The upsurge in drug hawking in public places— streets, commercial buses, motor parks, and marketplaces, among others, has been generating lots of concern, as experts say it poses a serious threat to the health of the populace. Medical professionals have explained that drugs sold through unregistered outlets by non-pharmaceutical professionals have been linked to terrible…
Bellview crash: 15 years after, memorial arcade reeks of neglect, decay
It is now exactly 15 years after that fateful evening. There was nothing to suggest that it was an ill-fated flight. It was a scheduled flight: A Boeing 737-200 aircraft, Flight 210, operated by Bellview Airlines.
How union dues, sundry fees, others undermine COVID-19 safety guidelines
One of the safety measures put in place when government was about to ease the lockdown on Coronavirus pandemic was that operators of commercial vehicles and tricycles should shed 40 per cent of their passenger capacity per trip.
The Nigeria of our dream, by pupils
As the country marks her 60th Independence anniversary on Thursday, October 1, some pupils are charging the Federal Government to do all it takes to meet their expectations, as well as create an environment where their dreams can come to fruition. They spoke with Gbenga Akinfenwa and Omowunmi Olaniyi Government Should Give Youths More Opportunities…
Travellers’ tales of woe on Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene road
For passengers who commute daily on the Calabar-Itu-Ikot Ekpene Federal highway, journeying on the road has become a nightmare. The road, which is about 100km long and links Cross River with Akwa Ibom, is in a state of total collapse.
Lagos motor parks: Where stench, filth reign
The acrid smell of urine pervaded the air. It was sickening. Yet the bus conductor, who seemed nonchalant, continued to yell on top of his voice: Ibadan, Abeokuta, and Ilorin…
‘Third Mainland Bridge structurally stable, maintenance to avert rigidity’
From Friday, July 24, 2020 to January 24, 2021, the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State would undergo another round of repairs.
Private school owners, parents differ on online teaching
With the shutdown of public and private educational institutions across the country, as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), students have been away from schools since March. And they may likely remain in their homes furthermore based on the recent government
Open defecation: Corps member builds toilet for host community
A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Samuel Felix Ekanem, serving in Iganna Kingdom, Iwajowa Local Council of Oyo State, has built a public toilet for the host community. Ekanem said the facility represents his contribution to fight against open defecation in the country. He lamented that residents defecated by the roadsides, in the bushes,…
Safeguarding homes, communities through hi-tech approach
With daily reports of widespread kidnappings, maiming, killings, armed robberies, banditry and all sorts of criminality being experienced in virtually all parts of the country...
Electricity bills go haywire, as DisCos deny tariff hike
Despite the appeal by the National Assembly and power sector stakeholders for a two-month electricity bill waiver for vulnerable Nigerians...