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LAGOS, DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS AND THE PATH OF PROGRESS

Bunmi Olowu-Adekoya In-spite of the fact that activities lined up to mark Lagos’ Golden Jubilee Anniversary celebration have officially ended, the euphoria created by the event still lingers on. Certainly, Lagos has good reasons to celebrate at 50. It has enjoyed and sustained an enduring political and impressive socio-economic culture. It remains the melting point of Nigeria as well as …

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LAGOS ABATTOIRS AND WASTE DISPOSAL

OLOKODANA O IDRIS Waste generation in Nigerian slaughter houses poses a serious threat to the environment because of poor handling practices and its adverse environmental effects. In a typical Nigerian abattoir, the surrounding land is often marshy due to improper channeling of wastewater arising from the dressing of slaughtered animals and washings at the lairage. Pollution also occurs when solid …

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ABORU AS METAPHOR FOR RURAL LAGOS

Tayo Ogunbiyi Being the commercial nerve centre of the West African sub-region, the metropolitan outlook of Lagos has often been mistaken to be devoid of rural/local settlements. This notion of a no rural Lagos is a gross misconception as approximately 12 per cent of the people in Lagos State dwell and earn their living in non-urban neighbourhoods, country sides and …

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PRESERVING THE LAGOS ENVIRONMENT

Yemisi Durosinmi Aside terrorism, one main issue facing the world today is environmental degradation. The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction characterizes environmental degradation as the lessening of the limit of the earth to meet social and environmental destinations and needs. They are those activities that render the environment unhealthy and unsustainable over time. At the point when the …

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BEYOND THE RAZZMATAZZ OF LAGOS @ 50 CELEBRATION

Ayo Afuwape Glitziness, Pageantry and vibes are some of the unique features of Lagos State. This is expectedly so, perhaps, because of the position of the State as the entertainment hub of Africa. The vibrancy and vibes of the State came into full expression at the just concluded Lagos @ 50 celebration where the various activities put together to celebrate …

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LAGOS AND MOTOR VEHICLE ADMINISTRATION

Bimpe Zaccheaus Transportation is the pivot around which the wheel of every modern economy revolves. The efficiency with which people, goods and services can move from one point to the other largely determines the quality of life of the society. With over 5 million cars and 200,000 commercial vehicles on the roads (when the national average is 11 vehicles per …

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LAGOS, WORLD HEALTH DAY AND MENTAL HEALTH

Adeola Salako The 2017 World Health Day, celebrated on April 7, has come and gone. But the talking point of the international day tagged: “Depression: Let’s Talk” would stay with us for a long time to come. Coming at a time when suicide is on the front burner in our nation, the theme could not be more apt and timely. …

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LAGOS HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME AND AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE

Adeola Salako Being the Center of Excellence, Lagos is always exploring innovative ways of making life better for the over 22million inhabitants of the City- State. Beyond huge transformation of the State through massive construction and upgrading of infrastructure, lighting up the state, establishing community security apparatus amongst others, the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode is determined to break new …

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THE PUBLIC AND THE NEW FACE OF LASTMA

Mamud Hassan  As a management strategy to improve relation with members of the public, operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, now adopt a more civil attitude in the discharge of their responsibilities. Consequently, what we now have is more of traffic correction and control with less emphasis on enforcement, except when it is extremely necessary. This is …

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LAGOS AND EQUITABLE HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Rasak Musbau Health is a fundamental right that needs to be nurtured and supported for economic growth and development. This is why Governments all over the world have been under increasing pressure to improve provision for health care services, while seeking to employ scarce resources effectively. In Nigeria, when it comes to matters of health, Lagos is listed among States …

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