The areas of Lagos where the ban on commercial motor cycles and tricycles took effect on Monday are said to be experiencing transportation hardships. The government announced on Monday it had instructed the Lagbus company to assign additional buses to the areas, but residents say big buses would find it difficult to reach the tiny roads, streets and corners where okada and keke went.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State government has announced some exemptions to the okada and keke ban. Commissioner for information and strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, said the only motor cycles allowed in those areas are dispatch riders, courier companies, newspaper dispatching motorcycles, police motorbikes and motorbike riders.
The commissioner also said security agents have discretionary powers in some situations.
He said those arrested by mistake in the two days since the ban took effect have been released with apologies.
APC Approaches Supreme Court To Review Bayelsa Judgment
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has returned to the supreme court asking for reversal of its judgment that disqualifying David Lyon, its candidate in the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa State.
The party’s application was filed on Thursday by its team of lawyers led by chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN.
The party says the supreme court acted without jurisdiction and denies it fair hearing
Sacked deputy governor-elect in Bayelsa State, Degi Eremienyo, in reaction to the supreme court judgement, has asked the Nigeria Police Force to investigate allegations of certificate forgery against him.
You’re Not Qualified To Join Us, APC Tells Fayose
Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has advised former governor of the state, Ayodele Fayose to forget entertaining the thought he would ever join the All Progressives Congress.
State party publicity secretary, Ade Ajayi says the party is not a dumping ground for “failed politicians.” Ajayi further said Fayose’s antecedents would not qualify him for membership in the party.
APC was reacting to a statement credited to the former governor stating he would defect to the APC if his ordained Peoples Democratic Party state chairmanship aspirant failed in his bid for the job.
CAN, BBOG Knock Senate On Boko Haram Education Bill
Christian Association of Nigeria and some other groups have berated the Nigerian senate for a proposal to work on a bill for a law seeking the establishment of a national agency for education and rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram insurgents.
The bill, sponsored by All Progressives Congress member representing Yobe east senatorial district, and former governor of Yobe State, senator Ibrahim Gaidam, passed the first reading on Thursday.
Senator Geidam says if the bill passed into law, it would ensure repentant insurgents were fully integrated into society and provided with education opportunities.
The bill would also allow the agency to rehabilitate, de-radicalize and integrate repentant insurgents in the country.
The bill also states the agency will be able to gain a greater understanding of both the immediate needs for combating Boko Haram, as well as tool for counter-radicalization in the future, by maintaining open lines of communication.
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