Nigerian State Bans Motorcyclists

Following an attack on the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, the Kano State government has banned commercial motorcyclists from operating in the state.
Photo: Leadership

An Okada rider.

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  • Nigeria:  Kano Suspends Achaba

    Daily Trust, 23 January 2013

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  • Nigeria:  Attack On Emir - Kano Bans Commercial Motorcyclists

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  • Nigeria:  Attack On Bayero - Kano State Government Bans Achaba Riders

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  • Nigeria:  Attack On Kano Emir - Daura Emirate Cancels Festival

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  • Nigeria:  Kano Govt Bans Okada

    Leadership, 23 January 2013

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  • Nigeria:  Ado Bayero - Oritsejafor Condemns Attack, Calls for Better Security

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  • Nigeria:  Kano Bans Motorcyclists From Carrying Passengers

    Daily Trust, 22 January 2013

    The Kano state government has suspended both commercial and private motorcyclists from carrying passengers within Kano and environs as from Thursday, until they register their ... read more »