Tag Archives: Lagos State

by in Investigations

INVESTIGATION… Victims tell their stories of how Lagos Environmental Sanitation Officers maltreat, extort residents

In this second part of an investigation on how LAGESC officials extort Lagosians, KELECHUKWU IRUOMA spoke with some victims, and reveals how the agency’s officials exploit offenders’ ignorance of the laws and its consequences to dupe them. Read the first part here Christian Nwaka, 25, was arrested by officers of LAGESC stationed at Ikeja Along bus stop […]

by in Education, Governance & Policy, Investigations

EXPOSED: How local school authorities scam poor parents and undermine free education policy in Lagos

Nigeria is estimated to have the highest number of out-of-school children globally, with over 10.5 million children, according to United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Of this lot, Lagos State is said to share 33,000 of the number, as noted in a 2014 DFID report. The majority of the children live in rural areas and […]

by in Environment, Investigations, Rights & Advocacy

OTODO GBAME: Lagos govt leaves an open wound that is refusing to heal months after

Last year, October 9 to be precise, the Lagos State Government announced its intention to demolish ‘shanties’ along waterfronts across the state, giving the residents of such slums seven days to vacate the areas. That threat of forceful eviction by the government which, however, did not name specific communities or provide any statutory basis for […]

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