Help! Lagos Fire Incidences Are Increasing!
MANY Lagosians would not forget last Tuesday in a hurry. Five fire incidences were recorded and properties worth billions of naira were destroyed.
N2.8bn Abandoned In Cross River
CROSS River State Government was scheduled to host the All Nigeria/Cross River Athletics Championship and the 2014 National Sports Festival.
Temitope: Another Corps Member Cut Down In Her Prime
TEMITOPE Balikis Lamina bore the torch of happiness among her friends. Born 21 years ago in Lagos, she strived to understand the human mind, solve the little problems she could and deploy a rare facility with words, to sooth pains, stir laughter and crack life’s dizzying puzzles.
Flooding: Why Some Victims Are Shunning IDP Camps
SOME victims of flood-ravaged communities in Rivers State are refusing to move into camps set up by the state government for the displaced.
Lagos Train Accidents Stir Concern
CONCERN has been raised over incidences of train accidents in the Agege area of Lagos state and the negligence of officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). Two separate accidents were recorded at the Pen Cinema railroad crossing in August alone. The first (August 10) was a collision said to have happened around 8:45pm between…
When Gallant Police Restored Order At Troubled Lagos Estate
SOMETHING was clearly not right at one of Lagos State’s busy thoroughfares. Words filtered into the newsroom that a riot had broken out between commercial motorcyclists (Okada) and policemen. “All hell has broken loose! A policeman has been killed! An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) has been burnt! Be careful if you have to pass through…
Ibafon Tank Farms: Residents In Dread Of Inferno
THE cluster of tank farms in the Coconut-Ibafon axis of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway is a bone in the throat. Eighty per cent of the country’s petroleum tank farms might be located in the area. Consequently, hundreds of trucks come into Lagos daily to lift fuel. Residents in the area, however, are worried about having millions…
A Tale Of Underutilisation Amid Dire Need
HUSH was it at the Behavioural Medicine Unit of the Karu General Hospital located in the Yanyan axis of the Federal Capital Territory. None of the staff was ready to say anything. To worsen matters, there was no way the reporter could disguise as a patient or as someone who had come to visit the…
Traffic Robbers Take Over Lagos Highways
IT is no longer news that motorists and road users in the ever-busy centre of excellence are going through a very difficult spell. Asides the soul-sucking, unending traffic snarls that have overtaken most of the highways and inner roads and left traffic controllers bewildered, traffic robbers and robbery have been added to the unfortunate scenario.
Insecurity: What Becomes Of Abuja’s N76bn CCTV Contract?
FIRST, it was the misleading address given on the website of ZTE Communications, the digital company that was awarded a $470million (N76bn) contract to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and environs in order to check security breach.