Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    ‘One dead’ as tanker collides with bus in Lagos

‘One dead’ as tanker collides with bus in Lagos

A fatal accident has occurred on Otedola bridge, around Berger area of Lagos state. The incident which occurred about 8:25am on Thursday reportedly left many injured and some dead. In a tweet, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said the accident involved a tanker and a fully-loaded Mazda bus. The bus was said to have the capacity to contain 18 passengers. A witness [...]

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    ALERT: Traffic diverted as Lagos closes section of Eko bridge for repairs

ALERT: Traffic diverted as Lagos closes section of Eko bridge for repairs

The Lagos state government says it closed an entry section of Eko bridge, also known as second mainland bridge, to facilitate repairs. In a statement, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) announced that the repairs would be done around Costain axis inwards Apongbon/Lagos Island, with the closure of entry from Funsho Williams Avenue, starting from Tuesday. The agency said traffic would [...]

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    LASTMA official hangs self in Ikeja

LASTMA official hangs self in Ikeja

Tope Akinde, an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), committed suicide in Ikeja, the state capital, on Saturday. The official's lifeless body was found on a tree around Salvation bus stop, along Opebi road. The shocking act had attracted people who gathered around the scene, causing gridlock and hindering vehicular movement. Officials of the Lagos State Neighbourhood Safety Corps later [...]

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    LASTMA official attacked by hoodlums in Apapa dies

LASTMA official attacked by hoodlums in Apapa dies

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says Ola Oyeshina, one of its officials attacked by hoodlums has died. In a statement on Saturday, Olajide Oduyoye, LASTMA general manager, said the incident happened about 5pm on Friday while the officer was on duty around Iganmu-Sifax axis of Apapa. He said the official, who was hit with a large stone, slipped into a [...]

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    One dead, many injured as Dangote truck collides with BRT bus in Lagos

One dead, many injured as Dangote truck collides with BRT bus in Lagos

A female passenger was killed after a truck of Dangote cement collided with a BRT bus in Ikorodu area of Lagos state about 10am on Tuesday. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, director-general of LASEMA, who disclosed this in a statement, said all the occupants of the bus sustained injuries and that an investigation would be conducted on the incident. ‘’On getting to the scene of incident, [...]

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    Visually impaired LASTMA officer weds heartthrob

Visually impaired LASTMA officer weds heartthrob

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    Sanwo-Olu to LASTMA: If my brother breaks the law, don’t spare him

Sanwo-Olu to LASTMA: If my brother breaks the law, don’t spare him

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of of Lagos state, says his administration will not condone any act of indiscipline. Speaking when he visited the head office of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in Oshodi on Friday, Sanwo-Olu charged the agency to deal with traffic violators. He said even if it is his brother who is on the wrong side of the law, he [...]

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    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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