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ADDRESSING LAGOS’S TRANSPORT DILEMMA

By Rasak Musbau While in the previous decades, development policies and strategies tended to focus on physical capital (infrastructure), recent years have seen a better balance by including human capital issues. Irrespective of the relative importance of physical versus human capital, development cannot occur without both as infrastructures cannot remain effective without proper operations and maintenance while economic activities cannot …

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APPRAISING THE LAGOS STATE SECURITY TRUST FUND MODEL

Tayo Ogunbiyi A few days ago, the Lagos State Government held the 11thTown Hall Meeting on Security which coincided with the 10th anniversary of Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF). At the event which took place at the new Banquet Hall at the Governor’s Office in Ikeja, Lagos, Skye Bank Plc and six other companies were commended and awarded platinum …

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LAGOS AND THE JOURNEY TOWARDS 2020

Tayo Ogunbiyi In Lagos State, the challenge of development is faced in the context of global economic impact as well as its status as a mega city. The current administration in the State is evidently focused on the implementation of several job creation and wealth generation programmes as well as the development of physical and social infrastructure and improvement of …

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LEADERSHIP “ETHOS” AND WORKPLACE PRODUCTIVITY

Dr. Akintola Benson Oke Peter Reilly, famous organizational productivity consultant and author once asserted that: “Regardless of what title you hold or role you play in your organization, there is something in you that knows that no matter what good ideas or strategies the experts generate . . . those ideas go nowhere without leadership”. According to Reilly, the key …

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PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT – LAGOS STREET CARNIVAL

The Lagos State Government wishes to inform the general public that as a result of The Lagos Street Carnival, scheduled to hold on Sunday 3rdof December, 2017 along Oba Akran Avenue, the stretch of Oba Akran Avenue from under the bridge at Obafemi Awolowo way to Sapara Street Junction and all adjoining roads will be closed to vehicular traffic. Therefore …

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GOVERNANCE, POLICY ANALYSIS AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE

 Dr. Akintola, Benson Oke The policy making and implementation function in governance is vitally important because governments are repeatedly confronted with problems that call for apt and appropriate solutions. In contemporary times, these problems have taken on rather complex features. Also, they usually demand urgent attention and response. Thus, the government of a metropolitan state such as Lagos State, for …

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LAGOS DEVELOPMENT AND IMPERATIVE FOR TAXATION

Adeola Ishola-Lemomu Taxation is a critical component in the smooth running of any government and society. Taxation enables government to source for required funds to provide social amenities such as good roads, transportation system (rail, water etc), improved health care systems and security among others. Tax serves many purposes for the government such as wealth redistribution.  When the rich is …

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ON LAGOS’ SPORTS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES

Jeddy Omisore  From the glorious days of the Roman empires with its huge amphitheatres which were used for gladiatorial combats, animal slayings and executions among others, governments have realized the unifying power of sports as an agent of mass mobilization and political stabilization even in troubled times and periods of civil unrest. The sporting sector is quite huge with enormous …

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LAGOS CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION AND THE WHEEL OF GOVERNANCE

Omowunmi Seriki Effectiveness in a changing and challenging world underpinned by the core values of impartiality, integrity, honesty and objectivity are generally regarded as the hallmarks of a modern public service. It is often the responsibility of the civil/public service to be the guardian of these principles and, in particular, to ensure that appointments are made solely on merit following …

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