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CRIMINALISING CITIZEN’S NEED WHILE LACKING SOCIAL AMENITIES

Queue at a Gas station with plastic containersPhoto credit: Yahoo news The news has been inundated with the report that the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force has called for arrest of anyone who sells or buys Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as Petrol in plastic containers because of the activities of miscreants selling this scarce commodity in …

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MUST LAGOSIANS BE FORCED TO DO THE RIGHT THING?

Ojota Pedestrian BridgePhoto credit- Punch newspaper There are many things that people should have got accustomed to easily but Nigerians have shown preference for forceful means of getting them to change. The pedestrian bridges, with more being constructed, have been abandoned by people who prefer to cross the main road at their …

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WASTAGE OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES IN LAGOS

P&T building at Obalende Lagos State was the former capital of Nigeria before it was moved to a more central location which is Abuja also regarded to as the Federal Capital Territory. The movement of the capital really help to reduce the population in Lagos because of the land mass …

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10 THINGS TO BUY IN LAGOS TRAFFIC

Lagos is a land of endless traffic as described by residents. Interestingly, traffic can stretch from one end of the city to another, particularly when a vehicle breaks down, when there is a vehicles “bashes” (slang for hit)another. However, residents, commuters and visitors see these 10 things ready for purchase …

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THE ENDLESS DEBATE ON NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

There are different types of Universities in Nigeria. There are the public universities which comprise of the federal and state universities while private Universities are either faith-based or owned by a proprietor. Nigeria has a total of 121 universities. These universities have various ways of being funded. However, there are …

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THE FRONTIERS OF THE MUSICAL DYNASTY OF FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI

Fela Anikulapo-Kuti passed on August 2, 1997 but his son, Femi and Seun have decided to toll the line of their father, who was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick. Femi’s musical career started when he began playing in …

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STREET URCHINS AND LAGOS

Street Urchins in Lagos Street Urchins in Lagos have various names by which they are identified- Omo Ita; Agbero; Area boys and others. These guys are used during electoral processes when they cause chaos in the society. When election is not taking place they find other means of survival which …

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