Author: Taye Paul Olubayo

FROM SPACE TO PLACE – MAKING OUR CITY WORK FOR ALL ITS INHABITANTS

1. It gives me great pleasure to be here at the occasion of the annual Lagos Architects Forum, and to be able to share with you my thoughts on what I believe should be the role of the architect in the city, and to some extent, other professionals in the built environment, in a post-pandemic era, and for the next couple of decades. 2. To start with, I have always been intrigued by the way the built environment is developed and evolves, and even more so by the people who make the decisions that result in the environment that...

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BUSTED: THE NEXT PHASE OF ANTI-PANTAMI CAMPAIGN

We are in receipt of credible intelligence that the same forces who have been championing a well-coordinated and richly funded campaign against the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, are now unto the next stage of their diabolic project. This time around, the forces of evil are shopping for willing partners as well as their usual avenues, to release doctored videos purporting to show the Honourable Minister in an alleged compromising condition, as a way of creating injury on his image. We are least surprised by this recent move which is a clear...

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Omisore Proposes Nigerian Society of Engineers to Monitor Budget and Project Performance in Nigeria

Former Deputy Governor of Osun state and former Senator, Osun East, Engr. Iyiola Omisore had on Monday 16th November 2020 presented before the General Assembly of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the need for the body to have its Budget Performance and Project Monitoring Working Group (NSE-BPPMG). Speaking during the presentation, Engr. Omisore proposed the need for the group within the Society because of the humongous yet alarming rate of the nation’s budgetary challenges and infrastructure deficit. According to him, the proposed Budget Performance and Project Monitoring Group would ensure professional efficiency, accountability, transparency and sustainability. The major focus,...

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LAGOS FIRST LADY CONCLUDES SOCIAL MEDIA ADVOCACY AGAINST SGBV

The 14-day social media advocacy against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence launched by the First Lady, Dr. (Mrs.) Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, after consultations with inter-ministerial stakeholders, has been successfully concluded with positive feedback on its impact among youths. According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Head, Public Affairs, Office of the First Lady, Mrs. Olubukonla Nwonah, the 14-Day campaign, which has just ended, was the culmination of a series of activities coordinated by Mrs. Sanwo-Olu, in partnership with relevant stakeholders, to step up the fight against SGBV. She recalled that on June 11, 2020, the First Lady participated in...

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LAGOS TO ESTABLISH FISH CENTER TO BOOST PRODUCTION- SANWO-OLU

…TARGETS ABOUT 10,000 NEW JOBS Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, says the State Government is to establish the Lagos Aquaculture Centre of Excellence (L.A.C.E) in collaboration with a private sector investor in order to boost fish production in the State. Governor Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this over the weekend at the Y2020 edition of the Lagos Seafood Festival held at the Muri Okunola Park, Victoria Island explained that the Centre is expected to generate no fewer than 5,000 small holder fish farms which would in turn create about 1,000 indirect jobs during the construction phase and another 500 direct jobs...

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