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Lekki residents protest high toll plaza charges

Lekki toll hike protest

Residents of Lekki in Lagos on Friday, February 9, 2018 made good their threat to stage a protest over the  multiple hikes in tolls collected at two toll plazas in the area, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. On Feb. 1, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) effected a 100 per cent increase in some tolls collected at the Lagos-Ajah ...

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Lekki toll: Communities urge residents to remain calm

Lekki Road toll plaza

Community Development Associations in Eti-Osa Local Government Area and Eti-Osa Local Council Development Area have appealed to residents to allow peace to reign to enable the Ambode administration focus on delivering development to the people. Responding to the anxiety among residents over the plan by a disaffected group to protest the recent hike in tolls at the two toll gates ...

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World Wetlands Day: How wetlands influence cities

Mechtild Rössler

In the light of the theme of this year’s World Wetlands Day, Mechtild Rössler, Director of UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre, has listed the roles wetlands play for cities as well as the whole of humanity. Celebrated globally on Friday, February 2, the World Wetlands Day 2018 has “Wetlands for a sustainable urban future” as its theme. According to Rössler in ...

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Mixed reactions trail increase in tolls on Lekki-Ajah Road, Ikoyi Link Bridge

Lekki Road toll plaza

Some motorists and passengers  plying the Lekki-Ajah Highway in Lagos State on Thursday,February 1, 2018 expressed mixed feelings over the increase in the tolls  at Lekki and Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plazas by the by the Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) . The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the company had last Monday announced an upward review of toll ...

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Edo land admin, GIS bill scales second reading

Godwin-Obaseki

A Bill for a law to regulate land administration and Edo State Geographic Information Service (GIS) on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 passed second reading state’s House of Assembly. Leading the debate for passage of the bill, Majority Leader, Mr Roland Asoro (APC Orhionnmwon South), said “the bill if passed, will lay to rest, all sharp practices associated with land administration ...

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New Delhi is India’s most polluted city, says report

Delhi pollution

The Indian capital, New Delhi, is the country’s most polluted city, while Uttar Pradesh is the country’s most polluted state, a new report has revealed. The report, titled “Airpocalypse II”, by global environmental organisation Greenpeace’s India chapter, has found that Delhi is the most polluted city in India, while with 15 of its cities among the 30 polluted cities of ...

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Kaduna allocates N3.8b for new master plans, layouts, others

Kaduna

Kaduna State Government has allocated N3.8 billion to the state’s Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) for capital projects in 2018. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figure is contained in the state’s 2018 budget obtained from the state Planning and Budget Commission. According to the document, a total of N3.9 billion was allocated to the agency out of ...

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Cross River inaugurates task force for restoration of Calabar master plan

Calabar

The Cross River State Government on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 inaugurated an eight-man task force for the restoration of Calabar Master Plan. Governor Ben Ayade, while inaugurating the task force in Calabar, the state capital, said that it had become imperative to restore the city’s original master plan and restore its status as the cleanest and greenest city in Nigeria. ...

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Rainy season: Calabar gets a facelift

Calabar

The Cross River State Government on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 said it had begun the recovery of green areas in parts of Calabar, the state capital, in order to restore the town’s aesthetic values. Mr Mike Eraye, the state Commissioner for Environment, said this on Tuesday while addressing newsmen in Calabar. Eraye said that drainage channels in the city were ...

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Leveraging urbanisation for Rwanda’s economic transformation

Kigali

With support from the World Bank in the form of a $95 million Rwanda Urban Development project, the new Rwanda Economic Update focuses on the rapid pace of urbanisation. The report focuses on a correlation between job creation and a better connectivity to transport and access, as well as a need to increase the country’s urban dividend “I came to ...

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