an extremely wealthy collector who allowed the luxury automaker to display it at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The unique finish is called “Diamond Stardust,” described as “the most luxurious and lustrous exterior ever seen on a motor car.” This is the most expensive paint job by RR which took specialists 2 months to execute, however, the price remains coded. Rolls-Royce says the end result is a paint finish that “glistens like no other.”
Ambode Converts Mobil And Oando Filling Stations To Bus Terminal
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Ambode Converts Mobil And Oando Filling Stations To Bus Terminal

Ambode converts Mobil, Oando filling stations to bus terminal Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday said it would convert the popular Mobil and Oando filling stations at Maryland Bus Stop on Ikorodu road to bus terminal as part of strategies to ease transportation challenges in the state. The governor, who also vowed to replace the yellow buses otherwise known as “Danfo” buses with Close Circuit Television Camera buses while the new air-conditioned buses will also have charging points for passengers who want to charge their phones and other devices. Speaking during a stakeholders’ meeting with transporters on Tafawa Balewa Square terminal, Ambode announced plan by his administration to construct bus terminals at Yaba, Maryland and Anthony bus stops. Ambode, who was re...
Ambode Insists On Removing Yellow Buses “Danfo” From Lagos Roads
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Ambode Insists On Removing Yellow Buses “Danfo” From Lagos Roads

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday insisted plans are afoot to remove yellow buses popularly known as Danfo from Lagos roads for a more efficient, well-structured and world class mass transportation system that would facilitate ease of movement within the city. The Governor also said that his administration would soon roll out a comprehensive environmental sanitation policy that would make the city to be clean without much burden on the people in terms of taxes. Speaking at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) held at Muson Centre in Onikan with the theme: “Living Well Together, Tomorrow: The Challenge Of Africa’s Future Cities,” Governor Ambode admitted that the present connectivity mode in Lagos was not acceptable and befitting for ...

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