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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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LAGOS AND THE RELOCATION OF MILE-12 MARKET

Dennis Erezi The popular Mile-12 Market, located in Ketu area of Lagos is, no doubt, the hub of wholesale and retail food business in Nigeria. There is hardly any kind of food stuff, fruit and vegetable that is not available at the market. Indeed, it could be safely affirmed that the market is responsible for the supply of 80% of …

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AMBODE’S SILENT REVOLUTION IN LAGOS

Ayo Afuwape Like a diver in the stormy gale of the Atlantic Ocean, Akinwunmi Ambode began his early journey at the Lagos House in Ikeja as the 17th Governor of the State amidst strong criticisms and hasty derogatory remarks by people expressing doubts and uncertainty of his prowess to meet the yearnings and expectations of Lagosians. Just like a passing …

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AKINWUNMI AMBODE: ONE YEAR AFTER

Tayo Ogunbiyi How time flies! The Akinwunmi Ambode administration in Lagos state will, in a few days’ time, celebrate its first year anniversary. Without a doubt, the administration has positively impacted on the lives of Lagosians through its numerous innovative and people oriented programmes and projects. The Light up Lagos project, conceived to light up major highways and streets in …

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AMBODE, DESTINY, ROUGH ROAD AND A MAGICAL FIGURE

Tayo Ogunbiyi According to Edward Morgan Forster, English novelist and short story writer, “failure and success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle”. The concept of destiny or fate …

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ON LAGOS RENEWED ENTREPRENEURAL DRIVE

Bilkis Bakare- Ogunnubi Nigeria, the most populous Black Country in the world and the second largest economy in Africa with a population of over 150 million, is endowed with diverse and infinite human, material and capital resources. But years of mismanagement, negligence and inconsistent policies have hindered the country’s economic growth. Although unemployment is now a global phenomenon, but due …

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