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Yaba: the Pulse of Lagos Mainland




Even though few people will admit it, Lagos is divided into two residential areas; those who reside on the Island and those who reside on the mainland. Both areas are separated by one of the longest bridge in Africa-the third mainland bridge. And one of the most popular hubs or cities on the mainland is Yaba. You can refer to it as the heartbeat of Lagos Mainland.

Yaba is a cosmopolitan hub for blue chip companies, startups, relaxation spots as well as many educational institutions. In addition, Yaba is not devoid of the Lagos madness. Major areas in Yaba include Onipanu, Akoka, Commercial Avenue, Herbert Macaulay Road, Alagomeji, and Tejuosho amongst others., Africa’s No. 1 Hotel booking portal unveils the heartbeat of the mainland.

Top three landmarks

Yaba College of Technology

Bearing the same name with the city, Yaba College of Technology is Nigeria’s premier higher education institution. It was founded in 1947 as a successor to Yaba Higher College. It is popularly referred to as YabaTech. Hence, don’t be surprised if you hear people refer to the institution by this name.

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Queens College

Queens College is one of the foremost secondary school in Yaba. It was established on October 10, 1927. Interestingly, the school is one of the landmarks you should check out when you are in Yaba. It is not difficult to locate. Simply ask anyone around the Yaba axis and you will be given the direction.

Yaba Baptist Church

The Yaba Baptist Church is an imposing structure which you cannot miss if you are driving in from the Jibowu axis of Lagos. The Church was established in 1937 and it is one of the most important worship centers in Yaba. It is arguably one of the oldest churches in Nigeria.

Where to Sleep

Yaba is a cosmopolitan city that offers you everything depending on your taste and style including hotels. Some of the hotels you can book in Yaba on are Apollo HotelPrecinct Comfort Services, Niger Palace Hotel, Hadmof Inn, and Banilux Guest House. The prices are very affordable.

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From the posh restaurants to the mama put, they are all available in Yaba. You can watch movies at Ozone Cinemas on Commercial Avenue, eat at White House, Signature or Firewood and party at Roadrunners Clubs. Yaba is a one-stop centre for everything and anything you want.

Where to shop

Tejuosho Ultra Modern Shopping Centre, and  E-centre are places where you can do all your shopping whether is conventional or unconventional shopping. In addition, there are many stores where  you can make small purchases.

Fun fact

The hugely popular Yaba market is located in Yaba. At the market, many traders beckon on you to patronise them even without you approaching. It is a wonderful place to enjoy the sight and sounds of  Yaba.  

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I Will Fight For This Mandate Till The End-Peter Obi



Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election has said that he will fight for his his mandate till the end.

Obi said this in his speech at the 8th stakeholders meeting of Anambra State chapter of the PDP titled,” Repositioning for power and good governance”.

At the event which held in Awka, Obi said he was ready to lay down his life to deliver Nigerians from the hardship witnessed all over the country.

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Alleging that every Nigerian now wants to identify with the PDP because they have lost confidence in the ruling APC government, the former Governor of Anambra State added that he is ready to fight for the party’s mandate to its logical conclusion in court.


“I am ready to lay down my life to ensure that Nigerians are rescued from the hardship inflicted on them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in the country.

“ I will fight for this mandate till the end. The person who is at the helm of affairs today ran for four times and nobody killed him. So, I am not afraid because when PDP was in power it did not kill anybody,” he said.

Recall that the PDP closed its case at the Presidential Election Tribunal in Abuja on Friday, July 10.

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Protests Will Not Make Me Release El-Zakzaky, Buhari Tell Shiites




President Muhammadu Buhari has told protesting Shiites that no amount of protest will make him order the release of El-Zakzaky.

The President made the revelation while warning shiite members to desist from their protest.

Buhari also appealed to the Shiite members to desist from unnecessary violent protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

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The President spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shehu who spoke on the issue of El-ZakZaky said since the issues was before the court in Kaduna, supporters should focus on the on-going trial instead of causing daily damages, disruptions and public nuisance in Abuja.

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According to the presidency, it is wrong to be in court and resort to violence at the same time in order to get justice for anybody accused.

Members of El-Zakzaky’s spiritual group have been protesting the of their leader who is facing trail for alleged breach of public peace.

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