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19072018 - Lagos at standstill as over 12,000 trucks choke roads

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Vanguard Newspaper 19 July 2018

19072018 - Lagos at standstill as over 12,000 trucks choke

Herdsmen-farmers' clashes now deadlier, says UN •Police parade 8 kidnappers of Chibok school girls, 14 others 41 FG unveils Nigeria Air, logo, selects 81 routes 10 Nigeria needs new visionary leadership — OBASANJO, AFENIFERE, OHANAEZE, PANDEF, NORTHERN ELDERS 10 VOL. 26: NO. 63596 THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2018 Lagos at standstill as over 12,000 trucks choke roads •Iyana Isolo to Tin Can — 3,200 trucks •Ijora to Palmgrove — 3,485 •Marine Bridge to Ijora —1,850 •National Stadium to Eko Bridge — 874 •Costain/Stadium/Alaka—Fadeyi — 865 •Down Ijora bridge — 1,050 How we curbed N-Delta militancy, IPOB secessionist plot 9 — OSINBAJO Under cover of condolence, PDP seals agreements with Saraki, 3 govs 8 Ex-CJN, Katsina-Ala dies at 76, as Jonathan, Saraki, Ortom, Obi mourn 8 COLUMNISTS TRAFFIC HELL AMAECHI JOSEF ** ** •Berger Suya to Kirikiri Road — 678 •Wilmer Bridge to Awodiora — 187 •Coker to Costain Bridge — 63 •Agboju to Mile 2 — 115 •Eko Bridge, both sides — 177 GAMBO DORI •Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on permanent shutdown •As NPA, shipping companies, truck drivers flex muscles over parking spaces, holding bays •Motorists, stranded commuters narrate ordeal By Our Reporters A choked-up section of the Apapa- Oshodi Expressway, taken over by trucks. More photos on Page 37. Photos by Joe Akintola, Photo Editor, Kehinde Gbadamosi, Bunmi Azeez, and Akeem Salau. BUHARI AT SHELL REFINERY, ROTTERDAM President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and the GMD, NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, during the President's visit to the Shell Pernis Refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday. ADAMU 40 31 17 17 LAGOS — Over 12,337 tankers and container-laden trucks are at present illegally parked in different parts of Lagos, just as the entire stretch of the dual carriage Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, inward Tin Can/Apapa, has been invaded and seized by over 5,000 articulated trucks. Consequently, traffic on the ever-busy road has been totally paralysed with attendant untold suffering for Continues on Page 5 Naira appreciates to N358.5/$ Mr & Mrs 41

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