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Okada Ban In Lagos: Operators Plead With Gov. Sanwo-Olu To Reverse Decision


Motorcycles are banned in some areas in Lagos/File Photo

Some operators of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles `Keke’ NAPEP in Lagos said that the ban on their operations by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu would deprive them of their ‘daily bread’.

Concise News reports that the operators, who said this while speaking with NAN in separate interviews on Saturday in Lagos, noted that the government’s plan would also affect them and their families in negative ways.

They urged the government to be lenient with them, and give them more time to think of other positive things they could engage to take care of their families.

The residents of Lagos also said that operating Okada or commercial motorcycles and `Keke’ NAPEP was their last resort to survive and stay away from crimes.

Winner Daniel, an Okada operator, urged the government to have a rethink on its order to ban Okada and tricycle operations on some major highways and bridges in Lagos.

He said that the government should give more time to the operators, saying many of them took to Okada business to survive for the mean time.

Daniel said: “If this is what we get from the government that we stayed inside the sun and under rain to vote for, it is very bad.

“This is where we get our daily bread, feed our families and pay our children’s school fees.

“Government is taking the bread out of our mouths. I am a graduate by the Grace of God, but I don’t have a job.

“I trained and graduated as a marine engineer but because there is no job, I have to use this to take care of my family for the mean time until when God will answer me.

“Nobody wants to do Okada, it is just a matter of life and death. The government should give us time.”

According to him, there are about eight or nine Okada riders in his park that are graduates.

He said that they were  surviving on it instead of being a nuisance to people as well as to stay away from crimes.

Another commercial motorcyclist, Success Esi, said that the ban would cause more damage to the society than good.

He urged the government to give the operators more time and provide more jobs.

“This is wrong because since the new government came in, they have not provided any job for the people; instead more people are going out of jobs.

“There are more jobless people now. So many people had been sacked by their employers.

“Some used their severance pay to buy Okada or Keke to survive.

“We must eat, our families must eat; we must pay school fees and house rents. So, banning Okada is very wrong. We survive from it as well as our wives and children also.

“This ban will cause much damage to the society than good. It will affect security more because an idle hand is a devil’s workshop.”

A tricyclist, Ismael Abdullateef, added: “This is our source of livelihood, we cater for our families through this work. If banned from major roads, it will badly affect our family.

“What I want to say is that the government should be lenient with us; it is not easy for us.

“If the reason for the ban is the rate of accidents, I think the government can get a task force to clampdown on some of us that ride roughly instead of banning all of us and take away our means of livelihood.”

According to him, as a private school teacher, he resigned because his salary was not paid, and then became a commercial tricycle operator.

Another tricyclist, Basir Jimoh said: “We are good Nigerians; we are not into crimes, rather we work and struggle to make ends meet.

“If the government ban `Keke’ Marwa, which I am riding, do they want me to be snatching phones or stealing around?

“This is what I use to feed my family, my first child is above 20 years, I send them to school. This is not the best time for the governor to do this.

“If we are restricted from bridges, it is understandable but if we are banned in some local governments and restricted in most of the roads, the government is invariably recruiting people into crimes and violence.”

Another `Keke’ rider, Jimoh Suraju, said that most riders collected the tricycles on hired purchased of N1.3million, saying if banned, paying back the money would be difficult and could make some commit suicide.

“What does the government want us to do? Many of these roads where we are restricted from are the roads people use to go to offices and markets.

“Government should leave us to continue struggling for our survival.”

It would be recalled that the Lagos State Government on Monday announced that it would commence enforcement of the extant Transport Sector Reform Law 2020 which banned the operation of Motorcycles (Okada) and Tricycles (Keke) in some Local Government Areas (LGAs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) with effect from February 1.

They include: Apapa LGA, Apapa Iganmu LCDA, Lagos Mainland LG, Yaba LCDA, Surulere LGA, Itire-Ikate and Coker-Aguda LCDAs, Ikeja LGA, Onigbongbo and Ojodu LCDAs, Eti-Osa LGA, Ikoyi-Obalende and Iru/Victoria Island LCDAs, Lagos Island LGA and Lagos Island East LCDA.

The state government also listed the highways, bridges and roads where the law also banned motorcycles and tricycles from operating in the state.

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.


It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.


On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.


See more photos from the funeral below…


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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria

Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997


Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

Details About Phyna Bbnaija

Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.


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Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.


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