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Lagos: Stakeholders hail Ambode’s development initiatives

*Pictorial representation of the  4th Mainland Bridge....A priority of the Ambode administration

IT was more or less a day of self-appraisal and testimonies for a job well done. In the limelight of this carnival-like event was the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, who came prepared that Thursday to render account of his stewardship to the people of the state.

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Lagos CP, Fatai Owoseni

Why we’re determined to unlock Mile 2, Liverpool, Ijora, Tin Can traffic gridlock – CP Owoseni

In a manner of putting the record straight with regards to the role or contribution of the Nigeria Police Force in restoring order and sanity to the traffic jam-plagued Mile 2 to Tin Can axis of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, maintained that the Force have been playing a commendable role in ensuring that the persistent traffic gridlock in the area was effectively tackled. In an interview with Vanguard Metro, the Police boss explained that a collaborative Task Force with significant Police input has largely succeeded in unlocking the jam and maintaining the flow of traffic in the area.

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Rapid Response Squad (RRS) on Special Traffic Enforcement at Mile 2, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, on Monday.

Total ban on Okada in Lagos: The gathering storm

Time was 6pm at the traffic-busy, indeed chaotic, Mile 2 area of Lagos. A mammoth horde of fuel tankers and other articulated trucks has as usual taken over every inch of driving space, thus impeding the flow of traffic along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway from the Second Rainbow Bus-stop all the way to Berger and beyond. As expected, many motorists were trapped in the stand-still gridlock and in their helplessness could only give vent to their frustration and impotent rage.

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SNARP of comfort for widows, others

AFTER years of mourning the loss of their life partners and toiling to make ends meet, many widows in Imo State presently have reason to smile as they count their blessings, thanks to the wife of the state Governor, Nneoma Nkechi Okorocha. Identifying shelter as an essential need of the widows, the Imo First Lady had since 2011 under the auspices of her “She Needs a Roof Project, SNARP”, built, furnished and handed over more than 172 units of two-bedroom bungalows for indigent widows and orphans, who do not have roofs over their heads

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*Some street children and destitutes in Aba

LIFE ON THE HARD LANE: Succour at last for street children

After years of wandering about and living in privation with no one to care for them, succour has at last come the way of street children in Aba, Abia State as members of the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) from across the federation stormed the famous commercial city Saturday April 2 for the launch of their Street Child Project: “Save the Street Child Aba Initiative.”

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Lagos suburb nearly cut off

Residents of Dare Street, Ikotun, in Ikotun-Igando LCDA, Lagos State are begging the state government to repair the road, saying their cries, through former Chairmen and the Landlord Association Committees, have proved abortive. Investigation, however, showed that several letters had been written to the LCDA without positive response.

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Emmanuel Udorji ... After the attack

Herbalist’s near-death experience and ordeal in hands of gunmen

The university town of Nsukka which was not long ago thrown into confusion and mourning following invasion and murder of two persons in nearby Abbi community by suspected Fulani herdsmen is once again under the grip of tension arising from the attack of an Enugu-based herbalist, Emmanuel Udorji, by unknown gun men who stormed his home supposedly on a killing mission.

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