A helping hand from Daystar

For 10 consistent years, Daystar church has been exhibiting Christ like attitude of providing for the poor and needy in the society through its humanitarian program tagged; ‘Daystar support Back to School Initiative’. Every year, thousands of mothers and their children get free educational gifts comprising school bags, 10 exercises books, three pieces of biro and a Mathematic Set for each pupil for next academic section. The church took the project upon itself in order to reduce children street hawkers which is as a result of many parents complaining of…

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Itokin: A community of mysteries

Much is not known about the mysteries and the rich history of Itokin, a small riverine town in Ikosi/Ejirin Local Council Development Area in Epe, Lagos. The Odo Aye River, unlike other rivers, does not welcome people throwing stones into it. TIMOTHY ODUTOLU and SEGUN OJO report. Situated on the outskirts of Ikorodu North and Imota in Lagos State, Itokin is a town of scanty population, whose main occupation are hunting, fishing and fish mongering, palm wine tapping and sand dredging. The town seems to have such a depth of…

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Oshodi-Airport Road’s new life

The gateway of any country is its airport roads and it goes a long way to represent the nation’s image positively or negatively. Based on that, the long abandoned Murtala Muhammed International Airport road, around Oshodi in Lagos which various governments have actually tried to embark upon but didn’t see the light of the day was recently approved through an Executive Order by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, in his capacity as acting President. He gave approval to Lagos State government, who made a request to Federal Government to…

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Reign of land speculators on Ikorodu-Sagamu road

When the construction of the Ikorodu-Shagamu road began, residents and commuters of that axis heaved sighs of relief, thinking their nightmarish experiences on that deplorable road were coming to an end. However, the current rainy season has taken its toll on the inner roads in Ikorodu, including the Ikorodu-Sagamu road, which has been left abandoned for years. A visit by New Telegraph showed that residents and motorists along this road are left gnashing their teeth in sorrow whenever the slightest amount of rain falls as the road is almost impassable…

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Iju Ishaga residents groan over power supply

The role and advantages of power supply can never be underestimated in different countries, states, local governments and even communities. It ranges from boosting the industrial, manufacturing, production and many other sectors in the state. However, the reverse is the case for people and residents of Iju Ishaga, as they groan, mourn and constantly complain of the low supply of power in their various streets and communities. Iju -Ishaga, a suburb of Lagos State, in Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Area of Lagos and one of the popular part of state,…

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Being vigilant at kidnappers’ hideouts

Recent happenings of intolerable cases of kidnapping, rituals and human slaughters have become rampant in Lagos. The state has witnessed many cases of ritual killings and kidnappings as blood suckers unleash their evil act to the fullest, targeting both the old and young. The methods and the hideouts used by the kidnappers have made the residents of Lagos metropolis to become sensitive to their environments. The people now have senses along with them wherever they go. Many are gripped with fear, not knowing when they strike and who could be…

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A market for all shades

The economic conditions of many Lagos residents have made purchasing of second hand products to be the latest needs procured at cheaper prices. Aswani market, also known as ‘bend down select market’, is one of the most populous among other second-hand markets that satisfies the curiosity of Lagos residents. It is a market full of activities. Customers’ heads are always swirling with display of various products to buy, mostly secondhand clothes like jeans, Polo wears, underwear, Jewelleries, electronics, footwears, domestic items, among others. The market is always busy and crowded…

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