Was It Worth It?
Have you ever dealt with someone who carries the fact that he’s paid top dollar for mediocre service as a badge of honour, only because the mediocre service was provided by the oyinbo? Why is it that, in Nigeria, such boasting is allowed, or even encouraged? It’s almost like having dinner at Shi Shi Restaurant…
Planners blame lack of master plans on poor urban governance
Renowned planner, Mr. Moses Ajayi has decried the lack of master plans to guide the growth of the majority of the Nigerian cities, blaming it on the failure of urban governance and lawlessness on the part of the government.
Re: Why Lagos is experiencing global recognition
Sir: as I read the article written by your reporter "Gbenga Salau" (The Guardian of January 7, 2019) on comments by Ambode, I suddenly burst into great laughter. I typically do not amuse myself with articles as one discussing with another invisible friend but something deep inside of me burst out laughing with the silent…
Ostia Island scheme broaches new city development frontiers
Quietly but steadily, the whitish sand-water mix is churned out of giant underwater pipes as the roaring waves of the Lagoon give way to advancing machines, and the foundations of a new city literally emerge off the shores of Lagos waters. The general outlines of what is apparently one of the most ambitious and comprehensive…
Kenya detective gunned down in troubled port city
A senior Kenyan detective has been gunned down in the port city of Mombasa, the scene of mounting concerns over radical Islamist recruitment, police said Thursday.