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 […]

Nigerian female entertainers will never be feminists – OAP

A Nigerian On-Air Personality, Fola Folayan, has taken to social media to spark numerous reactions after her series of tweets about why mainstream female entertainers in Nigeria will never be feminists. According to her, the entertainment industry is not built in a way that favours these women as they have to ‘pander to these men […]

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 […]

Okada Ban: Lagos Will Face Unemployment & Increased Crime – Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has warned the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that the ban on motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (keke) operators would amount to increase in unemployment and insecurity. He said this when he appeared as a guest on a programme on Channels Television, Sunrise Daily, and monitored by our correspondent on Monday. […]