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Suspected Okada thief set ablaze by angry mob in Nasarawa

Suspected Okada thief set ablaze by angry mob in Nasarawa

An unidentified man alleged to have stolen a motorcycle(Okada), was set ablaze by angry youths at about noon in the Masaka area of Nasarawa state on Sunday. The incident occurred after the Masaka U-Turn in the neighbouring Nasarawa state by the roadside near Pantaker market at about 12:20pm. An eyewitness, who witnessed how the incident

5 die in early morning accident in Lagos

The National Emergency Agency (NEMA) has confirmed five persons dead in an accident involving four vehicles at Igando area of Lagos State in the early hours of Tuesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident involved three trucks loaded with alcoholic drinks and a Honda salon car. The accident occurred near the

As commuters suffer, bureaucratic bottleneck stalls resuscitation of failed Abuja BRT

No doubt, the Bus Rapid Transportation(BRT) system ventured into by the Federal Capital Territory Administration two years ago, would have ameliorated the never ending harrowing experiences of commuters along the Abuja-Keffi Expressway if the project had succeeded. Commuters are left with no option but to continue to wallow in hardship in the absence of this.

FCTA moves to tackle menace of fake layouts in Area Councils

An interdepartmental Ministerial Technical Committee on the Harmonization of Operations of Accelerated Area Councils and Sectional Title Reissuance Scheme (AACSTRIS) has moved to tackle the menace of fake layouts in the area councils of the Federal Capital Territory(FCT). Fake layouts defined by the Committee as layouts without ministerial approval, overlapping designs and double allocations, have

Finally, FG to resettle Abuja indigenes in 2015, says Sen. Adeyemi

Original inhabitants of Abuja are to be relocated to their permanent site in 2015, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory, Sen. Smart Adeyemi, has said. Adeyemi stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Thursday. He said that already, districts were being created to ensure the implementation

Lagos imposes ‘Horn-Free’ Day, offenders fined N20, 000

Nigeria’s chaotic megacity Lagos on Wednesday sought to impose a one-day ban on the use of the car horn, hoping to raise awareness about damaging noise pollution and improve quality of life. The occasional honk still rang out on the crowded streets of the country’s financial capital yet drivers, public transport users and pedestrians said

Erosion cuts off rail track in Ilorin

Mr Rasheed Gbadamosi, the District Manager, South West Zone of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), says North-South train services have been disrupted due to erosion caused by downpour in some parts of Ilorin. Gbadamosi, who disclosed this in Ilorin while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria said the corporation had suffered colossal losses in

Chibok girls protest: Security beefed up around Presidential Villa

Security was on Tuesday morning beefed up around the Presidential Villa, Abuja, ahead of a planned protest rally by the BringBackOurGirls (BBOG) campaigners. The BBOG campaigners are pushing for the rescue of the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno, on April 15. In a statement by its Media Coordinator, Rotimi Olawale,

Abuja indigenes berate Bala’s supporters over ‘anti-natives’ tenure

Natives of Abuja under the aegis of the Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) have asked political sycophants in the Federal Capital Territory, especially supporters of FCT Minister Bala Mohammed to stop playing politics with their constitutional and socio-economic demands. The indigenes were reacting to recent media publications and broadcast by some unknown groups

Why Street hawking, trading thrives in Abuja despite arrests

The conjecture that street trading and hawking have come to stay in the Federal Capital City, may not be far from the truth as present efforts to rid the city of this undesirable feature are yet far from succeeding. Several years after the Federal Capital Territory Administration banned street hawking and trading in the territory,

Chaos as Okada riders return to Abuja

Travelling on the Abuja-Keffi Expressway is increasingly becoming a nightmare as hundreds of commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Okada’ have defied an earlier ban and now ply their trade without anyone stopping them. The traffic on the route has assumed a worst turn as hundreds of commercial motorcyclists flood the road on daily basis. This

FCTA upgrades traffic light technology to tackle congestion

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has disclosed that 28 out of the 74 existing traffic light installations in the Territory have been upgraded from the old technology of incandescent light to Light Emitting Diode (LED) with Solar back-up. Minister of the FCT, Bala Mohammed, who made this known in a press release made available