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Waterfronts demolition: Lagos withdraws from court-ordered mediation process

The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) – comprising dozens of waterfront communities and scores of other informal settlements across Lagos – on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 expressed regret at the decision of the Lagos State Government to withdraw from the court-ordered mediation process that had presented a small glimmer hope of finding a win-win alternative solution to the threat of ...

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Cities move to cut air pollution from cars

Car buyers will soon be able to identify the most environmentally friendly models on the road and choose new cars that will help reduce air pollution in cities. Seoul, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, Moscow, Oslo and Tokyo also commit to work with C40 to develop a global scoring system. Mayor of Paris and Chair of C40 Cities, Anne Hidalgo and Mayor ...

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Otodo Gbame: We’re shocked by Lagos govt’s excuse for demolition – CSOs

A coalition of civil society operatives has frowned at reasons given by the Lagos State Government for demolishing Otodo Gbame, an ancestral fishing settlement in Lekki, on Friday, March 17, 2017 despite a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts. The groups said in a joint statement made available to EnviroNews on Thursday, ...

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Why we demolished Otodo Gbame community, by Lagos govt

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 clarified its position on why what it terms “illegal shanties and unwholesome habitation” were cleared around Ilado and seafront areas beside Freedom Road, in Lekki, Lagos. The government in a statement said the Environment Ministry’s action was carried out in order to forestall an environmental disaster and another round of deadly skirmishes that ...

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Worrisome: Lagos, Abuja get low status in quality of living ranking

“Nigeria’s commercial and administrative capital cities of Lagos and Abuja got distant 212th and 213th respective positions out of the 231 cities assessed under the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings for cities.”…………..EnviroNews, March 14, 2017 The title of this piece was slightly modified in order to arouse the conscience of those who have a remit for city planning, management and governance ...

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Lagos emerges leading African destination on Fortune 500 list

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region, and listing the leading destinations on the Fortune 500 to include Dubai, Johannesburg, Casablanca, Nairobi, Lagos, and Cairo Lagos, the bustling Nigerian commercial capital city, is among the leading African destinations on the Fortune 500 list, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company. ...

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Lagos, Abuja get low status in quality of living ranking

Nigeria’s commercial and administrative capital cities of Lagos and Abuja got distant 212th and 213th respective positions out of the 231 cities assessed under the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings for cities. The annual Quality of Living survey, which is the 19th in the series, besides evaluating attractive endpoints for expanding business operations, also indicates differences in quality of living ...

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Traffic snarl imminent as Lagos commences work on drainage channel

The Lagos State Government has urged motorists plying the Otedola under-bridge area to cooperate with traffic officials as traffic under the bridge will be narrowed to a single lane for four days starting from Wednesday, March 15 2017. This follows the commencement of excavation works of the ongoing construction of Omole Jubilee Estate/Agiliti drainage channel. The excavation works is to ...

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Afghanistan launches pilot ‘Clean and Green Cities’ scheme in Kabul

Mayor of Kabul, Abdullah Habibzai, has launched the ground activities for citywide cleaning, greening and beautification services in Nahias 1 and 2. These activities are part of the Clean and Green Cities Programme which will implement area-based upgrading and citywide services in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. The programme is a labour intensive services delivery aimed at stimulating and creating ...

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How to make Lagos a great mega city

Lagos is a conurbation and a mega city by the very definitions of the two words – a very large city made up of a network of other urban communities and having a minimum population of 10 million people and above. The estimated population of the mega city being bandied in different literature put the current figure between 21 million and 25 million. The ...

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