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LAGOS ‘SAFETY ARENA’ AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Tayo Ogunbiyi   Universally, no one prays for disaster to happen. But then, the reality is that occurrence of natural and man-made disasters is an integral part of our daily living. Nevertheless, in as much as no one can really predict where, when and how tragedy might occur, its containment whenever it does come up could be strategically planned for …

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LAGOS’ BUILDING CODE AND REGULATION  

Rasak Musbau In accordance with the provision of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, one of the fundamental objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy is the security and welfare of the people. This explains why governments enact laws and imposes regulatory control to protect their citizenry on all spheres of human endeavors. One of such is the building …

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ON LAGOS’ FRESH SPORTS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

Kehinde Akinfenwa Sport is a globally recognized and increasingly utilized vehicle to achieve development. It’s potential as a tool to reach personal, community, national and international development objective is today being appreciated through series of sporting activities where individuals and group of varying identities interact. Aside the passion accruing from sporting activities, the unifying force and sense of belonging offered by …

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ON LAGOS’ FRESH EMPLOYMENT INITIATIVES 

Adesegun Ogundeji   Obviously, there exists a large army of unemployed youths in our country. According to a latest National Bureau of Statistics report, the country’s unemployment rate is 14.2%. But this number still did not include about 40million Nigerian youths captured in World Bank statistics in 2009. By implication, it means that if Nigeria’s population is 180 million, then …

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PUBLIC SERVICE AND IMPERATIVES OF STRATEGIC PLANNING

    Akintola Benson Oke   An anonymous author once affirmed that: “In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia.” Similarly, Albert Einstein once said: “If I had an hour to solve a problem, I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” And, of course, according to …

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LAGOS,  PUBLIC FINANCE AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

RASAK MUSBAU  Economic theory suggests that finance shapes the distribution of economic opportunities. The financial system affects the degree to which person’s economic opportunities are defined. It influences who can launch a new business venture and who cannot, who can acquire education and who cannot, and who can pursue one economic dreams and who cannot. At government level there is …

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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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