A Seafood Festival for Lagos

Last Sunday, Lagos State organised the Seafood Festival aimed at exploring the tourism potentials in the state aquaculture and its value chain. MURITALA AYINLA was there   For those in the known, life is gradually returning to the agricultural value chain in Lagos. Various aspects of agricultural sectors hitherto neglected and abandoned or not effectively explored, are now receiving attention in the current administration. Fishermen and fish traders are smiling while those livestock, piggery and other areas in the agricultural value chain are more optimistic with promises of a brighter…

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Devastated by erosion, Abia communities cry for help

On the brink of extinction by erosion     The entire stretch of Abia North Senatorial District in Abia State is threatened by erosion. Communities, roads and farmlands are in danger of being entirely wiped out. Although efforts are being made by both the state and Federal Government to arrest the situation, it appears to be too little for the scale of disaster in the area. EMMANUEL IFEANYI reports from Aba   C hukwumaobi Ndukauba, cannot stop imagining that his community, Mgbelu-Umunnekwu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State would…

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Reviving EKIFEST for cultural development

In a bid to uplift the cultural and tourism development of Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi in the year 2012, during his first tenure introduced Ekiti festival of Arts and Culture (EKIFEST). The festival, which has the main objective of uplifting cultural and tourism development of the state, became Fayemi’s initiative. But the Director General of Ekiti State Council of Arts/Culture, Ambassador Wale Ojo Lanre, said he regretted the setback that befell the program due to change of government.   Ojo Lanre lamented that, had the program been given adequate…

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Living with disabilities

Jude is a cripple. He imagines how he can move around with the challenges of dealing with daily engagements that his condition has made unfriendly. In most occasions, he has to call people around to open an unyielding door of public convenience.     In other times, it may be how to get off his wheel chair to reach for a desired floor of a storey building. His challenges are numerous.   Every year, he hopes to listen to useful development from stakeholders on how living can be made easier…

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Flood destroyed our houses, markets, farms – Jama’are LGA chairman

  Following the flooding that ravaged some communities in Bauchi State, including Jama’are Local Government Area (LGA), the Caretaker  Committee Chairman of Jama’are LGA, Honorable Samaila Yusuf Jarma, has lamented that over 800 houses were destroyed and several people injured during the rainy season between July to September this year.     He told New Telegraph that most of the houses destroyed were locally made with clay blocks and Zinc roofing but no life was lost as a result of the downpour. He explained that apart from the houses that…

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Who took away Baby Gold?

On November 10, 2019, Gold Kolawole, a one-year-old boy could not return home with his mother after Sunday church service, following his mysterious disappearance from their church of worship at Sotitobire Miracle Centre, Akure, in Ondo State. ADEWALE MOMOH reports     F or the Kolawoles, November 10, 2019, a Sunday began just like any of the worship day when they sought the face of God for the family and as well as given thanks to Him for His watch over the family of three. Not minding the distance of…

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Putting old wine in new bottle

The popular ponzi scheme which dashed the hope of over three million Nigerians some years ago and was popularly known as MMM is back. It is not back as MMM now but as other schemes which is known by many names like cool cash, cash4cliicks, loom and all sorts. Most of them now operate through the social media but majorly through the conversational mobile app “WhatsApp”.   They have different modes of operation, part of it is that they now hack into peoples various WhatsApp account thereby using their numbers…

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Groaning over border closure

Nigeria shares international boundaries with the Republic of Benin to the west, Cameroon and Chad to the east and Niger, to the north. Apart from these official borders, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) says more than 1,400 illegal border routes exist in the country as smugglers routes, creating security challenges. The former comptroller-general of the service, Mr David Parradang, says that although the country has only 84 approved land border control posts, there are also more than 1,400 illegal borders in the country. But Nigerian authorities note that the porous…

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Lack of financial support affecting Agbekoya – Ekiti Coordinator

Comrade Sunday Omoyajowo is the Ekiti State coordinator of Agbekoya Movement. In this interview with ADEWUMI ADEMIJU, he explains that Agbekoya is a movement basically founded for protection of the interest of commoners in the South-West. He, however, lamented the state of the movement, decrying the neglect by government and meaningful stakeholders, a situation he described as dangerous to safety     How did Agbekoya start?   Agbekoya began more than 60 years ago in Yoruba land with the main objective of defending the rights of the masses.    …

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A city overwhelmed by unusual means of transportion

They were supposed to relief pains for commuters pains on the roads. but in Lagos, the introduction of motorcycles, tricycles and small buses on the roads as means of transportation has become a source of pain to Lagosians. Not only are they reckless, they are also a threat to lives of other road users as OLUWATOSIN OMONIYI writes     W hen a former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was in office, his dream was that Lagos State would live up to its status as a Mega City. He planned…

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