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“Homeless In An Instant” – New York Times Report on House Demolitions in Lagos Highlights How the Homeless are Paying the Price of Progress

“Homeless In An Instant” – New York Times Report on House Demolitions in Lagos Highlights How the Homeless are Paying the Price of Progress

Monday, March 4th, 2013

On Saturday 23rd February 2013, the Lagos state government demolished over 500 dwellings at the Badia East Local Government making homeless perhaps 10,000 of Lagos’s poorest residents and destroying a decades-old slum.
Without any notice given to the residents, the…

Bill Clinton, Goodluck Jonathan, Babatunde Fashola, Bola Tinubu & More Dignitaries at the Eko Atlantic City Opening Ceremony in Lagos | Photos

Bill Clinton, Goodluck Jonathan, Babatunde Fashola, Bola Tinubu & More Dignitaries at the Eko Atlantic City Opening Ceremony in Lagos | Photos

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

The first phase of the Eko Atlantic City was inaugurated in Lagos yesterday at an event which attracted some top dignitaries. Former President of America, Bill Clinton; President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan; Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu…

Former US President Bill Clinton, Goodluck Jonathan & More Dignitaries expected in Lagos as Eko Atlantic City Opens Today | Residents Warned of Unusual Traffic Snarl

Former US President Bill Clinton, Goodluck Jonathan & More Dignitaries expected in Lagos as Eko Atlantic City Opens Today | Residents Warned of Unusual Traffic Snarl

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Former U.S President Bill Clinton, President Goodluck Jonathan, Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola and other state governors and ministers are expected to be in Lagos today to attend the opening of Eko Atlantic City.…
Eko Atlantic is anticipating

10 State Governors Endorse Merger of Opposition Parties to Unseat the PDP

10 State Governors Endorse Merger of Opposition Parties to Unseat the PDP

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Political aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party… (PDP) are in for a tough time in the coming 2015 General Elections as members of four opposition parties have endorsed a merger to present a united front against the PDP.
Premium Times

“They make more money than many employed people” – Lagos State Government says about Street Beggars

“They make more money than many employed people” – Lagos State Government says about Street Beggars

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

The Babatunde Fashola… administration has warned against the operation of beggars in several parts of Lagos state. The warning was taken to an elevated level yesterday when it arraigned 39 beggars at the Special Offences Court in Alausa, Ikeja for

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola makes a Plea for Safety after Tragic Fire Crackers Explosion

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola makes a Plea for Safety after Tragic Fire Crackers Explosion

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

It was a tragic Boxing day for some residents of Lagos state yesterday when an explosion at a warehouse  which stored fire crackers triggered a massive fire which set ablaze 15 other adjoining buildings. An 11 year old boy was…

“It’s Game Time” Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola Unveils the “City Of Lagos Edition Of Monopoly” | Photos & Scoop from the Launch in Lagos

“It’s Game Time” Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola Unveils the “City Of Lagos Edition Of Monopoly” | Photos & Scoop from the Launch in Lagos

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

On Monday 10th of December 2012, Bestman Games – authorized distributor of customized editions of Monopoly in Africa (excluding South Africa) held a press conference at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Lagos.
Panelist included CEO, Bestman Games, Nimi Akinkugbe…, Winning Moves

53 Year Old Former Employee of Hallmark Bank, Olubiyi Odunaro Suspends Hunger Strike after the Intervention of the Lagos State Government

53 Year Old Former Employee of Hallmark Bank, Olubiyi Odunaro Suspends Hunger Strike after the Intervention of the Lagos State Government

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

On Wednesday, November 21st 2012, Nigerians were greeted with the sad but unusual news of a 53 year-old man who had embarked on a hunger strike to protest the non-payment of his terminal benefit. Olubiyi Odunaro…, a former employee

The Lagos State Government vs Commercial Motorcycle Riders – Who Should Back Down from the Ban on 475 Roads in the State?

The Lagos State Government vs Commercial Motorcycle Riders – Who Should Back Down from the Ban on 475 Roads in the State?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Yesterday in Lagos, hundreds of commercial motorcycle (Okada) riders took to the streets in protest of the ban placed on them from plying some major roads. The Okada… riders have been banned from 475 roads in the state

No, Thank You Sir… How Governor Babatunde Fashola turned down a Chieftancy Title

No, Thank You Sir… How Governor Babatunde Fashola turned down a Chieftancy Title

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Governor Babatunde Fashola… of Lagos state has been described by many as the most loved Governor in Nigeria. For those who subscribe to this, his recent act of politely rejecting the honour of a chieftaincy title has given them more

Are the Penalties for the Lagos State Traffic Law too Harsh? Residents Complain over Fines & Imprisonment for Traffic Offenders

Are the Penalties for the Lagos State Traffic Law too Harsh? Residents Complain over Fines & Imprisonment for Traffic Offenders

Monday, August 13th, 2012

A large percentage of Lagos residents, motorists, commercial motorcyclists, popularly called ‘Okada riders’ and other road users have criticized the newly signed Lagos State Traffic Law… as having too harsh penalties for traffic offenders.
The traffic law which was signed

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola Gets N30,000 Reward for Arresting Military Officer Driving on BRT Lane | Signs Road Traffic Bill

Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola Gets N30,000 Reward for Arresting Military Officer Driving on BRT Lane | Signs Road Traffic Bill

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

The buzz surrounding the arrest of two military officers for driving on the dedicated lane for Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) has evidently not died down.
On July 17, 2012, the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola… received praise for stopping his

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Happy Friday to everyone and thanks again for joining us at Bellanaija.com… for our weekly round up of news stories that made headlines across the country.
As usual, its been an interesting week. Muslims across the world began their Ramadan

Nigerian Military Officers & Traffic Rules – Who Has More Authority?

Nigerian Military Officers & Traffic Rules – Who Has More Authority?

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state has been commended for accosting two military officers yesterday who were driving on the lane reserved for the Bus Rapid Transit… buses.
The Governor’s convoy was supposedly driving past along the same time Colonel

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Friday, June 8th, 2012

This week started on a sad note for Nigeria.
On Sunday 3rd of June, 2012, a fatal plane crash in the country took away the lives of 153 passangers aboard the Dana Air… plane and several others in their homes

Lagos State Government Reinstates the 788 Sacked Doctors

Lagos State Government Reinstates the 788 Sacked Doctors

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

After several weeks of shut down in Lagos state hospitals, the Lagos State Government on Thursday suspended the sack of 788 doctors and recalled them back to work. The doctors were sacked earlier this month for allegedly participating in what…

How Far can a Traffic Radio Station go in Managing Traffic Gridlock in Lagos State?

How Far can a Traffic Radio Station go in Managing Traffic Gridlock in Lagos State?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Yesterday in Lagos state, Governor Babatunde Fashola launched the first ever traffic radio station in Nigeria, Lagos Traffic Radio 96.1.… According to the Governor, it was in a bid to find ways to ease the ever busy traffic in the

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Hello folks. It’s been another interesting week. As the country counts down to celebrating its return to democracy with the National Democracy Day, some events have continued to shape the the country’s history.
Students across the country have heaved a…

Sacked Doctors in Lagos Head to Court as Governor Babatunde Fashola Rejects their Plea for Reinstatement

Sacked Doctors in Lagos Head to Court as Governor Babatunde Fashola Rejects their Plea for Reinstatement

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The hopes of reinstating the 788 sacked doctors in Lagos state were dashed yesterday as a meeting between the Nigeria Medical Association and the state governor, Babatunde Fashola… failed to yield any results in favour of the doctors.
According to

Should the Sacked Doctors be Reinstated? Lagos State Government Indicates Interest in Negotiating with Sacked Doctors

Should the Sacked Doctors be Reinstated? Lagos State Government Indicates Interest in Negotiating with Sacked Doctors

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Barely 24 hours after making the controversial move of sacking 788 striking medical doctors in its employ, the Lagos state government has indicated interest in having negotiations with the sacked doctors.
Speaking to journalists yesterday, the state Commissioner for Health,…

Your Demands Are “Simply Impossible”: Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola says to Striking Doctors

Your Demands Are “Simply Impossible”: Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola says to Striking Doctors

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

If the Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola’s… comment regarding the ongoing doctors’ strike in the state is anything to go by, then the strike may go on longer than expected.
Doctors in Lagos state have been on an indefinite strike

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Straight from the Headlines! What Everyone was Talking About This Week

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Hello Everyone, it’s surely been an interesting week so far. Justice has prevailed, victory has been won, and there has been lots of exposure on scams and fraudulent acts by public officers in the news this week.
Nigeria’s finance minister,…

Should Doctors Be Going On Strike? Doctors & State Government in Deadlock as Hospitals in Lagos Shut Down over Warning Strike

Should Doctors Be Going On Strike? Doctors & State Government in Deadlock as Hospitals in Lagos Shut Down over Warning Strike

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Many would say that doctors have no need to go on strike, that they should never go on strike. They are bound by ‘The Hippocratic Oath’ and should offer their services free-of-charge if need be. Yet, others are of the …