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.
24 Years After... Anambra Still In Search For A Befitting Capital
RECENT fatal accident involving an ash-coloured Toyota Camry and a container-laden truck at the Agu Awka end of Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Awka, Anambra State, has, once again, raised issues of poor planning of Awka as state capital.
A Sallah Without Salary
UNLIKE past Sallah celebrations where families trooped to markets, beaming with smiles, confident of the ‘strength’ they packed in their wallets, the reverse could be the case this year, except salaries owed workers by some state governments are paid before September 25.
Federal Highway Death Trap In Cross River
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015, was a lucky day for 16 passengers and the driver of an Akwa Ibom State Transport Corporation (AKTC) bus, as they escaped death by the whiskers at a damaged culvert near Pamol plantation in the outskirt of Calabar. (There are over 100 such culverts along the affected highway.)