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…
Lokoja: Tourist Attraction Or Filthy Hub?
HEAPS of refuse are threatening the tourism potentials of Lokoja, theKogi State capital. The eyesore grows daily at strategic points, an indication the state’s sanitation agency has to do more than simply bear its name. Much of Nigeria’s colonial history is woven around Kogi State, particularly Lokoja. A trip around Lokoja would afford visitors the…
No Respite Yet On Apapa Gridlock
Tankers, Trailers Still Unleashed Commuters Groan, As Traders Recount Loss COMMUTING in the Apapa area of Lagos is a torturous experience. If you wish to understand the magnitude of the problem, organise an event, maybe a wedding, then select a venue in Apapa and see who turns up. You will be luckiest, if you get…
We Want Good Roads, Say Shangisha Residents
THE roads in Shangisha are turning from bad to worse and the residents are not happy. They called on the state government to come to their rescue. Shangisha is located between Magodo Phase II Estate and Cmd Road in Ikosi Lagos. There were times when these roads were quite beautiful. However, due to lack of…
Joy, As Judiciary, Assembly Workers Resume
THEIR faces beamed with smiles, their hearts with relief, as they shook one another and exchanged pleasantries. “Happy New Year!” “I missed you!” “Glad to be back to work!” “Happy to see you again!”
Monorail: Wike Yet To Decide Fate Of Multi-billion Naira Project
THE multi-billion naira Rivers State monorail project initiated by former Governor Chibuike Amaechi would either be continued or abandoned by the Nyesom Wike administration when the financial position of the state is known.