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ON LAGOS’ PECULIAR SECURITY CHALENGE

Idris Olokodana The reason for increase in crime rate in Nigeria is clear: Breeding grounds for crime is widening every day. The country is witnessing population explosion without any concrete corresponding development plan in place. Presently, policy makers across the country are unable to take advantage of the population bulge. Law enforcement infrastructure and practices were not enhanced in accordance …

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LAGOS WATER SECTOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION

Ayo Afuwape According to UNICEF report, more than a billion people do not have access to safe water and well over 2billion people live without adequate sanitation. At any given time, more than a half of the developing world’s population is suffering from one or more diseases associated with unsafe water and poor sanitation.  In Nigeria, available statistic shows that …

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LAGOS AND THE BEAUTY OF CONTINUITY

Temilade Aruya One of the hallmarks of good governance is continuity in policies, programmes and projects; especially those that are progressive and developmental. Political ideologies that are favorable to the growth and development of the people and the society are built and established on the structures of continuity as one government takes over and continues where the previous stopped. Therefore, …

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LAGOS AND THE WAR AGAINST KIDNAPPING

Kayode Oyekanmi A few days back, over 20 gunmen allegedly stormed the Isheri North Estate and kidnapped the Secretary of the community association, Mr. Dayo Adekoya. The abductors reportedly killed three estate security men as they attempted to prevent the gunmen from escaping.   On Saturday, 16th July, 2016, Oba Goriola Oseni, the Oniba of Ibaland, was kidnapped in his palace …

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LAGOS AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF COMPUTER EDUCATION

Rasak Musbau Globally, from elementary school to post graduate level, students are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of coding. Coding, in this respect is another name for computer programming. These days, governments, educators and tech industry advocates argue that it has become crucial to hold at least a basic understanding of how the devices that play such a large …

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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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