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Lagos promises ‘holistic solutions’ to tackle flooding

Akinwunmi Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Monday, July 10, 2017 has said that the flooding caused by torrential rainfalls in the state within the last few days will soon be a thing of the past as government was working towards embarking on holistic solutions to address the situation once and for all. Abode spoke at a sensitisation workshop on ...

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Otodo Gbame: Evictions cruel, inhuman, degrading, court rules

Otodo Gbame

With hundreds of anxious poor, urban residents – men, women, and children – from waterfronts across Lagos State waiting inside and outside the High Court courtroom, Honourable Justice Onigbanjo on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 delivered his judgment. Relying on the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009, his Lordship said that he found evictions without adequate notice and resettlement to be ...

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Government counsels Lagosians over anti-flood measures as rains intensify

Flood-in-Lagos

As this year’s rainy season gathers momentum, the Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of residents over the torrential rainfall witnessed in the state on Thursday, April 20, 2017, saying that necessary steps had been taken to avert any incidence of flood disaster in the state. Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, in a statement, said that government ...

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Meningitis: Lagos alerts residents

Jide-Idris

The Lagos State Government has alerted members of the public on the dangers of Cerebro Spinal Meningitis and urged them to report any suspected case to the nearest public health facility. A new strain of CSM causative agent, Neisseria Meningitides type C, which is slightly different from the causative agent of the seasonal CSM in Nigeria, has affected no fewer ...

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Waterfronts demolition: Lagos withdraws from court-ordered mediation process

makoko lagos

The Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) – comprising dozens of waterfront communities and scores of other informal settlements across Lagos – on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 expressed regret at the decision of the Lagos State Government to withdraw from the court-ordered mediation process that had presented a small glimmer hope of finding a win-win alternative solution to the threat of ...

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World Water Day: Lagosians decry environment law, water privatisation

Lagos-water-protest

Though the new Lagos Environment Law was signed into law by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode some three weeks ago, Lagosians only decided to challenge it through a street protest on Wednesday, March 22 2017, to mark the World Water Day (WWD). World Water Day, observed on March 22 every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis all over ...

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Why we demolished Otodo Gbame community, by Lagos govt

Steve Ayorinde

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 clarified its position on why what it terms “illegal shanties and unwholesome habitation” were cleared around Ilado and seafront areas beside Freedom Road, in Lekki, Lagos. The government in a statement said the Environment Ministry’s action was carried out in order to forestall an environmental disaster and another round of deadly skirmishes that ...

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Applause as Lagos discards ‘anti-people’ sections of environment law

borehole-sinking

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has hailed the decision of the Lagos State Government to discard what it tags “anti-people” sections of the new Environment Law that had attracted wide-spread criticism from civil society and grassroots stakeholders. Sections of the law made public at a Public Hearing organised by House Committee on the Environment on Thursday, ...

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Governor signs Lagos environmental management bill into law

Ambode-Environment-Bill

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Wednesday, March 1 2017 signed the Environmental Management and Protection Bill into law, expressing optimism that it would go a long way to secure the public health safety of residents, most especially children. Governor Ambode, who spoke shortly after signing the Environmental Management and Protection Bill into law at the Lagos House in Ikeja, ...

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FG, LASG sign MOU on National Stadium

National-Stadium-Lagos

The Federal Government and the Lagos State Government are set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) over the use of the National Stadium in Surulere, Lagos. Indications are that this may materialise on Wednesday, March 1 2017. The signing exercise stemmed from the interest shown by the Lagos State Government on the use of the stadium towards the tail end ...

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