Strangling Lagos Tenants

Akinwunmi Ambode, Lagos State Governor

By Oji Odu “ Landlords in Lagos state have gone bonkers. It seems the new Lagos state Land Use Charges have empowered them to hike house rents without cogent reasons. “ Since they got wind of plans by the state government through the state legislature to review the charges upwardly, more than 70 percent of them have either increased their rents or served their tenants with quit notices. According to them, they cannot afford to  bear the burden while they have tenants living in their houses. Who will save these…

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NCC Axes Fraudulent Telecoms Operators

Nigerian Communications Commission Logo

  By Oji Odu Following several warnings by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) since last year, the nation’s telecommunications regulatory body to sanction erring telecommunications operators over call masking, the Commission has gone ahead and made good its threat. In a statement on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, NCC Director of Public Affairs, Tony Ojobo, after  a painstaking investigation process, which was done in collaboration with the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Department of State Service (DSS), said  the commission imposed a range of sanctions on operators…

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Lagos State Vision of Dirt

Lagos Overrun By Dirt

By Oji Odu “Visionscape, the new operators of Lagos state waste management cannot solve the problems of really managing waste in the state. Like other political appointments, they are just speaking English to confuse Lagosians of their ability and preparedness to manage over 15 metric million tonnes of waste generated daily in Nigeria’s ‘Centre of Excellence’. “From the way they are operating, it shows that that they don’t have any vision. They are like the electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) who are just there to collect revenue as they lack the…

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JAMB: House of Mystery and Scandals

Adamu Adamu, Education Minister

By Oji Odu How ready is the Joint Admission and Martriculations Board (JAMB) saddled with the responsibility of conducting examinations into the nations tertiary institutions to conduct this year’s examinations from March 9 to March 17 with all the mysterious scandals that have engulfed the board in recent times? Head, Media and Information, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Febian Benjamin, had on Sunday, February 17, said the much anticipated conduct of the 2018 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would now hold on Feb. 26. According to him, a…

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Where is the Petrol?

Vehicles Queuing for Fuel at Filling Station

By Oji Odu From Ikorodu Road in Lagos to Kudurat Abiola Way, and to most parts of the Lagos metropolis, the long fuel queues of vehicles and jerry cans have resurfaced, including the thriving black market. The is same in Abuja the nation’s capital and other parts of the country.     Many of the filling stations operated by major marketers are not selling while outlets owned by independent marketers are shut.  Those that are selling sell above the official pump price of between N200 to N300 per litre. Do we blame…

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