For the fourth consecutive year, provision for the reconstruction of the Lagos-Sango Ota-Abeokuta Dual Carriageway is conspicuously missing from the Federal Government’s yearly priority list.
Epileptic streetlights threatening ‘Light Up Lagos Project’
Exactly one year and one day after the election that brought it into office, the Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration in Lagos State launched the “Light Up Lagos Project.”
Filth and hazards of night market
In Ikotun market, where traders sell in the midst of filth, caution is thrown to the wind as they openly display commodities, including loaves of bread (wrapped and unwrapped), vegetables...
Operators, lawmakers differ on proposed Lagos traffic law
Lagos, with its huge population, has a peculiar transportation challenge, which various administrations since 1999 have tried to tackle through enactment of regulatory frameworks.For instance, in 2012, former Governor Babatunde Fashola signed into law the Lagos Road Traffic Law...
Tension, anxiety as herdsmen cause mayhem in Akoko-Edo
Irked by the security challenge, traditional rulers in all the 42 villages and communities that make up the local government area, recently called on the federal and state governments to come to their rescue.
Proliferation of gas outlets raises safety concerns
In the last two years or thereabouts, more Nigerians have imbibed the use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) for domestic cooking, even as the Federal Government has equally stepped up the campaign for the use of clean energy for cooking.
Taking campaign against smuggling of migrants to grassroots
Between January and September 2016, data obtained from the European Union (EU) indicated that daily, an average of 83 Nigerians make the illegal journey from the country to Europe, passing through the Mediterranean Sea. This daily figure was arrived at from the 22, 500 illegal migrants from the country that the EU said crossed the…
Ogun community cries out over acquisition of land for cargo airport
Residents of Igbin-Ojo, a sleepy community in Ewekoro North Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Ogun State are currently fighting the battle of their lives, to repel attempt by the state government to displace them from their ancestral land, in the name of constructing a cargo airport. They are not only concerned about the…
Uneasy calm in cemeteries, as raiders, scavengers hunt for human parts
Trade in human parts has become one of the many lucrative illegal businesses thriving in the country today. Its rapid growth has made the business commonplace.
When Lagos waterways become death traps
Twelve persons recently lost their lives in a boat mishap around Ilashe, Ojo area of Lagos State. Hours after the news broke, the state government claimed the accident happened because the boat was overloaded.
Mounting refuse turning Lagos into mega dumpsite
In 2016, the Lagos State Government disclosed plans to introduce a new regime of waste management in the state. It dubbed the policy the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI). To institutionalise it, the government came up with a bill, and the seriousness it attached to it spurred the recall of lawmakers from their recess to consider…