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Okada Ban: No Going Back on Enforcement

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Government has stressed that the ban on activities of motorcycle operations in 10 Local Governments, LGs, and 15 Local Council Development Areas, LCDAs, of the state remain effective. Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, in a statement on Wednesday, stated that there has been peace and improvement in security in […]

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Okada Ban: Mainlanders defy Enforcement

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Environmental Enforcement and Special Offences Unit impounded 150 motorcycles for violating traffic rules in the last week. The unit’s spokesman, Mr Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, said yesterday, that 10 persons, including motorcyclists and passengers, were also arrested and prosecuted for plying the BRT corridor. He stated that the motorcycles were impounded after […]

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Okada Ban: Riders Lament Negative Effects of Enforcement

INSIDEMAINLAND – Hundreds of those engaged in the motorcycle business, popularly called okada, on Monday, stormed the Lagos House in peaceful protest, demanding that the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, should rethink the fresh ban he placed on okada activities in four additional Local Governments (LGs) and six Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs), effective from […]

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Okada Ban: Lagos Taskforce Nabs Defiant Riders

INSIDEMAINLAND – Following the announcement of the Okada ban in six local governments in Lagos, the operatives of the Lagos taskforce have continued to prosecute defiant riders in the state. In a statement released on Monday, the agency disclosed that it has arrested rebellious okada operators at Oko-Oba, Local Airport Road, and Abeokuta Expressway and […]

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Okada Ban: Why LASG May Embark on Statewide Enforcement

INSIDEMAINLAND– Following numerous complaints about the growing threat and nuisance posed by Okada riders in the state, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on May 18, 2022, announced a complete ban on Okada operation in six Local Governments and nine Local Council Development Areas in an effort to control the disruptive activities of the riders. However, traditional authorities, […]

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Ghen Ghen!!! Why Okada Riders May End Up In Prison In Lagos

INSIDEMAINLAND– The Lagos State Task Force conducted a week-long raid in several regions of the state, to eliminate illicit commercial motorcycle activity on the state’s main roadways. The agency’s chairman, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Shola Jejeloye, led the exercise in Agege/Fagba, Apapa, and Ajah, areas where pockets of Okada operator activity had been observed […]

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Okada Ban: Why You May Be Arrested Too

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Police Command has declared that both motorcyclists and passengers who refuse to observe the new guidelines on the restriction of motorcycle operations would be arrested and prosecuted, as Lagosians acclimatize to the ban on Okada riders across the regions where the ban is in place. This was made known by […]

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Okada Ban: How LASG Is Dealing With Offenders

INSIDEMAINLAND – The Lagos State Task Force said it would crush another set of 2,228 impounded commercial motorcycles popularly called Okada on Friday, June 3rd 2022 to serve as a warning to others. The taskforce Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, June 3rd, 2022. Reacting to the statement, the Director, […]

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Okada Ban: Mainlanders Face Harsh Times

INSIDEMAINLAND – As the effects of the Okada Ban continues to linger, some Lagosians have begun to lament over the scarcity of the Motorcycle riders in areas where the ban is pronounced. Recall that the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on May 18th, 2022, announced the total ban on okada riders at a meeting with the […]

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Okada Ban: Lagos Provides Alternative Measures

INSIDEMAINLAND – Following the enforcement of the Okada Ban which takes effect today, Wednesday 1st June, the Lagos Ferry Services said it has deployed more boats and increased daily operational trips at terminals and jetties located within areas in the state where activities of commercial motorcyclists have been banned. The Head, Public Affairs, LAGFERRY, Akeem […]

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