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14yrs after, Abule-Egba residents celebrate another Yuletide in anguish

LAST Wednesday was the 14th anniversary of a pipeline explosion that rocked Abule-Egba community in Ifako-Ijaiye area of Lagos State, killing hundreds of residents. The disaster is still fresh in the memory some of the victims who constantly pray against such incidents in the area.  However, they have been thrown into anguish again as another explosion hit the densely populated community on December 19, leaving many in sorrow, tears and blood.

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BADAGRY-EXPRESSWAY: A gateway of pain, anguish

THE Lagos-Badagry Expressway is usually described as a “Gateway to Nigeria’ because it is a major access into the country from neighbouring states in the West coast of Africa. In the last two decades, plying this all important route, in its terrible state, had become associated with anguish and pain for road users, including visitors from neighbouring countries.

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Local content, local troubles: How big firms kill small businesses

MOSES, not his real name, is a supplier to two major fabrication and logistics yards in Lagos (names withheld). He said he supplies varied items, ranging from petroleum products to personnel to these companies. However, Moses, who does not want his real name in print, for fear that the companies might blacklist him in the future, is currently broke, does not have a dime in his account and is surviving from the support of his wife and his in-laws, as well as from the goodwill of his friends.

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Apapa gridlock: Residents vow to shut down business activities after 21-day ultimatum without solution

Disturbed by the persistent traffic congestion in Apapa and environs arising from indiscriminate parking of articulated vehicles and tankers on the highways and access roads within the port city, residents and business owners in Apapa  at the weekend vowed to paralyse business activities in Apapa area if the government fails to do something to end the problem by the end of the 21-day ultimatum given by the residents and business owners.

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AFRICAN TRADITIONAL EDUCATION

To understand the history of education in Africa, adequate knowledge of the traditional or indigenous educational system which existed before the arrival of Islam and Christianity is needed. Islamic education was not formally established in Nigeria until the fourteenth century and Christian education came in the nineteenth century. But indigenous education persists even today, showing no sign of disappearance from the scene of education.

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