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…
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.
Flooding: Sad Story Of Expensive...Idle Equipment
PEOPLE in the riverine communities of Ondo State have called on the Federal Government and the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) to save them from ecological disasters and consequent economic loss.
Adamawa: ‘With Seven Blown Up Bridges, There’s No Escape If Boko Haram Strikes Again’
THE Nigeria military might have trounced the dreaded Boko Haram sect in the northern part of Adamawa State. For residents of Bazza, Michika and Madagali, however, the arrival of the rainy season is another enemy they will have to contend with.
Taraba: ‘We Need Antiretrovirals, Urgent Govt Intervention’
FROM Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State, to Gassol and Bali local government councils of the state, the story of people in camps for the displaced is saddening.
Plenty Plenty Pain On Lagos-Abeokuta Road!
THESE are extremely sad times for motorists and other road users on the Sango and Ifo axis of the Lagos/Abeokuta expressway, Ogun State. Passing through the deplorable road has become a source of great distress, as the government organ responsible for its maintenance, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), has completely neglected its duty.
Smart Ways Police Control Traffic
Owo da! Owo da!! (Where’s the money! Where’s the money!!) These are brazen demands you hear, now and again, from touts at motor parks or bus stops, especially in the South West. Ironically, the discharge of this ‘fiscal duty’ is cleverly aided by policemen posted to control traffic.