Ajao: Upscale Estate And Its Naughty Okada Riders
IN what has become a battle of wits, residents of Ajao Estate and Okada riders (commercial motorcyclists) are, again, at loggerheads, as the former are calling for an outright ban of motorcyclists in the area.
Could Benue’s Moribund Industries Live Again?
BENUE used to be one of the most industrialized states in North Central Nigeria, with agriculture serving as support to many of the industries, providing them with raw materials.
Papa Ajao: Ambode Must Not See This!
Market, Bad Roads Threaten Residential Estate IF there’s one place in Lagos that needs the urgent attention of the state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, it is Papa Ajao Estate in Mushin. Far from sending Local Government Task Force officers to police traders, who are gradually taking over the estate, the Big Boss in Alausa needs to…
Kidnappings: ‘Police Must Earn People’s Trust’
FOR residents of Kogi State, the recent respite in the spate of kidnappings is a most welcome development. It would, however, last only when stakeholders work conscientiously towards its sustenance.
Govt Has Abandoned Us, Cry Adamawa IDPs
SOME Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Adamawa State have accused government of abandoning them, since it gave directive that they should return to their homes three months ago.
‘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…
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…