LSPWC Website...Surely Not A Metaphor
THE Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) is an example of how to hit the ground running in every sense of the word. While the Ambode-led administration is still in its infancy, the agency’s machines, pickaxes and shovels will hit the ground and run along 90 Lagos roads slated for rehabilitation. The agency, last week,…
Ajao: Upscale Estate And Its Naughty Okada Riders
IN what has become a battle of wits, residents of Ajao Estate and Okada riders (commercial motorcyclists) are, again, at loggerheads, as the former are calling for an outright ban of motorcyclists in the area.
Papa Ajao: Ambode Must Not See This!
Market, Bad Roads Threaten Residential Estate IF there’s one place in Lagos that needs the urgent attention of the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, it is Papa Ajao Estate in Mushin. Far from sending Local Government Task Force officers to police traders, who are gradually taking over the estate, the Big Boss in Alausa needs to…
Kidnappings: ‘Police Must Earn People’s Trust’
FOR residents of Kogi State, the recent respite in the spate of kidnappings is a most welcome development. It would, however, last only when stakeholders work conscientiously towards its sustenance.
May This Traffic Jam Last Forever!
LAGOSIANS who have never bought one item or the other in traffic are certainly few; so few, they probably could be counted off the fingers. Thanks to gridlocks that have become a permanent feature of one of Africa’s most populous cities.
‘Truth Is, We Also Are Scared Of Boko Haram’
IN Rivers, it is rare to find young indigenes of the state eking out a living as cobblers or itinerant tailors. These jobs are often viewed as the premise of artisans of Northern extraction - economic migrants who have come to the Garden City.
‘Now’s Time To Restore Makurdi Modern Market’
MAKURDI Modern Market, one of Benue State’s sources of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) is begging for government intervention. The market was built by first civilian governor of the state, late Aper Aku, who left behind an enviable track record of achievements, which some analysts say has not been surpassed. Sadly, the market, one of the…
Rains Of Pains In Lagos
LAGOS in the past month has witnessed several downpours and the showers are taking their toll on roads and road users.
FCT Demolitions: Many Questions...Few Answers
ON the weekend of September 29, 2012, officials of the Department of Development Control (DDC) of the Federal Capital Development Agency (FCDA) pulled down some 372 housing units - over 80 per cent completed and fully subscribed! The demolition was carried out on a weekend. Meanwhile, the disputing parties to the controversial plot (the developer…
Waiting Long For A Cleaner Makurdi
MAKURDI used to be cleaner and more beautiful, with sanitation workers helping to keep the place neat. But things have changed. Major roads, streets and drainages have become an eyesore. And in commercial areas, like High Level, Wadata, Wurukum and North Bank, it is obvious the state’s sanitation agency needs to wake up. Even the…