Samuel akpan, a resident of ele-epo in abula egba, lagos, says inside the closing years, he has shape the habit of constantly shuttling among his domestic and the nearest newsstand. Akpan, who claimed he is a 2014 english & literary research graduate of the university of calabar, in go river nation, informed fellow free newspapers readers at a newsstand at ekoro in abule egba, monday that coming to the newsstand to read the headlines, participate in institution discussions, scan the papers for vacancies ads, has decreased his frustrations and pressure. He stated he was searching out to paintings both in a bank or an oil organisation, wherein he’ll earn cozy wages, compared to the depressing n30, 000 wages that the federal authorities and labour are preventing over. In lagos, with an anticipated populace of 23million people, the likes of akpan abound in regions like: kakawa, victoria island, ikoyi, obalende, ikeja, surulere, iyana-ipaja, agege, yaba, maryland, and many others. It’s far stated that whilst participants of the senate and house of representatives are doing their bits to legislate on political, economic system, social and different problems on the federal and state stages, the likes of akpan, who wide variety in their hundreds in parts of lagos, seem to be the parliamentarians at our newsstands. But, kazeem opeyemi, a newspaper dealer at iyana-ipaja in lagos, appears to be fed up with all types of people, who visit his newsstand day by day and ended up both assaulting each other, or maybe changing blows, even as keeping tough-traces postures on countrywide and country troubles, specially on politics, financial system, safety and politics and sports. Evans udofia, former move supervisor of a national newspaper, whose newsstand is positioned at allen junction, close to candy sensation said that he does now not thoughts the hot arguments that typically pass on each day amongst newspaper readers at his area.
“now and again, i do take part of their discussions, despite the fact that i used to be compelled at various times final yr to draw the eye of the police and different protection dealers, while a few human beings, who may be jobless and annoyed try to foment trouble at his newsstand”, he said. However, amos, a newspaper supplier at cms bus-stop in lagos island, has maintained a widespread inside the last 12 months. He stated he generally accumulate n50 to allow all and sundry examine every of the copies of his paper. His words: “i needed to take this drastic step due to the fact a few human beings will come, pick up any paper of their picks, either read it or experiment for vacancies or opportunities, dropped the paper with saying thanks and stroll away”. Babajide akeju, is but thankful for continually travelling the newsstand at maryland in lagos to pay, experiment the papers for jobs, contracts, and other possibilities. Akeju stated that october last yr, a person be have become acquainted with at the newsstand gave him a agreement to deliver cook dinner ingredients to a church for the christmas and new year celebrations. Alfred, a staff of axa mansard coverage percent, in lagos stated he were given his job via a gentleman, who generally visits the newsstand in ikotun, his vicinity to buy unique newspapers, day by day. But, bala elkanah, lagos police spokesman said now and again, underneath-cowl cops, do go to various newsstands in lagos to eardrop in the discussions of free newspaper readers, who may additionally come to the newsstands for various ulterior reasons.