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Cities peak emissions whilst populations grow

Twenty-seven of the world’s greatest cities, representing 54 million urban citizens and $6 trillion in GDP, have peaked their greenhouse gas emissions. New analysis reveals that the cities have seen emissions fall over a five-year period and are now at least 10% lower than their peak. City Halls around the world have achieved this crucial milestone, whilst population numbers have ...

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Anambra establishes 28 camp centres in flood prone areas

Willie Obiano

Executive Secretary, Anambra State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Chief Paul Odenigbo, said the state government has created 28 emergency shelter centres in flood prone areas in case of flooding. Odenigbo disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, September 10, 2018 in Awka, the state capital. The 28 emergency shelter centres include six in Anambra ...

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Kogi sets up camps for Lokoja flood victims

Lokoja flood victims

The Kogi State Government has set up temporary camps for victims of flood in Lokoja, as more houses get submerged in the confluence city. According to Mr Sanusi Yahaya, the Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, camps have been opened in Wada Estate and Old Poly Quarters in the state’s capital city to accommodate the flood victims. “We are already ...

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Ibeju-lekki residents lose valuables worth millions to flood


Some residents of Ibeju-Lekki in Lagos on Saturday, September 8, 2018 lamented their loss of valuables worth millions of Naira to flood from persistent rainfall since the early hours, coupled with the poor drainage facilities in the community. Some of the residents, in interviews with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the early morning downpour left several roads and homes ...

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Floods cut off three communities in Lagos

Lekki flood

Some communities in Ikorodu area of Lagos State have been cut off following early morning three-hour downpour on Friday, September 7, 2018 which had rendered the road leading to the area impassable. Motorists plying the Agric-Isawo-Arepo Road had difficulty either coming out or going into the three communities of Isawo, Igbo Olomu and Arepo because of the flooded road. The ...

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Water transportation to ease growing transport needs in Lagos

Fiki Express

Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that water transportation remains the only visible option for the ever-growing local transportation demand in the state. Ambode made the assertion on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the inauguration of the Ferry/Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) Head Office and Multi-Level Car Park AT Falomo-Ikoyi, Lagos. Ambode, represented by Mr Kazeem Adeniji, the Attorney ...

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Lagos integrates rail, road, water transport to curb gridlock

traffic congestion

The Lagos State Government says work is in progress to integrate the rail, road and water transport systems to address the persistent gridlocks in the state. Commissioner for Transport, Mr Ladi Lawanson, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, August 26, 2018. “In order to get everything right, the state government implementing a master ...

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Delta holds public hearing on urban renewal, regional planning bill

Asaba, Delta State

The Delta State House of Assembly Joint Committee on Urban Renewal, Lands, Survey and Urban Development on Monday, August 20, 2018 welcomed views from the general public at a hearing on a bill for urban renewal and regional planning in the state. The committee Chairman, Mr Oboro Preyor, said the bill would provide for the administration of urban and regional ...

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Lagos tourism as a metaphor for an unpolished diamond

Lagos Tourism Summit

Until readers finish reading this piece, the above title remains a puzzle in search of a meaning. The choice of the title was traceable to the first Lagos Tourism Summit (LTS) held on Monday, April 16, 2018, at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Victoria Island under the auspices of the Lagos State Government. This writer’s habitual search for ICYMI ...

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Unlocking Nigeria’s potential through standard gauge rail service

Standard Gauge Rail line

In fulfillment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign promises to unlock the country’s potential through sustainable and effective rail services, the 154km Itakpe-Ajaokuta-Warri standard gauge line will be ready for commercial operations by September, after 35 years of neglect. The Minister of Transportation, Chief Rotimi Amaechi, gave the assurance on July 27 while inspecting the railway line which connects Kogi State ...

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