Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "LASTMA"

    Witnesses speak on tanker explosion in Lagos

Witnesses speak on tanker explosion in Lagos

At least 10 vehicles reportedly got burnt on Tuesday morning after a tanker explosion occurred around Barracks bus stop along the Lagos-Badagry expressway in Lagos.The incident occurred as commuters were heading to work in the early hours of the day.Witnesses said a tanker fully laden with petrol had fallen due to the poor condition of the road, spilling its contents on [...]

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    Avoid Lagos Island if you can, says LASTMA on closure of third mainland bridge

Avoid Lagos Island if you can, says LASTMA on closure of third mainland bridge

Olawale Musa, general manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), has advised motorists without urgent need to move in and out of the Island to avoid the alternative routes in view of the closure of the third mainland bridge.Mamud Hassan, spokesman of LASTMA, quoted Musa as saying this while addressing his men on the measures taken to ease traffic [...]

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    LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

LASTMA: 800 motorists arrested daily over breach of traffic rules

Chris Olakpe, chairman, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), says the agency arrests at least 880 motorists are arrested on a daily basis over breach of traffic rules.Olakpe said each of the 44 zones of LASTMA make minimum 20 arrests daily.According to him, mobile courts hear and determine the cases and give fines.He said LASTMA had established a protocol unit to ensure [...]

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    Lagos marathon: LASTMA announces alternative routes for motorists

Lagos marathon: LASTMA announces alternative routes for motorists

Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has announced alternative routes for motorists in preparation for the upcoming city marathon scheduled for February 10.In a statement, Mahmud Hassan, public affairs officer of LASTMA, said the marathon will start at the National Stadium, Surulere and end at Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island.According to Hassan, motorists and commercial vehicles plying certain routes would [...]

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    ’10 dead’, many injured in gas explosion at  Lagos station

’10 dead’, many injured in gas explosion at Lagos station

Gas tanks at the Second Coming gas station in the Magodo area of Lagos exploded on Monday resulting in an inferno.At least 10 persons died in the inferno, according to Channels Television.The inferno, which was triggered by a spark from a car at the station, has already spread to surrounding buildings.The gas plant is located on CMD Road, opposite Magodo [...]

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    Policewoman killed, 19 rescued as boat capsizes off third mainland bridge

Policewoman killed, 19 rescued as boat capsizes off third mainland bridge

A policewoman attached to zone 2 of the Lagos state police command was killed while 19 persons were rescued in a boat mishap which occurred in the Oworonshoki end of third mainland bridge area of Lagos state.Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, managing director of the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), who confirmed this in a statement, said the tragic incident occurred around 9:30am [...]

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    LASTMA sacks 20 officials over ‘corrupt practices’

LASTMA sacks 20 officials over ‘corrupt practices’

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Monday said it had dismissed 20 of its personnel over corrupt practices.Mahmud Hassan, LASTMA’s head of public affairs, confirmed the dismissal to journalists in Lagos.He said the action was part of efforts by the state government to reposition, improve the agency so that it could continue to offer better services to the [...]

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    Lagos dismisses 100 LASTMA officers, demotes many

Lagos dismisses 100 LASTMA officers, demotes many

Dayo Mobereola, Lagos state commissioner for transportation, has revealed that at least 100 officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) were dismissed in the last one year.Mobereola said this on Friday while responding to questions from journalists at the ongoing annual ministerial briefing to mark the one year anniversary of the administration of Akinwumi Ambode, governor of Lagos.The [...]

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    Fuel scarcity: Lagos threatens to impound vehicles obstructing traffic

Fuel scarcity: Lagos threatens to impound vehicles obstructing traffic

The Lagos state government says it would no longer allow vehicles queuing for fuel to obstruct the free flow of traffic across the state.Lamenting the effect of fuel queues, the government threatened to impound vehicles that cause traffic gridlock, and also sanction filling stations that do not conduct their operations in a smooth manner.Dayo Mobereola, commissioner for transportation, said this [...]

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    Ambode fires ‘docile’ CEO of LASTMA

Ambode fires ‘docile’ CEO of LASTMA

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, has replaced Young Arabamen (pictured handing out an award) as chief executive officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).Chris Olakpe, a retired assistant inspector-general of police, takes over from Arabamen who, like him, served as a commissioner of police in the state.Habib Aruna, chief press secretary to the governor, confirmed this in a [...]

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    Ambode has not stopped us from impounding vehicles, says LASTMA

Ambode has not stopped us from impounding vehicles, says LASTMA

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, has not stopped it from impounding vehicles of traffic violators.Bashir Braimah, general manager of LASTMA, said this on Monday during the launch of `Operation Stand Strong’, a campaign to restore sanity on roads in the state.Braimah said the programme was aimed at removing lawless road users [...]

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    YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

YOUR VERDICT: Horn-free Lagos ‘not possible’

It is a little under a month before Lagos state observes its inaugural horn-free day (October 15), which commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, recently announced would become an annual ritual.But are the people who are to withhold their horns on that day aware of it at all? And do they believe in the possibility of Lagos someday becoming horn-free?This [...]

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    6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

6 things you do that annoy a policeman on ‘stop and search’

“Police is your friend,” an officer would proudly say.“Go tell that to the marines,” is the likely reply he would get anywhere outside a police station.We are now outside a station, specifically at Maryland junction, where the men-in-black/blue/camouflage/orange are going about their 'duties'.Some are controlling traffic but our ‘specimen’ for experiment are those flagging down vehicles and asking for their particulars [...]

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