Tag: okada

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ToluMay 4, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Reps call for registration of okada and keke napep

Members of the House of Representatives have tasked the Committee on Federal Road Safety Corps on the lack of registration ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 28, 2017

Banning okada will affect the economy – Amaechi

by Dolapo Adelana Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said a ban on motorcycles and tricycles nationwide would have an ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 28, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 28th of February

Read the full stories and analyses here, here and here now!

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Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 19, 2017

FG’s ban on okada heartless – Fayose

by Dolapo Adelana Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described moves by the Federal Government to ban commercial motorcycle, popularly known ...

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RoqeebahFebruary 9, 2017

How is Governor Ambode going to phase out Danfo buses from Lagos?

On Monday at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Values in Leadership (CVL) that held at the Muson ...

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AzeezJanuary 31, 2017

FRSC recommends ban on okada nationwide

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has commercial motorcycles are a major cause of road accidents, recommending a nationwide ban ...

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James SamboApril 8, 2016

BREAKING: Disorder, violence as Fulani herdsmen clash with youths in Okada

Reports reaching us suggest that Fulani herdsmen and locals have been locked in a bloody clash since the wee hours ...

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Ada IgboanugoMarch 24, 2015

Motorcycle thief says he delved into crime to save for the army

by Chinwe Okafor Speak of a perfect irony at play. Two suspected robbers who allegedly specialize in robbing bike riders, ...

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Kolapo OlapojuFebruary 3, 2015

The swag on the Alaafin of Oyo is out of this world (LOOK)

by Damilola Jagun The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi, has donated 20 motorcycles fixed with public address systems to the ...

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Kolapo OlapojuOctober 3, 2014

Okada riders are making a gradual return to the roads of Lagos

by Isi Esene The ban on the movement of commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, seems to have been relaxed ...

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writerJuly 30, 2014

Stuck in traffic? Charly Boy gives President Jonathan a ride on his Okada (LOOK)

by Kolapo Olapoju Strange times! Strange acts! Okay, what’s this all about? Why is President Jonathan on Charly boy’s bike? ...

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July 6, 2014

#InCaseYouMissedIt: How 3 men were crushed to death by BRT bus in Lagos (GRAPHIC IMAGES)

by S’ola Filani While trying to avoid being caught by the police, three men reportedly got crushed to death by ...

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July 3, 2014

Move over Fayose! Omisore knows the BEST way to win an election (LOOK)

by Adeola Balogun Nigerian politicians have come up with really strange ways of campaigning for elections but judging from Governor ...

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January 16, 2014

Soyombo Ayomikun: An Okada man’s anger (Poetry)

by Soyombo Ayomikun With anger I daily commute    Frequency of 1 passenger every 3 hrs    Daily income of ...

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December 13, 2013

Tragic news: 2 ‘okada’ men killed while trying to escape armed robbery attack

by ‘Jola Sotubo Two commercial motorcyclists have lost their lives in an accident around Edo while trying to escape armed ...

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October 31, 2013

25 arrested as ‘Okada’ men fight in court

by Adeola Balogun The Federal High Court in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, was the scene of a violent clash ...

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October 8, 2013

Hunter hunted? Policeman gets beaten up by motorcyclists for confiscating a bike in Lagos

by ‘Jola Sotubo A police officer in Lagos State has suffered in the line of duty after he was mobbed ...

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September 10, 2013

What was he thinking? This man allegedly had sex with a 5-year-old in Oyo and paid her N5 (PICTURED)

by Oge Okonkwo A 28-year-old man, Tope Daisi, has been arrested by the Police in Oyo state, for allegedly defiling ...

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August 31, 2013

Panic in Ikorodu as ‘okada’ operators go on rampage again

by Adeola Balogun The anger of motorcyclists in Ikorodu, Lagos State is yet to be assuaged as they embarked on ...

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August 21, 2013

Protest in Lagos as police officer allegedly kills ‘Okada’ rider

Fracas broke out, yesterday, in Ikorodu following the death of a motorcyclist after he was allegedly shot by a Policeman ...

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August 4, 2013

Tension in Abuja district as soldiers clash with ‘Okada’ men over alleged torture

by Oge Okonkwo There was notable tension in Nyanya/Karu Abuja, after some soldiers allegedly tortured a commercial motorcyclist commonly known as ...

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August 4, 2013

Sad: Man commits suicide in Kano over ban on commercial motorcycle

by Isi Esene A commercial motorcyclist, Ali Harazumi Hamisu, has reportedly committed suicide after the state government effected a ban on their ...

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July 12, 2013

Mob justice: 3 suspected robbers set ablaze for stealing recharge cards (PHOTO)

An angry mob has set three suspected armed robbers ablaze in Ikotun, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro learnt on Thursday that ...

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July 5, 2013

Opinion: The Okada Books revolution and what it means for African authors

by Kemi Ogunniyi Something new and exciting has just happened in the world of books. It happened in Africa. The ...

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June 29, 2013

3 policemen feared killed in Lagos

by Isi Esene Three policemen may have died in an accident which reportedly happened on Friday morning on the Lagos-Abeokuta ...

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June 17, 2013

Opinion: ‘Okada’ ban and the insensitivity of state governors

by Theophilus Ilevbare It is a fallacy of hasty generalisation, that all Okada riders are armed robbers, hence, responsible for ...

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May 26, 2013

Opinion: The poor masses should leave the rich alone

by Tunji Adegboyega Whatever our rich do, the poor protest: From generators to private aircraft. Now, it is bullet-proof vehicles. What is ...

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May 16, 2013

Opinion: Fashola is ‘porting’ from achievements to…

by Wale Odunsi Nigeria has 36 federating states with one man atop the governance of each. I admire a few ...

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April 1, 2013

Debo Adejugbe: Social media votes and the pitfalls of ignorance (Y! Politico)

by Debo Adejugbe Personally, I would have loved if “Social Media Votes” translated to actual votes… Sadly, it doesn’t! It ...

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February 6, 2013

Opinion: Fashola has declared a war against poor people

by Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D It doesn’t require rocket science to figure out that you don’t arbitrarily ban a popular ...

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