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Police declare NURTW boss wanted over violence at APC rally

The Lagos State Police Command has declared a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, wanted in connection to the violence that marred the official campaign flag-off of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Hoodlums started fighting while incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was addressing party supporters in Ikeja on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Gunshots and physical clashes led to a scramble that also left many injured. Two journalists sustained minor bullet wounds. Another NURTW chieftain, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, was stabbed during the incident and has been...

One killed as Keke Napep operators engage in supremacy battle in Ibadan

One person was reportedly killed on Monday after pandemonium broke out around Agbowo area of Ibadan, when members of two factional unions of tricycles riders engaged in a bloody clash. The ensuing melee left many others injured while no fewer than five tricycles were destroyed. The Spokesperson of the Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Adekunle Ajisebutu who also confirmed the incident puts the casualty figure at one dead and one injured. According to sources, the crisis which started around 9.00 a.m saw members of the factional groups chasing one another around the area, brandishing dangerous weapons and...

As ‘Fele’ goes home!

”Fele’, Oyo NURTW Boss, Is Dead Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde, Chairman of the South-West Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), is dead. Read more… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo RTEAN hails court verdict in its favour to own, operate motor parks

OYO State Council of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) has hailed the court judgment which gave it a go ahead to own and operate motor parks in the state, describing the verdict delivered by Justice R. A. Akintola in its favour as “victory at last” for the Rule of Law. Read More… FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Protests in Oyo over appointment of LG caretaker chairmen

 GRIEVANCES over the appointment of caretaker chairmen and education secretaries in Oyo State by Governor Abiola Ajimobi took a violent dimension on Monday, as some All Progressives Congress (APC) members clashed at State Secretariat, Ibadan. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

OYSG rewards 26 pupils for excellent performance

THE Oyo State Government has given rewards to 26 pupils from various schools across the state for being good ambassadors for representing the state in various National competitions in the last year. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo NURTW boss denies abducting member

The Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State branch, Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde, popularly known as Fele, on Tuesday, denied alleged abduction of a member of the union, Musbaudeen Adeyemi, who was a former chairman of a local branch of the Tricycle Riders Association of the state. Alhaji Oyerinde, in a telephone interview with reporters said, the report linking him to the said abduction of Musbaudeen last weekend was untrue and intended to dent his image as the union leader. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo NURTW boss vows to complement Ajimobi’s peace agenda

Chairman of Oyo State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Alhaji Taofeek Oyekunle Oyerinde (Fele), has assured people of the state that he would use his position to complement the peace and transformation agenda of Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Alhaji Oyerinde gave the assurance during an interview with newsmen in Ibadan. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Tension mounts between RTEAN, NURTW members in Ibadan

ANOTHER bloody clash similar to the one recorded about three weeks ago at Iwo Road interchange, Ibadan is brewing between members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, and Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, RTEAN, in Ibadan metropolis. The two rival associations engaged in gun duels at Iwo Road over collection of fees and control of motor parks in the city which led to injuries on both sides.  Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Oyo NURTW, organise trainings for Micra cab drivers

I want to appeal to the chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Oyo State chapter, Alhaji Taofeek Oyerinde, to start organising frequent trainings for drivers of Micra cabs in the state capital. The truth is that these Micra cabs constitute a nuisance to the capital city with the manner in which their drivers drive. The drivers hardly obey traffic rules and regulations and they manouvre their way in the narrowest of spaces. The Micra cabs have caused several road accidents in the city as a result of this. Read More FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email