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Lagos lifts embargo on processing of planning permit in acquisition areas

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government, through the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA), has announced the lifting of the embargo on the processing of Planning Permit in some selected areas of the state. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State In a release issued on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 by the General Manager of the agency, Funmi Osifuye, government disclosed that ...

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New Lagos planning appeals committee to interface with public, govt

Lagos State

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday, December 2, 2019 inaugurated the Physical Planning and Building Control Appeals Committee to interface with members of the public and government in the implementation of the state’s urban planning laws and regulations. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu with members of the Committee The 13-member committee is to mediate and balance the interest of the ...

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Ebonyi to re-certify lands, buildings in urban centres


Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State has ordered that all buildings, lands and related properties within Abakaliki, the state capital, and other cities be re-certified. Abakaliki Umahi gave the order on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Abakaliki while inaugurating the newly installed automation server at the state’s Ministry of Lands and Survey, noting that it was in the state’s interest. ...

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Abia, UN-Habitat collaborate to prepare structure plans for Aba, Umuahia, Ohafia

Structure Plan

The Abia State Government and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of Structure Plans for Aba, Umuahia and Ohafia. Both parties endorsed the agreement on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. A Structure Plan  A type of spatial planning, Structure Plan is a long term (10 to 15 ...

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Lagos to curb gridlock by restricting movement of trucks

traffic congestion

The Lagos State Government says it plans to restrict the movement of heavy-duty trucks in the metropolis during the day to ease traffic on the roads. Traffic congestion in Lagos Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known on Monday, November 25, 2019 at the Lagos House, Ikeja, when a team from the Nigerian Breweries Plc paid him a courtesy ...

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Pakistan launches clean, green initiative to fight environmental degradation

Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on Monday, November 25, 2019 launched the Clean Green Pakistan Index (CGPI) as part of his government’s commitment to fight environmental degradation and make all cities of the country clean and green. Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan Under the initiative, the CGPI Implementation Committees have been formed in 19 cities across the country. They would ...

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UK to support Ogun in housing, urban development, transportation


Ogun State Government and the United Kingdom on Friday, November 15, 2019 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Abeokuta, the state capital, on urban renewal and public transportation. Secretary to the Ogun State Government, Tokunbo Talabi (left), with Counsellor and Head of Future Cities Programme, British High Commission in Nigeria, Guy Harrison, signing the MoU The agreement covers modern ...

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LASEPA: Enforce law on noise pollution, don’t pass the buck

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

“There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.”……Jane  Jacobs(the American author of  the famed book-The Life and Death of Great American Cities) Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu The incumbent Lagos State Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, was recently reported ...

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Niger gets $900,000 grant from South Korea to develop urban policy


The Niger State Government of Nigeria says a $900,000 grant has been approved by the South Korean government for the preparation for an Urban Policy for the state. Minna, Niger State Alhaji Ahmed Matane, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), disclosed this on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Minna, the state capital, at a press conference to commence the preparation ...

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100,000 commuters travel on Lagos waterways daily – LASWA

Lagos State Waterways Authority

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) says between 70,000 and 100,000 commuters use water transport daily in the state. Rate of daily commuter travel on Lagos waterways has been increasing General Manager of LASWA, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday, November 11, 2019. “On a daily ...

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