Osun state suspends registration of Okada riders

The Osun State Government, yesterday, ordered the Department of Transportation to stop fresh registration of commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada to curb invasion from neighbouring states. In a statement by the Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, Toke Olaniyan stated that the move was to check incursion of commercial motorcyclists from Lagos state as a result of restriction placed …

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No going back on Okada ban — Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, vowed not to reverse the ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as “Okada” and tricycles, called Keke NAPEP, in some parts of the state. Sanwo-Olu, said this at the launch of eight locally manufactured speed boats of the state ferry services, Lagferry, held at Badore Ferry Terminal, Ajah. The governor, who also launched Lagferry, …

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Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, has stated how the country would spend the $308 million looted by the late former Head of State, General Sani Abacha when it is finally returned. He said this while signing an Asset Recovery Agreement to repatriate over $308 million of forfeited assets to Nigeria with the …

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Three die in Lagos-Ibadan Expressway accident

Three persons died while 14 others sustained injuries in an accident around Saapade area on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway on Monday. The spokesman, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta. Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 7:15am, involving a Mazda bus marked AKD 53 XN travelling from Ibadan to Lagos collided …

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Buhari writes Senate on reconstitution of NDDC board

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, informing it that recomposition of the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, would be done immediately after the Interim Management Committee had completed its audit oversight of the interventionist agency. The letter from President Buhari was read on the floor of the Senate, Tuesday, at resumption by President of the …

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National Assembly Resumes Plenary After Recess

The National Assembly complex has witnessed the presence of members of the Senate and House of Representatives following their resumption from recess in Abuja. The lawmakers arrived in scanty numbers on Today at their respective legislative chambers after the break which lasted almost six weeks. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, led the principal officers into the legislative house and …

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