Lagos Gets Court Order For A Public Auction 88 Impounded One-Way Vehicles

Lagos Gets Court Order For A Public Auction 88 Impounded One-Way Vehicles

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has secured a Court Order authorizing it to publicly auction 88 vehicles impounded by the Agency for contravening the One-Way Traffic Law and forfeited to the Government by an order of a Lagos State Mobile Court. Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, disclosed that the public auction of the 88 vehicles impounded by the enforcement team of the Agency in different parts of the State, would hold in line with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, 20th of January, 2021, at the…

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FG Reopens Third Mainland Bridge Feb 15

FG reopens Third Mainland Bridge Feb 15

Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Raji Fashola said the Lagos Third Mainland Bridge, partially shut since July 24, 2020, will be reopened to full traffic by February 15. The Minister gave the definitive re-opening date during an inspection of repair work on major roads and bridges in Lagos. But he dropped hints of another traffic nightmare to residents of Ikoyi and Victoria Island. “Once the Third Mainland Bridge is reopened, we will move to Falomo Bridge and replace the expansion joints,” he said.

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FRSC Makes NIN Compulsory For Vehicle Registrations

FRSC makes NIN compulsory for vehicle registrations

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) is compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the move, which is in total compliance with the presidential directives, would commence from the second quarter of the year. “Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), if you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN. This is part of the…

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FG Plans Another Third Mainland Bridge Shut Down

FG plans another Third Mainland Bridge shut down

The Federal Government has concluded plans to shut the Lagos Island-bound traffic on the Third Mainland Bridge for two weeks commencing from Wednesday, January 13, as part of ongoing rehabilitation works. Federal Controller, Works Lagos, Engineer Popoola Olukayode announced this in a statement, released at the weekend, titled: “Shifting of current diversion point towards Oworosonki and closing of the Lagos Island-bound carriageway including the Adekunle slip Road.” Olukayode, who also notified the Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Transportation called for cooperation and understanding from the public, particularly, motorists.…

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FG Still On Finding Solution On Apapa Gridlock Sets Up New Traffic Management Unit

FG Still On Finding Solution On Apapa Gridlock Sets Up New Traffic Management Unit

Following months of widespread allegations of graft and compromise in the management of the chaotic traffic situation in Apapa, the Federal Government has finally disbanded the Presidential Task Team on Apapa gridlock led by former Lagos State commissioner for transportation, Kayode Opeifa. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transportation; Dr. Magdalene Ajani confirmed the disbandment of the Presidential Task Team on Apapa traffic during the weekend, at the stakeholders’ meeting, to appraise the Apapa traffic. According to the  Permanent Secretary, new traffic management would be set up to control and manage…

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FRSC Moves To Enforce Speed Limiters In Commercial Vehicles

FRSC makes NIN compulsory for vehicle registrations

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered a review of strategy for more effective enforcement on the use of speed limiters in commercial vehicles, following increasing cases of speed-related crashes. Oyeyemi’s orders were revealed in a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, in Abuja on Sunday. The Corps Marshal directed Commanding Officers to step up enforcement of the law on the use of the speed-limiting device after a review of the first phase of end-of-year special patrol embarked…

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Enugu Free Transport Beneficiaries Hail Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Magnanimity

Enugu Free Transport Beneficiaries Hail Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Magnanimity

Indigenes of Enugu State who benefited from the free transportation offered to them to return for the festive season, by the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, have thanked the governor for his magnanimity and steadfastness in sustaining the annual ritual, despite various challenges confronting the country. The visibly elated beneficiaries, who were formally received by the Managing Director of Enugu State Transport Company Limited (ENTRACO), Mr. Bob Itanyi and his team, also thanked Gov. Ugwuanyi for his commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the people of the state. Speaking…

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No Fewer Than 23 Die After Truck Conveying Humans, Cows Crash In Niger State

No Fewer Than 23 die after truck conveying humans, cows crash in Niger State

No fewer than 33 others sustained varying degrees of injury during the accident, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday. The FRSC Sector Commander in Niger, Joel Dagwa, disclosed this to Channels Television, adding that the accident occurred on Monday afternoon. Dagwa explained that the accident was alone crash involving only a blue DAF trailer (95 Model) and was a result of speed limit violation and loss of control. He noted that the trailer loaded with cows took off from Kebbi to Lagos State, and was also carrying 55…

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We Can’t Bear Arms Now – FRSC

FRSC makes NIN compulsory for vehicle registrations

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that its officers would require the executive approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to bear arms. Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, said in the light of the recent attack, kidnap, and killing of personnel of the corps across the country, the corps need to bear arms. “What does the law says? What does the act of the corps say? The act of the corps as far back as 1992 empowers the corps to…

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Six Dead In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

Six Dead In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Accident

An accident scene Six dead in Lagos-Ibadan expressway accident. No fewer than six people were confirmed dead in an accident that involved a truck and a Honda Pilot Jeep in the Ogere area on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. One other person was badly injured in the accident. Mr. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident on Saturday in Abeokuta. According to Umar, the incident happened around 7 a.m. and was caused by excessive speeding on the part of the jeep driver. The sector…

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