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Gov Ambode, you should have left the trash for LAWMA – Lucia Edafioka

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A few week ago I wrote about the refuse gathering in every corner in Lagos. I thought it was bad then, but apparently Visionscape, the new company that took over from LAWMA had surprises in store for me.

On Monday I passed through Obalende. Every corner of Obalende, roundabout, sides of the road, under the bridge was filled with rubbish piled high. The whole place was smelly. To add salt to injury, a policeman was patrolling on a horse chasing away hawkers and stopping bus drivers from parking at random places, guess what the horse was doing? Spraying shit along the road. I scurried away from Obalende as fast as my legs could take me.

As the bus descended into the mainland, more piles of rubbish in different corners greeted us. On social media, people who could, were taking pictures trying to get Visionscape to do their work. On the Island, it is only slightly better, rubbish heaps start filling up bus stops as you go down towards Chevron/Ajah. Inside Lekki, by Freedom way, there are over 20 people sweeping sand off the road. Because once Lekki, VI and Ikoyi is clean, Lagos is clean.

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This is a classic case of if it is not broken don’t fix it.

LAWMA was doing their job, almost perfectly if I might add. There was the occasional rubbish heap here and there but LAWMA was effective so why did they stop them? We have descended so low nowthat the new waste company is now priotising which rubbish to pack away first: the ones along the road or the ones in residential areas? Why do we have to pick?

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I get the feeling that the company is overwhelmed, but they should have expected that, Lagos is huge city with bad waste habits. I mean the other day I still saw people throwing away snack wrappers and soft drink bottles, and bananas out of their cars onto the road.

My major concern, like I said in the other post, is what are we going to do when it starts raining? Rubbish plus flood? This is in addition to the Lassa fever still killing people in the country. Sigh. I can’t even imagine what Lagos will look like if this rain meets the rubbish in Lagos.

Meanwhile can you Lagosians STOP THROWING REFUSE AND STUFF EAT ALONG THE ROADS!

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Award of Excellence: Eze declines nomination

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…Cites need to give more devotion to ‘the struggle’

A vocal good governance advocate in the Niger Delta, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has declined accepting the Oil City Advancement Awards 2019, citing personal reasons.

Eze, according to the organisers of the awards, had been nominated due to his “immense contributions towards humanity and service towards ensuring peace, development and advancement of the Niger Delta region”.

However, responding to the award offer, Eze, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and an opinion moulder in the oil-rich region, said he had to turn the offer of award down for now so he could work more dedicatedly and become more worthy of the honour in future, even as he expressed gratitude to the award organisers.

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According to him, he had not achieved his actual mission in the region, which he said is to ensure the total enthronement of genuine democracy, through the election of APC government in the entire region, adding that until he achieves thist, he would not consider himself as being ready to accept an award for his inputs to what Niger Delta region is at the moment.

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He also reassured the people of the region that he will not relent in his struggle to ensure that the region benefits from what is due to her in the politics of Nigeria being the main source of the wealth of Nigeria.

“I will beg to decline accepting this prestigious award at this time for reasons surrounding my devotion and the need to give more of my time to ensuring that the people of the region get a deserving good governance”, he said.

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25 year old Orphan stranded in LUTH, three months after surgery

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A 25-year-old Nigerian orphan, Adeniyi Onalaja, a generator repairer, has been in the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos in the last three months after undergoing surgery in his stomach. His ordeal started when he was experiencing pain in his stomach and the journey began from a hospital at Agbowa, Ikorodu and he was eventually referred to LUTH on April 4, 2019.

Upon medical examination, he was advised to go for a CT-Scan and this showed that a tumor was growing in his stomach and he was scheduled for emergency surgery on April 10, 2019, after signing an undertaking that funds will be made available. Afterward, there was a little complication that made him undergo another surgery because he could neither sleep nor eat on April 23, 2019. He has since been a resident of Ward E6 in the hospital.

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According to Onalaja, who hails from Ijebu-Ode, his father passed in 2006 and his mother died not more than a month ago. He is currently owing the hospital about Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) only which are the expenses incurred from the surgery, admission, laundry, and drugs from the pharmacy.

The orphan said he is currently living on the remnants of other patients on admission in the Ward because he has nobody catering for him. He expressed his readiness to fend for himself through his generator repairing skills if he has the opportunity to leave the hospital.

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He is appealing to well-meaning Nigerians to please help me out of his travail. Adeniyi Onalaja can be reached on 08165635903 and financial assistance will be appreciated, payment can be made into his Sister’s bank account- Bassey Rukayat Aduke, 3107620191, First Bank.

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BUSTED: Imo State Government Recover Mansion Ex-Governor Okorocha Gave To His Ethiopian Girlfriend [VIDEO]

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A video trending online shows the moment Imo State Recovery of Moveable Assets Committee stormed a property belonging to the immediate past governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha in Imo State.

A voice as heard in the video clip claim the former governor gifted the house to his Ethiopian girlfriend and she has been evacuated from the premises.

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Various items along with the lady’s undies were seen littered over the place.

According to Information Nigeria, the recovery team was led by Governor Emeka Ihedioha, who visited the place, with men of the Nigeria Police.

 

You will recall that officials of the State Government Committee on Recovery of Government Property, have broken into the sealed premises of Nneoma Okorocha, wife of former Imo state governor in search of stolen property.

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