Odunbaku: Ogun community yearns for infrastructure
For years they have played host to uncountable number of politicians, who routinely besiege them soliciting for votes in the build up to elections.
Danger, as task force abandons boulders on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway
Between the second and third quarter of this year, a reasonable part of Oshodi-Apapa Expressway (especially the part leading up to the Apapa Port) got really bad.
Curbing excesses of fraudulent estate agents
In December 2017, an estate agent, Wasiu Mufutau was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for defrauding three persons who needed his services.
Lagos: Traders, beggars turn pedestrian bridges to business centres
In a bid to survive the harsh economic climate in the country, many traders have converted pedestrian bridges in Lagos to stalls, where they display and market their wares daily.
Communities benefit from Dangote employee-led sustainability initiatives
Dangote Cement Plc (DCP) sustainability teams from Obajana, Ibese and Gboko cement plants embarked on social investment programmes directed towards health care, education, and environmental sanitation in their host communities during the company’s sustainability week, 2018. The Sustainability Week, which spanned five days, was simultaneously held across Africa. In Lagos, where the Dangote Group is…
Delta: Beginning life anew for flood victims
Delta State government has initiated an Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) Simple Acquisition Skill project to prepare displaced flood victims for life after the Holding Camps. The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor Okowa on Girl Child Development/Non-governmental Organizations Liaison, Benedicta Osakunih has announced. Osakunih, who doubles as supervisor of the Utagba Ogbe…
Federal capital: Citizens recount ordeals in shiites, security forces bloody clash
By the last count, over 400 members of Shia Muslim sect, the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have been arrested by the Nigeria Police after three days of deadly protests in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, and in Nasarawa State. While the group is alleging that over 1, 000 of its members were still…
Despite ban, Lagos council officials still extort, prey on motorists
In January 2017, the Lagos State government banned local councils and their officials from controlling or engaging in traffic duties, maintaining that doing such was not within their purview. This was after hundreds of complaints about the role and conduct of local councils’ officials in traffic laws enforcement, as well as traffic management kept on…
Visionscape: Entrapped in messy Lagos politics of survival
The controversy over who should be in charge of waste collection and disposal in Lagos State reared its ugly head again recently, when the state’s House of Assembly penultimate week directed local councils and Local Council Development Areas ....
Against all odds, Ruth Idowu weathers the storm
For Ruth Oluwafolakemi Idowu, it was a close shave with death. But having survived that gruesome attack, she pulled herself up and determined to succeed.
Flood in Yenagoa: The consequences of historic neglect
Yenagoa the capital of Bayelsa State is an old town but a new city. When the state was created in 1996 the area that comprises the present metropolis was a rural backwater with a population of barely a few thousand people who were mostly natives of the small local villages.