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Day Area Boys became ‘graduates’

By Olasunkanmi Akoni & Monsur Olowopejo For  45 miscreants popularly called “Area Boys”, June 25, 2009 was a day they became ‘re-branded’ with a new lease of life. They can now boast of becoming graduates and several days after they are still basking in the euphoria of having at last  shed their unenviable status as
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Keke Marwa : The three-wheeler terror on the road

By Albert Akpor WHEN  tricycles, popularly called Keke  Marwa were introduced into the city of Lagos by the military administration of Colonel Buba Marwa (rtd) many saw it as the military administrator’s way of placating the masses and mitigating their impoverishment at the time. This presumably explains why the  introduction of the tricycles was widely
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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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Recurring poser over building collapse

By Kingsley Adegboye The seeming recurring decimal of building collapse reared its tragic head once again on Sunday in Lagos and by the time rescue operation could be mounted 11 people had lost their lives while others sustained different degrees of injuries. This is besides valuable possessions also lost in the process. As was the
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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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