We Asked For Social Amenities, We Got Insurgents -Royal Father
The traditional ruler of Ekwulobia town in Aguata Council of Anambra State, the Ezejiofor II of Ekwulobia, Engineer Emmanuel Chukwukadibia Onyeneke, said: “I couldn’t sleep the night Boko Haram prisoners were brought to Ekwulobia.” Noting how difficult it would be to come to terms with his “unwanted guests,” he said, “My people are living in…
‘Commission Airport/Mafoluku Link Bridge Now’
RESIDENTS of Mafoluku and environs heaved a sigh of relief when the Lagos State government awarded contract for a bridge linking the Murtala Mohammed International Airport road with Mafoluku. The 2km road, which starts from NACHO Motor Park and ends at Ajibulu Street in Mafoluku, was completed March 2015 with features that include drainage and…
OchoUdo City: Umahi’s Feud With Elechi Turns Uglier
THE development of the new Abakaliki satellite town, known as OchoUdo City, is at the root of renewed feud between Governor David Umahi and his predecessor in office, Chief Martin Elechi. Ever since the former governor threw his weight behind a former Health Minister, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, and later, Architect Edward Nkwegu, to succeed him;…
LSPWC Website...Surely Not A Metaphor
THE Lagos State Public Works Corporation (LSPWC) is an example of how to hit the ground running in every sense of the word. While the Ambode-led administration is still in its infancy, the agency’s machines, pickaxes and shovels will hit the ground and run along 90 Lagos roads slated for rehabilitation. The agency, last week,…
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.
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.
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…