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LAGOS’ RENEWED DRIVE FOR WEALTH CREATION

Tayo Ogunbiyi Presently, from all available indexes, there are apparent signs of extreme poverty across the world. Nigeria, according to a 2013 World Bank data is one of the top five countries with the leading amount of poor people. In Africa, the practicality of poverty is quite frightening as most Africans live on less than a dollar income per day. …

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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 policies …

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EXTREME LAGOS HEAT WAVE AND TREE PLANTING

Tayo Ogunbiyi Of late, the heat wave being experienced from across the country is becoming quite unbearable. Coupled with the unstable nature of power supply in the country and incessant fuel scarcity, many people are finding it very difficult to cope. Children are principally worse hit as they develop heat rashes and become naturally uncomfortable, particularly at nights. According to …

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FROM KEBBI TO LAGOS, LET THERE BE RICE

Steve Ayorinde—– It was no Ides of March but certainly one of the most inspiring news of the month when Lagos and Kebbi States signed a Memorandum of Understanding that is expected to culminate in the production of 70 per cent of Nigeria’s rice requirements annually. In a country where rice is a national staple that gulps more than 365bn …

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T.H.E.S.E is the crux of the matter

Steve Ayorinde It was one occasion that gladdened the heart of the governor and his team, adding to the upward swing with which the Akinwunmi Ambode administration has been moving in the past several months. And before anyone could say Up Barca!, Lagosians too, in their millions, had got wind of the news and became expectant – the world’s biggest …

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COMPASSION AND THE CHARACTER OF A DYNAMIC GOVERNOR

Steve Ayorinde— On a few occasions when meticulous people express interest in why the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, prefers to keep his middle name in the background, one tends to wonder if the tradition of adding a middle name to one’s identity or using initials once one assumes public office is a constitutional requirement or simply to boost …

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LAGOS, O’DUA GROUP AND ECONOMIC INTEGRATION PROMISE

Steve Ayorinde— The good news was received with the deserved enthusiasm. Lagos State will finally be absorbed into the O’dua Group, comprising the five states of Oyo, Ogun, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti, which make up this 40-year old association that seeks political and economic integration in the old Western region of Nigeria. What a great day it was on Tuesday …

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AMBODE’S PUBLIC HEALTHCARE INITIATIVES

Rasak Musbau— There is a saying that, “a wealthy nation is a healthy nation”. This is because better health is central to human happiness and well-being. Healthy population makes an important contribution to economic progress, as healthy populations live longer, are more productive, and save more. In fact, for a country to progress it must provide quality health services to …

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LAGOS MOBILE COURTS AND THE QUEST FOR JUSTICE

Biliks Bakare— As it is with other mega cities like New York, New Delhi Jakarta and so on, the population growth in Lagos brings with it challenges, ranging from environmental to transportation and provision of good road network among others. Added to the aforementioned is the peculiarity of the population that resides in the State because it is a mini- …

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CURTAILING ILLEGAL MINNING AND DREDGING IN LAGOS

Tayo Ogunbiyi— The waterways stretching from Badagry to Epe, (with a Peninsular in between, a lagoon at the back and the Atlantic in front), Ikorodu to Marina, Badagry to Marina, among others, are nature’s gifts to Lagos. These are coastlines which many people wish for, being natural habitats yet to be subjected to devastation, global warming, climate change and other …

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