Showing posts with label traffic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label traffic. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Ukraine to restrict traffic into violence-torn Kiev

Ukraine will restrict incoming traffic to Kiev from midnight to prevent the escalation of clashes of anti-government protesters with police, the government press agency said on Tuesday.

"To prevent human casualties and the escalation of conflict we ask the citizens of Ukraine to take into account that transport in the direction of Kiev will be restricted from midnight," it said.
Nine people died during clashes in Kiev on Tuesday, seven civilians and two policemen, police said.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Policeman drives against traffic, knocks down woman, baby

A police corporal, identified simply as Friday, has been accused of knocking down a teacher, Mrs. Taskirat Anjolaiya, and her baby, Ammarah. It was learnt that as a result of the incident, the mother and daughter sustained pelvic fracture, brain injury and a broken jaw among others.

According to eyewitness, the policeman, who is attached to FESTAC Police Division, was driving against traffic on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway when he knocked down the victims. PUNCH Metro learnt that the graduate of Mathematics Education was alighting from a commercial bus with her child and had not noticed the police patrol van coming from the wrong direction.

The victim’s husband, Sulaiman, said the policeman claimed he was running an errand for the Divisional Police Officer, Ibrahim Zango.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Photos: Nigerian Students Paralyze Lagos Traffic Over ASUU /ASUP Strike

Students under the aegis of Nigerian Education Rights Coalition and Coalition Against Commercialization of Education in Nigeria today embarked on street protests in Lagos that has brought traffic to a standstill on on Lagos main road, Ikorodu road.

The protest which started with a handful of students protesting against Nigerian government insensitivity to ongoing strike by university and polytechnic teachers has steadily grown in the last hour.   Policemen are seen trying to break up the protest but the students have so far stood their ground and proceeded peacefully in defiance of the police. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Lagos Bans Tri-cycle (Keke Napep) Operators From Major Roads [DETAILS]

Lagos State government Friday banned the activities of Tri-cycle popularly called Keke Napep from the major roads in the state, saying, “it is meant to protect the lives and property of the residents of the state.”
The state government however vowed to impound any disused and abandoned vehicles across the state, explaining “4,632 vehicles were currently abandoned on over 9,100 roads in theState. Commissioner for transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa  disclosed this at the 2013 Ministerial Press Briefing held in Alausa to mark the sixth anniversary of Governor Babatunde Fashola’s administration.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fashola Denies Assaulting Morka’s Driver, Children In Traffic Incidence

The Lagos State Government has denied reports alleging that Governor Babatunde Fashola ordered his police escorts to manhandle the driver and children of the Executive Director of the Social and Economic Rights Action Centre (SERAC) Felix Morka, during a traffic incident on Tuesday.
In a statement, the government spokesman, Hakeem Bello said “the premise and the content of the message are completely false.”
Explaining what transpired on that day, the statement said “On the aforementioned date, at around 3pm, the Governor was returning from a Security meeting at the headquarters of the State Security Service (SSS) through CMD Road in the Magodo area when his convoy and other road users got blocked by a man who had driven his Jeep with Registration number KU 549 KJA against the flow of traffic. The identity of the owner was later established to be Felix Morka.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Serious Traffic in V/I tomorrow - Eko Atlantic City opening

There will be heavy traffic in Lagos tomorrow, especially around V/I as several dignitaries are coming for the opening of the Eko Atlantic City Phase 1 inauguration. President Goodluck, Governor Fashola and even Bill Clinton among other "dignitaries" will be in attendance. It will begin at 10 a.m so the Ikeja area may be affected as well (they should be coming in from the airport).  

Just thought to warn Lagosians as we are usually not warned in these situations and then we end up spending the day in traffic.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Lions Bring Rush-Hour Traffic To A Standstill In Nairobi (PHOTOS)

Two lions brought rush-hour traffic to a standstill in Nairobi, Kenya when they decided to have a lie down in the middle the street.

It was during the morning commute on the the edge of the Nairobi National Park that two young males appeared on the side of the road and strolled out in front of cars and trucks for a roll-around.
The African lions’ antics caused tail backs as they found the busy road the perfect place to rub themselves in buffalo faeces,

Friday, February 1, 2013

Court Jails Two For Driving Against Traffic

The Special Offences Court sitting in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos has sentenced two people to prison for driving against the flow of traffic and for assaulting government officials.
Mr. Abdulrasheed Maiyaki, a 35-year-old man from Kogi State, was sentenced to 100 days imprisonment without the option of fine for driving against traffic.
The other person, Mr. Tunde Mukaila, 35, who allegedly assaulted government officials in the course of their duties, was sentenced to one year in prison.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

JAF Mass Action Lagos Traffic Law (Photos)

he Joint Action Front (JAF), the pro-labour civil society component of the Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO), on Monday protested at the Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress in Lagos kick off a mass action against the new Lagos State Road Traffic Law.

Friday, September 28, 2012

FRSC reopens Lokoja-Abuja Road

The Federal Road Safety Commission on Friday reopened the Lokoja-Abuja highway, six days after temporarily closing it to traffic due to flooding from the nearby River Niger.

The Federal Government had ordered the road reopened by Friday (today) after the Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen, gave the assurance that access was being restored by some construction firms.

FRSC said in a statement by Corps Education Officer, Jonas Agwu, that road users were expected to be orderly.

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