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A disaster waiting to happen — Electricity pole threatens residents of Anthony Village

By Lamidi Bamidele One desire which most residents of the densely populated and ever-commercially active city of Lagos have found to be largely wishful is that the Power Holding Company of Nigeria(PHCN) should provide them stable electricity power. Even for the Christians and Moslems among them, including adherents of other religions, fervent and sustained prayers
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Rain, rain go away…

By  Mike Ebonugwo & Bose Adebayo When the rain-drenched gentleman suddenly began to wax poetic some of those around were taken aback as they thought he had lost his mind. But this was not the case since the man was simply reciting the popular nursery rhyme, Rain, Rain Go Away… to underline his wish that
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Saved from the jaws of death

By Godfrey Bivbere When Lt. Commander Tanko Ibrahim finished preparing for work that fateful morning and bid his  family goodbye as he drove out of his Close B, House 9, Navy Town Ojo residence, little did he know what danger awaited him. He had decided to visit some of the boys working for him around
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Banks swoop on NITEL’s pensioners as biz centre rips them off

By Victor Ahiuma-Young THE Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) Sports Complex, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos, has since last week been a beehive of activities as thousands of pensioners, disengaged and serving staff of troubled Nigeria Telecommunication (NITEL) Plc, endure the eagle-eye scrutiny of officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE),
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BRT: High fares, low patronage

By Bose Adebayo WHEN the Buses Rapid Response (BRT) was launched on March 17, 2008,  government officials said it was meant to ease transportation problem in Lagos State. So, the coming of the bus service scheme was immediately hailed as a blessing to most Lagosians since the buses were expected  to carry a maximum of
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Heavy shooting marks Naval exercise

By Albert Akpor WHEN the heavy bombardment began all within hearing radius cowered in fear or scampered to safety. The deafening, earth-shaking sound immediately conjured in their mind the image of a place suddenly being invaded by an enemy force armed with the most advanced weapons of mass destruction.

OSHODI: The dark days are back again?

By Albert Akpor FOR long Oshodi, a sprawling market and major bus-stop, revelled in its notoriety as an urban commercial jungle where confusion reigned supreme; a no-man’s land where bedlam was the order of the day courtesy of traders and commercial vehicle operators who turned the place into a war zone of survival. Then last
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