Africa: How Bad Road is Killing Tourism Business in Badagry- Operator

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The very bad state of Badagry Expressway leading to the ancient town of Badagry has dealt a big blow to the once thriving tourism and leisure business in the area resulting to poor economy and increased loss of jobs. A prominent operator in the tourism business, Chief Patrick Yegbenu Mobee, told our reporter that the road has caused a major […]

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Africa: Nigeria’s first storey building receives 13,609 visitors in 2018

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The first storey building in Nigeria located in Badagry, Lagos State, recorded 13,609 visitors in 2018, Mr Hodonu Daniel, the officer in charge of the building, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday. Daniel said that the number of tourists that visited the 172-year-old structure was higher than the 9,009 recorded in 2017. NAN reports that the foundation of […]

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Africa: Over 30 checkpoints in Badagry hinder tourism and economic boom – LG boss

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The chairman of the Badagry local government area, Olusegun Onilude, has said that the multiple checkpoints on the Mile Two-Badagry Expressway is a hindrance to tourism. Onilude said that in place of the many checkpoints, security must be improved so as to clear off the discouragement caused by several stops on the road. He urged the public to partner with […]

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African Market: Alaba Market: The Hub of Commerce

Peter Uzoho who visited Alaba International Market recently, writes on the motley crowd that makes the market thrive. Though not all have been to it physically, but the echo of the happenings in and around it has echoed across the length and breadth of the country and the world at large. No doubt, it has become a household name among […]

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Lagos to complete $1.65b Lekki seaport in 2019

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Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured that ongoing construction works at the $1.6 billion Lekki seaport would be completed in 2019. Speaking recently at the formal unveiling of the office of Overseas Affairs, also known as Lagos Global, he said the seaport, on completion would be the deepest in sub-Saharan Africa. Represented at the ceremony by Secretary to […]

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GBEREFU: From slaves’ ‘Point of No Return’ to Africa’s biggest deep sea port

For almost 400 years, little has changed about Gberefu Island in Badagry area of Lagos State. The vast land is sparsely populated as the communities located on it are few and far between, reports OKORIE UGURU. A stretch of sandy soil runs into miles. The beach has little activities except by some white garment worshippers whose churches are located there. […]

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