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Niger State declares state of emergency on Federal roads

The Niger government has declared a state of emergency on federal roads following the collapse of two bridges in Tatabu and Bokani villages in Mokwa Local government areas. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the bridges are in Bokani village in Makera Tegina road and Tatabu village. The bridges which link the north with the west collapsed between June...

Titbits From the 2017 UITP Conference by Seyi Osiyemi

I had the privilege of attending the 2017 UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal, Canada. The theme of the conference was, 'Lead the TRANSITion'. For those who do not know, the UITP conference is the largest gathering of public transport experts in the world. The event provided an opportunity for transport experts to share...

Engineers blame weak legislation for dilapidated roads

The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) has blamed the rising number of dilapidated roads on absence of legislation to enforce reforms in the sector.NSE President, Otis Anyaeji, who disclosed this in Abuja while hosting legislators who are also engineers in Abuja, explained that the society has six legislations that can bridge the infrastructural deficit in a short period if...

Lagos is working, even in a recession. The federal government has a lot to learn from Lagos State by Kelechi Deca

If you know the Alapere-Ketu end of the Oworonshoki-Ogudu-Old Toll Gate stretch of the expressway. You will discover that say seven weeks ago, there was nothing spectacular on that end. But today, a beautifully constructed 800 meters long, two lane road with awesome beside the expressway, complete with drainage, neon road signs, and street lights, has been built to...

Nigeria to produce cement for road construction in the country

Nigeria Research To Produce Cement For Road Construction. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu disclosed at the Forum of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.According to him, production of indigenous cement for road becomes necessary due to the way some asphalt built roads get damaged, causing hardship to road users.“We’ve asked Nigerian Building...

Open letter: Fashola and road contractors by Lateef Salami

SIR: That above was an appeal made by the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) at a meeting with contractors handling federal road projects preparatory to their remobilisation to their respective sites for the completion of the various abandoned road construction/rehabilitation projects that dot the nation’s landscape. This report was monitored on the 9pm NTA news...

LIST of 7 Traffic Offences That May Land You In Jail in Lagos

The state government last Friday inaugurated five Mobile Court buses for road traffic offenders, with a pledge to end impunity on the roads.The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade‎ and the State’s Attorney General, Kazeem Adeniji, restated their commitments to ridding Lagos of recklessness and impunity on the roads at the inauguration.Under the Lagos Traffic Law of...

The Fashola factor, as reconstruction works resume on Lagos Ibadan expressway

The emergence of the newly appointed Minister of Power, Housing and Works, Mr Raji Fashola may have sent jitters down the spine of the construction companies handling the Lagos-Ibadan express way in what can be seen in their unprecedented responsiveness to the road project.The construction companies, Julius Berger PLC and RCC have been conspicuously absent for a while before...

NECA decries state of federal roads

NIGERIA Employers’ Consultative Association, NECA, has expressed concerns over the failed road networks across the country, stressing that it posed grave danger to the life of citizens and the economy at large.Director-General of NECA, Mr. Olusegun Oshinowo, in a statement, lamented that the worst hit were the 194,000-kilometre network of federal roads that had deteriorated over the years and...

APAPA-OSHODI EXPRESSWAY: Revenue Hub, Agony Corridors By Chuks Nwanne

The importance of the Apapa-Mile2-Oshodi Expressway to Lagos State does not require emphasis. The stretch, which connects the nation’s major seaport in Apapa and the ever-busy Murtala Muhammed International Airport, is crucial to the country’s economy. For years, the road has been in a terrible shape, causing vehicular traffic and fatal automobile accidents. Gridlock occasioned by huge vehicular traffic, lawlessness...