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The Interesting Story Behind Freedom Park
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The Interesting Story Behind Freedom Park

The internet plays home to various lists written by culture writers and local guides on where to have fun in Lagos. The Freedom Park is a recurring place on these listicles with popular travel media startup, The Culture Trip referring to this park as a ‘multi-functional cultural hub’. All of these descriptions accurately talk about this recreational space, which in recent years, has become a home to the arts and culture in Lagos and Nigeria, at large. Today, the park is home to various interesting festivals that celebrate film and theatre, literature, music, arts, and crafts every year. This includes some of the big shows such as the Lagos Theatre Festival, Felabration, and the Lagos Poetry Festival. However, there’s a very interesting history of this place that isn’t common knowl...
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...
Lagosian Photoshops Late Dr. Adadevoh Into ‘Lagos At 50’ Poster
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Lagosian Photoshops Late Dr. Adadevoh Into ‘Lagos At 50’ Poster

A Lagosian, Deji ayowole shared this picture with the following caption: "If the Lagos State Government won't do it for her... I will! She is the reason why Lagos can celebrate 50 years in good health. She DESERVES to be acknowledged for her heroic endeavors. Lagos could have been swamped with the Ebola disease and it could have been uncontrollable, but thanks to her... It was contained. God bless you Dr. Stella Adadevoh. May your soul #RIP #ThisWasPhotoshopped #WishItWereReal" Ameyo Adadevoh (27 October 1956 – 19 August 2014) was a Nigerian physician. Her great-grandfather, Herbert Macaulay, is one of the most celebrated founders of modern Nigeria. She was also the grand niece of Nigeria's first president Nnamdi Azikiwe . She is credited with having curbed a wider spread of the ...
Sir Herbert Macaulay Facts
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Sir Herbert Macaulay Facts

Herbert Macaulay (1864-1945) was a Nigerian political leader. One of the first leaders of the Nigerian opposition to British colonial rule, he was also a civil engineer, journalist, and accomplished musician. Born in Lagos, Herbert Macaulay was the son of the Reverend Thomas Babington Macaulay, prominent Lagos missionary and educator, and the maternal grandson of Samuel Ajayi Crowther, first African bishop of the Niger Territory. Receiving his early education in the mission schools of Lagos, Macaulay in 1881 became a clerk in the Public Works Department in Lagos. He was recognized as a promising civil servant and in 1890 was awarded a government scholarship to study civil engineering in England, where he spent 3 years. Upon his return to Lagos he was appointed surveyor of crown lands fo...
7 Most Prominent Public Secondary Schools In Nigeria And Their Famous Alumni PIX
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7 Most Prominent Public Secondary Schools In Nigeria And Their Famous Alumni PIX

It is generally believed that Nigeria’s education system currently thrives on past glory and that the ‘good ol’ days’ are light years behind. While this belief may not be totally out of place it could be refreshing to know that things have not always been this bad. In spite of the steady but certain decline, some of the older institutions still enjoy the benefits of the reputation they have earned over time and are still held in high esteem till date. The list below is a profile of seven of Nigeria’s most popular and prominent public secondary schools as a means of remembering the good old days. The schools are mentioned in no particular order and the list should not be taken as a ‘best of schools’ list. Happy reading… Barewa College, Zaria The present day Barewa College was ...

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