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    ALERT: Mile 2/Tin Can Island road to be shut for three days

ALERT: Mile 2/Tin Can Island road to be shut for three days

The Mile 2/Tin-Can Island section of the Apapa-Oshodi-Ojota-Oworonsoki expressway will be partially closed for 72 hours from Friday night.Funso Adebiyi, director, federal highways, south west, disclosed this  during an inspection of the road.He explained that heavy rainfall recorded in the state slowed down rehabilitation works on Apapa roads, resulting in degeneration and accidents.The director said palliative work had begun on [...]

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    Security guard ‘kills’ Lebanese boss, dumps body in septic tank in Lagos

Security guard ‘kills’ Lebanese boss, dumps body in septic tank in Lagos

A security guard has allegedly killed his Lebanese boss, Bassan Khodari, at his apartment in the Apapa area of Lagos state.Remains of the Lebanese were reportedly retrieved from a septic tank in the apartment on Tuesday.According to residents, the Lebanese returned to Lagos on Monday from a trip to Abuja and found the guard and his friends stealing his property.Khodari [...]

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    PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

PHOTOS: Truck drivers flout Buhari’s directive, block roads leading to Apapa

On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari gave truck drivers 72 hours to vacate access roads to the port in Apapa, Lagos.He also ordered the immediate removal of all trucks from the bridges and roads within Apapa and all adjoining streets leading to the area.The order was meant to clear gridlock in the area referred to as the gateway to the nation’s economy. Although [...]

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    How Apapa gridlock, bad roads ‘hinder port operations’

How Apapa gridlock, bad roads ‘hinder port operations’

Vicky Haastrup, chairman, Seaport Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), says the gridlock and bad roads at Apapa area of Lagos, are frustrating the operation of the seaports.Speaking to journalists, Haastrup described the situation as a “monumental national disgrace”.She said terminal operators were working under harsh business condition, despite the “huge investments” they had made towards developing the ports.She complained [...]

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    ICYMI: Osinbajo green-lights operation to clear Apapa-Oshodi gridlock

ICYMI: Osinbajo green-lights operation to clear Apapa-Oshodi gridlock

 Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the commencement of a 72-hour operation to clear the Apapa-Oshodi expressway gridlock.Osinbajo gave the directive on Friday when he made an unscheduled stop at the Apapa port area for an assessment of the situation on the road.Heavy-duty trucks parked on the road have caused traffic gridlock, obstructing vehicular movement around the axis over the past few days.The vice-president [...]

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    Oil marketers, truck drivers laud navy for easing Apapa gridlock

Oil marketers, truck drivers laud navy for easing Apapa gridlock

Major oil marketers, tanker drivers and transport owners have lauded the efforts of the western navy command of the Nigerian navy through the joint security task force for their intervention in clearing the Apapa gridlock.The force is said to be led by the Sag Abbah, a rear admiral, and Okon Eyo, the commander of Nigerian navy ship (NNS) Beecroft.The gridlock [...]

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Using eastern ports will help reduce pressure on Lagos ports, says NPA

The Nigerian Port Authority (NPA) has appealed to importers and exporters to patronise ports in the eastern flank of the county to decongest ports in Lagos by making use of Calabar, Warri, Onne and Rivers sea ports.Hadiza Bala-Usman, NPA’s managing director, made the appeal at the NPA at the ongoing 29th Enugu international trade fair in Enugu.Bala-Usman said this action [...]

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    PHOTOS: Osinbajo spends Christmas at petrol tank depot in Apapa

PHOTOS: Osinbajo spends Christmas at petrol tank depot in Apapa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo visited the petrol tank depot of Total and Oando in Apapa, Lagos, on Christmas Day to monitor the fuel situation.He was accompanied by Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources and some other government officials.Osinbajo met with some top marketers.Below are pictures of the visit:[...]

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    Lagos begins evacuation of tankers on Apapa-Oshodi expressway

Lagos begins evacuation of tankers on Apapa-Oshodi expressway

The Lagos state government has started evacuating articulated vehicles parked along the Apapa-Oshodi expressway.Olawale Musa, general manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), said the step is a bid to ensure safety and a free flow of traffic on the route.Musa said the government began clearing the tankers off Apapa-Mile 2 axis on Wednesday.According to him, no responsible government would [...]

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    Truck drivers ordered to stay away from Lagos

Truck drivers ordered to stay away from Lagos

The Lagos state government has directed owners and operators of articulated vehicles/trailers and petroleum tankers to stay away from the state “for now”.Olanrewaju Elegushi, acting commissioner for transportation, said the move is to curtail the gridlock that has taken over Apapa and its environs.Elegushi said the incessant traffic bottleneck in the area has impacted negatively on the commercial activities of the [...]

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    Police arrest ‘trigger-happy’ officer who killed tanker driver in Lagos

Police arrest ‘trigger-happy’ officer who killed tanker driver in Lagos

The Lagos state police command said on Wednesday that it has arrested the policeman who reportedly shot a tanker driver dead along Burma Road, Apapa.The command said 18 suspected hoodlums who allegedly caused mayhem in the area following the killing have also been apprehended.According to Olarinde Famous-Cole, the command’s spokesperson, police received a distress call from the chief security officer of [...]

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    Mob sets banks ablaze as policeman ‘kills’ tanker driver (updated)

Mob sets banks ablaze as policeman ‘kills’ tanker driver (updated)

A mob has reportedly set ablaze buildings of two banks – Sterling and Diamond – located in Apapa, Lagos, after a policeman attached to one of the banks allegedly shot dead a tanker driver.The fracas reportedly began when the unidentified mobile policeman objected to the parking of a tanker in front of the bank.The driver was said to have refused [...]

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    FG issues 7-day ultimatum to truck drivers blocking roads in Apapa

FG issues 7-day ultimatum to truck drivers blocking roads in Apapa

The federal government on Wednesday directed truck drivers blocking roads in Apapa to leave within seven days to enable the reconstruction work on Wharf road.The government also ordered telecommunication service providers and other operators to relocate their service cables on the right of way (RoW) of the project for work to begin.Godwin Eke, federal controller of works in Lagos, gave [...]

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    FG signs N4.34bn MoU with Dangote for rebuilding of Apapa wharf road

FG signs N4.34bn MoU with Dangote for rebuilding of Apapa wharf road

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Dangote Group and other stakeholders for the reconstruction of Apapa wharf road in Lagos.NAN reports that by the signing of the N4.34 billion MoU, the site has been handed over to Dangote and other stakeholders to commence reconstruction of the road.Speaking at the signing of [...]

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    Man risks 3-year jail term for ‘beating up’ policeman

Man risks 3-year jail term for ‘beating up’ policeman

Tunde Ajani, a 30-year-old man, who allegedly beat up Paul Okonkwo, a policeman, was brought before an Apapa Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday.Ajani, a resident of Ajegunle area of Apapa, is facing a two-count charge of breach of peace and assault.The offences contravened sections 166 and 171 of the criminal law of Lagos state, 2011. Section 171 prescribes three-year [...]

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    Ambode to crack down on ‘criminals’, warns traffic offenders

Ambode to crack down on ‘criminals’, warns traffic offenders

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Friday said enforcement of the state traffic law would commence to ease the state of traffic gridlock and criminal activities.Ambode spoke at a news conference on the security and traffic situation in the state, shortly after a security council meeting at Lagos House, Alausa.He gave a 90-day grace period to all tank farms [...]

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