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Buildings, land in custody of government – LASPPPA

Funmi Osifuye

The Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) on Thursday, August 9, 2018 said all landed property and housing developments within the jurisdiction of the state are in the custody of the state government. LASPPPA’s General Manager, Mr Funmi Osifuye, made the clarification in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Osifuye said that every private ...

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Cities must move faster to meet 2030 SDG targets, says report


Local and national authorities are making uneven progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11 of making cities safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable by 2030. That is the conclusion of a new report by the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and partners tracking the progress made since the SDGs were adopted in 2015 and the challenges encountered. It coincided ...

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At Olomola Lecture, experts advocate inclusive urban planning

Olomola lecture

Chairman of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Lagos Chapter, Mr Kunle Salami, has called for inclusive urban planning to achieve the sustainable Lagos smart city. Salami made the call while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, July 26, 2018 on the sideline of the maiden edition of Dr Femi Olomola Annual Lecture, organised by ...

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Government insists on strict implementation of Abuja Master Plan


The Minister, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Bello, has insisted on the strict implementation of Abuja Master Plan to avoid congestion being experienced in Lagos. Bello said this at the ongoing two-day retreat for members of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) Board on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Abuja. The minister, who chaired the 7th FCDA Board, warned ...

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World Cities’ Summit advocates inclusive city planning

Dr. Aisa Kirabo Kacyira

As urbanisation gathers pace globally, cities are becoming not only centres for commerce, industry and political power but also havens for increasingly diverse communities, requiring more inclusive planning to ensure no one is left behind. With more than one billion people living in slums and informal settlements, there is urgent need to align master plans with existing legislation, localise plans ...

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Experts to explore solutions to Africa’s urbanisation challenges

University of Lagos Unilag

Experts on population and urbanisation will from Tuesday, July 24, 2018 converge on Lagos to proffer solutions to Africa’s challenges to urbanisation, at the 2018 International Conference on Africa Smart City Agenda. The Chairman of the Local Organising Committee of the conference, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, made this known at a press conference on Friday, July 20 in Lagos. He said ...

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Abuja is Nigeria’s fourth most populous city


The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner in the National Population Commission (NPC), Dr Daniel Kwali, has disclosed that Abuja, nation’s capital, is now the fourth most populous city in the country, going by the NPC’s estimates. Kwali stated this on Monday, July 9, 2018 in Abuja when he paid an advocacy visit to the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, and ...

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Town planner makes case for national physical development plan

Ikeja lagos

Former Chairman, Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Mr Makinde Ogunleye, has identified lack of a defined national physical development plan as a hindrance to economic development. Ogunleye told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, July 6, 2018 that Nigeria needed a defined physical development plan to guide developments across states. ...

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Urban renewal: Imo engineers flay government’s demolition option

Rochas Okorocha

The Imo State Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers has criticised the state government’s Urban Renewal Programme over what it described as “unrestrained” destruction of property. The society’s Chairman, Mr Emeka Ugoanyanwu, said in a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday, July 5, 2018 that public and private property valued at N58 billion had been destroyed ...

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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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