Apapa gridlock: Maritime group accuses PTF of extortion

July 12, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

There is a growing battle between the Logistics Practitioners Association of Nigeria and the Presidential Task Force on the Apapa Gridlock over alleged extortion by men of the PTF, Blueprint has gathered. According to the Public Relations Officer of LPAN, Tunda Oyebola, truck owners and drivers have been at the mercy of the officials of PTF, extorting them of as Read More

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FCTA suspends morning vehicle inspection, restricts truck movement

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

As part of measures to ease traffic congestion at peak periods, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has stopped personnel of the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS) from inspecting vehicle particulars on roads in the city before 10am each day. This was as the Administration insisted that there was no going back on its earlier decision to restrict the Read More

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In Ogun, 50-year-old man defiles, impregnates 13-year-old stepdaughter

February 8, 2020 Editor 0

A 50-year-old man, Kayode Oladehinde, has been arrested by the men of the Ogun state Police command for allegedly defiling and impregnating his 13-year-old stepdaughter (name withheld). A statement by the command’s Spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, in Abeokuta on Saturday, disclosed that the suspect was arrested on Wednesday, February 5 at his residence in Ogijo, Sagamu area of the state. The Read More

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Bulkachuwa inaugurates 17th A/Court Division in Delta

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The President of Appeal Court, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has inaugurated the 17th Division of the Court of Appeal in Asaba, Delta state. Justice Bulkachuwa at inaugurating Monday said the Appeal Court facilities met international standard and it would address the existing traffic and congestion in the courts of appeal as well as reduce the cost of accessing justice by Read More

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Traffic decongestion: FCTA removes 800 Gwarinpa shanties

December 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

In order to ensure strict compliance with the Abuja Master Plan and permanently tackle traffic situation within Gwarinpa, the FCT Administration has said that it would remove no fewer than 850 batchers and shanties along N16 road.  N16 road is an arterial road that stretches from 3rd Avenue in Gwarinpa, through Gishiri Village  to NICON Junction, which when constructed would Read More

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Lagos-Ibadan expressway: Kara bridge section opens

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government on Sunday opened the Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to traffic, after completing repair works on a 600-metre stretch, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN reports that the section between Kara Bridge and Isheri Junction inbound Lagos were partially closed on September 2, for reconstruction, resulting in traffic diversion. When a NAN correspondent Read More

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Traffic offence: Court sentences drivers to 20 hours community service, orders forfeiture of 9 vehicles to LASG

July 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  The Lagos State Mobile Court on Thursday ruled that nine out of 21 vehicles whose drivers were caught driving against traffic along Oshodi-Mile 2 expressway should be forfeited outrightly to the Lagos state government. The Magistrate Mrs Salau Omobola court also ruled that the drivers of the vehicle be sentenced to 20-hour community service. During the arraignment, the accused Read More

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Easter: Road crashes kill 2, injures 25 in Plateau – FRSC

April 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Plateau Command, Tuesday said two persons died and 25 were severely injured in three road traffic crashes during the Easter festivities in Plateau. Mr Andrew Bala, the Public Education Officer of the commission, stated this in a chat with newsmen. Bala said the accidents were reported during its Easter special patrol which ran between Read More

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Easter: FAAN assures airports ready for upsurge

April 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead Easter celebrations, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has assured passengers and other airport users that her network of airports are fully prepared and ready for the usual upsurge in passenger traffic that is the norm around any feastive season. In a statement FAAN’s General manager, Yakubu Henrietta said FAAN noted that all necessary facilities, infrastructure and manpower Read More

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Security agencies can violate traffic rule- Police

January 14, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said that on no account should any motorist violate traffic rules; “except if the person is a security agent in an emergency situation or a member of any of the Nigerian emergency agencies”. Speaking in Abuja Monday during the 4th Mike Omotosho Annual Lecture, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Force, Jimoh Moshood, Read More

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Police divert Abuja traffic for APC convention

June 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The FCT Police command, yesterday announced diversion of traffic in some parts of Abuja, in preparation for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention today at the Eagle Square. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, stated: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public that Read More