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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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LAGOS’ RESILIENCE CITY STATUS AND INNOVATIVE LEADERSHIP

Fola Adeyemi Another milestone was recently recorded in Lagos State’s quest to build a globally competitive State as the State Governor; Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode received the Certificate that admitted the State as one of the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) in the world. Aside being a remarkable accomplishment, the feat is a further affirmation that recent strides of the current administration …

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AMBODE AND LAGOS’ ROADS TO PROSPERITY

  It is no longer news that Lagos is the fastest growing mega city in the world. It is currently expanding at about five percent a year and is projected to achieve meta- city status by the year 2020. A recent study reveals that over 25,000 people, from across the world, move into Lagos on a daily basis. This is …

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CURTALING STREET BEGGIING IN LAGOS

  Unarguably, Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation with more than 170 million people out of which Lagos State boasts of 20 million inhabitants, thus making the City State the nation’s biggest urban ­agglomeration. The rapid population growth in Lagos Metropolis results in shortage of housing and ultimately the evolvement of slums. Lack of housing finance and failure of the …

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AMBODE’S NEW PACT WITH THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

  Democracy is a government that vests supreme power in the people through a system of representation. And one of the main features of democracy is adherence to the rule of law through which every citizen, no matter the status, is equal in the eye of the law. Though the Nigerian constitution operates on the principle of rule of law, …

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LAGOS AND THE WAR AGAINST CANCER

Recently, Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Mudasiru Obasa sponsored a bill for the establishment of a Cancer Institute in the State. This action was guided by the alarming increase in cases of cancer in the country. To a layman, cancer is notorious because it is a terminal disease which eventually terminates the live of anyone afflicted with it. …

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AMBODE AND THE LIGHTS OF LAGOS

According to the creation story of Genesis 1, the first thing that God creates is light. This is to actually authenticate the place of light in human existence. Life and light are inextricably connected. We cannot imagine our life without light. From the first ray of Sun in the morning to the lamp in the night, light accompany us in …

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LAGOS NEW APPROACH TO FOOD SECURITY

  A United Nations statistics confirms that over 1.02 billion people do not have enough to eat ( more than the populations of USA, Canada and the European Union) while the number of undernourished people in the world increased by 75 million in 2007 and 40 million in 2008 (largely due to high cost of food). In third world countries, …

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LAGOS, PPP MODEL AND WATER SUPPLY

Water is a vital resource that constitutes a new strategic issue that mobilizes the entire international community in facilitating its access as well as ensuring its rational management. The attention paid to the issue of water is properly stressed with its inclusion among the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) established by the United Nations Development Programme. Nigeria is home to …

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LAGOS’ NEW DEAL FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

  Of late, the management of people with disabilities in Lagos state has received tremendous boost. This actually started with the creation of Lagos State Office for Disability Affairs (LASODA) which co-ordinates the education, social development, welfare and inclusion in of People Living with Disability in governance. It is in furtherance of the need to strengthen the activities of LASODA …

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