Ministry Launches ‘Bicycle Riding’ Project in Abuja

The Ministry of Transportation says the National Council on Transportation has approved the commencement of a `bicycle riding’ project, as a means of transportation in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, told journalists at the end of the National Council on Transportation meeting on Monday in Sokoto. He said that […]

Lagos arrests, jails motorists for buying in traffic

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency (LASECORPS) have arrested six motorists at the Ikeja Along end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for allegedly buying goods in the traffic. The offenders’ vehicles, a Honda Accent, Hiace, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Sienna, taxi cab and commercial bus, were also impounded by the agency. It was learnt that […]

FRSC recalls sector commander, officers who cut female officials’ hair

The Federal Road Safety Commission’s Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the recall of the Rivers State Sector Commander and other officers concerned in the raving issue of cutting of some female officers’  hair. The female officers were allegedly carrying long hair in the Rivers State Sector Command, Portharcourt. In an interview granted early morning on […]

Cross River Frustrated with FG over 260km Super Highway

Blaming the federal government for allegedly frustrating its effort to commence the construction of the proposed 260-kilometre super highway, the Cross River State Government has informed the federal government that it would go ahead with the project, if by middle of March the state fails to get the necessary approvals for construction to commence. According […]

FCTA to Strengthen Transport Policy

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said transportation system in Abuja would be strengthened in line with the city Master Plan to improve security of lives and property. The minister made this disclosure, while receiving officials of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), FCT Chapter yesterday in Abuja. Bello said such policy […]

Banning Okada Would Affect The Economy – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that motorcycles and tricycles should not be banned nationwide because doing so would affect the nation’s economy negatively. Amaechi said this on Tuesday in Abuja at the celebration of the national day of Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN). The minister […]

Why Uber is leading in Nigeria

Technology is driving the world into a more tranquil, stress-free and perhaps, if not careful, lethargic sphere. And the emergence of a top-notch transportation system known as ‘Uber’ is a loud testament to how you can find and ‘ride’ almost seamlessly even in one of the toughest metropolis like Lagos. Uber Technologies is a popular […]

Govt Plans to Link Nigeria's Major Roads to Five Other Countries

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it had mapped out plans to link the country's major roads to five other countries in West, South and North Africa. Consequently, the pan-African highway would link Nigeria to five other countries, namely Algeria, Tunisia, Mali, Niger and Chad which are member countries of Trans-Saharan Road Liaison Committee, TRLC. Minister […]

Budget Constraints Hindering Road Projects - Govt

The Federal Government has disclosed that inadequate budgetary allocation is hindering execution of road projects across the nation. The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said this yesterday while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council meeting. The minister said due to inadequate budgetary allocations in 2016, the […]

Vital issues for road safety

THE low attention of the federal, state and local governments to road safety management in Nigeria has sadly positioned the country as the third nation with the worst cases of road crashes and fatalities among 193 countries sampled globally. This has made our beloved Giant of Africa one of the most dangerous countries to drive […]

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