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Kano to demolish buildings erected on waterways

Ali Makoda

The Kano State Government says it will demolish buildings that are erected on waterways across the metropolis to avoid flooding. Dr Ali Makoda, the state Commissioner for Environment, stated this on Saturday, June 30, 2018 after monitoring the monthly environmental sanitation exercise in Kano, the state capital. Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Alhaji Halilu Dantiye, Makoda expressed ...

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Liverpool to host global observance of 2018 World Cities Day

Albert Dock Liverpool

The 2018 World Cities Day global observance will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom, on October 31. The announcement was made by the Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson, at the International Business Festival being hosted in the city. The event will be jointly organised by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Liverpool City Council and the Shanghai People’s Government. The ...

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Absence of indigenous land rights will engender insecurity in Amazon

Shipibo Konibo

On the eve of its address to the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum (OTFF), Peru’s national indigenous organisation, AIDESEP, has launched a joint report with the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) which highlights the Peruvian government’s seeming inability to meet its progressive commitments to recognise indigenous peoples’ land rights. On a positive note, it documents rapid progress in the registration of indigenous lands thanks to decentralised funding programmes ...

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Oyo to dredge 64 rivers in Ibadan to prevent flooding

Eleyele Dam

The Oyo State Government has concluded arrangements to dredge 64 streams and blocked drainage across the state as part of efforts to prevent flooding. A statement signed by the State’s Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Chief Isaac Ishola, in Ibadan, the state capital, on Thursday, June 21, 2018 confirmed the government’s decision. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports ...

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ICLEI releases new vision for urban era

ICLEI Congress

ICLEI, an international sustainability organisation comprising more than 1,500 local and regional governments, on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 announced a new strategic vision to tackle development challenges of today’s urban era at its World Congress in Montréal, Canada. The vision, outlined in the ICLEI Montréal Commitment, scales up ambition for sustainable development and charts a path towards systemic urban change. ...

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States tasked on smart cities

Smart city

The Project Manager, United Nations Habitat for a Better Urban Future, Prof. Mustapha Zubairu, on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 urged state governments to work assiduously toward developing smart cities. Zubairu, who made the call at the 2018 International Conference of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute held in Abuja, said that states which develop smart cities were likely to ...

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Global urban inhabitants expected to hit 2b by 2030

Nigeria Population

The Director-General, Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NIBBRI), Prof. Danladi Matawal, says additional two billion urban inhabitants are expected by 2030. Matawal made this known on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Abuja during 2018 NBRRI International Conference. The theme of the conference is: “Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Nigerian Construction Industry – Challenges and the Way Forward”. According ...

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Government urged to implement rural development policies

Rural Settlement

The Technical Adviser, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN), Dr. Tunde Arosanyin, has called for proper implementation of the rural development policies in Nigeria to set agenda for the future. Arosonyin, an agriculturist, said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, June 11, 2018 in Abuja that except rural development is given the attention it deserves, ...

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Three cities to pioneer World Bank’s urban transport mobility scheme


Abuja, Lagos and Calabar have been selected as the pilot cities for the urban transport mobility project, an initiative of the World Bank. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who made the disclosure on Monday, June 11, 2018 in Abuja, said that the ministry would partner with the World Bank and other relevant stakeholders on how to effectively integrate urban transport ...

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Planners seek review, implementation of Anambra Structure Plans

Awka, capital of Anambra State

The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) wants the Anambra State Government to review and implement the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Structure Plans designed for three urban areas of the state. The Anambra State Chapter chairman of the institute, Mr Joachim Ulasi, made the call when he led a delegation on a visit to the Chairman, Anambra State ...

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