It’s time to enhance the look and feel of our cities – Gbenga Onabanjo

The urban environment influences our lives considerably and plays a very important role in our wellbeing generally. That is why the urban equation needs to be delicately balanced between the quest to drive economic development that delivers many public services…

Lagos: Public utilities, security and the environment – Gbenga Onabanjo

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES Lagos State was created in 1967 under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon. At that time, it was the smallest of the 12 states that were created in terms of geographical land size. It had a population of…

Baba Ijebu’s frozen account won’t affect Lagos stadium renovation – Ministry

The sports ministry is optimistic that the recent Central Bank of Nigeria’s directive to banks to freeze the account of Premier Lotto won’t affect the renovation of the main bowl of the dilapidated National Stadium, Lagos. Owner of Premier Lotto,…

National Stadium business owners get seven days quit notice

Hard-pressed business owners at the National Stadium Surulere, Lagos have called on the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, to give them more time to vacate the sprawling sports complex. The Sports Ministry’s National Stadium restoration committee yesterday, gave the affected persons…

Kenya’s Sharon Cherop emerges first female to finish Lagos Marathon

Kenya’s Sharon Cherop has emerged as the first female athlete to finish the 42km race at the 2020 Lagos City Marathon. Her compatriot, David Barmasai Tumo, had won the race in 2 hours, 10 minutes 22seconds. The 42km race commenced…

Plan Your Trip: LSSC issues travel advisory for Lagos City Marathon

The Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) on Monday issued travel advisory to motorists and commuters ahead of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon scheduled for Saturday within the Lagos metropolis. The travel advisory is contained in a statement by the…

Man, 26, drowns at National Stadium, Surulere (Guardian)

One Sodiq Yusuf, 26, of No. 26, Horgan Bassey Street, Surulere, has said to have drowned at National Stadium, Surulere. The police in Lagos on Sunday said that a 26-year-old man, Sodiq Yusuf, had drowned inside the National Stadium swimming…

*Sanwo-Olu promises to help resuscitate National Stadium (Guardian)*UNILAG raises task force to check sexual harassment (PMNews)

Sanwo-Olu promises to help resuscitate National Stadium (Guardian) The Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the weekend pledged to help resuscitate the National Stadium at Surulere to the benefit of the residents, especially the youth. Speaking during the Lagos leg…

Brazil confirm friendlies with Nigeria and Senegal (BBC)

Brazil have confirmed they will face Senegal on 10 October and Nigeria three days later at the National Stadium in Singapore. It will be first ever meeting between Brazil and Senegal, who lost the Africa Cup of Nations final to Algeria and…

This is how Nigeria has been colonised by European football – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Millions of Nigerian ball fans are in tears now that the European football season is over. These madcap fans cannot just have enough of the English Premier League. Time was when Surulere, Lagos was known as the sports-city on account…

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