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Lagos to sink N27b in shoreline protection

The Lagos State Government is to spend a whopping N27 billion to protect choice properties lined along its restive Atlantic Ocean shoreline from Oniru Estate to Alpha Beach area within the next three years. Over the years, extensive ocean surge and coastal erosion have collaborated to wash away acres of coastal land, threatening the array of real estate and tourism/hospitality ...

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Teenage technician invents non-fuel generating set

A fabrication by a roadside technician who fixes cars and motorcycles’ electric fittings may very well be the solution to an enduring use of generators in Nigeria. The country is riddled with generators usage from homesteads to business offices, shops and even government offices. This is not without certain clear and present dangers especially as it regards human health, the ...

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Post-2015 MDGs amid housing, urban development outlook

With less than two years to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline in 2015, the United Nations, state parties and partners have been collaborating towards the development of a successor framework, taking into consideration lessons from the MDGs and the present development realities. Consequently, Nigeria a week ago in Abuja hosted a round of National and Thematic Consultations, apparently to ...

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Community participation as a way out for Makoko

Makoko is a slum settlement that is home to fishermen and other low income earners, which the authorities see as a blot on the cityscape, one that would have to go if Lagos is to attain its much-vaunted mega city status. Last July, government agents moved in to demolish portions of the sprawling lagoon slum, amid claims that the residents ...

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Forced migration: Concern over displaced persons’ status

Makoko community is a clustered community of mainly fishermen and artisans that live on the shores of the Lagos Lagoon. With population explosion in Lagos, Nigeria’s megacity of about 18 million people, the residents of the community have been faced with threats of forced eviction and demolition of their homes. The recent eviction which took place in July 2012, according ...

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Ogoni and the agony of a delayed clean up

When the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on the assessment of the Ogoni environment was released in August 2011, the world was astounded at the level of devastation visited on the territory by decades of oil extraction and pollution. Ogoniland in Nigeria shot into international glare in the early 1990s when the people peacefully demanded an end to reckless ...

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Oil spill: Nigeria at threshold of new era

The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) was established by Act No. 15 of 2006 as a deliberate and articulate response by the Federal Government to the persistent environmental degradation and devastation of the coastal ecosystem especially, in the oil-producing areas of the Niger-Delta region. NOSDRA is statutorily empowered to co-ordinate oil spill management and ensure the implementation ...

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Activists list blemishes of Biosafety Bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), who recently took a look at the current National Biosafety Agency (Establishment) Bill of 2010, have warned that the Nigerian government did not take into account the concerns of local farmers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and critical stakeholders in its formulation. The bill is presently awaiting the President’s consent. At a forum held recently in Benin City, ...

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Ogar: Ekuri Community is languishing

Against the backdrop of the Equator Prize bestowed on it by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ekuri Initiative has lamented that the efforts of the community are not locally acknowledged despite its international recognition. Edwin Ogar, who heads the project, disclosed that, consequently, the community is in dire need and mired in poverty. His words: “In Nigeria, the ...

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UN decorates Smallholders Foundation, Ekuri Initiative for providing sustainable solutions

A couple of endeavours aimed at providing sustainable solutions to local people in Nigeria have become a shining light in the annals of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This is because the programmes – operated by the Smallholders Foundation and Ekuri Initiative – have both been decorated by the UN organisation, albeit in the course of the decade-old history ...

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