100 days as Lagos governor… So far so good
How much can be achieved in 100 days? Or to be broken down in hours, how much can one achieve in 2, 400 hours? Much is expected from leaders everywhere and it has become a kind of tradition to access the 100 days of many new leaders.
Mounting refuse heaps drag back march to greater Lagos
It is 48 hours shy of a month since Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was sworn-in into office. In the last one month, the governor has been very visible, though without a cabinet yet, in stamping his imprimatur on governance in the state.
Lagos economy not impacted despite Visionscape’s defaulted debt, says Fitch
Fitch Ratings has affirmed the positive economic rating of Lagos State despite the defaulted debt of Visionscape Sanitation Solutions (VSS), which halted the waste management agreement.In a statement dated March 28, 2019, Fitch said the state.....
Lagos ratings not affected by Visionscape missed payments , says Fitch Ratings
A global credit rating agency, Fitch Ratings, has affirmed the positive economic ratings of Lagos State despite the missed contracted services payment by Visionscape Sanitation Solutions as a result of halting of the waste management agreement.
How Visionscape is folding up barely three years into its 10-year contract
Barely three years into its 10 years contract, Visionscape, a private foreign-owned waste management company, contracted by Lagos state government, appears to be preparing its evacuation from Africa’s most-populated city.
How Visionscape is folding up barely three years into its 10 years contract
Barely three years into its 10 years contract, Visionscape, a private foreign-owned waste management company, contracted by Lagos state government, appears to be preparing its evacuation from Africa's most-populated city. In a landmark move that took many by surprise, Governor Akinwumi Ambode had, after the enactment of the Lagos State Environmental Management and Protection Law…
Ladipo traders resort to self-help, burn refuse heaps
In apparent resort to self-help, traders at the Ladipo auto-spare parts market along Toyota bus-stop, Oshodi-Apapa expressway, have embarked on burning their waste, majorly e-waste materials
Lagos cautioned against hasty termination of Visionscape contract
Lagos State Government has been urged to give Visionscape Sanitation Solutions more time to prove its capacity in the implementation of the new integrated waste management policy encapsulated in the Cleaner Lagos Initiative (CLI), rather than hastily terminating its contract. The Cleaner Lagos Initiative is designed to effectively manage and dispose over 13,000 tonnes of…
Visionscape: Entrapped in messy Lagos politics of survival
The controversy over who should be in charge of waste collection and disposal in Lagos State reared its ugly head again recently, when the state’s House of Assembly penultimate week directed local councils and Local Council Development Areas ....
Ambode’s burden of working under impeachment shadow
After a series of failed efforts to secure his second term ticket on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Akinwunmi Ambode...
Lagos Assembly dares Ambode, orders PSP operators to resume refuse collection
Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday ordered Private Sector Partnership (PSP) operators in all the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state to resume refuse collection and disposal with immediate effect. The PSP operators had been disengaged by the state governor Akinwunmi Ambode following the introduction of a…
Obligations of a godson
The godson is in tears; tears from the soul. His acolytes have thronged the godfather’s house. Begging is on. Amnesty please, amnesty. Grant amnesty to your godson! He lies prostrate on the floor; stomach on the floor like the crawling lizard. Have mercy on me, dear godfather of many sons, have mercy! I was carried…