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Urban planning processes for a greater Lagos

Ikeja lagos

Governance at all levels is everyone’s business. Our country has been derailed for too long that we can no longer continue to pay cursory attention to issues that are critical to our wellbeing and standard of living. Therefore, we must begin to ask questions and contribute our quota in knowledge and action to governance as much as we can. Oba ...

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UC-Berkeley, PAVE explore Lagos urban development approaches

UC-Berkeley, PAVE

The somewhat fascinating spatial development of the Nigerian commercial capital city of Lagos appears to have engaged the interest of eggheads at the University of California, Berkeley (UC-Berkeley) in the US who have been exploring its strengths and weaknesses. Prof Ivy Mills; Prof Charisma Acey; King of Isheri-Olofin, Oba Wahab Balogun; Chairman, Egbe-Idimu Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Kunle Olowoopeje ...

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Oshodi Transport Interchange built to accommodate 820 mass transit buses opened

Oshodi Transport Interchange

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 inaugurated the Oshodi Transport Interchange built to accommodate 820 Mass Transit Buses during a one-day working visit to Lagos State. The Oshodi Transport Interchange The President also inaugurated the Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Ayinke House, Ikeja; Lagos Theatre, Oregun; and Murtala Muhamjed International Airport Road, Ikeja. The President, while giving his ...

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Buhari inaugurates 5.7km new-look Lagos Airport Road

Lagos Airport Road

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Lagos, to ease gridlock as well as boost Nigeria’s image and dignity. A view of the new-look Lagos Airport Road The president, who unveiled the plaque and cut the tape to inaugurate the project, was accompanied by Governor Ibikunle Amosu of Ogun State, Gov. Ambode of Lagos State, Governor-Elect, ...

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Third Mainland Bridge is safe, says govt

Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Sunday, April 21, 2019 said that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was safe for use, contrary to a Facebook posting spreading fears about the bridge. Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos The ministry in a statement attached a video of ongoing under water confirmatory tests on the bridge’s piles. The statement, ...

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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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