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. While the former get a cut from…
In Taraba, Govt’s Apathy Stunts Children’s Rights
NIGERIA adopted the Child Rights Act in 2003; effective only if state Assemblies enact it. Although Taraba is one of the first states in the country to sign the document into law, its vision of transforming the lives of children of ordinary citizens remains hazy.
Palm Wine Sellers Also Cry...In Port Harcourt
THE Rich Also Cry. Remember the popular television series? Well, in the Garden City, as Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital is fondly called, others, besides the affluent, are bewailing government’s indifference to what they say is a potential economic booster.
HelpGate Foundation To Empower Vulnerable Youths
HELPGATE Foundation for Youth Rehabilitation and Reintegration, a registered not-for-profit organization, recently held its official launch at No. 71, Itire Road, Surulere, Lagos.
Residents Condemn Menace By Okada Riders
RESIDENTS of Isolo and Oshodi, Lagos State, have decried criminal activities perpetrated by motorcyclists, reeling out stories of handbag and mobile phones snatching. Some of the residents, who spoke with The Guardian, said the hoodlums operate in the wee hours when people set out for the day’s business or at night when they are returning from work.
Malkohi IDPs Camp: Tears Of Joy Welcome Trailers-load Of Food
THERE were tears of joy Wednesday last week at the Malkohi camp for persons displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The 275 occupants of the camp located about 40 kilometres from Yola, the Adamawa State capital, wept because food giant, Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc, maker of Golden Penny products, donated six trailers-load of urgently needed foodstuff.
SPAN, Mountain Dew, Access Bank, Others Support IDO Dance Battle
As part of its contribution to human development and skill acquisition, the Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria (SPAN), in collaboration with other corporate sponsors, recently organised the fifth annual International Dance Organization (IDO) dubbed Street Dance Battle and Salsa Competition.
Port Harcourt: Surely Not The Garbage Capital
SOME parts of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, like Ada-George, Mgbobga, NTA, Rumuola, and Ikwere, have very good roads. Sadly, heaps of refuse are overtaking these stretches. The way the eyesore grows daily is both disgusting and alarming.
Okada Riders vs FCTA: Bows, Arrows, Daggers…And Guts
COMMERCIAL motorcycling has become a major means of transportation in many Nigerian cities and villages, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is no exception.
Asaba Airport Downgrade: Big Task Before Okowa
BUILT on a vast virgin land on the Benin-Asaba expressway, Asaba Airport was billed as the star project of Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s eight-year rule.
Asaba Airport Downgrade:The Big Task Before Okowa
BUILT on a vast virgin land on the Benin-Asaba expressway, Asaba Airport was billed as the star project of Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s eight-year rule. On the surface, the airport, which was constructed at well over N37 billion, promised so much potential for growth until the hammer of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) descended on it last week.