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Sanwo-Olu: Make Lagos liveable, not a duplicate of Dubai

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

No plan is right for every community. A development plan (development model) that is right for one community may be wrong for another.,, John A. Lewis (Economic Development Administrator in Planners on Planning, 1996) Unique results only come from doing things differently. Long-term thinking leads to grand results…Dr. Tommy Weir, a leadership maximizer in Leadership Dubai Style, 2015) Permit me to begin this piece ...

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Respondents rate govt, Lagos poor on COVID-19 responses

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

Many Nigerians appear to be unimpressed by the Federal and Lagos State Governments’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, a survey conducted by a civil rights group has revealed. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister Respondents in the survey knocked the federal and state authorities for poor responses to a pandemic that has hit social, economic and cultural lives of millions of ...

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Stakeholders call for attitudinal change, adequate funding to mitigate flooding

Anambra flood

Some stakeholders in disaster management have called for attitudinal change and adequate funding to mitigate flooding in South- East, and South-South parts of the country. They made this assertion in separate interviews in a national survey on flooding and its effects on lives and property in the two geo-political zones. Flooding in Anambra State According to them, the public needs ...

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Govt set to address flooding as HYPPADEC takes off soon

Kainji Dam

The Federal Government is set to ensure the take-off of the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) with a view to addressing the perennial flooding in the country. Kainji Dam Dr Umar Jibrilu-Gwandu, Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, disclosed this in a statement issued in Birnin ...

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BBC Report on Lagos ‘pipeline’ explosion exposed NNPC negligence, says CAPPA

Africa eye - Lagos inferno

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Africa Eye Investigation on the Abule Ado explosion is revealing and has reinforced  the conviction of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) that the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) account of the cause of the March 15, 2020 blast was questionable. Scene of the explosion CAPPA, in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, September 27, ...

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Govt hands over Ogoni remediation sites to NOSDRA for scientific analysis

Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government says it has handed over some of the oil spill impacted sites in Ogoniland to the National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) for scientific analysis and certification. Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Dr. Mahmood Mohammad Abubakar Dr Mohammad Abubakar, Minister of Environment, said this on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at the handing over ceremony of the ...

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Young people are tired of being used – Ntonjira

Lizz Ntonjira

Lizz Ntonjira is a youth advocate and the founder of the Lizz Ntonjira Network, a platform that provides innovative, engaging, interactive and tailored training and coaching for the youth. She is currently the Head of Global Corporate Communications at Amref Health Africa, one of the largest health development NGOs in Africa. In this interview with NKECHI ISAAC, she emphasises the ...

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How to combat climate change, by Nasiru Idris

Professor Nasiru M. Idris

I hope you all know that Nigeria is not a major contributor to global warming, and it is really of great concern to all of us since African countries have been identified as the most vulnerable. Combating climate change is a global effort and, as such, everyone must play its role to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission. Professor Nasiru ...

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Why art is a critical tool for climate action, by UN Dep. Chief

Amina Mohammed

Art inspires individuals to see things in new ways and can inspire us to get involved in issues that concern our community, according to the Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Mohammed. Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Amina J. Mohammed Mohammed stated this at the “Solution17 Art for Climate Change – 5th Global Entreps Award’’’ organised by Creative Youth ...

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Nigeria marks five years of SDGs, restates commitment to sustainable future

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire

The Federal Government is committed to the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the benefit of all Nigerians. Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs, Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, stated this in a statement released on Friday, September 25, 2020 in commemoration of five years of the adoption ...

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