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TOWARDS REFORMING LAGOS’TRANSPORT SECTOR

   Rasak Musbau The issues lying at the heart of urban policy making in any city, old or new, developed or developing, include infrastructure, employment, population growth, economic sustainability and environmental viability. In the current political dispensation in Nigeria, Lagos State is, no doubt, a reference point in terms of initiation and execution of strategic policies and programmes that are …

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LAGOS AND THE NATIONAL STADIUM

Tayo Ogunbiyi The National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, was built by the General Yakubu Gowon military administration in 1972 as a 55,000 capacity sporting facility. It was later redesigned in 1999 to a 45,000 capacity in order to meet FIFA requirements for the hosting right of the 1999, Junior World Cup. Till date, the highest number of fans that have sat …

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BADAGRY ON MY MIND  

Tayo Ogunbiyi Founded in the15th century, the ancient town of Badagry is significant in many ways. Aside being a major center of the obnoxious Trans Atlantic Slave Trade,   it was also a key hub of Christian missionary activities in West Africa in the 18th century. Famous Christian missionary, Rev Thomas Birch Freeman who was the first European to preach the …

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BOLANLE AMBODE’S BRIGHT STEPS FOR A REWARDING FUTURE

Tayo Ogunbiyi In Africa, nothing kills as fast as poverty is. Globally, investors are often mindful of poverty indexes in countries as high poverty level in a particular country could constitute stumbling blocks to returns on investment. Ii is in consideration of the harsh reality of poverty, if permitted to thrive, that poverty eradication is one of the integral aspects …

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

In continuation of the efforts to adequately address the recent health issues at the Queens  College, Yaba, Lagos, the Lagos State Government hereby wishes to notify all health care providers and the general public of the need to report cases of any Queens College student  or family  members of such, presenting with fever, headache, lethargy, and abdominal pain with or …

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ECONOMIC AUTONOMY AND THE LESSONS FROM LAGOS

Rasak Musbau Lee Kuan Yew, the architect of the modern day Singapore, visited Nigeria a few days before the military struck on January 15, 1966. His visit was in connection with the Commonwealth Conference held in Lagos on Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. His conclusion about Nigeria in 1966 is contained in a book he wrote in 2000 titled, ‘From Third World …

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