Day: February 4, 2020

PHOTOS: The effect of okada ban in Lagos (day 4)

On February 1, the Lagos state government implemented a ban on okada and tricycle in 15 local councils. Although the government explained that the decision was taken in the interest of the state, many people reacted negatively. The ban came into effect on Saturday but it was on Monday that a lot of people felt the effect. Many trekked distances while commercial bus operators increased their fares. A reporter, Bosun Oloyede, described the government’s policy as an “ill-conceived idea”, saying it has to be canceled. “You can’t put a blanket ban on motorcycles without providing alternatives. I’m going to...

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Longest serving President of Kenya, Daniel Moi dies at 95

Daniel Moi, Kenya’s longest-serving president, has died. He was 95 years old. His death was announced in a statement issued by the current President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday. The statement reads, “It is with profound sadness and sorrow that I announce the passing of a Great African Statesman, H.E. Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, the Second President of the Republic of Kenya,” “His Excellency, the Former President, passed on at the Nairobi Hospital on the early morning of this 4th February, 2020, in the presence of his family,” it added. A period of national mourning has been ordered until the...

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21 Roads Challenge: Babani and Goriola is a Done Deal – Hon. Ayoola

When the Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola’s led administration made it clear that they were going to construct 21 Roads in Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA by 2021, a lot of critics had seen it as a tall order. The task no doubt seems enormous, but the amiable Chairman has put all machineries in place to ensure his promise to the people sees the light of day. In a meeting held at the Chairman’s Chamber, Ajeromi-Ifelodun Council Secretariat with the property owners of Babani and Goriola Streets, Hon. Ayoola assured them of the Council’s resolve to construct their Roads, stressing on the similarities...

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