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LASTMA, Police Personnel Knock Out Driver’s Teeth In Brutal Attack
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LASTMA, Police Personnel Knock Out Driver’s Teeth In Brutal Attack

A driver, Michael James, is still in pain after six officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and men of the Lagos State Police Command allegedly brutalised him during an arrest for a traffic offence he described as illegal on Lateef Jakande Road in the Ikeja Local Government Area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered from James that the officials, while enforcing his arrest, were assisted by two hoodlums, and two of his teeth were knocked out and his gum ripped off, while they were trying to dispossess him of his vehicle. James said the policemen and LASTMA officials released him and handed his vehicle to him after realising that he was bleeding profusely, adding that he had spent over N80,000 on medical expenses. He stated, “I was on my way to our factory on Ade...
LASTMA Official Left With Injuries After Being Attacked By Hoodlums (Graphic)
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LASTMA Official Left With Injuries After Being Attacked By Hoodlums (Graphic)

An officer of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Sunday was attacked by pedestrian touts at Jakande area in Lekki. According to an eyewitness, the officer was controlling traffic while the man sitting wanted to cross the road. It was gathered that the pedestrian approached the officer to stop the vehicles for him to cross the road, a request which was blatantly objected. The officer whose name is yet to be identified as at press time asked the man to use pedestrian bridge not too far from the spot, Igbere TV learnt. The man refused to use the pedestrian bridge, threatening the officer, and a lot of altercation came to play. The man was heard saying officers will soon be chased out of the road just the way police officers were chased out. It was further...
LASTMA Will Return As Different Areas Get Less Volatile – LASTMA GM , Olajide Oduyoye
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LASTMA Will Return As Different Areas Get Less Volatile – LASTMA GM , Olajide Oduyoye

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has said it is restructuring and re-strategising ahead of full resumption in the state. The agency expressed displeasure that some LASTMA officials were attacked during the violence that erupted after the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll plaza. LASTMA also said ensuring the safety of its officials is important before “full” resumption. This was contained in a press statement by Assistant Director, Public Affairs of LASTMA, Filade Olumide, on Thursday. The statement was titled, ‘LASTMA General Manager debunks fake news again and agency to resume operations fully due to partial lift of curfew’. Earlier, many residents in Lagos State had observed that officials of the agency are not found at their usual duty post...
They Will Turn On Us If We Don’t Change – Olajide Oduyoye To LASTMA Officials
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They Will Turn On Us If We Don’t Change – Olajide Oduyoye To LASTMA Officials

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, has come online to warn LASTMA officials around this state. In a video shared on the internet, the LASTMA boss warned Officers about the rampant complaint about the Traffic Management Authority that was established to ease traffic gridlock that has become the second nature of Lagos metropolis. Mr. Olajide warned that the pressure is real and men of the commission need to immediately change its attitude on the road with motorists or the public will turn on them, urging them to calm down. He also added that henceforth, any LASTMA officer caught extorting, being wicked to motorists, or not having proper proof of any traffic offense committed will not just be charged alone, but the Z...
LASG Announces Partial Closure Of Marine Beach Bridge For Repairs
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LASG Announces Partial Closure Of Marine Beach Bridge For Repairs

The Lagos State Government has announced the partial closure of Marine Beach Bridge by Total Gas, inwards Apapa for five months, effective from Wednesday 27th May, to Wednesday 21st October 2020, for repair work towards providing a seamless transportation system across the metropolis. In a statement issued today, the Honourable Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde said that the planned repairs on the bridge by the Federal Ministry of Works are vital to the safety of the people of Lagos, especially motorists plying the route to access different parts of the State. He explained that necessary repair works have already been carried out on all alternative routes around the construction site, making them motorable to ease motorists’ movement during the construction ...
Sanwo-Olu Declares State Of Emergency On Lagos Roads, Massive Rehabilitation Starts
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Sanwo-Olu Declares State Of Emergency On Lagos Roads, Massive Rehabilitation Starts

Lagos State Government has declared a state of emergency on various dilapidated highways and carriage roads within the State with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu's order on Sunday that massive rehabilitation work on critical roads and highways across the State must commence on Monday, 14th October 2019. Sanwo-Olu’s directive followed the conclusion of his series of meetings with eight multi-national engineering firms and a subsequent directive that work must commence on major highways identified as critical to reduce traffic congestions on highways in Lagos. The Governor said that eight engineering firms have been instructed to immediately mobilise to the respective sites and commence major construction work on the identified roads. He said: “This afternoon, we have just concluded mee...
1.6 Million Vehicles Ply Lagos Roads Daily – Transport Commissioner
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1.6 Million Vehicles Ply Lagos Roads Daily – Transport Commissioner

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde has declared that over 1.6 million vehicles ply Lagos roads daily and outlined government’s strategies to tackle the effects of high-volume traffic across the State. Speaking at the 2019 Nigerian Bar Association General Conference in Lagos, Oladeinde revealed that among the 1.6 million vehicles, 226 cars run Lagos roads per km compared to the National average of 16 cars per km. He analysed further that 75,000 commercial ‘Danfo’ buses in Lagos currently cater for about 10,000 public-passenger trips per day while an average of 12,000 public transport trips are generated daily. The Transport Commissioner opined that the high-volume traffic situation could be addressed through economic, social and environmenta...
Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode
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Lagos Govt Sacks 34 LASTMA For Extorting Motorists Under Ambode

The Lagos State Government on Friday said it has sacked 34 officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, over cases of extortion and others in the last 18 months as two others are currently being investigated for allegedly extorting motorist in the state. Speaking on the issue at Alausa on Friday, the Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, stated that the present administration was committed to giving adequate support to LASTMA officials towards reducing travel time within the state, but would not condone any government official terrorising the citizens. “And that is why we are currently investigating two of our officers that allegedly harassed citizens who admitted driving against traffic. But the essence of LASTMA officers on the road was not to harass but to ...
Lagos Task Force Arrests, Prosecutes 13 “7-up” Workers For Traffic Offence
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Lagos Task Force Arrests, Prosecutes 13 “7-up” Workers For Traffic Offence

Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) on Thursday arraigned 13 workers of Seven-Up Bottling Company for assaulting Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Chairman of Task Force, Mr. Olayinka Egbeyemi a Chief Superintendent of Police disclosed in a statement that the enforcement team of the Agency arrested the workers after they assaulted LASTMA Officers and injured three of them. Egbeyemi disclosed further that investigations revealed that the Officers were attacked while trying to tow a truck with registration number MUS 75 XX belonging to the company which was causing serious traffic gridlock. He noted that it was an eye-sore seeing drivers of Seven-up trucks parking illegally on one side ...
If My Brother, Family Break the law, Don’t Spare Him – Sanwo-Olu To LASTMA
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If My Brother, Family Break the law, Don’t Spare Him – Sanwo-Olu To LASTMA

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of of Lagos state, says his administration will not condone any act of indiscipline. Speaking when he visited the head office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in Oshodi on Friday, Sanwo-Olu charged the agency to deal with traffic violators. He said even if it is his brother who is on the wrong side of the law, he should not be spared. “If anyone breaks the law and he says he is a brother to the governor, tell him to call the governor to pay for the offence,” he said. He told the traffic officials not to listen to anyone from his cabinet who might want to use his position to get someone arrested off the hook. Sanwo-Olu also warned LASTMA officials to shun corruption and also show respect while on duty. Watch The Vide...
Sanwo-Olu Visits LASTMA, Approves 100% Salary Increment
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Sanwo-Olu Visits LASTMA, Approves 100% Salary Increment

Lagos State Gov., Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) head office at Oshodi earlier today at around 10am. The governor took time to get familiar with all members of the team thereby he engages them in personal chats before taking to his seat. He also gave an opportunity to members of LASTMA to bare their mind base on their personal challenges and what the government can do to help them and make their work more apt, professional and meet the world standard in traffic regulations. Having listened to their various complaints and advice, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu took to the podium by first appreciating their job to the state and in making Lagos a better place for motorists. He announced an increase in LASTMA officers' allowance, according to...
LASG Announces Road Closure Ahead Of Lagos Marathon
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LASG Announces Road Closure Ahead Of Lagos Marathon

Ahead of the forthcoming Access Bank Lagos Marathon scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 2, 2019, for about 12 hours, the government through the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced that there will be closure of some major roads for the event. According to LASTMA, some parts of Lagos will be closed to vehicular and human traffic for the safety of thousands of runners, hundreds of thousands of cheering fans and millions of Lagosians. As a result, motorists are urged to seek alternative routes planned to ease the movement of Lagosians and thousands who would want to join us at the Eko Atlantic finish point. Below is the list of alternative routes for motorists to use during the marathon. · All vehicles from Ikeja and environs headed to Victoria I...
Danfo Driver Jailed For Stabbing LASTMA Official
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Danfo Driver Jailed For Stabbing LASTMA Official

A commercial bus driver, Kenneth Anyanwu, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by a Lagos State Mobile Court sitting in Oshodi, for stabbing a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), official, Olanrewaju Yusuf. . Magistrate F.O. Ikobayo convicted Anyanwu following his plea of guilty to a two-count charge of assault and breach of peace. She sentenced him to one year imprisonment or a fine of N50,000. . The magistrate also ordered the convict to pay N80,000 for Yusuf’s medical bills. Anyanwu committed the offence on April 26, on Ikorodu Road near Palm Grove Bus Stop, inward Onipanu. Yusuf attempted to arrest Anyanwu for picking passengers at undesignated bus stops between Obanikoro and Palm Grove. But Anyanwu resisted. He picked a broken bottle and aimed for Yusuf’s neck...
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
Former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Arabamen Dies At 72
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Former Lagos State Police Commissioner, Arabamen Dies At 72

Former Lagos State Police Commissioner (PC), Young Arabamen, is dead, aged 72. Arabamen’s death was confirmed by his first son, Ose, who said his father died at about 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday. According to Ose, the ex-PC suffered a brief illness and was recuperating before he breathed his last. “My father died in his sleep. He was sick briefly and was recuperating before he died. He passed on March 14, at about 10:00 p.m. in his sleep,” Ose told The Nation. “Before he went to bed, he took some soup. I will say his death was peaceful. We have not made burial arrangements yet. We are still meeting. Further actions would be communicated to the public,” he said. Meanwhile, until his death, Arabamen served as Deputy Commissioner of Police and Force Police Public Relations Officer ...
Integrity Test: Lagos Closes Section Of Festac Link Bridge
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Integrity Test: Lagos Closes Section Of Festac Link Bridge

The Lagos State Government through the State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Wednesday announced an immediate closure of a section of the recently burnt FESTAC Link Bridge. The closure, according to government, was as a result of expert advice by the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure that the integrity of a section of the bridge was in doubt, and therefore needed to be closed down for repairs. General Manager of LASTMA, Mr Olawale Musa, in a statement, said the precautionary decision was taken in order to save lives and properties of motorists and other users of the Amuwo Odofin- FESTAC Link Bridge. It would be recalled that the bridge got burnt over a week ago when a fully loaded tanker upturned and spilled its content which led to fire outbreak. According to Musa,...
Apapa Traffic: Ex-Minister Wants Old Buildings Pulled Down
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Apapa Traffic: Ex-Minister Wants Old Buildings Pulled Down

Former minister of Interior and Chairman of Integrated Oil and Gas Nigeria Limited, Capt. Emmanuel Iheanacho, has said that the solution to the perennial traffic gridlock in Apapa is for the Federal Government to acquire old buildings around the port town and demolish them towards redesigning of the Lagos ports.Iheanacho explained that the terrible traffic situation in Apapa is not necessarily caused by the tank farms operating around the port or the activities in the port but government not matching the increase in the volume of business with the needed expansion.He warned that if the challenges are not addressed, tank farm operators might begin to have challenges in distribution of fuel across the country.He advised that a commission should be set up to cut across all port operators incl...
LASTMA Recruits 1,400 New Officials
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LASTMA Recruits 1,400 New Officials

In a bid to curb traffic gridlocks on Lagos roads, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Sunday said it has engaged over 1,400 new graduate traffic managers. LASTMA Chief Executive Officer, Chris Olakpe, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the new officials were trained on effectiveness traffic management within Lagos metropolis. Mr. Olakpe said that various orientation and training programmes were undertaken for LASTMA officials on traffic control and management to ensure professionalism in the discharge of their duties. “The trainings are ongoing to capture the old officials within the state to blend with the newly recruited graduates. “About 1,400 new officials were recently recruited and trained to bring improvement, discipline and curb gridlocks within ...
Policeman, LASTMA Official Clash On Lagos Road
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Policeman, LASTMA Official Clash On Lagos Road

A policeman and an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority created a scene on Wednesday at the Lekki Phase 1 end of the Lekki-Epe Expressway when they engaged each other in a public fight. It was learnt that the incident happened around 9am as motorists and residents hurry to their places of work. Two video clips of the incident, which were posted on Instagram by a witness, @neighborhoodclothing, showed the two officials pushing each other on the median, as other policemen and LASTMA officials tried in vain to separate them. The policeman could be seen shoving, kicking and punching the traffic official in the short video clips. “It happened around 9am just opposite the entrance into the Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1. I was driving to work when I witnessed the incide...
LASTMA Sacks 20 Over Corruption
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LASTMA Sacks 20 Over Corruption

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has dismissed 20 of its officials over alleged corrupt acts ranging from extortion, misconduct to indiscipline. Twenty other officials were sanctioned over acts deemed not to be in consonance with the agency‘s rules and provisions of the Lagos State Civil Service, while 15 others were given letters of warning over their misdemeanour, as well as admonition to desist from any act that could be inimical to the image of the agency. General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olawale Musa, said in a statement issued to Vanguard yesterday and signed by LASTMA Head, Public Affairs, Mamud Hassan, said that the dismissed officials had been directed to immediately hand over all government property in their possession to the agency’s Head of Administration and...
Accident On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Kills Driver, Another In Coma
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Accident On Oshodi-Apapa Expressway Kills Driver, Another In Coma

A driver was killed yesterday and 10 others were injured in two accidents on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. Another driver is said to be in coma following the crashes which occurred between 4am and 5am at Ibalex Bus Stop, Ilasamaja. In the first accident, four persons were injured when a gravel-laden truck hit a trailer carrying oil from the rear. According to the Nation, the trailer was marked KY153YTK; there were no numbers on the truck.The truck driver and motor-boys were said to have been trapped inside the vehicle for over 30 minutes before they were rescued. Eyewitnesses said policemen mobilised rescuers to get the injured to hospital. “The policemen were at the forefront in the rescue efforts. They later evacuated the trapped truck driver and motorboy before the Lagos State...

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