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THE National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, has said that the presidential taskforce set up to clear the gridlock in Apapa cannot achieve the task, adding that they have failed.

Shipper: Apapa gridlock taskforce should be disbanded

A resident of Apapa and a shipping company operator, Aminu Umar, has advised that the presidential taskforce set up to end the perennial Apapa road gridlock be disbanded because it has not been effective.

Presidential team not involved in Ijora-Apapa mayhem – official

The Presidential Task Team on Apapa Gridlock on Monday said that it was not involved in the mayhem that erupted on Thursday in the Ijora-Apapa area of Lagos State.

WACT commissions $10 million mega cranes at Onne port

Following increased vessel traffic experienced at eastern ports due to the recent diversion of cargoes due to the Apapa gridlock in Lagos port, the West Africa Container Terminal (WACT), has launched two new Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHCs) worth $10million (N3.6billion) for discharge of cargoes at the terminal.

Apapa gridlock: NUPENG urges Lagos government to develop Orile truck park

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has appealed to the Lagos State Government to help in rehabilitation of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Truck Park at Orile.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Presidency orders clearance of congestion in Apapa Port within two weeks

A Presidential directive has been issued for the immediate clearing up of the Apapa gridlock and the restoration of law and order to Apapa and its environs within 2 weeks.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock

The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock.
Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote: We are placing Nigeria on global map of sugar producers

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group, says his investment in the sugar sector will place Nigeria on the global map of sugar producers while increasing employment and saving huge foreign exchange for the country.

Peter Obi: Fixing Apapa-Oshodi expressway ‘not rocket science’

The running mate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February presidential election, Peter Obi, has said that their government, if voted into power, would tackle the Apapa gridlock by completing the Apapa-Oshodi expressway in less than one year.
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Yemi Osinbajo orders Julius Berger to hasten work on Ijora Bridge

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said he has ordered Julius Berger, the contractor handling the repair of Ijora Bridge in the Apapa area of Lagos State, to hasten work on the bridge and reopen it to traffic as soon as possible.

Maritime expert urges federal government to ensure vessels sail back with cargo

Mr Chris James-Mba, a Customs Transport Broker, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that vessels in Nigerian waters sail with commensurate quantity of cargo and not to go back empty.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Apapa gridlock: NARTO tasks police on security of cargoes

Sequel to the Apapa gridlock that has made container laden trucks vulnerable to vandals, Mohammed Inuwa, has advised the Nigeria Police to beam their search-light on container laden trucks.
Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala-Usman exonerates NPA from lapses in cargo clearance

The Managing Director Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman has said the NPA should not be solely blamed for lapses in cargo clearance in the nation’s seaports, stressing that it takes more than the agency to see cargo out of the ports.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Apapa gridlock: Task force to begin impounding deviant trucks on Monday

The Presidential Task Force on Apapa Gridlock has said that it would on Monday start impounding deviant and idle articulated vehicles on Lagos bridges and roads.

Apapa congestion: Governor Ambode flags off expansion of Orile tanker terminal

Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday flagged off the expansion of the Orile Tanker Terminal truck, as part of solutions to the Apapa gridlock.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Nigeria exporters lose $10 billion annually to Apapa gridlock

Mr Tola Faseru, National President, Cashew Farmers Association of Nigeria, says that exporters of agricultural produce and other goods are losing about 10 billion dollars annually to the Apapa gridlock challenge.

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