Fadeyi bridge needs urgent help

The importance of a pedestrian bridge to the lives of people in a metropolis like Lagos cannot be overemphasised. It is an important statement of fact. The infrastructural development going on in the city spearheaded by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration is widely acclaimed among states in the federation. In the week gone by, New Telegraph observed that pedestrians have abandoned the bridge at Fadeyi bus-stop along Ikorodu road and have resorted to selfhelp by crossing the very long and ever busy express way. The axis also links some institutions…

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The big piggery estate

Oke-Aro is a border community that is popular for motorcyclists and its attendant problems. Outside motorcycling, it is a passive community of petty trading like provisions, cow skin, dried fish, e.t.c. Gradually, the community opened up to a new line of business that becomes high in demand. It became named ‘piggery estate’! It became a piggery estate where the high and mighty of the society patronise. In fact, multi-level marketers hyped on it more than other products in their hands. Now, Oke- Aro has turned to a piggery farm and…

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Building a 21st century workforce with training

The Akinwunmi Ambodeled administration has embarked on series of seminars and trainings for the Lagos State public servants. The programmes are to bring out the best of the public service and make the state’s workforce sustain the tradition of excellence in service delivery. In this report, MURITALA AYINLA x-rays the trainings and the expected benefits By May 29, 2017, Lagos will be rolling out drums in celebration of its Golden Jubilee. The day will certainly mark the 50th year the state was created by the military in 1967. Lagos will…

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Low patronage hits lottery centres

It is no longer business as usual for lottery lovers and players. The alternative source of income for most Lagos residents is diminishing by the day. Customers now grumble as they no longer smile to the bank through their usual predict and win game. OLUSEYI ALANI writes Most lottery shops in Lagos used to be a must-stop centre for many people, old, middle-aged and young. From anytime of the day, lottery centres are never dried of human legs. Typically, of the game, they rush to lotto centres in the morning…

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Badagry awaits Akran’s 40th anniversary

The people of Badagry are set to shower encomiums on HRH Whenu Aholu Toyi 1, the Akran of Badagry, as he marks the 40th anniversary as the king of the ancient city. Visiting the ancient city, New Telegraph observed that, the town is lit up, bulks of native attire for the celebration have been ordered for houses and streets are pasted with banners to celebrate and show loyalty to their well-aged monarch with visiting friends and family members. The chairman of the planning committee Hon. Olanrewaju Ibrahim Layode, member Lagos…

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Joy at Abule Egba

For residents of Abule Egba, sorrow may last for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Finally, their months and perhaps years of agony on the rough roads have finally been wiped off with the near completion of the road. The usually crowded area of Lagos is now witnessing a new development with a construction of a fly over bridge and expansion of road in and out of Abule Egba. The roads are not only expanded, they are also tarred. Hence, driving becomes smooth and gridlock is almost becoming…

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Macgregor canal begs for attention

Driving downward the 11.8km-long Third Mainland Bridge, reputed to be the longest in West Africa, the first port of call on the island is Obalende. Obalende opens up into Ikoyi, Falomo, Bourdillon, Victoria Island and Lekki, places believed to be highbrow areas in the Lagos megacity. Under the bridge is the MacGregor canal dug by Sir William MacGregor, the governor of Lagos colony (1899 – 1904). The medical doctor, in his effort to combat the prevalent malaria in the region, constructed the canal to drain the swamps. This canal used…

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