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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Obalende: A place that never sleeps

Obalende is a beehive of activities as it hosts military barracks, police posts, educational institutions, trading centres, and government offices. Life on Moshalashi street, Ojo street, Toyan street, Keffi street and other adjoining neighborhoods are party-like especially at nights. From 5pm every evening, everywhere is in frenzy with activities like cooking, frying, and packaging food and drinks and that goes on into the early morning. That would just have been a jolly well tale but for unconscionable characters that are found also everywhere in the same area. It just simply…

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Lakowe seeks compensation

The astronomical rate of development in various parts of Lagos State, particularly the Lekki-Epe axis of the state has tremendously diminished the portions of land that could possibly be useful for agriculture. This trend, which on the long run will positively impact socioeconomic activities in Ibeju-Lekki is however unproductive for commercial agriculture in the zone reputed to be the largest landmass in Lagos State. It was gathered that government started acquiring farmlands for other activities in this region about 20 years ago probably due to the evident prospects. It is,…

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Defying zebra crossing code

Oki Samson One of the indicators of a society set on the path to become a megacity is the adherence to simple instructions such as traffic laws and codes. Motorists in Lagos generally have a disregard for traffic laws, such as use of seat belts, traffic lights and Zebra crossing unless they see a traffic enforcement officer. Zebra crossing is a pedestrian crossing marked by black and white stripes on road surfaces, especially major roads, akin to the skin of a Zebra. Its essence is to give the right of…

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