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Ondo, Ekiti residents groan over deplorable Akure/Ado highway
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Ondo, Ekiti residents groan over deplorable Akure/Ado highway

Residents of Ondo and Ekiti states have berated both the Federal Government and the governments of both states over the deplorable condition of the highway linking both states. According to motorists and other road users of the highway, the governments had been paying lip service to the reconstruction of the road with nothing significant happening. The highway, which has continued to give motorists and residents nightmares, connects the capital city of both states, Akure and Ado-Ekiti. Both Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and his Ondo State counterpart, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had severally assured that the road, which had for long been in a bad shape, had been marked for dualization with both governors inspecting the road a few months back, a development which raised the hope of e...
Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota
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Governor Sanwo-Olu arrests machete-wielding criminals in Ojota

The war against criminality in Lagos State has gone a notch higher as the State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu personally arrested a gang of suspected criminals, which specialises in harassing motorists and road users in traffic. The gang of suspected criminals met their waterloo Monday morning, July 12, while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota in-bound Alausa. Help however came for the motorist as Governor Sanwo-Olu's convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle. The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them. It would be recalled that Gover...
Police Investigate Attack On Traffic Officer Whose Head Was Broken With Bottle
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Police Investigate Attack On Traffic Officer Whose Head Was Broken With Bottle

POLICE INSTITUTE INVESTIGATION INTO ATTACK ON TRAFFIC OFFICER, VOW TO APPREHEND FLEEING MOTORIST, PERPETRATORS The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the attack on the Traffic Officer, ASP Daudu Ajayi, m, attached to Abattoir Division of the Command as captured in the video that went viral today Wednesday 21st April, 2021. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was taken aback by the act of the driver and some individuals in the viral video and ordered that the case be thoroughly investigated while the driver and his accomplices involved in the dastardly act be caused to face the full wrath of the law. The fact of the case is that on Wednesday 21st April, 2021, at about 12.30pm, there was a case of hit and run serious accident inv...
Police arrest two traffic robbery suspects and recover stolen phones
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Police arrest two traffic robbery suspects and recover stolen phones

Two robbery suspects who attack motorists held in Lagos traffic to steal their belongings were on Monday night, July 6, arrested by operatives of RRS on patrol along Oshodi – Oke, Lagos.   The suspects, Tunde Olaiya, 24, and Tokunbo  Omotola, 26, were arrested in separate encounters in Oshodi – Oke.   One stolen  iphone X was recovered from Olaiya.   According to a statement released by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, "Olaiya, an ex – convict, had around 8:00 p.m. in Ojodu – Berger, Ikeja, in company of one Bolaji Nigga strangulated a motorist held in traffic light and stole his iphone X.   "The duo while returning to Oshodi to hand – over the phone to their buyer were intercepted by Rapid Response Squad (RRS) bikers...
Motorist Escapes Death As Tree Falls On Vehicle During Rainfall In Lagos
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Motorist Escapes Death As Tree Falls On Vehicle During Rainfall In Lagos

A motorist narrowly escaped death on Saturday when a big tree fell during a storm that followed a rainfall and destroyed his vehicle, but he came out unhurt. The unnamed motorist, who drove a Honda CRV vehicle, was on the main road inwards Alhaji Masha close to the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, when the tree which was beside the road suddenly got uprooted and landed on the vehicle due to the storm that accompanied the rainfall. The tree landed on the vehicle with the man inside, destroying its front side including the windscreen, the mirrors and the bonnet, but the man who rushed out of the vehicle, was not hurt. The incident, which happened around 6.14 p.m., caused traffic gridlock on the ever-busy highway as many people rushed to the scene while some others made frantic ef...
See The Shocking Moment A Motorcyclist Was Sent Flying Through The Air After Collision With Car (Video)
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See The Shocking Moment A Motorcyclist Was Sent Flying Through The Air After Collision With Car (Video)

A motorcycle rider was flung 15ft into the air after being hit by a motorist driving on the wrong side of the road in the UK. The 35-year-old rider was hit head-on by the driver travelling at 70mph in a 'high-powered' Subaru car in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Driver Florian Pratt, from Nottingham, was jailed for 16 months at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after admitting causing serious injury by dangerous driving. He was seen swerving onto the wrong side of the road while going around a bend in the footage, captured on April 28 last year. The experienced rider, who is from Barnsley but doesn't want to be named, suffered a broken back, broken sternum and broken wrist in the devastating smash. The footage shows the car driving down the quiet country road with acres of fi...
Bribe-Taking Policeman Lying To His Colleagues About The Amount He Takes
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Bribe-Taking Policeman Lying To His Colleagues About The Amount He Takes

A video that has gone viral on social media captured moment a bribe-taking policeman lied to his colleagues about the amount he collected from a motorist. Though the date and location the incident occurred was not immediately available at the time of filing this report, the yet-to-be identified policeman was however seen in the four-minute video arguing with the motorist in Pidgin-English. The bribe-taking policeman sought for N20k from the motorist who held out a wad of 1,000 naira notes.     View this post on Instagram   Bribe-taking policeman spotted lying to his colleagues about the amount he collected from a motorist A post shared by Lindaikejiblog (@lindaikejiblogofficial) on N...
FG shifts closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to September 2
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FG shifts closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to September 2

Motorists and commuters that ply the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway can now heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Government has moved the proposed partial closure of portions of the road to September 2nd.   The partial closure which was originally scheduled to begin by August 3rd, is to enable the Federal government carry out repairs on the 1.4km stretch of the road between Berger and Kara Market.   The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, in a statement released yesterday August 2nd, said the  postponement followed complaints by Nigerians on the inconvenience they would experience during next week’s Eid El Kabir festival and the   annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.   Kuti said the shift is also to enable the Federal gove...
Lagos State government speaks on planned four-month closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for repair works
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Lagos State government speaks on planned four-month closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway for repair works

The Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of motorists over the planned four-month repair works on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, saying that adequate measures have been put in place by the present administration to effectively manage the impending traffic situation.   The Permanent Secretary, State Ministry of Transportation, Taiwo Olufemi Salaam, stated that in the project brief made available to the State Government, the repair works will narrow both Lagos and Sagamu bound traffic into two lanes on both carriageways respectively and is planned for two months each for inward and outward traffic from the State.   He emphasised that Lagos is well prepared and ready for the attendant traffic situation through extensive traffic management and control for the repair wor...
Army Investigates Video Of Soldier Assaulting Lagos Motorist
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Army Investigates Video Of Soldier Assaulting Lagos Motorist

The Nigerian Army says it has begun investigation on the assault of a motorist at Obalende area of Lagos by a man dressed in military uniform. The incident was said to have occurred on Monday evening opposite Kam Salem Police Station on Moloney Street, Lagos Island. General Officer Commanding 81 Division, Musa Yusuf, said on Thursday: “Intelligence and Military Police commanders are handling that. We are trying to trace the soldier and where he is serving.” The soldier named as Duru was said to have driven a Honda Acura with number plate, Oyo AE 996 YYY against traffic. In the background of the video, a female occupant of the vehicle is heard crying as the soldier assaults the driver. Duru was joined by two others in the assault. “This happened around 5:16 p.m. on Mol...
One Dies, Another Injured As Tanker Explodes In Kano
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One Dies, Another Injured As Tanker Explodes In Kano

One person has died and another has been injured after a tanker exploded in a community in Kano state. One person has been confirmed dead while another sustained injury when a tanker filled with gasoline (diesel) exploded at Rano road in Bunkure, Bunkure Local Government Area of Kano State. The Spokesman for Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the accident occurred at about 8.52 a.m on Thursday. “We received a distress call from one Malam Mohammed at about 08.52 a.m that there was a tanker that was gutted by fire on Rano road. “On receiving the information, we quickly dispatched our personnel and vehicle to the scene of the incident at about 09.10 a.m to rescue the victims,” Mohammed said. He said that the tanker’s p...
3 Persons Killed As Vehicle Plunges Into River In Ogun
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3 Persons Killed As Vehicle Plunges Into River In Ogun

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, on Thursday said three persons died while 11 others sustained various degrees of injuries when a commercial bus plunged into Ososa river on Ijebu-Ode/Sagamu Expressway in Ogun. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun FRSC Sector Commander, who confirmed the accident to NAN in Abeokuta, said that the accident occurred around 10:32 a.m. Oladele noted that the accident was due to mechanical deficiency which resulted to loss of control of the vehicle by the driver. “A total of 14 people comprising five male adults and nine female adults were involved in the fatal crash. Eleven people were injured while three persons which included one male and two female died in the crash. “The lone crash involved a yellow coloured Mazda E220 commercial bus wh...
Lagos State Govt Calls For Collection Of Unclaimed Drivers’ Licence
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Lagos State Govt Calls For Collection Of Unclaimed Drivers’ Licence

The Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) has called on members of the public who had applied for drivers’ licences but are yet to collect same to visit stations where they applied and processed their documents for collection. A statement issued on Wednesday by the Deputy Director, Public Affairs in the Agency, Mrs. Ronke Famakinwa noted that the call became imperative in view of the mounting pile of unclaimed drivers licences in some of the Agency’s stations. It, therefore, urged all those affected to visit any of its stations at Ojodu, Somolu, Ikorodu, Ojo, Epe, Ikeja, Apapa, Alaka, Agege, Sura, Iru Victoria Island, Alimosho and Coker-Aguda for the collection, adding that the stations would also be opened on Saturdays between the hours of 10.00am and 2.00pm in ...
Police boss Apprehends officers for extortion
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Police boss Apprehends officers for extortion

Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Enugu State, has arrested four policemen for allegedly extorting money from motorists and tricycle operators in Enugu metropolis. The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, stated this in a release issued in Enugu on Tuesday. Amaraizu stated that the CP arrested the four operatives at the weekend during his routine patrol in the capital city. He said that the Assistant Superintendent of Police, who led the team, had been queried, while members of his team were currently facing orderly room trial at the command’s provost office. He quoted the CP to have warned “that any officer of the command caught in any manner of extortion would not be spared.” According to the statement, “adequate disciplinary action...
Two Children Killed after Driver fell Asleep at Wheel
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Two Children Killed after Driver fell Asleep at Wheel

Police in Thailand said a tired motorist who had driven friends home from Songkran celebrations dozed off at the wheel and crashed into a parked truck in Suphan Buri, killing two young children in the early hours of Wednesday. Police were alerted to the accident on the Bang Li-Nong Wan Priang road in Tambon None Phra Prang, Song Phi Nong district at 12.15am. Police said the car driven by Nitikorn Doktalyong, 22, hit the rear of a 10-wheel truck parked on the roadside. The truck was not obstructing the left lane so police believe the driver fell asleep behind the wheel, causing his car to stray on to the hard shoulder. Nitikorn’s five-year-old nephew died at the scene while his one-year-old niece died after being rushed to the district hospital. Nitikorn was injured a...
Six killed in Yola robbery attack
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Six killed in Yola robbery attack

Six people have reportedly died following an armed robbery attack on motorists along Ngurore-Yola road in Yola-South Local Government Area of Adamawa State. DAILY POST gathered on Saturday that the robbers blocked the road from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Friday, gunned down a commercial taxi driver, one Ababakar Ibrahim, whose car somersaulted into a ditch, killing all the five passengers on board. Residents and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the area barricaded the road, which links Numan, the council headquarters of the Numan LGA, to the state capital, Yola. They protested the killing of one of their own and his passengers as well as hardship of motorists plying the busy road. An elder brother to the deceased, Aliyu Ibrahim, who confirmed the devel...
F-SARS Operative Shoots LASTMA Official Dead In Lagos
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F-SARS Operative Shoots LASTMA Official Dead In Lagos

A suspected FSARS operative yesterday shot aF-SARS operative shoots LASTMA official dead in Lagos, official dead in the Iyana Ipaja area of Lagos. The official was identified as Rotimi Adeyemo. Punch Metro gathered that Adeyemo, while controlling traffic at the Iyana-Ipaja roundabout, stopped a motorist, who was alleged to be an operative of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, for violating a traffic rule, but the motorist, who was apparently annoyed by the action of the LASTMA official, allegedly brought out a gun from his vehicle and shot the official dead. An eyewitness, Uwem Okon, mentioned that the motorist, who drove a Toyota Highlander SUV, brought out a gun and shot the traffic official, who had asked him to stop for violating the rule. Okon added that onl...
Residents Lament The Deplorable State Of The Benin Bypass Road (Photo)
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Residents Lament The Deplorable State Of The Benin Bypass Road (Photo)

The lamentable condition of many roads across the country has caused so much suffering for road users who often ply them. Benin bypass road The deplorable state of the Benin By-pass road, along Benin Expressway in Edo State has become a cause of worry for residents and travellers plying the road on a daily basis. According TORI NEWS reporter who was at the location, motorists have bemoaned the neglect by government officials to rehabilitate the road and make it easier for road users. Investigation revealed that some passengers usually stayed several hours and sometimes days on the road due to traffic and got exposed to armed robbery attacks. This has been the situation for some years now without any solution in sight. Residents are hereby calling on both the State and ...
President Buhari To Attend NDA Graduation In Kaduna
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President Buhari To Attend NDA Graduation In Kaduna

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to attend the passing out of the Regular Course participants of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) on Saturday in Kaduna, the institution said in a statement. File: President Buhari The statement was issued by spokesman of the institution, Major Abubakar Abdullahi on Wednesday in Kaduna. He said that the event would affect vehicular movement around the institution and advised motorists to use alternative routes. “Consequently, Kawo-Mando-Airport road in Kaduna will be busy from 5 am-5 pm., road users who do not have anything to do around the area are advised to use alternative routes to avoid unnecessary bottleneck. “The alternative routes are; Airport-Rigachukun and Mando-Rigasa Railway station-Rigasa-Nnamdi Azikwe road,” Abdullahi said. ...
Uber Passenger Drives Himself Home Because Driver Was Too Drunk
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Uber Passenger Drives Himself Home Because Driver Was Too Drunk

An Uber passenger has had a ride he’ll never forget after driving himself home when he allegedly discovered his driver was drunk. Surya Oruganti claimed he booked the Uber after arriving at India’s Kempegowda International Airport, but once inside the vehicle he discovered the male motorist ‘drunk and drowsy’. He decided to take matters into his own hands and proceeded to drive himself home over 30km after moving the driver from behind the wheel. The passenger documented the bizarre incident on Twitter, sharing footage and images of the driver asleep in the passenger seat. “The ride back from Bangalore airport was not quite what I expected,” he wrote on Twitter on September 9. “The driver was drunk and drowsy. I had to pull the car over to the side and I drove all the way ho...
The Road-Map Of A Nation: Twenty Years On! By Wole Soyinka
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The Road-Map Of A Nation: Twenty Years On! By Wole Soyinka

Following an increasingly commonplace epic journey between Lagos and Abeokuta this last weekend – 5hrs 10 minutes outwards (Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Saturday Sept 15) and 4hrs 25 minutes return journey the following day via Otta – I feel compelled to offer this article in recognition of a national commitment to the predictable, and a passion for time travel – backwards! Noble Lareate, Playwriter and Poet, Prof Wole Soyika It formed part of a recent publication – THE ROAD-MAP OF A NATION for the 40th  Anniversary of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). It did however appear in the dailies over two decades ago. Hopefully it will contribute to the general debate on the existence or not, of what is known as a‘national character’. The four-lane Expressway that links Lagos with t...
The Bridge Linking Gombe, Adamawa And Borno States Has Completely Cut Off
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The Bridge Linking Gombe, Adamawa And Borno States Has Completely Cut Off

A bridge linking Gombe, Adamawa and Borno States has been completely cut off after a heavy heavy led to flooding in the area.   According to a tweet by Federal Road Safety Corps, the bridge which has been cut off is located at Bayo Local Govt area of Borno State. The agency advised motorists to make use of alternative routes.   Also, a portion of the Kwaita Bridge along Lokoja–Abuja Expressway has been washed-off after a heavy rain and motorists are advised to be cautious as they approach the bridge.  
Auto Crash In Niger State Kills 11 People And Leaves 16 Injured
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Auto Crash In Niger State Kills 11 People And Leaves 16 Injured

At least 11 people were feared dead in an auto crash involving a bus, Toyota Corolla and a Hilux van on Ibeto/Kontagora Road in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger on Tuesday.   According to Abdullahi Ibrahim, Federal Road Safety Corps Unit Commander in Charge of Kontagora who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, 27 people were involved in the accident, 11 died on the spot while 16 others sustained various degrees of injuries.   He said the bus was heading toward Kebbi, while the Toyota Corolla and Hilux were going to Kontagora. He added that the accident was caused by wrong overtaking and speeding.   He said bodies of the deceased were deposited at the morgue in Kontagora General Hospital, while the injured were receiving treatment in the same hospi...
Many Lagosians Guilty of Improper Behaviour on Roads – Lagos Govt
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Many Lagosians Guilty of Improper Behaviour on Roads – Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government has called on the state residents to eschew unruly attitude on roads and condemn those perpetrating it, to promote sanity and safety of lives and property. Akinwunmi Ambode ”Many Lagosians are guilty of improper behaviour on our roads. ”We all have to accept responsibility for what our state and our city has become, and we all have to accept responsibility for making it better,’’ the state Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Ladi Lawanson, said in Lagos. Ladi spoke in an interview with newsmen. He said that commuters tolerated motorists and commercial motorcyclists popularly referred to as okada riders flouting traffic rules and regulations. He appealed to the residents to support instead of condemn arrest or punishment of erring motorists and motor...
Lagos Expressway on Permanent Shutdown as over 12,000 trucks choke roads
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Lagos Expressway on Permanent Shutdown as over 12,000 trucks choke roads

Over 12,337 tankers and container-laden trucks are at present illegally parked in different parts of Lagos, just as the entire stretch of the dual carriage Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, inward Tin Can/Apapa, has been invaded and seized by over 5,000 articulated trucks. Consequently, traffic on the ever-busy road has been totally paralyzed with attendant untold suffering for motorists, commuters, and other road users. A breakdown of this shows that from Iyana Isolo to Tin Can, there are 3,200 trucks parked on the road; Ijora to Palmgrove, 3,485; from Marine Bridge to Ijora, 1850 and down the bridge, 1050; from Stadium to Eko Bridge, 874; from Costain—Stadium-Alaka—Fadeyi, 865; from Berger Suya to Kirikiri Road(New Road Bus stop, 678; from Wilmer Bridge to Awodiora(Ajegunle), 187; from Coker  ...
Policeman Who Killed Castile To Get $48,500 In Buyout
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Policeman Who Killed Castile To Get $48,500 In Buyout

A Minnesota police officer who was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black motorist Philando Castile will receive $48,500 as he leaves the suburban police department that employed him at the time of the killing, according to a separation agreement. Jeronimo Yanez will be paid the money in a lump sum, minus applicable deductions and withholdings for state and federal taxes. Under the five-page agreement, released on Monday, the Minneapolis suburb of St. Anthony will also pay Yanez for up to 600 hours of accrued and unused personal leave pay. The city said on Monday that the agreement "ends all employment rights" for Yanez. Castile, a 32-year-old elementary school cafeteria worker, was shot by Yanez during a traffic stop in July 2016, after Castile told the officer he wa...
Heavy Traffic Along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway – FRSC
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Heavy Traffic Along Lagos – Ibadan Expressway – FRSC

TRAFFIC UPDATE Traffic along Lagos- Ibadan expressway from Ojota-Kara Bridge is high. This is due to the construction of the bridge that is ongoing. Also traffic along Ibafo and Mountain of Fire is high due to religion activities going on at the moment. Motorists are advised to drive with care and to observed all traffic signs on the road. Meanwhile, FRSC patrol team is on ground to ensure there is free flow of traffic. Stay connected for the updates soon. Thanks.
Jamie Foxx Spotted Helping A Stranded Motorist
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Jamie Foxx Spotted Helping A Stranded Motorist

The 48-year-old who is rumoured to be dating Katie Holmes was at a local service station when he noticed a lady was having trouble with her Porsche. He had a brief chat with her and promptly called a mechanic to come fix it. Jamie waited while the mechanic arrived and fixed the car much to the woman's delight, she was so grateful she gave him a hug.

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