• Photos: Police officer reportedly kills okada rider over N50 in Benue

    Photos: Police officer reportedly kills okada rider over N50 in Benue

    A police officer on duty along Aliade-Awajir road has shot and killed a motorcyclist, otherwise known as Okada rider.

    The victim identified as Friday was killed for interfering while the officer was allegedly arguing with a fellow Okada rider over N50 bribe.

    An eyewitness hinted Newsmen that the deceased, who came to the scene to maintain peace, got more than he bargained for as the officer reportedly got angry, pulled the trigger and shot him on the forehead. He died on the […]

  • Okada, Keke NAPEP can’t be wished away in Nigeria, says Obasanjo

    Okada, Keke NAPEP can’t be wished away in Nigeria, says Obasanjo

    Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has described the existence of two-wheel (“Okada”) and three-wheel (“Keke NAPEP”) motorcycles in Nigeria’s transportation system as an economic necessity, which has come to stay.

    He was recently decorated as the grand patron of the National Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners & Riders Association (NACTOMORAS), in Abeokuta, Ogun State:

    “Before the existence of your organization, what we knew in Nigeria are taxi drivers. But because of hard economic situation in the military government days, Keke NAPEP came in. […]

  • Photo: Okada thief burnt to death in Akwa Ibom

    Photo: Okada thief burnt to death in Akwa Ibom

    A man who is alleged to have stolen a motorcycle popularly known as Okada, was burnt to death in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state this

  • Schocking! Three dead as 40 feet contains falls on bus, okada riders in Lagos … See photos

    Schocking! Three dead as 40 feet contains falls on bus, okada riders in Lagos … See photos

    Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), says it received a distress call via the CRM on Wednesday regarding an accident at Alakija area in Lagos.

    Investigation conducted by the agency’s Emergency Response Team at the scene of the incident revealed that a 40ft container with reg number KRD 526 XP lost its brake and rammed into a commercial mini bus with reg number EPE 972 XH, as well as okada riders at the bus stop.

    LASEMA officials at Cappa in conjunction with […]

  • Appeal Court Affirms Lagos Traffic Law On Okada Restriction

    Appeal Court Affirms Lagos Traffic Law On Okada Restriction

    The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos on Thursday affirmed the judgment of a Lagos High Court upholding the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law 2012 which restricts commercial motorcycles popularly known as Okada from plying some routes in the State.

    The Appellants, The Incorporated Trustees of All Nigerians Autobike Commercial Owners and Workers Association and other persons via an Originating Summons, had approached the High Court of Lagos State contesting that Section 3 of the […]

  • Policeman pushes nursing mother and baby off Okada over N100 in Ondo

    Policeman pushes nursing mother and baby off Okada over N100 in Ondo

    A nursing mother and her son were injured in an accident caused by attempt by a policeman to extort N100 from a commercial motorcyclist, Okadaman, in Ondo town, Ondo State.

    Eyewitness account said trouble started when a team of anti-crime police officers attached to one of the police stations in the town allegedly mounted a road block in one of the major roads.

    It was learnt that one of the officers, in an attempt to stop the Okada rider, pulled down the […]

  • 2Face Idibia to Receive Honorary Degree From Igbinedion University, Okada

    2Face Idibia to Receive Honorary Degree From Igbinedion University, Okada

    Singer 2baba Idibia has been selected among the list of Nigerians who will receive honorary degrees from Igbinedion University in Okada, Edo State, on May 10, 2016. See what he wrote below:

    “Ladies and gentlemen! I’m plsd 2 let u know that I’m going 2 be Conferred with an honorary degree @ Igbinedion University on the 10th of may in okada,” the ‘African Queen’ singer announced last night on Instagram, adding, “U are all invited. #GRATEFUL#igbinedionuniversity Thank u for the honour.”

  • Lagos govt goes tough on okada restriction, street trading

    Lagos govt goes tough on okada restriction, street trading

    According to reports, the Lagos State Government at the weekend said it would henceforth strictly enforce the extant laws in the state, especially those bordering on environmental offences and restriction of operation of commercial motorcycles, popularly called Okada, on certain routes as well as street trading.

    Rising from the monthly Security Council Meeting involving heads of all security agencies in the state and chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, the Government urged residents to willfully comply with the extant laws in the […]