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LAGOS JUSTICE SECTOR AND SOCIAL EVOLUTION

Rasak Musbau Vital reforms that the Lagos State justice system has experienced over the years are partly responsible for the steady progress the state has been making since 1967. There is virtually no emerging issue bordering on development without the State Ministry of Justice playing a touch bearing role; this is because most of our lives and interactions with each …

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LEKKI-AJAH BRIDGE IN PERSPECTIVE

Blessing Vendafan According to the 2006 national census figure, Lagos had a population of about 9 million people.  However, considering the exponential population explosion being experienced in the State of late, analysts have insisted that the state’s population must now be in excess of 25 million. Lagos population, no doubt, serves as massive boost for investment, exchange of ideas, products …

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LAGOS’ RENEWED ASSAULT ON LAND GRABBING

Tayo Ogunbiyi The Lagos State Government recently arraigned a suspected land grabber, Chief Kamorudeen Lamina, before a Special Offences Court sitting in Oshodi over alleged unlawful dispossession of residents from their legitimate rights to land ownership. Those who were arraigned together with him  Lamina are , Alhaji Wasiu Orenuga, Biliaminu Orega (aka Bili-aminu Salau), Mr. Omotola Ogunsanmi, Mr. Samson Shobule …

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GAINS OF LAGOS PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM

Rasak Musbau                                                        Public service is one institution which drives the activities of government all over the world. With professionals and non- professionals from whom it demands a special aptitude, training, language, discipline and culture, public service is the major instrument used by government to implement its policies, programmes and plans.  It consists of the civil service which includes workers in …

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LAGOS TAX PAYERS AS GAME CHANGERS

Tayo Ogunbiyi That Lagos has been experiencing steady transformation since the restoration of democracy in 1999 is not in doubt. Almost every sector in the state is experiencing steady progress. From the health, education, environment, finance to the transport sector, the state government has been working relentlessly to lay a solid foundation for a virile state. Perhaps more significant is …

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CELEBRATING LAGOS’ PROGRESSION @ 50

Events marking the golden jubilee anniversary of Lagos State have commenced and it will last till May 27. It recently began with a special Musical Play, “Wakaa”, at the Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos. No doubt, the anniversary, dubbed by the Co-chair of the Lagos @ 50 Planning Committee, Mr. Habeeb Fasinro as “a celebration of Lagosians, by Lagosians, for Lagosians” is a …

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BRIDGING HOUSING DEFICIT IN LAGOS

Globally, housing deficit is huge with a wide gap in demand and supply in the sector leading to homelessness, rise in slums and squatter settlements which usually result in low level of health due to poor living condition and lack of basic services. Nigeria’s housing deficit was estimated at 17 million as at August 2012 by the National Bureau of …

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LOOKING FORWARD TO LAGOS AT 50

Rasak Musbau As the anniversary of Lagos’ golden jubilee draws nearer, reminiscence over the State’s socio-political and economic development from inception till date is quite natural. In particular, efforts of the various pathfinders who worked assiduously to ensure that Lagos remains a true ‘Center of Excellence’ is worth bringing into focus. Lagos, though in existence prior to 1967, became a …

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TOWARDS REFORMING LAGOS’TRANSPORT SECTOR

   Rasak Musbau The issues lying at the heart of urban policy making in any city, old or new, developed or developing, include infrastructure, employment, population growth, economic sustainability and environmental viability. In the current political dispensation in Nigeria, Lagos State is, no doubt, a reference point in terms of initiation and execution of strategic policies and programmes that are …

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