Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Tag "traffic"

    Task force on Apapa gridlock challenges any driver who has spent days on the road to speak up

Task force on Apapa gridlock challenges any driver who has spent days on the road to speak up

Kayode Opeifa, vice chairman of the presidential task force on restoration of law and order in Apapa, Lagos, has challenged any truck driver who has spent days on the road due to traffic to speak out. The Apapa gridlock has crippled commercial activities in the area regarded as the gateway to the nation's economy because of the ports there. During the weekend, [...]

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    Fuel tanker accident causes gridlock in Victoria Island

Fuel tanker accident causes gridlock in Victoria Island

A diesel tanker accident has caused gridlock at BJ junction inward Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos state. In a series of tweets on Friday, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) said the collapsed tanker occupied the entire road, causing traffic congestion. "Upturned diesel tanker at BJ junction inward CivicCenter occupying the entire road as the body has been separated from the [...]

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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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    Lagos gives reasons for heavy traffic across the state

Lagos gives reasons for heavy traffic across the state

Gbenga Omotoso, Lagos state commissioner for information, says the ongoing repair of roads has worsened the traffic situation. Lagosians have been complaining about the man-hour loss as a result of gridlock across the state. In a statement on Wednesday, Omotoso said since the beginning of the massive road repairs under "Operation 116" across the state, the traffic has been heavy. He said the government [...]

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    Five ways to keep busy while stuck in traffic

Five ways to keep busy while stuck in traffic

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    ‘I left my footprints on 3MB’, ‘I’ll get home before dawn’ – reactions to Lagos traffic lockdown

‘I left my footprints on 3MB’, ‘I’ll get home before dawn’ – reactions to Lagos traffic lockdown

A diesel-laden truck suffered a mishap on Otedola bridge in front of Magodo, Lagos state, on Friday and in less than one hour, traffic spread across different parts of the state. Many who were returning from work trekked home, with a man walking a stretch of 12 kilometers. Some Lagosians took to Twitter to share their experiences. https://twitter.com/trafficbutter/status/1175177705051934721?s=20 https://twitter.com/iam_Immanie/status/1175146392022597638?s=20 https://twitter.com/thecableng/status/1175156645216837634?s=20 https://twitter.com/Michole_007/status/1175122261478707200?s=20 https://twitter.com/HabeebAdamu1/status/1175160128540217346?s=20 One thing is sure tonight... I [...]

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    Ambode’s former aide narrates how he was robbed in traffic

Ambode’s former aide narrates how he was robbed in traffic

Ekene Okoro, a former aide of Akinwunmi Ambode, ex-governor of Lagos state, was on Wednesday night attacked by suspected armed robbers in the Cele axis of Oshodi-Apapa expressway of the state.  Okoro disclosed this via a post on his Facebook page. He said he was on his way to his residence at Ago Palace in Okota when he was attacked. According to him, he [...]

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    Five effective ways to survive Lagos traffic stress

Five effective ways to survive Lagos traffic stress

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    Agbaje: Removing trucks from Lagos highways because of Buhari is wickedness

Agbaje: Removing trucks from Lagos highways because of Buhari is wickedness

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, says removing heavy-duty vehicles from highways due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state is hypocritical and wicked. Trucks, which had littered major roads in the state and hindered free flow of traffic, were evacuated few hours to Buhari's visit for his reelection campaign. Speaking at a town [...]

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    Lagos to divert traffic for Olamide’s OLIC concert

Lagos to divert traffic for Olamide’s OLIC concert

The Lagos state government on Wednesday announced the diversion of traffic for fourth edition of the Olamide’s annual Olamide Live in Concert (OLIC) by hip-hop singer, Olamide Adedeji. The concert will take place on December 17 at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, Lagos. According to the organisers, the concert which is planned to start by 12 pm and end by 6pm, is expected to [...]

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    Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Ambode vows to tackle traffic gridlock

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, on Thursday assured the people of the state of his determination to work out an effective traffic management policy. According to a statement released on his website, Ambode said this at the traffic management and transportation summit organised by the state government. The governor observed that with the realities on ground, there is the need for [...]

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    Lagos in total traffic lockdown

Lagos in total traffic lockdown

There was gridlock in different parts of Lagos on Monday following the return of heavy duty vehicles to major roads in the state. The government had restricted the movements of trucks within the metropolis to 9pm and 6am after an accident involving a truck led to the loss of three lives in the Ojuelegba area of the state earlier in the [...]

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    Petrol tanker crashes in Abuja

Petrol tanker crashes in Abuja

A tanker filled with petrol crashed on the Nyanya-Mararaba Road in Abuja at about 7am on Saturday. The crashed tanker lay horizontally on the busy road, impeding the movement of vehicles and resulting in traffic gridlock extending to Karu Road. A witness told TheCable that the driver of the tanker escaped unscathed. "The crash happened at about 7am. I was driving through the Nyanya Road [...]

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