Lagos traffic penalty is hash – residents

Traffic has a new face in Lagos and an infringement could send you to jail for a year or lead to forfeiture of your vehicle even if you are just a first time offender. Then there is the jail term…

‘How to make Lagos HIV/AIDS free’

Since HIV/AIDS came to prominence in the 1990s, progress towards its total eradication has been made. But there have also been drawbacks. Like the climate change debate, there are those who still think the condition is not real. That is…

‘How to make Lagos HIV/AIDS free’

Since HIV/AIDS came to prominence in the 1990s, progress towards its total eradication has been made. But there have also been drawbacks. Like the climate change debacle, there are those who still think the condition is not real. That is…

How to end violence against women by Lagos residents

This week, the United Nations (UN) released a report saying that more than half of the women murdered worldwide last year were killed by their partners or family members, making home “the most dangerous place for a woman”. Since then…

Hijab policy: Residents have their say

The hijab, recognised the world over as an icon of modesty in Islam, has had a history of controversy. Wearing hijab in public is required by law in Saudi Arabia (for Muslims), Iran and the Indonesian province of Aceh. And…

Lagos car radio licence policy: To be or not to be?

When Lagos State introduced the car radio licence policy in 2017, conservative estimates put the revenue at 170 million naira. The annual car radio license policy introduced by the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration is an add on levy of 500…

Residents decide what the proper minimum wage in Lagos should be

The talk in Lagos wherever and whenever it starts is that the state is the richest in the country and must stand out not just where spending money is concerned, but in everything that it does. Right now the talk…

Residents talk about security in Lagos

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode is the chief security officer in Lagos. So when things go wrong in the state, he is the first to take action. Things have been going terribly wrong all over the country with plenty of…

LAWMA or Visionscape? Lagoosians decide

The Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) is back. One need not go to the Olusosun dumpsite in the Ojota area of Lagos to know this fact, which is just gradually beginning to sink in with the attendant stench that either…

Water transportation and the Lagos resident

Everyone thisislagos spoke with agrees that the water transportation reform of the Lagos State government of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration is commendable. All of them cannot wait to see it come to fruition. And most importantly, they all want it…

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