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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues
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Hoodlums Steal Obafemi Awolowo’s Glasses From Statue As Looting Continues

Seven days after Lagos government declared a curfew to curb the looting and destruction across the state, the glasses on Obafemi Awolowo’s statue in Ikeja are still missing. Hoodlums had hijacked the #EndSARS protest in the state, unleashing violence on residents and destroying public and private properties. Vehicles, automated teller machines, traffic lights were vandalised, and not even Awolowo’s statue was spared during the looting, as his pair of glasses are yet to be found. Awolowo, the premier of the western region from 1954 to 1960, is known for his unique round-shaped glasses. Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of Lagos, in September 2017, unveiled the 20-feet statue located on Obafemi Awolowo Way close to the Lagos Television (LTV) junction in Ikeja. Ambode had sai...
Lagos Unveils Roadmap To Fix Potholes, Tackle Flooding
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Lagos Unveils Roadmap To Fix Potholes, Tackle Flooding

The Lagos State Government yesterday unveiled its roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state as well as comprehensive drainage maintenance and flood control programme between August and December 2017. Recently appointed Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Public Works and Drainages, Temidayo Erinle, who reeled out the roadmap at a press briefing held at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, said in the coming days, the state government, through the Public Works Corporation, would carry out rehabilitation works on 43 major link roads across the State, while other major highways and arterial roads found to be in bad state would be fixed. Erinle said the state government was well aware of the challenges being experienced by commuters on La...