We Wanted To Join The Army, Say Car Wash Twins, The Adebayos
THEIR resemblance is striking. They do not cut the picture of children from an impoverished home. At first glance, they look like products of a modest Nigerian family.
Why People Are Deserting Enugu’s Best Food Canteen
WHEN Enugu State nursed the idea of building its Government House (Lion Building), part of the plan was to have a canteen.
LAWMA Snores Backseat, As Ladipo Drives Rubbish
A MOUNTAIN of rubbish has taken over one of the entrance roads into Ladipo International Spare Parts Market, Mushin, Lagos State. This heap has been emitting an offensive odour, sparking complaints from some traders and taxi operators in the area. One of the traders, Ifeanyi Nwachukwu, blamed the problem on failure of the Lagos State…
Lagos Parks Are Falling Down, Falling Down...
LANDSCAPING and beautification make an environment come to life, enhancing relaxation spots and tourism. The tenure of former Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, witnessed significant environmental transformation evident in the beautification of sidewalks, creation of parks and gardens, adornment of spaces beneath bridges, and at roundabouts. A drive around Lagos today would testify to…
Residents Flay Tactics Of Security Operatives
Bemoan ‘Unnecessary’ Disruption To Daily Life THE only thing Kuje and Nyanyan satellite towns have in common is the fact that majority of those on the payroll of the federal government resides there. Private business owners whose enterprises are located in Abuja city centre and those working with the private sector also reside in the areas. With…
Bring Back Our Patience!
NIGERIAN politricians are chameleonic, especially when mired in inescapable crossfires. Thus, those who port to another party would condemn the former party vehemently and praise the new vociferously. During the campaigns, APC had no patience with patience. Everything was fast-fast, now-now.
Bad Road Beckons To Gov Amosun
RESIDENTS of Agbado community in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State have appealed to Ogun State’s Governor Ibikunle Amosun to, as a matter of urgency, fulfill his electoral promise of rehabilitating roads in the area.
These Petrol Tankers Again!
THE Murtala Mohammed dual carriage highway, the only gateway into Calabar, has been taken over by petrol tanker drivers. Many of these tankers or trucks are parked along the highway. They occupy the driving space of other motorists, while waiting to load petroleum products at various depots of tank farms in Esuk Utan, Calabar Port and Calabar Free Trade Zone (CFTZ).
Al Makura And The Mararaba Metaphor
IN July, when President Muhammadu Buhari jetted out to the United States on an official visit, Governor Tanko Al Makura was on board. Going by the broad smiles that lit his face during the photo ops that followed at the White House
Fuel Tanker Menace: Port Harcourt Also Cries
IT isn’t Lagos State alone battling to contain the nuisance caused by drivers of petrol tankers. The indiscriminate parking of these long vehicles along the busy Azikiwe Road in Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State has drawn the condemnation of residents and the ire of Governor Nyesom Wike.
One Year On, Abuja Computerised Garages Score 10% Patronage
THE idea of establishing modern day garages in Abuja and all states of the federation where state-of-the-art equipment would be utilised to carry out inspection on vehicles to ascertain their road worthiness was conceptualised few years ago, and on October 10, 2013, the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) administration, on behalf of the Federal Government, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Temple Resources Nigeria Limited to execute the job.