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LAGOS HISTORY LECTURE

LAGOS: YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW The Early Years The history of Lagos has received attention from historians and others that a single lecture cannot do proper justice to it.1 However, this lecture shall try to throw some insight into major developments in its history. Lagos Island (Eko), which is the epi-centre of our present Lagos State, is one of the …

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PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM RELATED ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN LAGOS STATE

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM RELATED ESTABLISHMENTS OPERATING IN LAGOS STATE The Lagos State Ministry of Tourism,Arts and Culture hereby gives notice to all operators of Hospitality and Tourism related Establishments in Lagos state who are yet to comply with the registration process as provided for under section 4 of the Lagos State Hotel and Tourism EstablishmentsLicensing Law …

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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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69TH NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY (NDA) REGULAR COURSE ENTRANCE EXAM HOLDS ON SAT, 22ND APRIL, 2017

The Entrance Examination for the 69th Regular Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) holds on Saturday, 22nd April 2017 at the Command Children’s School/Command Day Secondary School, Ikeja and Navy Secondary School, Ojo Town, Lagos. A statement issued on Tuesday from the Office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr. Tunji Bello, informed interested indigenes of Lagos …

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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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LAGOS AND THE NATIONAL STADIUM

Tayo Ogunbiyi The National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos, was built by the General Yakubu Gowon military administration in 1972 as a 55,000 capacity sporting facility. It was later redesigned in 1999 to a 45,000 capacity in order to meet FIFA requirements for the hosting right of the 1999, Junior World Cup. Till date, the highest number of fans that have sat …

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BADAGRY ON MY MIND  

Tayo Ogunbiyi Founded in the15th century, the ancient town of Badagry is significant in many ways. Aside being a major center of the obnoxious Trans Atlantic Slave Trade,   it was also a key hub of Christian missionary activities in West Africa in the 18th century. Famous Christian missionary, Rev Thomas Birch Freeman who was the first European to preach the …

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BOLANLE AMBODE’S BRIGHT STEPS FOR A REWARDING FUTURE

Tayo Ogunbiyi In Africa, nothing kills as fast as poverty is. Globally, investors are often mindful of poverty indexes in countries as high poverty level in a particular country could constitute stumbling blocks to returns on investment. Ii is in consideration of the harsh reality of poverty, if permitted to thrive, that poverty eradication is one of the integral aspects …

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

In continuation of the efforts to adequately address the recent health issues at the Queens  College, Yaba, Lagos, the Lagos State Government hereby wishes to notify all health care providers and the general public of the need to report cases of any Queens College student  or family  members of such, presenting with fever, headache, lethargy, and abdominal pain with or …

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