Lagos Approves Increase in Passengers Carriage for BRT Buses

  … Bus services between Ikorodu and Fadeyi now attract a fare of N300 and trips beyond Fadeyi cost N500 The Lagos State government has approved that regulated high capacity buses in Lagos operated by Primero Transport Services Limited and Lagos Bus Services Limited can now carry 42 passengers seated and no standing. The announcement followed a review of its earlier order which limited commuter occupancy to 21 passengers but still ensures that occupancy is not more than 60 per cent of bus passenger capacity. The review takes effect from…

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UK Announces £1.6bn Bailout for London’s Transport System

The British government will pump £1.6 billion into London’s public transport system to restore services and help prevent overcrowding as people return to work, operator Transport for London (TfL) said on Friday. London Mayor Sadiq Khan is now expected to restore full bus and train services, having warned they would be cut further without emergency state support, owing to the coronavirus epidemic. TfL informed the London Stock Exchange on Friday that “an extraordinary funding and financing support package has been agreed between TfL and the Department for Transport to contribute…

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COVID-19: Mercedez Benz Donates AXOR Truck to Support Lagos

Mercedez Benz Nigeria, a frontline automobile company, has donated a Waste Truck to the Lagos State Government as part of efforts to support the present administration in the management of waste as well as containing the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the State. Dr. Muyiwa Gbadegesin, the Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), who received the 18-Tonne AXOR 1823 Truck on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos House, Marina, today, commended Mercedez Benz for the gesture to boost the operational capacity of LAWMA. He explained…

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Heavy Gridlock in Lekki as Lagos Residents Ignore Lockdown

Despite the lockdown in Lagos State to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, hundreds of motorists were on Monday stranded in a gridlock on the Lekki-Epe Expressway. Footage of the gridlock, which was trending online, showed hundreds of vehicles stuck in traffic. “No isolation anymore, no quarantine in Lagos State, from Jakande Estate to Agungi, full hold up is going on right now,” the person, who recorded the video, could be heard saying. Some of the stranded motorists lamented having to spend hours for journeys that should have lasted…

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LASG Suspends Decision to Close Marine Bridge

The Lagos State Government has suspended the impending decision to close Marine Bridge till further notice. A press statement signed by the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde stated that the decision was based on the focus to tackle the corona virus pandemic and the need to evoke the social distancing strategy especially in the construction sector, to further curb the spread of the virus. A new date for the planned repair works of the bridge shall be communicated in due course. However, the state government advises Lagosians…

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NNPC Retail Launches New High-Performing Lubricant Brands

  Over sixty years after oil was first discovered in Nigeria and over forty-two years after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was established, the conglomerate has taken another giant step through one of its subsidiaries, NNPC Retail Limited to join the global Lubricants market with the introduction of its lubricants into the Nigerian market. The NNPC Lubricants range, unveiled at the Abuja International Conference Centre at the weekend include: Nitro Diamond, Nitro Gold, Nitro Super 40 and Nitro 2T engine oils. These range of lubricants are offered for various…

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BREAKING: Relief At Last, As FG Reopens Kara Bridge Mar 1

The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, has said Berger/Kara Bridge section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will be opened to motorists on Sunday, March 1. Kuti told journalists on Saturday afternoon that construction work had been completed on that portion of the road. He said the Magboro-Punch axis would be opened on March 7 while the construction zone around Mowe would be opened in April. The controller stated that by the end of April a total of 31 kilometers out of the 43 km stretch from Old Toll…

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Lagos Closes Adegbola Crossing for Nigeria Railway Modernization Project on Saturday

In line with the Nigerian Railway Modernization Project (Lagos-Ibadan section) with extension to Lagos Port at Apapa, the Lagos State Government will be closing down Adegbola Level Crossing at Ikeja on Saturday, 29th February, 2020 from 6:00pm to 6:00am the next day for the Laying of Tracks by the Contractor handling the Project, according to a Statement from the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation. Alternative routes have been provided for road users to utilize during the course of the construction. Motorists who want to access Adegbola Street or reach other…

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LASG To Deliver Junction Roundabout Projects By Mid April

Lagos State Government has reassured Lagosians that the ongoing junction roundabout improvement projects embarked upon to ease vehicular movements in four major locations would be completed and delivered by mid April, 2020. Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde disclosed this today during media inspection tour of the projects to ascertain the status of the projects. Accompanied by the Director, Transport Engineering, Engr. Bolaji Bada and other top government officials, Oladeinde hinted that most of the junctions have over stayed their importance, as the increase in the influx of vehicles that…

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Weststar, Utobras Roll Out New Mercedes-benz Comil Campione Invictus 1200 into Nigerian Market

ADEJUWON OSUNNUYI Weststar Associates Limited, Authorized General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Nigeria in collaboration with Utobras Nigeria Limited, the authorized representative of Comil buses in Nigeria, have unveiled the all new Mercedes-Benz Comil Campione Invictus 1200 bus to the Nigerian market. The Campione Invictus 1200 bus is a solution aimed at long distance road lines, it comes with an advanced concept in its body design and architecture while highlighting a modern design with curves and more fluid lines following current trends in the automotive industry. Following the tradition and reputation…

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