Counting losses of Berger Market demolition

Traders, business associates and customers of the big market, popularly called ‘Berger Market’ are still counting their losses and nursing the wounds of demolition of the market. While traders are at a loss and confused on the next step to take, customers are embittered and worried of losing their nearby local market. OLUWASEYI ALANI reports Last week, bulldozers rolled into the Berger market at Ojodu to demolish it. Those who led the demolition went at the early hours with bulldozers and other instruments to help in bringing down shops inside…

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‘Unholy’ business around Lagos hospitals

Wonders, they say, shall never end! It is unthinkable that an individual will inflict bodily injuries on himself, or rather unimaginable that a person will intentionally aggravate a little wound into a big one just to receive sympathy for people to give them money. This is Lagos, Nigeria’s cosmopolitan city where those ugly scenarios are real. OKI SAMSON reports on the weird ways of begging Every day, around Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja, it is common to find some individual working singly, in two’s or maximum in three’s…

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A food-secured Lagos at 50

Food is no doubt, a basic human need. Hence, achieving food security in any states and country as a whole is pivotal to national development. The Food and Agriculture Association of the United Nations says about 805 million people (almost the population of the whole of Africa) were chronically undernourished between 2012 and 2014. As the world population continues to grow, efforts and innovations are geared towards enhancing sustainable increase in agricultural production, global food supply chain, and ensuring that all who are suffering from inadequate food supply have access…

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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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