The Nigerian Police has restricted a group known as #OccupyLagos as they stage a protest against the ban on Motorcycle popularly called “Okada” and Tricycle known as “Keke Marwa” or “Keke be NAPEB” during the 2020 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon opposite the entrance of Atlantic City, Lagos where the marathon was held on Saturday.
The recent decision by the Lagos State Government to ban rather than regulate okada (commercial motorcyclers) and keke Marwa (tricycles), sounds posh, innit? Big city! Oho! But beyond the urbanisation rhetoric is sprawling, gnawing poverty and misery left unaddressed: millions of people across Lagos whose survival depend on these sources of livelihood now have their […]
The Federal Road Safety Corps has recommended a nationwide ban on commercial motorcycles popularly known as ‘Okada’ to reduce road accidents. The recommendation forms part of the October Road Traffic Crash Report 2016, submitted by the Corps Marshal, Mr. Boboye Oyeyemi, to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The report quotes Oyeyemi as […]
Operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command, over the weekend, arrested one Bello Jamiu, 26, ,who specialises in motorcycle theft, popularly known as okada in virtually all the states in the south west of Nigeria. The suspect was arrested by RRS operatives while trying to steal a motorcycle with […]
By Dayo Emmanuel For Mrs. Ebere Azubuike, what a man can do, a woman can do even better. The mother of five who would not allow economic situation or family challenges turn her to a beggar, has decided to launch into the obvious male dominated business terrain to fetch a living. While her male counterparts […]