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Lagos: Time to improve on its liveability index

Gbenga Onabanjo

The news making the rounds on social media about the acquisition of the fast trains from Milwaukee by Governor Sanwo-Olu for the Lagos Redline Mass Transit is most heartwarming. It shows the sincerity of the Sanwo-Olu Administration to walk its talk and keep to the promises made to the electorate. This will go a long way to building trust and ...

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Lagos acquires 10-car speed trains for Red Line project

Lagos Red Line train

Lagos State Government has acquired two 10-car Talgo 330kmph speed trains for its Red Line rail project. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu with state and Talgo officials in one of the train coaches Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, completed acquisition deal of the trains at an event inside the Milwaukee facilities of Spanish train manufacturer, Talgo Incorporated, in ...

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Sanwo-Olu inaugurates committee to implement Ikoyi Collapsed Building Report

Ikoyi building collapse

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 inaugurated a four-member committee towards implementing the report on the collapsed 21-storey structure on Gerrard Road, Ikoyi. Ikoyi building collapse Sanwo-Olu constituted the committee at the Lagos House, Ikeja, after receiving the report of the Panel of Inquiry on the cause of the  structure to collapse on Nov. 1, ...

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Lagos commences stakeholders’ verification ahead of relocation of Oko-Baba sawmillers

Oko-Baba sawmillers

As a forerunner to the planned relocation of activities of Oko-Baba sawmillers to Timberville, Owu-Ikosi, early in 2022, the Lagos State Government has commenced verification exercise for stakeholders and prospective beneficiaries of the purpose-built facility. The verification exercise Speaking during the flagg-off of the verification exercise at the Ministry’s premises in Alausa on Monday, December 13, 2021, the Commissioner for Physical Planning ...

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FCT urges residents to build according to urban, regional plan

Mohammed Bello

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Thursday, December 2, 2021 advised residents to build in accordance with the territory’s urban and regional plan, to avoid altering the Abuja Master Plan. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Mr Ikharo Attah, Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, who gave the advice during an interactive session with newsmen ...

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Minister urges mandate secretaries to key into FCT urban renewal agenda

Mohammed Bello

The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has urged the newly inaugurated Mandate Secretaries, heads of  agencies and departments to key into urban renewal agenda of the administration. FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello Bello gave the advice during the swearing in ceremony of the newly appointed mandate secretaries, Sxecutive Secretary, Federal Capital Development Authority and personal aides, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 ...

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Nordic countries pledge support for greener Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Four Nordic countries, comprising Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, have pledged their support for the efforts of Lagos State Government at transforming the mega city into a sustainable smart and green city. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State They made the pledge at the opening of a two-day Nordic-Nigeria Connect conference on smart and green city solutions for the mega ...

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Densifying cities to accelerate Nigeria’s climate ambitions


As Nigeria participates in the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), it is necessary to highlight and invigorate the ambition of 25% reduction in greenhouse gases (GHG) by 2030 within the reviewed Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC). City centre and skyline of Lagos Island. Lagos is ranked 212 out of the 231 cities assessed worldwide in the 2017 Mercer Quality of ...

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World Habitat Day: Govt reiterates commitment towards carbon neutral cities


The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment toward carbon neutral cities and towns critical for climate resilience in the country. Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, said this in his keynote address to commemorate the 2021 World Habitat Day and World Cities Day on Monday, October 11, 2021 in ...

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World Habitat Day: Architects urged to accelerate climate action through designs

Nnimmo Bassey

Members of the Akwa Ibom State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) gathered on Monday, October 4, 2021, to celebrate World Habitat Day with the theme, “Accelerating Urban Action for a Carbon-free World”. The event also commemorated the World Architecture Day with the theme, “Clean Environment for a Healthy World”. Nnimmo Bassey As the institute came together to ...

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