By: on November 15, 2020
Sanwo-Olu’s desire to end pension for Lagos’ ex-helmsmen is worthy of emulation Some of the issues I had in mind when I wrote on October 25 that some of the #EndSARS protesters’ demands did not need much time to address where there is sincerity of purpose were the mind-boggling monthly take-home pay of our National Assembly (NASS) members and stupendous pension and other emoluments for former governors and their deputies, etc. It is therefore heartwarming that Lagos State government has taki...
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By: on October 12, 2020
I REMEMBER as kids when Jimmy Carter visited Lagos. We were only awed by the optics of colour, dignity and the starchy bravura of the head of state. Carter was white and upbeat. Obj was infected all over with the lofty brio of a host. Our gratitude was the momento of their joyride through town. Today we know it was more than that. When we cut a path through the Lagos waters, we invoke his name. It’s Carter Bridge. We also have Eko Bridge. For all the shadow of June 12, IBB may have memorialis...
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By: on August 10, 2020
Those who have been grieving over the astronomical hike in the cost of Land Use Charge by the Lagos State government, now have cause to smile. The administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu has taken another look at the land tax regime with approvals and concessions that consigned the old order to the dustbin of history. By the terms of the new regime announced by the Commissioner of Finance Dr. Rabiu Olowo, the state government cancelled the 2018 Land Use Charge Law and reverted to the pre-2018 rates...
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By: on July 16, 2020
At a time that the Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof Akin Abayomi, announced that of 42,348 COVID-19 tests conducted in Lagos till date, 10,926 turned out positive and 1,695 patients have been discharged from Lagos isolation facilities, he also sounded the alarm: “2,430 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres, either due to fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care treatments.” Undoubtedly, this is a worrying development not only to e...
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By: on July 13, 2020
LAGOS may be the vertebral bone of the Nigerian economy. But, like a bone gone awry during a meal, it can get stuck in the throat. The question of how to make Lagos right for everyone was the subject of a webinar recently organised by the United States embassy. The topic of discussion was transportation. Lagos is nothing if not its mobility. For all its residents, the story every morning is not whether to move, but how to move, who to move, who should move, who to move to, where to move, what...
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