Tag: National Union of Road Transport Workers

Thugs laid siege at the Ondo State House of Assembly

Political thugs Monday for hours laid siege to the Ondo State House of Assembly, causing anxiety across the state capital. Their surprised presence as early as 730am Monday, according to Vanguard Newspaper reports – it was gathered that their presence was to prevent the nine suspended lawmakers that the court[Read More…]

NURTW threatens to increase fares after government lifted ban on interstate travel

The National Union of Road Transport Workers has commended the Federal Government for lifting the ban on interstate travel in the country. Acting General Secretary of the union, Kabiru Yau, called on the government to subsidise operation cost for motorists. He said the guidelines outlined by the government for the resumption[Read More…]

School pupil killed by stray bullet during Okada Ban Protest in Lagos

A young school pupil has been killed after being hit by a stray bullet during a clash by police and commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada riders in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos following a ban on their activities by the Lagos State Government.  The Lagos state government has[Read More…]

Road Closed To Motorists In 2013 At The Peak of Boko Haram Activities In Borno Is Finally Open

The Nigerian Army yesterday reopened the Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gamboru road three years after it was closed as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency. The road was closed to motorists in 2013 at the peak of Boko Haram activities in Borno. Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State accompanied by the Chief of[Read More…]

Oshodi Lagos Was A Theatre Of War Yesterday As Rival NURTW Groups Clash, 5 Killed, Many Injured

by Christopher Oji Oshodi, a bustling centre in Lagos, was a theatre of war yesterday. Five persons were killed while many others sus­tained varying degrees of injury when two factions of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) engaged in a free-for-all. Many vehicles were destroyed in the mayhem during[Read More…]