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Special Announcement

LAGOS’ NEW DEAL FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Bolaji Odumade Lagos has always been Nigeria’s entertainment hub. Most of the nation’s renowned entertainers literarily cut their teeth in Lagos. Many iconic and world famous Nigerian artistes such as late Bobby Benson, Victor Olaiya, late Fatai Rolling Dollar, Moses Olaiya aka Baba Sala, Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade, late Ade love, Sir Shina Peters, Tu Face, late Dagrin, Olamide …

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LAGOS AND THE DANFO QUAGMIRE

Tayo Ogunbiyi Expectedly, a recent disclosure by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, of plans to rid Lagos roads of yellow buses, widely known as danfo, is being trailed by mixed reactions. According to Governor Ambode, danfo would soon be phased out to give way to a more efficient, well-structured and top-notch mass transport system that would facilitate ease of …

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LAGOS AND DESECRATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT

Tayo Ogunbiyi It was early in the morning, just a little before dawn. I needed to hurriedly ferry a brother to catch an early bus so he could meet up with an urgent appointment. My mind was appropriately fixed on getting him to the park on time so I could get on with my schedule for the day. So, I …

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AMBODE AND THE PROMOTION OF T.H.E.S.E.

Fola Adeyemi In contrast to Napoleon Bonaparte, who once said that “the best way to keep one’s word is not to give it”, an uncompromising penchant for keeping his word has become the trade mark of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. One of his campaign promises was to ensure that Lagos becomes the tourism and entertainment hub of Africa. …

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ON LAGOS’ RISING PROFILE

Nwonah Olubukonla According to recent statistics, about 23 million people inhabit Lagos while about 86 others move into the city every hour. Due to this massive rate of urbanization, Lagos experiences severe pressure on its infrastructure. In spite of this, Lagos remains resilient; instead of being traumatized, the City-State has transited from being a symbol of disorder to a reference …

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LAGOS’ RESILIENCE CITY STATUS AND INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

Fola Adeyemi Another milestone was recently recorded in Lagos State’s quest to build a globally competitive State as the State Governor; Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode received the Certificate that admitted the State as one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) in the world. Aside being a remarkable accomplishment, the feat is a further affirmation that recent strides of the current administration …

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AMBODE AND LAGOS’ ROADS TO PROSPERITY

  It is no longer news that Lagos is the fastest growing mega city in the world. It is currently expanding at about five percent a year and is projected to achieve meta- city status by the year 2020. A recent study reveals that over 25,000 people, from across the world, move into Lagos on a daily basis. This is …

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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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