A warning to youths against criminality

Undoubtedly, Lagos State being a cosmopolitan city that rarely goes to sleep, has been facing security challenges. The state government has no doubt been on its toes to combat these various security threats, which include; kidnapping, armed robbery, ritual killings, murder and other devious crimes. Lagosians are still quite cautious about moving freely at night and some quiet areas as it is some of the tactics of the criminals to attack their victims. At an event last week in Lagos, Area Commander, Lion Building, Lagos State Police Command, Mr Joseph…

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Day Ikeja Motor Park occupants wept

Following the demolition of the New Garage Motor Park in Ikeja, members of the Ikeja branch of the state chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), have appealed to the State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode to provide an alternative space for them. They commended Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode for his developmental agenda in Lagos, but appealed that the plight of the affected NURTW members should be considered. The chairman of the park stated that the “forceful ejection” has paralysed their business, as they have not been able to gain…

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Burgeoning business of event centres

Social functions have been a part of African culture and lifestyle from time immemorial. Wherever you find Africans, there must be a reason to celebrate – from the mundane to the important – wining, dining and dancing form a critical part of daily life. ‘Suffering and smiling’ horde of Africans on the ships sailing the Atlantic into the New World, merrymaking and honeymooning couple and their families, the joyous and lullaby-singing for a new-born, the once-weeping but soon-eating families of the deceased have altogether but earned Africans the legendary status…

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Despair over Sabo market demolition

The least traders of Sabo Market in the outskirts of Ikorodu, Lagos expected was the demolition that took place in their market last week. Although, they confessed that they were given two weeks’ notice to evacuate their goods, they did not know it would be that soon. Suddenly, they were greeted with a rude shock on arrival at the market early morning of Thursday to see the demolition of their shops and stalls. According to majority of the traders that spoke to New Telegraph, they pointed accusing fingers at officials…

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Meeting the needs of emergency management

Last Thursday, the Lagos State Emergency Security and Safety Agencies reviewed their operations on disaster management in the last one year. MURITALA AYINLA reports Undoubtedly, if there are agencies at all that keep Lagos moving in spite of its obvious challenges, resulting from ever increasing population, rising spate of crime and emergency incidences, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA and the Lagos State Fire Service Fire Service would readily come to mind. Although many opined that the Lagos state safety agency also contribute to the ‘control’ rate of disaster…

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Empowering youths for the future

While some lawmakers have records of accumulation of wealth, luxury homes and cars without any meaningful contributions to their constituents, a Lagos lawmaker has however distinguished himself by influencing lives of people around him. Though one of the remaining two members of the minority Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the House, Hon Victor Akande, with an approximately N750,000 monthly take home, who does not enjoy other benefits accrued to members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) in the Assembly, has demonstrated true representation to his constituency. In an effort…

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Waste to wealth: Keeping 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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