Season of potholes, gridlock on Lagos roads

The frequent downpour in Lagos is gradually exposing the poor state of the roads with more gridlock resurfacing in most parts of the state. MURITALA AYINLA reports Undoubtedly, one of the major landmark achievements of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode-led administration is the strategic management of the traffic congestion across the state, which suddenly made the hitherto endless hours of traffic jam a history in Lagos State. Prior the inception of the administration and few months after the administration came on board, Lagosians had lamented the frustration experienced in the hours of…

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The Uber, yellow taxis war

Adepoju Opeoluwa   In an advanced technology driven world, life seems to become easier. Every facet of life is offered an avenue in the technology-driven world. Such is the transportation system in Lagos. It’s not left out. With the snap of the fingers or a tap on an android phone, Uber, the new face of taxi in Lagos appears and gets the passenger to a desired destination. It is also fast becoming some people’s preferred means of transportation. The beauty of this new system of transportation is that it affords…

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Sweeping with pains, anger

Alani Oluseyi The Lagos state government is determined in ensuring a clean and safe environment for the state as part of its mega city dream. That is why the roads and highways sweepers are not relenting in their efforts to make Lagos a clean state but they are calling for better treatment and increment in their wages. Alani Oluseyi report. However, the sweepers who are into two categories; highway and the Lagos state waste management Authority (LAWMA) are not too happy about their conditions. They complained to New Telegraph about…

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New challenge on Berger Road

Esther Ozordi   With the mega city dream in focus, Lagos State is getting beautiful by the day. The roads are getting tarred and expanded. They are also getting cleaner with laws, rules and regulations being reviewed to having human face. Somehow, it seems only the surface of Lagos is being touched while beneath are left to rot away. A typical example of this is the just concluded Berger road, beautifully and logically mapped out but behind the lay-by is the Kosoko road. The road by observation is part of…

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July 22: Day of election, flood, collapsed building

For many years to come, last Saturday will, forever, remain memorable in the minds of many Lagosians, not only for the much-anticipated local government election held across the state, but for many events that shaped the day for the residents and visitors. Indeed, the day was a mixture of freedom, anxiety, flood, work, rest and tragedy for many residents. MURITALA AYINLA reports Saturday June 22, 2017 certainly was expected to be a special day for every Lagosian – the eligible voters, politicians, officials of the Lagos Independent Electoral Commission, (LASIEC),…

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Agonies of BRT workers

Adesina Adedeji Respite has not yet come for workers of the Bus Road Transit (BRT) despite the expression of their anger, feelings and grievances through protest and strike. Recently, there have been series of strike actions among the workers of BRT, over shabby treament and delay of payment of salaries. About three weeks ago, the drivers of the Lagos State buses (LAGBUS) embarked on one-day strike. They refused to operate on Lagos roads, the drivers of the Bus Road Transit also went on a day strike on July 11, precisely,…

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When Lagos elected its grassroots managers

Last Saturday, Lagos State conducted elections into the 20 Local Government Areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas in the state. The election was marred by a heavy downpour and low voter turnout as OKI SAMSON reports For the Lagos State council election, it was an anticlimax to months of painstaking preparation and reorientation by Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and her Chairman, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips. On Saturday, July 22, the council election witnessed a very low turnout. The election, scheduled for the 57 local governments and development…

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New lease of life for Lagos abattoir

The activities in a typical Nigerian slaughter house pose a serious threat to the environment because of poor handling practices and its adverse environmental effects. Most Nigerian abattoirs are situated close to surface water bodies in order to have access to water supply needed for slaughtered animal processing and to provide a sink for the run-off from meat processing activities. Pollution also occurs when solid wastes such as bones, pieces of flesh and dung are left unattended in open spaces. When precipitation takes place, these wastes leave the land in…

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Ikorodu: Held down by Badoo

For the residents of Ikorodu, a surburb area of Lagos, fear has become the stranger at their doorsteps knocking constantly. Gruesome killings and maiming of residents have almost become a daily affair by Badoo, a serial killer gang. Oki Samson reports Ikorodu town is far from regaining its liveliness, movement and perhaps happiness too soon. The residents not only live in palpable fear, they have also become unnecessarily apprehensive. The reason is not far-fetched. It is the fear of Badoo gang, a serial killer gang that also rape. Tension is…

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New lay-by for Ketu-Ikosi

Oki Samson Ketu bus-stop area of Lagos State has continued to be a nightmare to residents, commuters, motorists and pedestrians who return after their hectic daily activities to encounter traffic due to the commercial vehicles that stop at the bus-stop in a disorderly manner for their passengers to alight. This has led to incessant accidents whereby long vehicles carrying containers carelessly fall on road traders and commercial vehicles. In an effort to reduce the high congestion of traffic and ease free flow of movement, the Lagos State government has embarked…

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