Fire guts Agboju shanties
There was a fire outbreak in Agboju area of Lagos State yesterday, close to FESTAC Town in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, exactly a week after no fewer than 23 people died in an explosion at Soba, Abule Ado area of FESTAC Town.
Two nabbed for allegedly stealing manhole covers
The environmental task force of Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area, Lagos, has arrested two persons suspected of stealing manhole covers in the area. The suspects were apprehended...
Firms collaborate to reduce housing deficit
Determined to reduce the nation’s housing deficit, two real estate firms have provided the platform to empower citizens to become house owners with less stress.
The Ijegun oil pipeline disaster
The oil pipeline fire disaster that devastated parts of Ijegun in Lagos State in the early hours of July 4, once again, shows the level of negligence and low safety standards applied in the operation of the oil industry in the country.
Rotary Club of FESTAC town empowers youths, single mothers
The Rotary Club, Festac Town, Lagos, has given out some equipment worth millions of naira to some unemployed youths and single mothers in Festac community as a way of encouraging them to start up small businesses and be employers of labour. The equipment include four sewing machines, five grinding and three popcorn making machines. …
Concerns over deplorable facilities in estates
Stakeholders are worried about the poor state of facilities in federal government/state owned housing estates in the country, which are suffering from negligence and lack of maintenance.
Glory to ghostly: a photo story of decaying infrastructure in Festac Town
When Nigeria hosted the second Festival of Arts and Culture in 1977, a new settlement was birthed in Lagos, with the primary aim of housing the participants that came for the festival. Festac Town consists of seven avenues and numerous arterials that facilitate ease of movement. The over 5,000-unit housing estate has evolved into a…