Changing faces of Lagos
By Guardian Exclusive
21 August 2017 | 2:28 pm
The infectious energy and enthusiastic drive of Lagosians are parts of the reasons people visit this city. But changing aesthetic of the state is giving people the cause to visit.
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Lagos is surrounded by wetlands, lagoons and the sea. Despite this, accessible, safe and reliable water is scarce in Nigeria's biggest city. Demands for a better public water system are getting louder.
The popular Lagos yellow taxis may soon disappear from Lagos roads and streets. The government is not only taking the rickety cars off the streets, it plans to replace them with blue and white painted mini SUVs and saloon vehicles.
On Tuesday, 18th of January 2022, the Lagos state government announced the introduction of a Consolidated Informal Transport Sector Levy of N800 daily to be paid by each bus driver, saying the initiative, which is to take effect from 1st of February, was to harmonise the taxes paid by transporters to the state government. GuardianTV spoke with the affected drivers and conductors on their thoughts about the levy.
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The Guest Artists Space (G.A.S.) Foundation, an initiative of renowned Nigerian-British artist, Yinka Shonibare CBE RA, recently welcomed key figures in the Lagos art scene to the opening of its residency and incubator spaces for artists and creatives.
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