Lagos traffic robbers get more audacious

They lurk around areas prone to traffic in Lagos and sometimes at bad spots, waiting for their prey. Sometimes, they pretend to be beggars and at other times hawkers or commuters. They are between ages 16 and 40, all males.…

Dear Nigerians, why do we behave so badly? – Peju Akande

My brother sent me a Facebook post someone had shared from one @Harrydaniyan about a social experiment he conducted in Utako Abuja. The writer said he was walking on the sidewalk when pedestrians began to give way to vehicles who,…

Apapa Gridlock: LASTMA, Police cede traffic control to touts

Policemen, LASTMA operatives, yesterday, ceded traffic control to touts along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway, thus compounding the traffic problems in the area. The situation, which resurfaced two weeks ago, has worsened, as recalcitrant commercial motorcyclists, popularly called Okada riders, in their…

Robbery, rape suspects nabbed in Lagos hotel

Four suspected members of a gang that specialises in robbing people in traffic on the Mile 2-Badagry Expressway, Lagos State, have been arrested and have confessed to robbing and raping their female victims under the bridge at Maza-Maza. Detectives said…

He robbed me once and one night, I killed him!

The day he first robbed me; I was stopped by the traffic light on the expressway leading to my office; he hobbled towards me like a cripple and I assumed he was a beggar. On some days while in traffic,…

*Lagos declares zero tolerance for maternal, child deaths (Guardian) *7 tips you need to stay safe in Lagos traffic (Punch)

Lagos declares zero tolerance for maternal, child deaths (Guardian) Lagos State Government has declared zero tolerance for maternal, neo-natal and child deaths in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who stated this while speaking on the…

Let me tell you about the day I got robbed in traffic – Peju Akande

I’ve been robbed in traffic. And many years after, I still live in trauma from that nasty experience. It doesn’t help that since then, I have seen other people being robbed in traffic. Now, when I see, do I wind…

Oga driver, respect ya sef – Lucia Edafioka

The other day, while going to work, there was a bit of traffic on the road and as usual people formed multiple lanes to make getting out of the traffic even worse. Beside the vehicle I was in, was a…

Fear women drivers o, because you don’t know who her bobo is

I am an Uber driver and I have been in this business for the past three years. I graduated with a 2.1 Pharmacy degree 10 years ago from a state university in the east. I was hired to work in…

LASTMA deploys 1,000 personnel for Buhari’s campaign (Punch)

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority says it has deployed 1,000 personnel to monitor traffic during the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday in Lagos. Mr. Chris Olakpe, LASTMA Chief Executive Officer, made this known in…

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