Tag: okada

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November 1, 2012

TICKER: Okada ban in Delta: No going back on Nov 1 date – Commissioner

Delta State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Benson Igbakpa, has said there was no going back on the ban on commercial ...

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November 1, 2012

Opinion: Fashola, why so deceitful?

by Olumide Makanjuola   If you know Lagos State very well, you will understand how ridiculous and insensitive the state ...

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October 31, 2012

Okada must go! Union leader says that’s Fashola’s plan

by Rachel Ogbu The Chairman of the All Auto bike Commercial Owners and Workers Association of Nigeria (ANACOWA), Aliyu Wamba ...

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October 29, 2012

TICKER: ‘Okada’ rider hacks union leader to death

A leader of motorcycle operators’ association in Ondo town, Ebenezer Adedeji, was on Saturday killed by an okada rider. It ...

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October 29, 2012

Road transport chairman killed over N100 association fee

by Isi Esene Ebenezer Adedeji, a branch chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, at a park ...

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October 26, 2012

Give-the-dog-a-bad-name Month: 98% of robberies are by ‘okada’ – Police

by Hauwa Gambo So now we’re blaming ‘okada’ riders for all the evil known to man, are we? The Lagos ...

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October 26, 2012

SNAPSHOT: Is Governor Fashola a big hypocrite? Take a look and decide for yourself

by Hauwa Gambo So these photos are slowly going viral and should inspire a proper debate about the extent and ...

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October 25, 2012

SNAPSHOT: Is Governor Fashola a big hypocrite? Take a look and decide for yourself

by Hauwa Gambo So these photos are slowly going viral and should inspire a proper debate about the extent and ...

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October 25, 2012

“We can not continue this way!” – Lagosians protest ‘okada’ restriction

by Isi Esene Lagosians have continued to groan under the weight of the new traffic law which placed restrictions on ...

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October 25, 2012

“Go to emergency wards and see what ‘okada’ has caused” – Fashola

By Rachel Ogbu Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has asked everyone to build a consensus that the idea behind the ...

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October 25, 2012

TICKER: Lagosians trek as ‘okada’ ban, fuel scarcity bite harder

With the restriction of okada on some routes and the worsening fuel scarcity in Lagos State, many Lagosians who were ...

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October 24, 2012

Oh, please: ‘We are yet to enforce the new Lagos traffic law’ – Lagos State govt

by Isi Esene This might surprise a lot of Lagosians, but the attorney-general of Lagos and commissioner for Justice, Ade ...

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October 24, 2012

Opinion: Fashola and ‘okadas’ – Lagos can’t become New York overnight

by Babatunde Rosanwo Productivity in Lagos is highly dependent on efficiency; whether for the transport of goods, labor, or services ...

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October 23, 2012

Life is not hard: 10 tips for coping without ‘okada’

by michealfreesoul These tips are guaranteed to elevate you to the next level of an ‘okada’-free Lagos state. If they ...

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October 23, 2012

“What next? ‘Okada’ BRT?!” – The YNaija community debates Fashola’s ban on ‘okada’ #YDebate

by Isi Esene The ban on the operation of commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as ‘okada’, on major highways by the ...

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October 23, 2012

Opinion: Governor Fashola and his futile anti-‘okada’ laws

by Demola Rewaju   It is however in the area of motorcycle transportation that Fashola strongly shows not only his ...

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October 23, 2012

TICKER: ‘Okada’ rider sells nurse to ritualists for N10,000

A commercial motorcyclist, identified simply as Ifeanyi, has been arrested for allegedly handing over a nurse, Mrs. Helen Ilonge, to ...

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October 23, 2012

TICKER: No hiding place for ‘okada’ riders – Fashola

stated that the thinking of the government was that by the end of this month, no okada rider should be ...

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October 22, 2012

Rough Riding: Okada operators stage another protest in Mushin against new traffic law

by Isi Esene The enforcement of the new Lagos Traffic Law has continued to generate protests. Motorcycle operators, popularly called ...

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October 10, 2012

Hurricane Fashola: Lagos destroys 3000 ‘okadas’

by Hauwa Gambo Well, it might have been Goodluck Ebele Jonathan who said he doesn’t give a damn, but its ...

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September 4, 2012

Okada operators sue Lagos State, seek reversal of new traffic law

by Isi Esene The new traffic law passed by the Lagos State Government has drawn the ire of commercial motorcycle ...

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August 12, 2012

Some justice: Okada men beat up High Court judge

by Isi Esene A High Court Judge, Justice Ogbogo Ejembi, has dragged four commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada to ...

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August 9, 2012

Poetry: Okada

by Nneka Jethro-Iruobe Oh Okada   The smallest of commercial transporters Easy prey to bigger road users Yet the most ...

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August 3, 2012

Fashola goes hard: Lagos governor signs terminator traffic bill into law

by Isi Esene The governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola yesterday signed the state traffic bill in to law. The ...

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June 19, 2012

“Boyfriend, girlfriend issues caused the clash,” Igbinedion University VC reveals

by Stanley Azuakola The authorities of Igbinedion University are disputing claims of deaths as a result of the clash within ...

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June 8, 2012

Four final year medical students of Igbinedion University kidnapped

by Stanley Azuakola Staff and students of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, are worried about the rising state of insecurity ...

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April 19, 2012

Temitope Shittu-Alamu: Okada to the rescue – our love/hate relationship

These distinguished guys have really tried for us, think of all those (ehrm) crunch-time moments that okadas have been lifesavers. ...

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April 4, 2012

#InCaseYouMissedIt: Lagos State denies ban of okadas

by Lekan Olanrewaju The Lagos state government on Monday stated that it had not banned the operations of motorcycles, popularly known ...

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OluwapelumiNovember 28, 2011

Your Turn: My Own Lagos!

by Omonike Odi Last week, I was in Lagos and in true Las Gidi style; I had the experience of ...

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OluwapelumiJune 28, 2011

I slept with her too

by ‘Seun Salami Last week was an incredibly busy week. No, it’s not that old cliché. I mean it. Or ...

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