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Band A: “We don’t want 24 hours electricity anymore,” Obawole residents lament to NERC, EKEDC

"The increase is too much. They should take us back to Band B. We were not complaining," Mrs. Victor lamented to The Record.

What did Prince Harry and Megan Markle do in Lagos?

The couple visited Kaduna and, of course, ended their visit with a trip to Lagos, the centre of excellence, on Sunday, May 12.

Akanmu, UNILAG’s Best Graduating Student, named 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University

He is one of five Africans, and the only one from an African-based tertiary institution, to join the 2024 cohort.

Workers protest ‘unlawful sack’ of 391 Lagos Water Corporation staff

Members of the Amalgamated Unions of Public Corporations Civil...

LASEPA vows to improve air quality in Lagos

The Lagos State Environmental Monitoring Research Protection Agency on...

Annals Of Legislation

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

Land ownership issues: Lagos Assembly steps in with new bill

The Lagos House of Assembly is considering a Lagos...

State police: Lagos Assembly rejects IGP Egbetokun’s position

The Lagos State House of Assembly has kicked against...

Lagos Assembly to hold stakeholders’ meeting on Land grabbing

According to the resolution, the planned meeting would involve the state government, the police, the judiciary, traditional rulers and others.

Navigating Lagos

Nine highest-paying occupations in Lagos state

According to data from the Lagos government in 2021,...

Preserving Nigeria’s Legacy: Inside the National Museum in Onikan, Lagos

The National Museum Lagos boasts an extensive collection estimated at 47,000 objects, crafted from various materials including wood, ivory, metal, and terracotta.

Road rage: 342 accidents claim 22 lives in Lagos in first two months of 2024

Road rage: 342 accidents claim 22 lives in Lagos...

From ruins to restoration: Discovering the treasures in Freedom Park Lagos

I discovered that the park, located on a prime location in Lagos Island, had a historical past—it used to be a prison during Nigeria's colonial era.

Where to find co-working spaces in Lagos Mainland

As remote work continues to shape contemporary work culture, these spaces provide valuable solutions for those seeking flexibility, connectivity, and a dynamic work experience in Lagos.

Eko Lifestyle

Discover seven alternative Lagos beaches to Landmark, Oniru, others

Despite these alterations to the landscape of Lagos' coastal attractions, the state still boasts a plethora of breathtaking beaches waiting to be explored. At Ikeja Record, we have compiled a list of viable alternatives for you.

From ruins to restoration: Discovering the treasures in Freedom Park Lagos

I discovered that the park, located on a prime location in Lagos Island, had a historical past—it used to be a prison during Nigeria's colonial era.

Top exotic Spas for self-care in Ikeja

Spa treatments is a form of self-care which offer relaxation, stress relief, and physical rejuvenation, all of which contribute to overall well-being.

Best spot to eat authentic pounded yam in Lagos

The culinary gem nestled in the heart of Lagos not only offers meticulously prepared pounded yam but also embraces the rich tapestry of Yoruba culture in its aesthetics and ambiance.

The enigmatic lure of New Afrika Shrine, Its People and Lifestyle

perience. Similar to Ajao, many viewed the New Afrika Shrine with skepticism, hearing stories portraying it as a haven for questionable individuals or a dimly lit place clouded with marijuana smoke.

The Political Scene

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

Is the storm over between Sanwo-Olu and Obasa? 

Is this renewed joviality in the best interest of Lagosians?

Lagos is spending big on infrastructure. But choking on debt.

As of December 2022, Lagos was the state with the highest debt stock across the Nigerian federation.

Three reasons why Lagos House of Assembly rejected Sanwo-Olu’s 17 commissioner-nominees

Beyond geographical and religious factors, the possibility of pending disagreements can not be ruled out.

What Ojodu residents want from LCDA Chairman Segun Odunmbaku

The residents made the requests following celebrations marking Segun Odunmbaku’s two years in office as Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA.

Persons Of Interest

Living with Lupus in Lagos: Misturah Owolabi shares her inspiring journey

“ Lupus is not a death sentence, it is a very manageable condition. Do not believe that Lupus is going to hinder you from achieving your goals.”

Lagos-based startup, Midddleman, is bridging trust and logistics gaps in the e-commerce world

Additionally, the co-founder shared that e-commerce companies can now send Yuan/CNY/RMB to their Chinese suppliers through Middleman.

‘I left Ibadan for Lagos to grow my career in tech and now I love the lifestyle offerings’ – Tech Sis

One year after this decision, she found it to be one of the best choices she has ever made. It opened more doors of opportunities that were unavailable to her in Ibadan.

Behind the Wheel: Pelumi Nubi opens up about London to Lagos solo drive

“ I wanted to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zone and do challenging stuff.”

Meet the man who swam across Third Mainland Bridge to raise awareness on silent killer among Lagosians

During his first year at the university, he stumbled upon the swim team one evening and decided to join. It was there that he discovered his love for swimming and the fulfilment it brought into his life.

News Desk

Band A: “We don’t want 24 hours electricity anymore,” Obawole residents lament to NERC, EKEDC

"The increase is too much. They should take us back to Band B. We were not complaining," Mrs. Victor lamented to The Record.

What did Prince Harry and Megan Markle do in Lagos?

The couple visited Kaduna and, of course, ended their visit with a trip to Lagos, the centre of excellence, on Sunday, May 12.

Akanmu, UNILAG’s Best Graduating Student, named 2024 Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University

He is one of five Africans, and the only one from an African-based tertiary institution, to join the 2024 cohort.

Workers protest ‘unlawful sack’ of 391 Lagos Water Corporation staff

Members of the Amalgamated Unions of Public Corporations Civil...

LASEPA vows to improve air quality in Lagos

The Lagos State Environmental Monitoring Research Protection Agency on...

Annals Of Legislation

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

Land ownership issues: Lagos Assembly steps in with new bill

The Lagos House of Assembly is considering a Lagos...

State police: Lagos Assembly rejects IGP Egbetokun’s position

The Lagos State House of Assembly has kicked against...

Lagos Assembly to hold stakeholders’ meeting on Land grabbing

According to the resolution, the planned meeting would involve the state government, the police, the judiciary, traditional rulers and others.

Navigating Lagos

Nine highest-paying occupations in Lagos state

According to data from the Lagos government in 2021,...

Preserving Nigeria’s Legacy: Inside the National Museum in Onikan, Lagos

The National Museum Lagos boasts an extensive collection estimated at 47,000 objects, crafted from various materials including wood, ivory, metal, and terracotta.

Road rage: 342 accidents claim 22 lives in Lagos in first two months of 2024

Road rage: 342 accidents claim 22 lives in Lagos...

From ruins to restoration: Discovering the treasures in Freedom Park Lagos

I discovered that the park, located on a prime location in Lagos Island, had a historical past—it used to be a prison during Nigeria's colonial era.

Where to find co-working spaces in Lagos Mainland

As remote work continues to shape contemporary work culture, these spaces provide valuable solutions for those seeking flexibility, connectivity, and a dynamic work experience in Lagos.

Eko Lifestyle

Discover seven alternative Lagos beaches to Landmark, Oniru, others

Despite these alterations to the landscape of Lagos' coastal attractions, the state still boasts a plethora of breathtaking beaches waiting to be explored. At Ikeja Record, we have compiled a list of viable alternatives for you.

From ruins to restoration: Discovering the treasures in Freedom Park Lagos

I discovered that the park, located on a prime location in Lagos Island, had a historical past—it used to be a prison during Nigeria's colonial era.

Top exotic Spas for self-care in Ikeja

Spa treatments is a form of self-care which offer relaxation, stress relief, and physical rejuvenation, all of which contribute to overall well-being.

Best spot to eat authentic pounded yam in Lagos

The culinary gem nestled in the heart of Lagos not only offers meticulously prepared pounded yam but also embraces the rich tapestry of Yoruba culture in its aesthetics and ambiance.

The enigmatic lure of New Afrika Shrine, Its People and Lifestyle

perience. Similar to Ajao, many viewed the New Afrika Shrine with skepticism, hearing stories portraying it as a haven for questionable individuals or a dimly lit place clouded with marijuana smoke.

The Political Scene

One year after: Key decisions taken by 10th Lagos State House of Assembly

The 10th Lagos House of Assembly was inaugurated on...

Is the storm over between Sanwo-Olu and Obasa? 

Is this renewed joviality in the best interest of Lagosians?

Lagos is spending big on infrastructure. But choking on debt.

As of December 2022, Lagos was the state with the highest debt stock across the Nigerian federation.

Three reasons why Lagos House of Assembly rejected Sanwo-Olu’s 17 commissioner-nominees

Beyond geographical and religious factors, the possibility of pending disagreements can not be ruled out.

What Ojodu residents want from LCDA Chairman Segun Odunmbaku

The residents made the requests following celebrations marking Segun Odunmbaku’s two years in office as Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA.

Persons Of Interest

Living with Lupus in Lagos: Misturah Owolabi shares her inspiring journey

“ Lupus is not a death sentence, it is a very manageable condition. Do not believe that Lupus is going to hinder you from achieving your goals.”

Lagos-based startup, Midddleman, is bridging trust and logistics gaps in the e-commerce world

Additionally, the co-founder shared that e-commerce companies can now send Yuan/CNY/RMB to their Chinese suppliers through Middleman.

‘I left Ibadan for Lagos to grow my career in tech and now I love the lifestyle offerings’ – Tech Sis

One year after this decision, she found it to be one of the best choices she has ever made. It opened more doors of opportunities that were unavailable to her in Ibadan.

Behind the Wheel: Pelumi Nubi opens up about London to Lagos solo drive

“ I wanted to inspire more women to step out of their comfort zone and do challenging stuff.”

Meet the man who swam across Third Mainland Bridge to raise awareness on silent killer among Lagosians

During his first year at the university, he stumbled upon the swim team one evening and decided to join. It was there that he discovered his love for swimming and the fulfilment it brought into his life.

Top 5 budget smartphones, as recommended by Computer Village vendors

 

From communication and entertainment to productivity at work and education, smartphones have become woven into the fabric of our daily lives, offering a streamlined and convenient way to manage our tasks.

Today’s digital world revolves around smartphones, single devices that compress a vast array of technology and innovation in a small frame.

However, the affordability of this technology isn’t universal, especially with the ever rising inflation and the foreign exchange crisis besetting the Nigerian economy. This price disparity has definitely caused people to temper their appetite for the liberating functionalities in a phone, thereby making them settle for what their money can buy.

In this piece, The Record lists the reviews of five smartphones you  can buy without breaking a bank. This is a first in a series on gadgets you can buy from Computer Village, Ikeja.

Choosing a feature-packed smartphone can be tricky especially when one’s concern is affordability. To navigate this challenge, vendors within the Computer Village guided The Record to explore the top options under 100,000 Naira in the first quarter of 2024.

  • Itel A70

The Itel A70 is a budget-friendly smartphone that aims to offer a balance between affordability and features, launched January 7, 2024. It is a decent option for someone looking out for a big screen, long battery life, and enough storage for basic needs. It boasts a 6.6-inch IPS LCD with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1612 pixels) coupled with  a processing power comes from a Unisoc T603 chipset, paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM that runs Android 13 (Go edition), a lightweight version of the operating system optimized for budget phones.

Screen and Display 6.6-inch IPS LCD with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1612 pixels)
Storage 128GB or 256GB
Processor Unisoc T603 chipset, paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM
Operating system Android 13 (Go edition)
Battery 5000mAh
Camera rear camera system consists of a dual setup: a main 13MP sensor and a secondary 0.3MP sensor
8MP selfie camera
Price 99,900

 

  • Infinix Smart 8

The Infinix Smart 8 launched January  13, 2024, comes with a large display that betrays its price tag. It offers a smooth experience and long battery life. It is available in mostly black and blue options. The phone comes with a design that prioritizes a high screen-to-body ratio for a bezel-less look. Its processor accommodates multitasking adequately.

Screen and Display 6.6-inch display with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1612 pixels)
Storage 64GB or 128GB
Processor Unisoc T606 chipset with 3GB or 4GB RAM
Operating System Android 13
Battery 5000mAh
Camera Rear: single 13MP sensor
Front: 8MP
Price 95,500

 

  • NOKIA G10

The Nokia G10 is a budget-friendly smartphone known for its long battery life, and commitment to software updates with a screen size that is one-inch shorter than the ones earlier mentioned. It has a MediaTek Helio G25 chipset, which is suitable for basic tasks and light gaming. Unlike other phones on this list, NOKIA G10  still uses the micro USB charger as against the newer type C USB charger, and the fingerprint is placed at the back.

Screen and Display 6.5-inch display with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1600 pixels)
Storage 32GB or 64GB with an option of Micro USD
Processor MediaTek Helio G25 chipset with 3GB
Operating System Android 11, with an upgrade to Android 13 promised by Nokia
Battery 5050mAh
Camera Rear:
A 13MP main sensor for capturing everyday moments.
  • A 2MP macro sensor for close-up shots with good detail.
  • A 2MP depth sensor for adding background blur effects to portrait photos

Front: 8MP

Price 96,000

 

  • Itel A05s

Itel A05s has a design that incorporates a trendy dewdrop notch at the top, housing the front camera with a 6.6-inch display with an HD+ resolution (1612 x 720 pixels) for an immersive viewing experience. It is an affordable phone with basic functionality, and long battery life.

Screen and Display 6.6-inch display with an HD+ resolution (1612 x 720 pixels)
Storage 32GB
Processor Unisoc chipset  with 2GB RAM
Operating system Android 12 (Go edition), a lightweight version of the operating system optimized for smooth performance on less powerful hardware
Battery 4000mAh
Camera Rear:
main 5MP sensorSecondary 0.3MP
Front: 5MP
Price 91000

 

  • Tecno POP 7

The last on the list is Tecno POP 7, originally announced on March 28, 2023. It was launched in the Nigeria market on April 7, 2023. The phone is perfect for users with light expectations of their phone. It has a relatively good screen and storage with a processor that is suitable for basic activities. It ranked the least on the list for the quality of camera and effectiveness of processor to handle multitasking activities.

 

Screen and Display 6.6-inch IPS LCD display with an HD+ resolution (720 x 1612 pixels)
Storage 64GB
Processor octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 chipset with 2GB RAM
Operating system Android 12 with HIOS 12
Battery 5000mAh
Camera Rear:8MP with Dual Flash
Front: 5MP
Price 97000

 

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