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Oyo passes Bureau of Physical Planning & Development Control Bill into law


The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday, April 11, 2019 passed the state’s Bureau of Physical Planning and Development Control Bill, 2018 into law. Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria The bill was presented to the House by Mr Peter Oyetunji (Ogo- Oluwa / Surulere) State Constituency. The Speaker, Mr Olagunju Ojo, said the bill that had just been passed into ...

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Africa’s housing crisis worries Shelter Afrique

Daniel Nghidinua

Majority of African countries are facing housing crisis due to high population growth, increased urbanisation and low supply of affordable housing, the Pan-African housing development financier, Shelter Afrique, has said. Shelter Afrique Chairman, Mr Daniel Nghidinua A statement signed by Mr Mike Omuodo, Media Director of Shelter Afrique, on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 said this was made known in Nairobi ...

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Govt to transform Lagos Marina car parks to world class waterfront

Lagos Marina car park

The Marina car parks in Lagos would soon be transformed into a scenic waterfront through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement to boost leisure, tourism and hospitality activities in the country’s commercial capital. Lagos Marina car park Mr Chidi Izuwah, Director-General, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), disclosed this to newsmen after inspecting the proposed project site in Lagos on Thursday, ...

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States told to establish traffic management agencies

traffic congestion

The Federal Government has urged state governments yet to establish traffic management agencies to do so in order for Nigeria to consolidate on the National Traffic System. Traffic congestion in Lagos Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, made the call in Abuja, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at a workshop on “Activation of the Five United ...

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Mararaba flash flood attributed to non-enforcement of planning regulations

Maraba flooding

Director-General, Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA), Mr Clement Nze, on Monday, March 18, 2019 attributed recurring flash flood along Mararaba, Masaka area in Nasarawa State to failure to enforce town planning regulations. Flooding in Maraba Nze made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. According to him, prohibiting erection of building on drainage channels, adequate drainage system ...

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Expert advocates master plan for Nigerian ports

Seaport master planning

The General Manager, Special Duties of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Capt. Ihenacho Ebubeogu, has stressed the need for a Port Master Plan to cover the maritime industrial environment. Seaport master planning. Photo credit: Cargo Velocity Ebubeogu said this during a Strategy Group Meeting organised by the Chamber of Shipping to facilitate the Ease of Doing Business in Nigerian Ports ...

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Why planning services should be rebranded, by expert

Lekwa Ezutah

President, Association of Town Planning Consultants of Nigeria (ATOPCON), Mr Olaide Afolabi, has called for rebranding of the town planning services and products to enhance the practice of the profession. President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Mr Lekwa Ezutah Afolabi, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on ...

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Group plans publication on sustainable settlements

Physical Planning Renaissance Initiative (PPRI)

The Physical Planning Renaissance Initiative (PPRI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) established to advance urban planning agenda, is to debut its magazine in the second quarter of 2019. L-R: TPLs Moses Ogunleye, Tunji Odunlami, Bunmi Ajayi, Waheed Kadiri, Toyin Ayinde, Wale Alade, Ayo Adediran and Michael Simire, at the PPRI Formal Inaugural Meeting held on Thursday, January 10, 2019 at the ...

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ECOWAS, AfDB sign $22.7m Abidjan-Lagos highway agreement

Jean-Claude Brou

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), on Monday, February 4, 2019 signed a $22 million agreement for the technical design to develop the Abidjan-Lagos Road. ECOWAS Commission President, Jean-Claude Brou The signing of the Grant Retrocession Agreement between ECOWAS and AfDB and the contracts for the feasibility, environmental, socio-economic and detailed engineering ...

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Planners urge government to domesticate New Urban Agenda

NITP president

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has called on the Federal Government to domesticate the components of the New Urban Agenda. The 23rd National President of NITP, Mr Lekwa Ezutah (second left), being congratulated after the investiture The 23rd National President of NITP, Mr Lekwa Ezutah, made the call while delivering an assurance speech at his investiture on Saturday, ...

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