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AMBODE’S THREE YEARS OF ‘EKWUEME’ TREND

Tayo Ogunbiyi  On May 29, 2015, Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, became the 14th Governor of the State. Three years after, he has invested tremendous time, energy and resources to accelerate socio-economic development in the State. From the outset, Ambode’s goal was to give Lagosians a functional and safer city, where people can find success and satisfaction. His …

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LAGOS AND THE PROMOTION OF ARTS AND CULTURE

Kehinde Akinfenwa One of the most consistent campaign promises of Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, was to ensure that Lagos becomes the arts and culture hub of Africa. The vehicle through which he hopes to achieve this is T.H.E.S.E. which is an acronym for Tourism, Hospitality, Entertainment and Sporting Excellence. With the country’s desire to open up her economy …

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APPRAISING LAGOS WEALTH CREATION STRIDES

RASAK MUSBAU Although living in Lagos State is challenging for a lot of people because of the comparative high cost of housing, transportation and other living expenses, it remains where every Nigerians want to reside due to abundance of opportunities and pace of development in the State. It is where many see hope in the midst of deep rooted unemployment …

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ON LAGOS FRESH IMPETUS FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

Tayo Ogunbiyi   In contemporary time, tourism can be clearly defined as the new socio-economic game changer. The economic potential of tourism is remarkable, with direct and indirect impact on wealth creation. It is a good public relations device through which a city, state or country could attract needed foreign investments. Cities like, Bangkok, London, Paris, Nairobi, Dubai and New …

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LAGOS AND CANCER CONTROL

Adeola Salako Gradually, cancer, a non-communicable condition that can be terminal if not detected early is fast becoming a huge health challenge in Nigeria. There are over 200 different types of cancer that affect humans and it is among the three leading causes of adult deaths in developing countries. According to World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union Against …

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ON LAGOS’ JOB CREATION INITIATIVES

 Reuben Hopo   According to a 2017 Q3 report of the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria recorded its highest ever aggregate unemployment rate rising from 14.2% in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 18.8%. The monumental increase occurred despite the fact that all tiers of governments as well as the Organized Private Sector, OPD, generated additional 1.2 million jobs, which …

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AS AMBODE GOES TO APAPA

Tayo Ogunbiyi The 11th edition of the Lagos state government Quarterly Town Hall Meetings berths in Apapa today. Since its inauguration in May 2015, it has become traditional for the state government to periodically render account of its stewardship as well as interact with Lagos residents on diverse issues of governance. The Town Hall Meeting, which quarterly alternates across the …

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LAGOS AND CONSUMERS’ RIGHT PROTECTION  

  Tayo Ogunbiyi Globally, there is an obvious disparity of knowledge and power relationship between the producers of goods and services and customers.  Over the years, this disparity seems to lean towards the advantage of producers, who are strengthened by the tradition maxim “caveat emptor” (let the buyer beware) and the ever-changing and growing free market philosophy which tends to …

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LAGOS LAND USE CHARGE AND THE BEAUTY OF DEMOCRACY

Tayo Ogunbiyi At a recent parley tagged: Lagos Means Business, where he met with captains of industry and members of the Organized Private Sector, OPS, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, promised that the state government would embrace dialogue in resolving contentious areas of the new Lagos Land Use Charge (LUC) Law. Just a few days back, at an event …

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BUILDING VALUES AND SOUND HUMAN RELATIONS SKILLS IN PUBLIC SERVICE

Dr. Akintola, Benson Oke Famous Roman statesman, orator, and writer, Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BC), who established a model for Latin prose, once affirmed that: “The welfare of the people is the ultimate law.” Really, any government that denies the truism of this assertion does so at its own peril. Similarly, employers who deny this run the undeniable risk of ruining their enterprise and …

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