The meaning of ‘wahala’ in Nigeria

ANOTHER WAHALA Driver When We Reach Benin, Please Tell Me!!! ""An old woman boarded a bus from Calabar to Lagos and told the driver: "Driver, please, when we reach Benin tell me o." The driver nodded and then she shouted again: "My children, una hear wetin I tell am?" Everybody responded: "Yes, mama." On the … Continue reading The meaning of ‘wahala’ in Nigeria

Lagos reopens with no social distancing among traders and beggars

Just as the ease of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) lockdown directive by the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, became effective in Lagos State on Monday, Lagosians were seen trooping out to resume their daily activities. Some of these Lagosians were seen violating the safety guidelines recommended and always promoted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control … Continue reading Lagos reopens with no social distancing among traders and beggars

Nigeria reports first case of coronavirus

Nigeria on Friday announced the first confirmed case of the novel coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa. “The case is an Italian citizen who works in Nigeria and returned from Milan, Italy to Lagos, Nigeria on the 25th of February 2020,” Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a statement on Twitter. “The patient is clinically stable, with … Continue reading Nigeria reports first case of coronavirus

Statistical analysis of SME performance in Lagos, Nigeria

The Lagos State government, in collaboration with relevant agencies and through special programmes, projects and policies, is committed to confronting infrastructural challenges to SME growth. Its 14-year Lagos State Development Plan (LSDP) (2012-2025) which aims at developing the non-oil sector, where SMEs are key players, has enhanced business processes and assisted entrepreneurs in the manufacturing … Continue reading Statistical analysis of SME performance in Lagos, Nigeria

Ease of Doing Business in Lagos State, Nigeria

If considered a country, Lagos would be one of Africa’s largest or diversified economies. There are huge investment opportunities in Lagos and, buoyed by a desire to promote industrial growth, Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, established Lagos Global which has since provided satisfactory investment services to stakeholders. Lagos Global is a one-stop multi-agency establishment for … Continue reading Ease of Doing Business in Lagos State, Nigeria

The problem with SMEs in Nigeria

  Dearth of accurate, verifiable information on the number of SMEs and employees working in the sector is responsible for an alleged distortion of facts on job creation, production of raw materials, export earnings, development indicators, and inherent potentials of SMEs. According to a 2010 survey by SMEDAN and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), there … Continue reading The problem with SMEs in Nigeria

Read Ambode’s Post-Primary Election Defeat Press Conference

    Akinwunmi Ambode, Governor of Lagos State, on Wednesday delivered a brief media address following the outcome of the much disputed Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election. Image: Akinwunmi Ambode Here's everything he said: Fellow Lagosians, the last few days have witnessed intense political activities that have gripped the attention of the nation … Continue reading Read Ambode’s Post-Primary Election Defeat Press Conference

Lagos rated 138th out of 140 ‘unlivable cities’ around the world

Lagos has been rated the third least inhabitable city in the world. The ranking which was done by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) considered factors such as healthcare, education, infrastructure, among others. Of 140 countries, Lagos placed 138th, according to a report obtained by Sahara Reporters. Although Lagos was rated 53.5 per cent in culture and … Continue reading Lagos rated 138th out of 140 ‘unlivable cities’ around the world

We were 55 that left for Libya, but a total of 25 people died in the desert – Deportee

In another pathetic development for the teeming Nigerians seeking greener pastures in Libya, a total of 98 indigenes of Edo State have been repatriated. The deportees arrived Lagos through Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Media reports confirm that a total of 164 Nigerians, including an Edo woman and her children, received assistance from the … Continue reading We were 55 that left for Libya, but a total of 25 people died in the desert – Deportee

Shortest Day of the Year is Today June 21

The world's shortest day for 2017 is here and now for residents in New Zealand. Wednesday, June 21, 2017 will have the least amount of sunlight in the country, and astrologers say there will be about 14.5 hours of darkness in Auckland. Dunedin, which is located in the far end of the country, will as … Continue reading Shortest Day of the Year is Today June 21