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Special Announcement

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 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 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 …

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ON LAGOS’ BOOST FOR WEALTH CREATION

  BILKIS OGUNNUBI Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and the second largest economy in the continent with a population of over 150 million is endowed with diverse and infinite human, material and capital resources; but years of corruption, civil war, military rules and mismanagement coupled with years of negligence and adverse policies have hindered economic growth in the …

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ADDRESSING PREJUDICE AGAINST WOMEN

   BILKIS BAKARE Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American congresswoman once said: “The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping of females begins when the doctor says, “It’s a girl.” Shaped by discrimination and bias, the society, especially in the third world, has dealt the girl-child a rough blow even before birth.  In India and across South Asia, untold numbers of infant girls …

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ON LAGOS’ BOOST FOR LOCAL PRODUCTS

  Tayo Ogunbiyi At the launch of the first Lagos State Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Fair, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode affirmed that the best way to revive the national economy was to evolve a conscious development of its micro, small and medium enterprises sub-sector. According to the Governor, there was the need to put in place …

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