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Governor Fashola’s apology to the Igbos over deportation of the destitute

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Thursday Sept. 26th apologized to the Igbos over the deportation of the destitute from the state to Anambra State a few months back. Governor Fashola tendered his apology at a ceremony to mark the Silver Jubilee anniversary of Aka Ikenga, an Igbo social-cultural group ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XVII

I finished my first novel – tentatively titled The Conference – in December last year. It took me all of 2012 to write it, and when I tapped the final word on my laptop, I felt a rush of relief, and on its heels, a fired-up zeal to do it ...

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More of the Destitute getting whisked out of Lagos

People observed this vehicle picking up destitute at Marina Lagos around 6:30 this morning. Office of Youth and Social Development was written on the KIA Motors truck that carried away the homeless people seen loitering and sleeping in the area. Wonder where they are taking these ones too since Gov ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XV

Escalatophobia. Now that’s a fancy word. One that ought to be in the dictionary. A fear of escalators. I suppose a good number of people must have it. So yes, it ought to be a recognized word. After all, all Beyoncé had to do was jig her booty and rip ...

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The Homeless and Beggars Dumped By Lagos State Govt. In Onitsha

No fewer than 70 beggars and the homeless were on Wednesday dumped at the Upper Iweka Bridge, Onitsha, Anambra State. Agents of the Lagos State Government reportedly brought the destitute to Onitsha. The destitute told journalists that they were dumped about 3am at Upper Iweka after being detained in Ikorodu, ...

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FBI Is Thinking… (Episode 3)

Lagos. I will never forget the first time I went to Lagos. I have heard so much about the city: the good, the bad, the ugly and the scary; and when the opportunity came for me to visit Lagos, I couldn’t believe it. I was beside myself with joy, seized ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XIII

Something funny recently happened to me. Not funny ha-ha. Well, maybe it was. But you know how it is, victims hardly laugh under the strain of whatever uncomfortable experience they go through, no matter how humorous it might seem to a second party. After nearly two years in this city, ...

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THE NEW FACE OF BUSINESS IN LAGOS STATE

Lagos is the economic capital of Nigeria, the most populous city in Nigeria with an estimated number of twenty million people. A recent research by Renaissance Capital (Rencap) projects that Lagos will be the 13th largest economy in Africa by 2014. It produces about 12 percent of Nigeria’s GDP which ...

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Lagos residents spend N1b monthly for merriment & entertainment

Apparently, Banky W was right on the money when he belted out the lyrics ‘Ain’t no party like a Lagos party’. ‘Cos Lagosians are really spending the dough, to the tune of N1billion every month, according to the Lagos State government. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Ademorin ...

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LAGOS DIARIES XII

I thought that the day I was first attacked in Ikeja was the worst day of my life. That day however is nothing compared to the events of Friday, May 10th, 2013. Yep, that date has been noted, and when I go to meet my Maker, I plan on asking ...

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