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Lagos New Approach to Food Security

Tayo Ogunbiyi According to a United Nations statistics, 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 the third …

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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 AND THE BENEFITS OF COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES

Lolade Alexis Ogunbiyi According to the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA), a cooperative society is an association of people that come together to pool resources together to engage in business or economic activities for the purpose of improving their welfare. The cooperative movement began in Europe in the 19th century, primarily in Britain and France. Robert Owen (1771–1858), a Welshman who …

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STREET HAWKING AND CHILD EDUCATION

Bilikis Bakare- Ogunnubi Former South African President, Nelson Mandela, once re-emphasised the power of education when he described it as the greatest engine of personal development through which the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, while the son of a mineworker can become the head of a mine and a child of a farm-worker can become the president …

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LAGOS AND THE NUISANCE OF LAND GRABBERS

Temilade Aruya Buying a piece of land in Lagos state and putting up a structure on same is usually a tall order, no thanks to the belligerent activities of land grabbers and land speculators popularly known as “Omo-Onile” who make life unbearable for intending house owners through their voracious frivolous demands. There have been many instances where unsuspecting buyers paid …

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LAGOS AND PUBLIC SECURITY

Tayo Ogunbiyi Public Security is one of the most prominent factors that determines good governance and guarantees the extent of socio-economic growth and development in any society. As the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria and, indeed, West Africa, Lagos has unusual security challenges. Its increasing population motivated by an endless survival and economic inspired immigration as well as its border …

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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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LAGOS, TREE PLANTING AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Oladeinde Remilekun Ganiat Scientifically, trees are quite strategic in combating global warming as they absorb the carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere, replenish the air with oxygen and also contribute immensely to the aesthetics of the environment. They also check erosion and stem the tide of windstorm by serving as wind breakers. On another note, trees are brilliant cleansers. They remove other …

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LAGOS, RAPID RESPONSE SQUAD AND PUBLIC SECURITY

Biola Ajayi Public Security is the main duty of any government, be it federal, state or local. The lack of viable public and safety mechanisms in any given society makes sustainable socio-economic development a very difficult task. Lagos’ position as the commercial nerve centre of Nigeria, and indeed West Africa, has potent security implications. Its sheer human density, border with …

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LAGOS AND THE BAN ON STREET TRADING

Tayo Ogunbiyi It is no longer news that the Lagos state government has begun the enforcement of the law banning street trading in the state. Expectedly, this has continued to generate lots of controversies across the state and beyond. While some have commended the state government for the action, others, however, perceive it in bad light. This, of course, is …

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