Eko Bridge & Marine Bridge To Reopen On Oct. 19, 2020 – Fashola

However, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN,  has announced that both bridges will be available for use from Monday, October 19, 2020.

The Federal Ministry of Works has announced it will reopen the Marine Beach Bridge and the Eko Bridge in Lagos State. The Federal Government had shut the Eko Bridge and Marine Beach Bridge in March and May respectively for repairs while declaring it unsafe for public use. However, the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, SAN,  has announced that both bridges will be available for use from Monday, October 19, 2020. This new directive was contained in a recent directive on Saturday by the ministry’s Director of Press and…

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FG, SE govt., Stakeholders Louds Ugwuanyi’s support for FRSC Academy

FG, SE govt., Stakeholders Louds Ugwuanyi’s support for FRSC Academy

The federal government, governors of the southeast geo-political zone, and other stakeholders, have commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, for his administration’s commitment and uncommon support towards the completion of the Administrative Block of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy, at Udi Local Government Area of the state. The FRSC Academy which is a centre of excellence for the acquisition of skills in road traffic administration and safety management in Africa was relocated from its temporary site in Jos, Plateau State to Udi, Enugu State, in 2014, after…

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Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing, Plentywaka Partners To Expand In South East

Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing, Plentywaka Partners To Expand In South East

Plentywaka, the first bus-hailing app in Nigeria, has announced the latest move of its ambitious plan to revolutionize Nigerian travel with the new, home-grown partnership with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM). As part of a first-of-its-kind collaboration for both companies, IVM, Nigeria’s first indigenous automotive manufacturer, is set to bolster Plentywaka’s fleet with a host of new vehicles as the leading bus-hailing startup prepares to break into South-eastern Nigeria starting with Delta state in Q4 2020. After celebrating its first year in operation with +200,000 completed trips and 40,000+ app downloads,…

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FRSC: 30% Of Nigeria’s Truck Drivers Failed Vision Test

Nigeria's Truck Drivers Failed Vision Test

About 30 percent of truck drivers in Nigeria have failed vision tests conducted by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the commission’s CEO and Corps Marshal made this known at the 2020 Truck Renewal Conference in Abuja on Thursday. The conference with the theme: ‘Truck Renewal System: Ensuring Road Transportation Safety’ was jointly organized by the Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria (MOMAM), and the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO). He said many truck drivers have eyesight challenges. This made it dangerous for them to…

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Stallion, Bajaj Kick Off First Keke Rally In Nigeria

Stallion, Bajaj

Stallion Auto Keke Ltd. the new and exclusive distributor of Bajaj Auto for 3 wheeler and 4 wheeler business recently, in Lagos, flagged-off the First Keke Rally In Nigeria. The Keke rally comprises a convoy of five Kekes with their experienced riders, a branded truck for customer engagement and market activation, and security agents, amongst others. The rally kicked off at the Stallion Bajaj showroom at Ijesha, Lagos State, and is expected to cover 5,000 kilometers driving through 28 cities in sixteen states across the country.

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Lagos Uber, Bolt Customers To Pay More As Govt Introduces New Taxes

#EndSARS: Lagos State Govt. Constitute Judicial Panels To Probe Police Brutality

Customers are set to pay more for ride-hailing services such as Uber and Bolt due to a new regulation being introduced by the Lagos State Government. This comes barely weeks after the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration increased LAGBUS fates by 46 percent The new regulations for e-hailing taxing services are set to come into effect on August 20, 2020. This is according to a document titled, ‘Guidelines for Online Hailing Business Operation of Taxi in Lagos State 2020’, issued by the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation. According to Part 4.1 subsection…

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Gov Sanwo-Olu Increases BRT Bus Fares By 46%

#EndSARS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Denies Sponsor Thugs To Attack Protesters

The bus company says the increase will enable them to return to a profitable and sustainable path. The corpse of a woman who was reportedly killed in an accident involving two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles rests close to a pavement whether other pedestrians observed. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has given his approval for a hike in fares paid by commuters who patronize the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicles. Some of the buses are operated by the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) company. According to Kolawole Ojelabi, who is the Assistant Director, Corporate…

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Covid-19 Lockdown: LASTMA Impounds 1, 233 Vehicles

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Saturday said it impounded 1,233 vehicles between May 4 and 31 for various traffic offenses. Olajide Oduyoye, LASTMA General Manager, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos. According to him, 796 private vehicles and 437 commercial vehicles were impounded within the period. Oduyoye said that LASTMA impounded the vehicles from its 43 zones and the Bus Rapid Transit Lane Enforcement Unit. He said the authority also towed 81 vehicles, which broke down on the roads. Oduyoye said…

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Lagos Issues Preventive Measures To Curb COVID-19 Spread At Motor Parks, Garages, Buses, Cabs

Lagos State Government through the state Ministry of Transportation has released preventive measures to further curb the spread of Coronavirus in buses, cabs, motor parks, and garages. The directive is coming just as the state records three new COVID-19 cases today bringing the total of confirmed Coronavirus cases recorded in the state to 19. The preventive measures which is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde. Below is the full text of the statement COVID 19: Public Transport Preventive Measures Guidelines To Curb Further…

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Lagos State Announces Alternative Routes As Eko Bridge Is Closed For Repair Works

LAGOS TASK FORCE

The Lagos State Government has announced alternative routes for motorists as a section of Eko Bridge is closed to enable rehabilitation works on worn-out bearings noticed between Alaka and Costain portion inwards Apongbon. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure Engr. Aramide Adeyoye said in a statement that it became necessary to close a section of the bridge to prevent endangering the lives of commuters using the bridge, pending commencement of repairs. She stated that despite the inconvenience that may arise from the closure, the government resorted…

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