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House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by politricks: 1:04am On Feb 21, 2015
The House of Representatives may ban the use of Hiace buses for commercial transportation pending the outcome of an investigation into the road worthiness of the buses.Following incidence of incessant accidents associated with such buses in the country. The House of Reps on February 19, Thursday, mandated its Committee on Land Transport to investigate the use of Hiace buses for commercial transportation.The investigation became imperative after an accident involving 11 female supporters of Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan who lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash thatoccurred on Saturday night, February 14.

According to Premium Times, Honorable Stella Dorgu (Bayelsa-PDP), who moved the motion raised the concern that many buses often burst into flames in the event of accident resulting in deaths.

The law maker cited the recent road accident in Bayelsa that led to the death of some prominent female politicians from the state to buttress her point.

She said that the politicians were burnt to death when their vehicles were involved in multiple crashes on the East-West road, Ahoada, Rivers.

“The road, which is under construction, has claimed the lives of many Nigerians on various occasions including Mrs. Imari Oba (mother of First Lady, Patience Jonathan) on July 23, 2013.

‘’Unnamed women and children burnt beyond recognition on 15 Nov. 15, 2013 and seven other Nigerians were killed in another vehicle crash on the road on Dec. 26, 2013.”It would be recalled that Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has said that a mass burial will be conductedfor deceased female politicians. The decision was reached with the families of the dead because the corpses were burnt beyond recognition.
http://www.naij.com/389279-house-of-reps-move-to-ban-hiace-buses-over-bayelsa-auto-crash.html
Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by pacesetter939: 1:32am On Feb 21, 2015
This is simply not justifiable enough, my dear honourable members.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by slimfit1(m): 1:34am On Feb 21, 2015
The senator just realised that now after how many years and death sick woman.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by Mubbyleey(m): 1:59am On Feb 21, 2015
Banning is not the solution here...
My opinion thou...

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by menesheh(m): 2:09am On Feb 21, 2015

The House of Representatives may ban the use of Hiace buses for commercial transportation pending the outcome of an investigation into the road worthiness of the buses.Following incidence of incessant accidents associated with such buses in the country. The House of Reps on February 19, Thursday, mandated its Committee on Land Transport to investigate the use of Hiace buses for commercial transportation.The investigation became imperative after an accident involving 11 female supporters of Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan who lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash that occurred on Saturday night, February 14.


This is overly irrational and petty

The said house forgot so easily that the said brand of commuter bus is predominantly use in Nigeria in commuting its citizens to and fro therefore is more likely to be the model to involve in an eccident

The said law makers forgot so easily like my mentor living in London do say if he visit Nigeria "you don't speed with Belgium and obsolete autos" whenever he sees old vehicle speeding embarassed ; that 80% percent of those hiace buses are pretty much old, a law is needed to pull them off our road Instead of banning them

Prominency playing a role why a whole house will start now to investigate cum ban such a menace

I cry for my country

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by kenny987(f): 2:38am On Feb 21, 2015
So since wey Hiace buses dey get accident for road na fowl n goat dey die inside. Now wey human beings don cum die, una no go check weda driver head dem correct or weda road good or weda na excess speed, na to ban! Must these lazy arses always take d easy way out? Other Nigerian lives dat hav bn lost in similar ways don't matter?

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by Sylverbox(m): 4:22am On Feb 21, 2015
Our LaW makers are so fund of rubbing their idleness in our faces. They have just tried to tell us now that millions of ordinary Nigerians that die on our death traps called roads are not relevant. It has to take the death of closer aids before they wake up. Banning the buses would not do any good when our roads are terrible, unmarked and narrow, not to talk about street lamps......

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by bisi16(m): 4:22am On Feb 21, 2015
Mumu pple, misplaced priority. Since wen did banning vehicle types become a solution? Shameless feefle!

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by nedu2000(m): 4:27am On Feb 21, 2015
So its toyota's fault......reckless driving and the state of the east-west road is secondary,lol...jokers

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by nationwide1(m): 4:31am On Feb 21, 2015
You see what I usually say? These men don't know why they are in the house of reps.

So they could not decode that if banning a brand of vehicle because it's involved in road mishap has been the rule, we would not have any vehicle left in Nigeria,

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by stebell(m): 4:32am On Feb 21, 2015
These men who called themselves honourable, do they hav any honour at all.
They shud put a law banning any kind of vehicle that get involved in an accident.
Useless and sleepy men.
Smh.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by owobokiri(m): 4:50am On Feb 21, 2015
The way we shoot down good ideas sha. . Just read the posts above and you would think that the House of Reps are just blind but the opposite is the case. That thing is nothing but a flying coffin. This is a very very good idea. Hiace buses and their equivalents should be used to carry goods ONLY! THERE IS NO OTHER SERIOUS COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHRE SMALL HIACE BUSES ARE USED FOR LONG DISTANCE JOURNEYS. It is only here. That bus is mainly used to carry goods. Not to pack humans like sardines from Lagos to Aba. That bus has been responsible for thousands of deaths on Nigerian roads. I lost one of my friends who flew into this country and tried going to the east from Lagos with that brand called "Hummer". They perished somewhre near Ore. It should be banned totally. It is small. It is speedy. And the small interior forces passengers into very uncomfortable positions leaving them with no room to negotiate an escape once there is an impact.. For inter city travels, we should either be using the 'luxurious' buses, or the one we call "civilians" or something like ANAMCOs "14-14". . They are a bit bigger, less speedy, more comfortable and more amenable to Nigerian roads.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by benuejosh(m): 5:03am On Feb 21, 2015
all this cluelesness infected individual, common sense should have told her that the roads are bad and not the buses or cars as she presumed..

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by izuch(m): 5:07am On Feb 21, 2015
nationwide1:
You see what I usually say? These men don't know why they are in the house of reps.

So they could not decode that if banning a brand of vehicle because it's involved in road mishap has been the rule, we would not have any vehicle left in Nigeria,
What's your point? They have to appear to be doing something to justify the bumper package they take home, now that they even want to place themselves on pension for life. Bunch of mediocre

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by ignis: 5:50am On Feb 21, 2015
Clueless and Senseless people. ...
If we continue to ban any brand of car involved in auto accident here in Nigeria, soon no car will ply our road.
We should apply proactive measures and get things done right. Not fire brigade approach.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by OLUJOSHINS(m): 5:50am On Feb 21, 2015
So now we are to blame the pot for our burnt food ehn?

SMH.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by Maczeelly(m): 5:51am On Feb 21, 2015
Niger o hail thee!!!

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by ROCKJ1(m): 5:51am On Feb 21, 2015
They should start using INNOSSON buses, it's so far the safest.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by vantage7: 5:52am On Feb 21, 2015
Okay, I hate those buses but you don't have to ban them. Rather, enforce road worthiness requirements and carry out random tests even on the highway. (The full road worthiness test takes a while but an expedited version could be carried out more frequently). You are stopped on the road, they check your tyre thread and expiry date (from the manufacture date), your lights (brake, reverse, headlamps, indicators, hazard), brakes etc. Shouldn't take more than 10 mins.
Plus I'd really like to see all the road traffic agencies and units merged into one. Call them the road traffic police or something. That includes the FRSC, VIO and the Federal Highway Patrol unit of the police. However, that'd only work if it is decentralized from the federal structure else there'd be complications. Eg. The VIO collects revenue for the state government rather than the federal, through the internal revenue board.
So the mainstream police stop you and ask for your license and registration (which is done purely to find out if the car is stolen) while the road traffic body does everything else. In countries like the UK they even test for alcohol intoxication levels of the driver.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by Badgers14: 5:53am On Feb 21, 2015
They are banning the buses instead of building roads. Nija sha undecided

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by babadee1(m): 5:56am On Feb 21, 2015
So every time there is a crash will they ban the type of vehicles involved? Why not just ban road travel totally na?
Have they even taken the time to investigate the accident to determine the actual cause of the crash?
Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by boman2014: 5:56am On Feb 21, 2015
When Daina Air crashed and kill alot of Nigerians,people called for the ban of that commercial airline but the federal government did little or nothing about the issues. Now a commercial bus had an accident with prominent politicians and they want to spoil another man's garri.


Let them find something better to Legislate then wasting time on baseless issues.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by nationwide1(m): 5:56am On Feb 21, 2015
izuch:

What's your point? They have to appear to be doing something to justify the bumper package they take home, now that they even want to place themselves on pension for life. Bunch of mediocre
My point is banning a brand of vehicle because of road accident is not a good step in accident prevention unless investigation has confirmed such suspicion.

What about looking at the causes in areas like bad roads, drunk driving, over speeding, reduced vision of some drivers, ensuring that those issued driving license have been adequately tested, overloading, making calls when driving. Talking about banning Hiace is selfish and lame.
Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by hismerhill(m): 5:58am On Feb 21, 2015
Na nw after dem don acheive dere sacrifice wit bayelsa women wey no listen 2 dere husband b4 dey went 2 visit PEJ which dey neva returned.....



Make dem ban am nw, as dey take ban Feb 14th


#march4Buhari
#ihaveDecided

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by EmmaOgbu(m): 5:59am On Feb 21, 2015
Nigeria as a nation is even tired of being a nation. See judgment and reasoning from our representatives

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by cococandy(f): 6:00am On Feb 21, 2015
Better late than never.

Not just the buses. They should make concerted efforts to take old vehicles off the roads.
Some of those vehicles are just death traps.

And the matter of roads. Hmm
Always under construction.
Lord have mercy embarassed
Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by Nobody: 6:01am On Feb 21, 2015
nice one, they should also,ban use of legs and sleep

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by OLUJOSHINS(m): 6:01am On Feb 21, 2015
. cool.
Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by EmmaOgbu(m): 6:01am On Feb 21, 2015
nationwide1:
My point is banning a brand of vehicle because of road accident is not a good step in accident prevention unless investigation has confirmed such suspicion.

What about looking at the causes in areas like bad roads, drunk driving, over speeding, reduced vision of some drivers, ensuring that those issued driving license have been adequately tested, overloading, making calls when driving. Talking about banning Hiace is selfish and lame.
Ur just wasting ur time explaining to them.
They are looking for who will bribe them not to ban d vehicle. They know what they are doing.

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by MizTyna(f): 6:04am On Feb 21, 2015
kenny987:
So since wey Hiace buses dey get accident for road na fowl n goat dey die inside. Now wey human beings don cum die, una no go check weda driver head dem correct or weda road good or weda na excess speed, na to ban! Must these lazy arses always take d easy way out? Other Nigerian lives dat hav bn lost in similar ways don't matter?

I tell you. Quite sad
Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by donnypool: 6:04am On Feb 21, 2015
ban those buses and introduce luxurious buses. less accident and less speed

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Re: House Of Reps Move To Ban Hiace Buses Over Bayelsa Auto Crash by Reference(m): 6:05am On Feb 21, 2015
menesheh:



This is overly irrational and petty

The said house forgot so easily that the said brand of commuter bus is predominantly use in Nigeria in commuting its citizens to and fro therefore is more likely to be the model to involve in an eccident

The said law makers forgot so easily like my mentor living in London do say if he visit Nigeria "you don't speed with Belgium and obsolete autos" whenever he sees old vehicle speeding embarassed ; that 80% percent of those hiace buses are pretty much old, a law is needed to pull them off our road Instead of banning them

Prominency playing a role why a whole house will start now to investigate cum ban such a menace

I cry for my country

I will speculate that it is the Press that engineered the ban aspect of the report. Investigations by the legislature into consumer goods gone wrong has a long and chequered history worldwide and Toyota appearing before legislature is no new thing. Committees usually handle these matters so it doesn't bog the Houses' down and yes personal bills and consumer protection oversight is important.

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