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CURTALING STREET BEGGIING IN LAGOS

  Unarguably, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with more than 170 million people out of which Lagos State boasts of 20 million inhabitants, thus making the City State the nation’s biggest urban ­agglomeration. The rapid population growth in Lagos Metropolis results in shortage of housing and ultimately the evolvement of slums. Lack of housing finance and failure of the …

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AMBODE’S NEW PACT WITH THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

  Democracy is a government that vests supreme power in the people through a system of representation. And one of the main features of democracy is adherence to the rule of law through which every citizen, no matter the status, is equal in the eye of the law. Though the Nigerian constitution operates on the principle of rule of law, …

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LAGOS AND THE WAR AGAINST CANCER

Recently, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mudasiru Obasa sponsored a bill for the establishment of a Cancer Institute in the State. This action was guided by the alarming increase in cases of cancer in the country. To a layman, cancer is notorious because it is a terminal disease which eventually terminates the live of anyone afflicted with it. …

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AMBODE AND THE LIGHTS OF LAGOS

According to the creation story of Genesis 1, the first thing that God creates is light. This is to actually authenticate the place of light in human existence. Life and light are inextricably connected. We cannot imagine our life without light. From the first ray of Sun in the morning to the lamp in the night, light accompany us in …

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LAGOS NEW APPROACH TO FOOD SECURITY

  A United Nations statistics confirms that over 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat ( more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union) while the number of undernourished people in the world increased by 75 million in 2007 and 40 million in 2008 (largely due to high cost of food). In third world countries, …

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LAGOS, PPP MODEL AND WATER SUPPLY

Water is a vital resource that constitutes a new strategic issue that mobilizes the entire international community in facilitating its access as well as ensuring its rational management. The attention paid to the issue of water is properly stressed with its inclusion among the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established by the United Nations Development Programme. Nigeria is home to …

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LAGOS’ NEW DEAL FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

  Of late, the management of people with disabilities in Lagos state has received tremendous boost. This actually started with the creation of Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA) which co-ordinates the education, social development, welfare and inclusion in of People Living with Disability in governance. It is in furtherance of the need to strengthen the activities of LASODA …

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LAGOS AND THE HEALTH STATUS OF PUBLIC SERVANTS

  Remi Oladeinde Universally, it is believed that health is wealth. Indeed, there is actually nothing in life that could be more valuable than good health. Without good health there is no happiness, no peace and no productivity.  To be in good health connotes a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. When health is lost, almost everything is lost. …

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LAGOS- KEBBI RICE PARTNERSHIP AND FOOD SECURITY

    Bolaji Odumade   It is no longer in contention that Nigeria is going through economic recession, evidenced by many states’ inability to manage their statutory responsibilities. Yet, no nation can thrive without the development of her agricultural sector. This is a sector of the economy that has the capacity to provide employment for over 80% of the population, …

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LAGOS CHILD- HAWKERS AS ENDANGERED SPIECES

Temilade Aruya It is often argued that hawking among children is a part of African culture and tradition while some are of the opinion that the family can do with the support of the child in augmenting the family income, as he is sent on precarious errands on the streets and highway to sell various stuffs. The child is exposed …

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