Before Abule-Egba Flyover is completed

Traders and business people are making a brisk business at the site of the flyover at Abule-Egba. They believe they have to eke a living before the project is finalised as SANDRA DICKSONOYETAYO reports Development has moved closer to the Abule-Egba people with the construction of the ultra-modern dual carriageway and Flyover Bridge by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration. The move is to address the perennial traffic snarl often associated with the area especially during the rush hours. However, market women, residents and itinerant traders are cashing in on the…

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Clean Lagos Initiative: Another means to keep Lagos clean

Since the cancellation of the monthly environmental sanitation exercise last November, the questions on the minds of Lagosians have been ‘what will be the environmental state in Lagos?’, ‘how will the immense waste produced in the megacity be managed?’ and like their fears were confirmed the filth started to creep in. It would be recalled that the monthly environmental sanitation commenced way back in March 1984 as a nationwide action to stall incessant waste problem of the country under the military regime of Major General Muhammadu Buhari and Brigadier Tunde…

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Safeguarding their estates

When Christmas and New Year celebrations were approaching, there was apprehensive expectation of upsurge of crime within Lagos Metropolis. Robbery, fraudsters, pickpockets and other form of crimes were on the loose. As such, Lagosians were very careful to avoid falling prey. Robbers sent letters to Lagos residents demanding for Christmas hampers and money. This, they claimed as their Christmas dues. In a letter sent to the residents of Joseph Harrison estate, Yaba area of Lagos State December 7, notifying them of their visit, the robbers asked the estates residents to…

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Snookered by MMM, Lagosians react

In the wake of the recent freezing of accounts of participants in the Mavrodi Mundial Moneybox, popularly referred to as MMM in Nigeria, till January 2017, thousands of the scheme’s participants in Lagos have had their hopes dashed before Yuletide. SANDRA DICKSON-OYETAYO takes a look at the popular Ponzi scheme and the pains and joys of its participants within the Lagos metropolis Most of these people amidst the downturn of the economy believed MMM has left a bitter pill in their mouths and are nursing their wounds in the secret…

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Hamper sales: Poor, poor Yuletide

Years ago, Christmas season is usually ushered in from November. The air would have changed, Christmas jingles also would have rented the air. The popular baskets of gifts known as Christmas hampers would be displayed en mass in the market, almost choking the sights. But this year, the air seem a bit stifled about Christmas and its features as most Lagos residents are complaining that it doesn’t look like there is going to be Christmas on the 25th! One thing that used to be a common feature in the market…

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Economy diminishes festivities

The atmosphere is charged to a frenzy in the megacity, a pointer that it’s the time of the year again, when the Yuletide spirit possesses the air. A peep into a typical market in Lagos metropolis depicts that. SANDRA DICKSON-OYETAYO reports For most Nigerians, this year’s festivities would be a sharp contrast from the previous years, for obvious reasons. The harsh economic realities, hike in the prices of goods and services, especially food items, erratic electricity supply and inability of most states to pay their workers’ salaries to mention a…

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Clamping down on Uber

All seems not well for Uber, an American worldwide online transportation network company. The Lagos State government has begun clamping down on cabs under its platform, saying the drivers aren’t paying for taxi licenses. YUSUF MOHAMMED reports New Telegraph gathered that many of the cabs operating under Uber have been seized by the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) in Lagos because the company hasn’t been paying tax to the government. Tahir Sherriff was in Lagos on a research with Reboot from Abuja. He told New Telegraph that, “I was in one…

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