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Traffic snarl imminent as Lagos commences work on drainage channel

drainage channel

The Lagos State Government has urged motorists plying the Otedola under-bridge area to cooperate with traffic officials as traffic under the bridge will be narrowed to a single lane for four days starting from Wednesday, March 15 2017. This follows the commencement of excavation works of the ongoing construction of Omole Jubilee Estate/Agiliti drainage channel. The excavation works is to ...

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Flagship child advocacy centre opens in Lagos

Mrs Bola Tinubu

The Cece Yara foundation, an advocacy organisation, in line with its aim and vision to effectively tackle the menace of child sexual abuse, is set to open the doors of its ultra-modern relief and support centre in Lagos. In recent times, research has shown that the incidence of child sexual abuse in Nigeria is growing exponentially, as statistics precisely state ...

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Radio Report: Mixed feelings as new infrastructure brings succour to Aboru community

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Optimism as Clean-up Nigeria scrubs Isolo

Clean-up

It was indeed a green party of sorts in Isolo on the Saturday, February 25 2017 as youths, passionate for a cleaner Lagos, came out en-mass under the African Clean-up Initiative platform for “Clean-up Isolo” in an event tagged, “Green Valentine Clean-Up Special”. The event, which marked the 13th clean-up exercise of the Clean-up Nigeria project, an African Clean-up initiative, was organised ...

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Group decries Lagos sand mining, dredging

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The Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) has expressed concern over the increasing menace of sand mining and dredging in parts of Lagos State, describing it as a “disastrous” venture. The organisation has thus called on the relevant government agencies to urgently curb the menace before it gets out of hand. Sand mining is the process of removal of sand and gravel ...

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How to make Lagos a great mega city

traffic congestion

Lagos is a conurbation and a mega city by the very definitions of the two words – a very large city made up of a network of other urban communities and having a minimum population of 10 million people and above. The estimated population of the mega city being bandied in different literature put the current figure between 21 million and 25 million. The ...

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Old Ebute-Metta Railway Compound gets a makeover

locomotive train

The Nigerian Railway Compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos was, many decades ago, a beehive of activities for intra- and inter-city rail travellers. It bubbled with life and a cacophony of rail traffic and human bustle. But, today, it has become a shadow of its former self – derelict and disused. The once famous yard is now home to the destitute. Succour ...

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Radio Report: Protesters kick against economic hardship

lagos protest

Protesters, against the economic hardship in the country, on Monday marched on Funsho Williams Avenue in Lagos. The peaceful protest, in respect of which one of the organisers and popular singer, Tuface Idibia, earlier announced had been shelved, took off from the National Stadium, Surulere.   Correspondent Innocent Onoh, who covered the protest, now reports.  

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New face of Tinubu Square: A boost to tourism in Lagos mega city

Tinubu-Square

The Third World, a musical group made up of adventurous Jamaica nationals, was on a musical tour of Lagos circa mid-1980s and, upon completion of the tour, the group waxed a record titled “Lagos Jump.” The lyric was in praise of the maximum enjoyment the group had in Lagos especially the warm disposition of Lagosians for clubbing and night scrawling….euphemism for having a ...

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Lagos mega city: A paradigm in urban management

traffic congestion

Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital city, is in an ambulatory speed to overcome its lost glory. With its new nomenclature as a mega city, Lagos is on the fast lane to catch up with modernity in order to befit its mega city status. The change from a metropolis to a mega city started from the sudden increase of its six million ...

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