Heroes Of This Fuel Scarcity
MY name is Abraham. I completed my NYSC more than two years ago. I now work at my unlettered uncle’s ‘black market’ filling station as a ‘foreman’ – that was the job he said he was employing me to do three months ago when I went to him for help about my unemployment predicament.
How Fuel Scarcity May Mar Yuletide
BARELY five days to Christmas, there are indications that celebrations may be blighted by acute shortage of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly called petrol.
Police Come, We Settle Them,They Turn Back, Say Black Marketers
THE black market for Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) is booming. Although the trade is illegal and the product may not pass the quality test, it is sadly the most readily available supply outlet, and near-helpless buyers are availing themselves of it.
Rights Groups Condemn Fraudulent Activities In EEDC
FROM Afikpo, Ebonyi State through Enugu and Onitsha, Anambra State, it has been protests galore against the activities of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC).
At Last Iyana Ejigbo! Rebirth Of Lagos State’s Worst Road
BARELY seven months into the life of his administration, Lagos State’s Governor Akinwunmi Ambode might have endeared himself to the hearts of thousands of Alimosho Local Government Area residents by performing what had seemed nearly impossible.
Lagos Traffic Jams: Ways To Avoid Them At Yuletide
AROUND the world, traffic jam is often the price for rapid development and a growing economy. It is often inescapable in metropolitan areas. It occurs when the volume of traffic leads to a demand for space that is greater than available road capacity.
Residents Groan, As Warehouses, Tokunbo Cars Overwhelm Ijesha
AS early as 7.20am, a 40ft container-laden trailer was already making its way into Ajijedibun street, through Agunlejika street, Ijesha, Surulere, Lagos. The smallish driver struggled to wheel the huge vehicle into the street dotted by fairly used (Tokunbo), and abandoned vehicles. At the same time, children of Florida Group of Schools headed to their…
Ambode's Red Card To Criminals In Lagos State
IF there had been doubts about Governor Akinwumi Ambode’s policy to rid Lagos State of Criminals, such was laid to rest on Friday, November 27, 2015. It is also instructive to note that for Ambode’s critics who have unfairly concluded he has no answer to the security challenges in the state, they have been proved…
The Next Lagos State Building Collapse
LAGOS buildings have fallen and regrettably may continue to do so. With more people on the state’s grounds than it possibly could cope with, somebody somewhere is going to cut corners, someone someplace is going to get it wrong, and some buildings anywhere are going to come tumbling down. Following a spate of embarrassing collapses,…
Ebony Vaults: An Earthly Paradise For The Dead
THE road leading to Ebony Vaults at Ikoyi from Alagbon police station is a tarred one. The one kilometer road oozes wave of heat in the hot November afternoon as I drive into the newly built cemetery through a tall gate made of marble and wrought iron. The gate towers above everything else in the…
When Powerless Government Banned Powerful Generator
NIGERIANS woke up last week to the rather disturbing news that the federal government has prohibited the importation of small electricity generating sets, popularly called: ‘I Better Pass My Neighbour (IBPMN).