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Smart, Resilient… New Feathers In Lagos’ Cap, By Steve Ayorinde

Innovative thinking that comes with courageous execution and prudent management of resources, therefore, are two essential elements that Lagos State government has adopted in approaching its ‘continuity with improvement’ policy. 'Smart' and 'resilient' are great adjectives to describe a person or an entity that knows how to get the job…
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Contentious Hawkers, the Law and Street Credibility, By Steve Ayorinde

Would it not be better to at least encourage the hawkers to leave the highways first for their own good while urging the government to work with stakeholders to explore the possibility of amendments where necessary? Or simply encourage the aggrieved to approach the courts as the commercial motorcycles Again,…
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Ambode: For the Teacher’s Son, the People’s Verdict Is A-Plus, By Steve Ayorinde

Those perceptive enough are quick to say that Ambode’s second year will even be greater. Their prophetic summation is apt and not just because a grand ceremony awaits the state through the Lagos@50 celebration. Yes, Lagos will have a ball to celebrate her golden jubilee but it will also witness…
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Partnering for Food Security: From Kebbi to Lagos, Let There Be Rice, By Steve Ayorinde

And it is only a forward-looking governor like Ambode that would state categorically that the future of the state is “partly tied to the deliberate resolution on food security. Likewise, food production and self-sufficiency require our immediate attention at policy and strategic levels to sustain partnership (with Kebbi) signals the…
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In Lagos, T.H.E.S.E Is the Crux of the Matter, By Steve Ayorinde

Coming barely a month after the hugely successful Lagos City Marathon, Barcelona FC’s recent visit touches the heart of Governor Ambode’s core promise to Lagosians. For it must be recalled that throughout the several months of breath-taking electioneering campaign all over Lagos in 2014/15, Project was a major campaign point.…
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Lagos, Odu’a Group and Economic Integration Promise, By Steve Ayorinde

In admitting Lagos to its fold, the Odu'a member states have eschewed disparaging politicking and have welcomed a state that is already versed in governance of inclusion and which is strategic to the growth and development to the South-West region. The good news was received with the deserved enthusiasm. Lagos…
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Compassion And The Character Of A Dynamic Governor, By Steve Ayorinde

To the civil servants and other public service workers in Lagos, who consider Ambode their biggest icon, being the first career civil servant to be elected a governor in this cosmopolitan and multi-cultural state, the compassionate content in the current administration rings true indeed. On a few occasions when meticulous…
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Lagos: Gridlock, Congestion and the Megacity Syndrome, By Steve Ayorinde

Governor Ambode has chosen to be compassionate by insisting that Lagosians deserve to be treated with respect. But his November caveat is apt and timely – no serial law-breaker or traffic terrorist deserves such compassion. The Governor is now all-out to free the roads of impunity, be they lawless drivers,…
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“Abobaku” and the Northernisation of a Federal Republic, By Steve Ayorinde

Can we disparage their appointments on the basis of being the President’s kinsmen alone or applaud their choice as crusaders being raised up for a good cause and who will not mind being held accountable in the new moral reorientation that Nigeria is witnessing? With the anniversary of his 100…
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