Headlines: BRT Drivers on Strike; Royal Fathers Warn Vandals, Others

Julius Berger, the construction company handling the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, has stated that the traffic gridlock on the expressway will not ease up till November.

Traffic on Lagos-Ibadan to continue till November

The construction firm’s manager, West Division, Mr. Wolfgang Loesser, spoke to the press when he led his team on a courtesy visit to the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

 Leosser said the rehabilitation of the highway, particularly the 5km long bridge where major work was being executed, would not be completed at least until November ending.
He also said work on the bridge was complex due to the several stages of construction and the required diligence [read more].

Illegal structures under high tension cables demolished

Over 350 illegal structures, built on the Right of Way, RoW, of high tension power cables at Oba Wahab Ayinde Balogun Modern Market, Isheri-Olofin, in Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area, LCDA, of Alimosho Local Government, were yesterday demolished by Lagos State Government.
Chairman of Lagos State Task Force, Police Superintendent Olayinka Egbeyemi, led the enforcement team on the demolitions of the illegal structures, which included lock up shops, K-Clamps, kiosks, among others, built in contravention of the state’s building law [read more].

BRT drivers on strike

Commuters on all BRT terminals in Lagos State, were stranded for hours Tuesday 9th August. The Bus Rapid Transit BRT scheme drivers and ticketers embarked on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries and reversed terms of service. As early as 6am, the commuters, who were confident of boarding the buses, were disappointed when the boarding points were empty [read more].

Royal warning to vandals and kidnappers

Traditional Rulers under the aegis of Lagos State Council of Obas and Chiefs on Tuesday commended the efforts of the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and the security agencies on the successful rescue of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni.

The Oba of Lagos, HRM Rilwan Akiolu I, who led the traditional rulers to the Lagos House, Ikeja, said he and his colleagues were on a “thank you” visit to the Governor to commend him for the immense role he played towards the successful rescue of the Oniba of Iba [read more].

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