OPINION: What’s funny about the Lagos ‘keke’ ban?

Laughter, they say, is good for the soul. Even if such clichés did not exist, someone in Nigeria would have needed to manufacture them. Speaking of which, Peter Enahoro did write the book, ‘You Gotta Cry to Laugh’ first published around 1972. Variations of this statement can be found in: ‘If person no laugh, wetin […]

OPINION: Much ado about okada ban

This opinion article was written by Abimbola Adelakun.  Barely a week after debunking reports that a definite decision had been taken on the operations of commercial motorcycles and tricycles, popularly known as okada and keke Marwa respectively, the Lagos State Government came with a ban on these crude means of transport in six local government […]

Keke, Okada Ban: Lagos Govt Promises Alternative

The Lagos State Government on Monday has promised to provide alternative means of transportation for Lagosians in the wake of its ban on commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists in certain areas of Lagos It also praised ‘keke’ and ‘okada’ riders for complying with their restriction from six LGAs, major highways and bridges. The state said the […]

Okada Ban: You’ve Rendered Us Jobless- Keke Operators Lament To Sanwo-Olu

Tricycle operators from Lagos Mainland, Yaba and Oyingbo areas of Lagos on Monday protested at Maryland against the ban on their operations in some parts of the state by the Lagos State Government. The tricycle operators, commonly referred to as “Keke Maruwa”, urged the government to rescind its ban on the commercial motorcycle and tricycle […]