Saturday 26 November 2016

Lekki Hellish Traffic!

The light seen on pictures below are from vehicles stuck in the 'legendaryLekki expressway traffic at about 8:30pm, recently in Lekki expressway, Lagos-Nigeria.. 

These pictures were taken from a vehicle in motion. On Thursday, November 24, 2016 when this pictures were taken, the traffic started right after the Lekki scheme 1 Foot bridge, stretching through to 2nd gate at Jakande estate. 

Most times, there are no traffic officials to control the situation, except for Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) officials often sighted arresting vendors. Commuters spend nothing less than 2 hours or more on a 15-20mins drive from Victoria Island/ Ikoyi to Lekki) on these traffics. 

By the way, there are no sights of any of the 3 helicopters purchase by the Lagos state government in October 2015, for "security and traffic surveillance". 

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Abeokuta/ Sango-Ota Express Road Crying To Be Fixed!

This is the current state of Abeokuta/ Sango-Ota, Ogun state, (southwest Nigeria) express road.

Photos below show some bad spots as seen on Thursday, November 24, 2016: 

Ogun State is host to some major factories in the country, howbeit the state of most of its roads is appalling. Nigerian Federal Government, Ogun State Government, stakeholders and Senator (s) representing affected districts please take note and redress this rather demeaning situation.

The Experience 11, Work Intensifies At TBS!

As the days drew nearer to Friday, December 2, 2016, work intensifies at Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos - Nigeria, for the 11th interdenominational gospel music concert, The Experience 11. 

Vendors selling The Experience 11 Tshirts, shirts, face caps, hats and other "Experience" souvenirs were at TBS Saturday morning, November 26, when volunteer workers gathered for prayers and brief meeting with the convener of the program and Senior Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Paul Adefarasin.

The theme for the 2016 concert is: Revealing Jesus. 

The Experience Lagos is believed to be the largest gospel music concert.

Admission is free.

Wednesday 23 November 2016

Kidnappers Apprehended In Calabar!

Photo of kidnappers arrested in Calabar, the capital city of Cross River State, southern Nigeria, by residents as reported on Wednesday, November 23, 2016.

It was gathered that the kidnappers who were caught after kidnapping thier victim were striped, beating and their operation vehicle destroyed before they were handed over to the Police. The victim was rescued.

Yabatech Fire Outbreak!

About 20 hostel rooms were on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, destroyed in an early morning inferno that gut the 'A' wing, top floor of the Bakassi Female Hostel of Yaba College of Technology, Jibowu, Yaba- Lagos, Nigeria. 

Information disclosed that although no life was lost, three students were injured as a result of the confusion that ensued during the incident. They were immediately taken to the the Federal Medical Centre, Yaba and the General Hospital, Randle Avenue, Surulere, Lagos. 

Academic activities scheduled for Wednesday, November 24 was suspended to allow the institution attend to the situation.

Saturday 19 November 2016

Uyo Stadium Project Worth Emulating!

Modeled after 75,000 seating capacity Allianz stadium in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa-Ibom state, Nigeria, is unarguably one of the prides of the nation. 

Since completion in 2014, the 30,000 seater stadium has become the venue for almost all national and International sporting events in Nigeria. From indication, this project initially criticised by most as "White Elephant", looks like it has good prospects for the nation since the Nigerian national team has won most of the matches played there.  

Moreso, advertisements around the football pitch from major companies like Guinness, IGI, Malta Guiness seen in the picture below, stipulates alternative source of revenue for Akwa-Ibom State.

There is need for state administrators to emulate this, and embark on such projects that will continue to generate additional revenue for their respective states long after they left office, boost the economy and enhance the image of the country internationally. (who wouldn't think well of Nigeria after seeing this on air or visiting this stadium)

A commendable project by the ex-Governor of Akwa-Ibom state, Godswill Akpabio.

Monday 14 November 2016

Malaria Parasite Breeding Canals Around Lagos Calls For Concern!

Following the Federal Government and Dangote Foundation's commitment to "Eliminate Malaria in Nigeria" at the "Agenda for the Private Sector Engagement Strategy and the Unveiling and Launching of the Malaria Private Sector Engagement Strategy #PSESPLAUNCH" held recently in Lagos...

Roving Informant brings to public notice the current state of the canal behind Shoprite Complex at Jakande area, along Lekki Peninsula axis of Lagos state. Like most canals and drainages around major cities in Nigeria. 

Illegal Refuge dump by the road side in front of the canal

This is a residential/ business area, it is clearly an eye-saw, this disaster breeds mosquitoes, and ultimately malaria. It is our civic responsibility to take care for our environment if we must eradicate malaria in Nigeria.

Nigerian Government Solicits For More Private Sector Alliance Towards Eradicating Malaria!

Nigerian government reassured it commitment to work with private sectors in the country towards eradicating malaria. This came as the Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in his keynote address at the Agenda for the Private Sector Engagement Strategy#PSESPLAUNCH, canvassed for strategic partnership with private sector, to better muster resources for malaria eradication.

According to Prof. Adewole, Nigeria accounts for 32% of the annual 655,000 global estimate of malaria deaths, of which women and children are the worst hit. To control this epidemic, the Health Minister said significant progress was made by the Nigerian government and developing partners over the years, nevertheless, there exists a huge gap that needs to be redressed to align with the global agenda of fast tracking malaria elimination. Adewole further called on the private sector to assist in the fight especially in the area of investing in producing mosquito nets.

Stakeholders in Health Sector graced the event, which also saw to the unveiling and launching of the Malaria Private Sector Engagement Strategy by the Dangote Foundation.

National Malaria Ambassador and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote GCON, in his speech, affirmed commitment in the fight to eradicate malaria. Calling for healthcare investors, donor, non-governmental organizations and stakeholders collaboration to eliminate malaria in Nigeria, Dangote stated "...Over the last ten years, the government of Nigeria and partners have actually committed over $1.3billion to ensure that malaria is brought under control. although this effort has led to significant control of malaria prevalence, by more than 8%, much more need to be done...".

The event held on on Monday, 11th November, 2016, in Lagos, Nigeria.

Sunday 13 November 2016

Photos From #GTBANKFSHNWKND In Lagos!

The GTBank Fashion Weekend, #GTBANKFSHNWKND, was held on Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, 2016, in Lagos - Nigeria.

 The two -day event  tagged “Promoting Enterprise” and which was consumer focused, witnessed the exhibition of made in Nigeria fashion products, Fashion Master Classes, Runway Shows and of course, shopping.

The initiative is Guaranty Trust Bank’s initiative to strengthen small businesses in key economic sectors through non-profit consumer-focused fairs and capacity building initiatives that serve to boost their expertise, exposure and business growth. 

Aso-Oke weaving at the event

More Pictures from the event below:

Adire designing

Tie and dye cloth making

Thursday 10 November 2016

Trump's Victory- United States No Longer United!

As his journey to the Oval Office begins on Thursday, November 10, with an invitation to the White House by out-going  President Barack Obama, Donald Trump's unexpected victory against Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, 9th November, 2016, seems to be dividing a once united country as protests erupted in various major cities across the United states. 

The protests against some of Trump's election promises like: Getting the U.S to Rethink its relationship with NATO, create a special Police Force to deport immigrants (especially Muslims and Nigerians) without visa, Build the U.S/Mexican border "Wall", which he said the Mexicans will pay for, among others, some of which appeared to be racists, xenophobic, Islamophobic and a total digression from the founding principles upon which the United States of America was built. 

On the International perspective, coming at the heels of the prospect of increased U.S. oil production, on one hand, and oil companies slowly return to Iran following the lifting of Western sanctions on Tehran in January, 2016, on the other handDonald Trump during his campaign stated he would tighten policies on Iran. A move which if actualized would see OPEC countries confronted with a not- so -pleasant outlook for the global economy as a result of weaker demand for its crude.

Despite inexperience in Politics Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States and is expected to resume office on the 20th of January 2017. After his victory,  Donald Trump however reached out through his twitter handle with this message: "Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before".

Monday 7 November 2016

Ajah Fly-Over Bridge Update!

From this early stage as seen in the picture below, taken in April 2016.

The Fly-Over bridge under construction at Ajah, Lekki Peninsula axis of Lagos state, Nigeria, is beginning to take shape. See photos below.