Tag: okada

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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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February 3, 2013

Gag order on Lagos officials: Fashola’s has too many dirty deals to hide – PDP

by Akan Ido It is no longer news that the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party are opposed ...

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January 31, 2013

Opinion: Fashola’s policy on okada: A signal metaphor

by Poju Akinyanju It appears to me that adequate consideration was not given to the economic and social implications of ...

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January 13, 2013

‘Affliction shall not rise a second time…’ – Ojia Adamolekun’s tribute to her late brother

by Isi Esene The killing of Irawo Adamolekun, the medical doctor who was shot in the head on Friday at ...

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January 13, 2013

Gruesome: Police discover female corpses in ritualists’ hideout

by Akan Ido Acting on a tip-off, men of the Delta state police command have uncovered an operational base of ...

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December 25, 2012

Photo of the Day: Santa ditches the sleigh, delivers gifts on ‘okada’

by Akan Ido Forget the sleigh, in Nigeria, Santa has a faster means of delivering the gifts on Christmas – ...

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December 23, 2012

Jungle justice: Suspected ‘okada’ thief set ablaze

What looked like the Aluu four incident occurred on Friday, as a middle-aged man was set ablaze by irate youth ...

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December 17, 2012

‘Okada’ rider arrested for stabbing passenger to death

Okada man simply identified as Igali has been arrested by the Lagos state Police force for stabbing to death a ...

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December 13, 2012

Fashola wins: Court strikes out ‘okada’ riders’ suit against Lagos traffic law

by Isi Esene Reports coming in indicate that a Lagos court has struck out a suit instituted by an association ...

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December 11, 2012

No road: Police stop ‘okada’ protest against traffic law in Lagos

Men of the Lagos State Police Command on Monday halted a protest march by commercial motorcycle riders who took to ...

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December 10, 2012

How ‘okada’ rider died from electrocution in Lagos

A man suspected to be an okada rider was on Saturday evening electrocuted to death in Ejigbo, Lagos State. The ...

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November 21, 2012

James Silas: It’s okay to ban ‘Okada’ in Lagos but… (Y! Superblogger)

Change is inevitable and sometimes painful… humans are not built to accept change in auto-mode – we adjust and eventually ...

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November 16, 2012

Femke becomes Funke: Oyinbo’s dictionary to Nigerian English

I am talking about the English Nigerians speak, sometimes hard to understand for foreigners who are not used to the ...

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November 12, 2012

Spot the difference: LASTMA orders junior officers to stop arresting traffic offenders

by Isi Esene The Lagos State government  appears to be taking pro-active measures to curb the perceived excesses of officials ...

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November 12, 2012

Tope Olofin: Lagos… mega city or traffic city? (Y! Superblogger)

“My supervisor handed me a query, asking me to explain why I have become a latecomer. Is she nuts or ...

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November 11, 2012

#HowIsThisSurprising: ‘Okada’ accidents reduced by 95% – Lagos State govt

by Rachel Ogbu     The commissioner of Transportation in Lagos State, Kayode Opeifa, has announced results from the evaluation ...

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November 11, 2012

SNAPSHOT: ‘Okadas’ make the long journey home

by Isi Esene Commercial motorcycle operators popularly known as ‘okada’, have started looking elsewhere to earn a means of livelihood ...

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November 11, 2012

Hauwa Gambo: All I want to say is, thank you, America (YNaija Frontpage)

Whether the rest of the world hates America’s guts or not, they have to admit ­those guys know how to ...

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November 9, 2012

Kay Aishida: This madness, a mega-joke (Y! Superblogger)

How can you get yourselves an army of losers to enforce your policies? Honestly, I’m very angry right now. Extremely ...

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November 8, 2012

TICKER: Mother of murdered ‘okada’ rider: “Police, please release my other son”

Taiwo Atilola, mother of the 27-year-old commercial motorcycle rider, Adigun, who was allegedly shot by a policeman in Lagos on ...

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November 8, 2012

Medicine after death: Lagos plans ‘alternative jobs’ programme for ‘okada’ riders

by Isi Esene The Lagos Sate government has declared its intention to meaningfully engage registered motorcycle operators popularly known as ...

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November 7, 2012

“Stay in your village if you can’t obey traffic laws,” Gov. Fashola warns ‘Okada’ operators

by Isi Esene Governor Babatunde Fashola yesterday warned anyone coming to Lagos with the intention of living in the city ...

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November 6, 2012

Rampage: Violence in Ilupeju as ‘okada’ men protest killing of colleague

by Isi Esene There are reports of violent protests at Coker Road, around Ilupeju area of Lagos Tuesday afternoon when ...

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November 6, 2012

‘Okada’ riders beat up LASTMA officials

by Hauwa Gambo Trouble brewed in the Ojodu-Berger area of Lagos yesterday after a clash between ‘okada’ riders and a ...

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November 2, 2012

Photo of the Day: Fashola, we hope you know this is not an ‘okada’

by Isi Esene It’s just as Achebe said: because the hunter has learnt to shoot without missing, the bird has ...

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November 2, 2012

TICKER: Lagos Traffic Law: Policemen brutalise, strip ‘okada’ rider

Some policemen reportedly took the enforcement of the Lagos Traffic Law to the extreme on Wednesday as they allegedly beat ...

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