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How we lost N15b to demolition – Homeless Lagos residents

THE Lagos State Task Force on Environment has over the years come to be associated with the demolition of structures regarded as illegal or wrongly sited in line with its mandate of giving a facelift to designated areas and ensuring sanity in the state. Some of the areas affected in recent demolitions included Mosafejo and Owonifari in Oshodi, Ajelogo, Lagos Island and Alimoso.

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Excitement as Obi of Issele-Uku emerges with call for kingdom’s recreation

THE ancient Kingdom of Issele-Uku in Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State, is currently revelling in the excitement of the coronation of its king, Obi Nduka Ezeagwuna 11. It was indeed an atmosphere of celebration as Obi Ezeagwuna ascended the throne of his forefathers on December 21, 2016, calling for peace, unity, and recreation of Issele Uku in line with its cultural values.

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Kingship clash splits Delta community

AFTER over three months of intrigues over who would emerge as the traditional ruler of the Enhwe Kingdom, Isoko South Local Government Area, Delta State, the State Government, last Thursday, presented staff of office to a former member of the House of Representatives, Anthony Efekodha, Ejuzi II, as the Ovie, sparking protest from a segment of the monarchy.

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Ogbe-Ijoh-Aladja conflict: The claims and counter-claims — 2

The concluding part of the inside story of the Ijaw/Urhobo crisis.
“Our position is that Ogbe-Ijoh and Isaba are taking advantage of their political office holders to sponsor the invasion and propaganda against us. Isaba with whom we had the recent clash has its own monarch and leaders. They have been quiet, but it is Ogbe-Ijoh, which has been taking the medicine for Isaba’s headache. They were the ones shouting attack against them when we had issues with Isaba.

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‘Pure water’ producers dare govt, draw battle line over exploitative fees

Producers of bottled water and its sachet variety popularly known as ‘pure water’ are presently aggrieved and up in arms over the action of an agency of the Lagos State government. The bone of contention is the newly introduced collection of all water abstraction related revenues on members by the Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission, LSWRC, which they described as “uncalled for”.

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