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Valuers tasked on urbanisation, slum upgrade

Rowland Abonta

The Chairman, Raden Investment Ltd., Mr Niji Raji, has called on real estate surveyors and valuers to be more proactive in influencing measures that would facilitate proper urbanisation of the country. Rowland Abonta, President of the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) Raji made the call at the Investiture of the 26th Chairman and Executive Committee Members of ...

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Delta to demolish structures on waterways to curb flooding

ifeanyi okowa

Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State said on Monday, August 5, 2019 that he would demolish all structures on waterways in Warri and its environs to address the flooding challenge in the area. Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State The governor disclosed this in Asaba, the state capital, when he received the report of a committee studying and advising government on ...

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Planners’ ‘Green Cities Summit’ to explore spatial, climate challenges

NITP Green Cities Summit

The Nigeria Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has concluded plans to hold the maiden edition of its National Green Cities Summit from August 27 to 29, 2019 in Abuja, the federal capital city. First National Vice President of the NITP, Toyin Ayinde (second left); Moses Ogunleye, Chairman, National Planning Committee for the Green Cities Summit (second right); and the duo ...

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Govt to sanction violators of Lagos Games Village master plan

Games Village

The Federal Government is to serve notices on residents of Games Village Estate in Surulere, Lagos found to have contravened the acquisition agreement of their apartments, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. Federal Controller of Housing in Lagos State, Mrs Sarah Alawode, leading ministry officials during inspection of Games Village Estate, Surulere on Thursday in Lagos The action followed ...

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Niger communities urged to steer clear of flood plains

Flood plain

The North South Power Company Ltd. (NSPCL) in Niger State has called on communities living around the dam to steer clear of flood plains. Flood plain The call was made in a communiqué at the end of the 2019 stakeholders flood sensitisation and awareness forum organised by NSPCL in Shiroro Local Government Area on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in Minna, the ...

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Lagos Master Plan: Power abuse, not land abuse

Lagos Marina

Penultimate week, there was a news item concerning the lamentation of one Mr. James Anifowose, a pioneer resident of Lekki Phase I who, out of frustration and vituperation against the Lagos State Government (LASG) and officials of the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development, blew the whistle concerning the blatant bastardisation of the Lagos Master Plan. He accused the ...

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Lagos water campaign mentioned in 2019 ‘Atlas of Utopias’

Our Water Our Right Coalition

The Lagos anti-water privatisation campaign was mentioned in the 2019 edition of the “Atlas of Utopias” that was launched online on Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Members of the Our Water Our Right Coalition at a town hall meeting An initiative of Transformative Cities, the atlas is a collection of community-led transformations of water, energy, food and housing ...

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LASPARK, NGO partner to build park on wetlands

Bilikiss Adebiyi Abiola

The General Manager, Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK), Mrs Bilkis Adebiyi-Abiola, on Friday, June 28, 2019 said that the agency would partner with an NGO, Rethinking Cities, to develop a park on KM 4, Anthony-Maryland drainage canal wetlands. General Manager of LASPARK, Mrs Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola Adebiyi-Abiola said this during the agency’s tour of the area with Rethinking Cities, ...

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Valuers clamour Lagos urban regeneration to curb building collapse

Building collapse

The Lagos Chapter of Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers (NIESV) has advised the state government to adopt urban regeneration to overcome the incidence of building collapse Scene of a building collapse Its Chairman, Mr Adedotun Bamigbola, gave the advice in Lagos on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the first press conference organised by the new executive committee of ...

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Accra flooding to increase due to poor solid waste management, research finds


Preliminary findings of a research project on urban resilience to climatic induced flooding in Ghana’s urban centres, particularly the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA) suggest that the incidence of flooding is likely to increase in the face of poor solid waste management, poor drainage system, inconsistent spatial planning and lack of data and human attitudes. Accra, Ghana The findings further ...

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