Saturday 23rd March 2019,
Hope for Nigeria

Browsing the "Transportation" Category

Governor Babatunde Fashola switched on the lights of the 6km Carter Bridge, the oldest bridge in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Sunday.

Fashola Lights Up Carter Bridge

Governor Babatunde Fashola switched on the lights of the 6km Carter Bridge, the oldest bridge in Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Sunday. The street lights were officially switched on the bridge last night, revealing the beauty of the area at night. Carter [...]

July 1, 2013 Transportation
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile phone while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed. Corp Marshal, FRSC, Mr. Osita Chidoka said other offences like speed driving, dangerous overtaking and overloading would equally attract court action instead of the usual fines. The FRSC boss, who was speaking at a news conference in Abuja, said these new measures are part of a newly launched campaign to reduce the increased spate of road crashes in the country. Commercial bus drivers are now expected to install speed limit devices in their vehicles so they henceforth should not exceed 100km per hour. National President of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) however admitted that some drivers are guilty of the aforementioned road accident causing crimes. The FRSC says it is partnering with several organizations including oil companies to fulfill its promise to make Nigerian roads one of the safest in the world by the year 2020.

Make a Call While Driving and Go to Jail, FRSC Warns

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has announced a newly adopted strategy that would ensure that any person caught using the mobile phone while driving, would no longer be fined but immediately taken to court and jailed. Corp Marshal, FRSC, [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation
FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

FG Gives Dana Airline 6 Months To Pay Claims

The Federal Government yesterday gave Dana Air a six-month ultimatum to pay claims to the families of the victims of the June 3, 2012 plane crash or face sanctions. This was according to Minister of Aviation, Mrs Stella Oduah, at [...]

June 28, 2013 Transportation
Onolememen- Picture

Lagos-Ibadan Expressway reconstruction to cost N160.7bn BY OLUSOLA FABIYI,

The reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will cost the Federal Government N160.7bn. This figure was disclosed to our correspondent by the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in an exclusive interview in Abuja [...]

June 27, 2013 Transportation
Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, says the government is focusing on finishing the clearing of drainage channels in Apapa area of the state.

Flood: Govt focuses on Apapa, environs

Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment, Mr. Tunji Bello, says the government is focusing on finishing the clearing of drainage channels in Apapa area of the state. He added that it was the decision of the government to make sure [...]

June 21, 2013 Transportation
russians1

FG drops charges against a number of Russian sailors for alleged unlawful arms importation

The Federal Government on Tuesday dropped the charges against eight out of the 15 Russian sailors charged with unlawful importation of arms into Nigeria. They are  Zhelyazkov Andrey, Savchenko Sergel, Lopatin Alexey, Baranovskly Nikolay, Llia Shubov, Dimitry Bannyrh, Alexander Tsarikov [...]

June 18, 2013 Transportation
frsc-officialsacc

Three Dead As Car Crushes Three Motorcyclists In Osogbo

Two commercial motorcyclists and the passenger in an unregistered Toyota Camry car lost their lives in Osogbo on Monday when the driver of the car lost control and crushed the motorcyclists. According to witness accounts, the accident happened at about [...]

June 18, 2013 Transportation
transport

Lagos to Deploy Advanced Traffic Software

The Lagos State Government, in its efforts at improving the efficiency level and service delivery of its staff, is set to procure hi-tech traffic software vehicles to move traffic and transport management from the present manual analogue to a more [...]

June 12, 2013 Transportation
Osita-Chidoka

FRSC Unveils Worst Accident Prone Roads

The Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has stated that the Benin-Ore road, Abuja-Lokoja road and the Lagos-Ibadan expressway are the worst accident prone roads and warned the public concerning these roads. The Assistant Corp Marshal of the FRSC, Dennis Terrang, [...]

June 10, 2013 Transportation
east-west-bad-road

East-West Road To Be Completed Dec 2014 – FG

The Federal Government, Thursday, reassured Nigerians, particularly people of the Niger Delta, that the N347 billion East West highway dualisation projects would be completed and deliver by December 2014.   Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Peter Orubebe, who [...]

June 7, 2013 Transportation
train-derails

Another Rail Accident As Train Derails In Lagos

A section of a train returning from Ijoko in Lagos State to its base at Ebutte Metta, Lagos on Wednesday derailed at Agege, in an incident said to have been caused by defective tracks. [viralpullquote ]A section of a train [...]

May 30, 2013 Transportation
Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Lagos lawmakers fault tolling of Lekki-Ikoyi link-bridge

Concessionaire plans N100 to N400 toll rates, bans commercial vehicles PROPOSAL by the Lagos State government to charge toll rates ranging from N100 to N400 on the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge was Tuesday faulted by lawmakers in the state. [viralpullquote ]PROPOSAL [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
frsc-boss-ositadinma-chido

FRSC Declares Four States, FCT Notorious

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has declared four states and Federal Capital Territory, FCT, as notorious with records of highest number of road traffic crashes and fatalities in the country. Corps Marshal and Chief Executive of FRSC, Mr. Osita [...]

May 29, 2013 Transportation
Muhammed-Sani-Sidi

2012 flood disaster cost Nigeria N2.6tn –NEMA

Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani-Sidi, has said Nigeria lost N2.6tn to the 2012 flood disaster. [viralpullquote ]Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Muhammed Sani-Sidi, has said Nigeria lost N2.6tn to the 2012 flood [...]

May 27, 2013 Transportation
Expressway

Lagos-Abidjan Expressway construction begins in Nov 2014 – BY OLALEKAN ADETAYO, ADDIS ABABA

Presidents of the five concerned countries along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor have resolved that construction work on the proposed six-lane highway on the corridor should commence in November/December 2014. [viralpullquote font_size=”16″ ]Presidents of the five concerned countries along the Abidjan-Lagos corridor [...]

May 27, 2013 Transportation
arik air

NDLEA Vows To Punish Arik Over Crew Members Arrested In U.K. For Drug Trafficking

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has said it would punish Nigeria’s largest independent airline, Arik Air, over the arrest of an Arik staff for cocaine trafficking in the U.K. Two female aircrew members of Arik who flew in [...]

May 24, 2013 Transportation
Nigeria Air Force Releases Report of Preliminary Investigation into Crashed Helicopter

Nigeria Air Force Releases Report of Preliminary Investigation into Crashed Helicopter

The Nigerian Air Force on Monday released the preliminary report on the investigation into the crashed Mi-24B helicopter, which occurred on May 9 at the Nigerian Air Force Base, Port Harcourt. This was stated on Monday by Yusuf Anas, the [...]

May 13, 2013 Transportation
lagos-state-commissioner-for-transportation-kayode-opeifa

Okada Deaths Reduced By 80% In Lagos – Commissioner

Okada Deaths Reduced By 80% In Lagos – Commissioner – The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, says there is a sharp drop in the rate of accidents and deaths caused by commercial motorcyclist (okada) in the state. [...]

May 8, 2013 Transportation
This Is Ogun State, Nigeria Ijoko Road, Sango Otta, Ogun State.

This Is Ogun State, Nigeria | Ijoko Road, Sango Otta, Ogun State.

This Is Ogun State, Nigeria | Ijoko Road, Sango Otta, Ogun State. – The state Governor was rated the 3rd Worse Governor in Nigeria. This is a State Road, that suppose to be Managed by the state government or Local [...]

January 10, 2013 Transportation