They are 40 in number, all girls, and recruited from varying backgrounds and they include orphans, street girls and exploited females from various places.Read More
By Fredrick Okopie ITÂ was a journey that was estimated to last 30 minutes, all things being equal. But as far as travelling from the ancient town of Badagry to the bus terminal at Mile 2 is concerned things can never be equal in that context. That is why no one raises an eyebrow these
By Bose Adebayo If you have an appointment and would want to be punctual in keeping it, then it is important you give Oshodi a wide berth no matter what short-cut option it offers you. Reason? The area is fast returning to its better forgotten notoriety as an enclave of confusion in Lagos. The free
By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowopejo Governor Babatunde Fashola ofÂ Â Â Â Lagos recently marked his 800th day in the saddle of leadership and affirmed that the responsibility of his administration and the present generation is simply to provide the platform and environment that will unleash the power and potential of the Lagos, especially the Nigerian youth.
THEY went and could not help but marvel at what they saw; so impressed were they that they felt it would not be a bad idea to replicate same at home . The team of Lagos State Government officials which travelled to Dubai in the United Arab Emirate (UAE) and Singapore have since returned to the country after their two-week sojourn and now seem to be in a hurry to bring their experience to bear in transforming Lagos into another Dubai in terms of infrastructural development.Read More
By Kingsley Adegboye & Olasunkanmi Akoni CALL it their day of glory, you probably will not be wrong. Afterall it is not everyday one gets to share the limelight with the chief executive of your state, the governor himself. As so while the ceremony lasted, the lucky kids were full of smiles. And who wouldnâ€™t
By Fredrick Okopie For Christians, Sunday is a holy day of obligation, a day set aside for special worship of God based on Biblical injunction. As a result Sundays always find Christians of different denonminations converging in their respective places of worship to perform this sacred obligation. But beyond worshipping God, Sunday has also come
When the former 20 local government areas in Lagos State were broken into development areas under the tenure of former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu, many Lagosians sighed with relief thinking this would aid or encourage rapid development.Read More
By Lamidi Bamidele Recently, there was a lot of outcry over the deplorable state of the Apapa-Oshodi expressway that leads toÂ the major seaports in Apapa and Tin-Can Island. The outcry heightenedÂ especially during the peak of the current rainy season when several sections of the road collapsed on account of flooding, consequently creating traffic
In the past, the health sector in Cross River State frequently features in the news for the wrong reasons due to the alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates recorded every year.But the good news presently is that the State government has decided to takeÂ the bull by the horns in stemmingÂ the unfortunate trend.
Telling the story of Sheriff, she said: â€œOne of the children who was reunited with his family â€“ Sherif, left home in 2004 in search of his mother who he thought his father was keeping away from him. His quest took him from his home in Badagry where the father is a tailor to Seme, Oshodi, Obalende, Ojuelegba and finally to Kuramo Beach where he was discovered by the Havenâ€.Read More
Indeed, unlike previous demolition exercises in Lagos, it was relatively peaceful when the bulldozers stormed the affected areas in Orile bordering the road. Although some of the victims claimed there was a previous notice served them by the state government but they were shocked that the demolition was extended beyond the areas earlier specified.Read More
The harrowing experience that Lagos residents go through on daily basis as a result of decaying infrastructure, is not limited to roads owned by the federal government. Investigations by Vanguard Property & Environment show that roads constructed and maintained by the State government are equally in terrible states of disrepair.Read More
Fashola who added that more women and children-friendly programmes will be completed for the benefit of the people, expressed his gratitude to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who was instrumental in recovering the parcel of land, pointing out that those who were familiar with it will recollect that the place which was earmarked in the LEDB master plan for Surulere as a recreation park for the residents was heavily encroached on and abused.Read More
â€œInitially I thought the police men would come to rescue me but was surprised that all of them walked away from the scene. My cry for help did not even attract them. Thank God for sympathisers that quickly gathered to smash the car before I was rescued,â€ he informed.Read More