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World Clean Up Day: Lagos residents tasked on cleaner, greener environment

Cleanup Exercise

The Executive Director, Green Janitor Sustainable Initiative, Mr Abdulsalam Ashade, on Saturday, September 19, 2020 urged people of Lagos State to keep their environment greener and cleaner. A cleanup exercise Ashade give the advice at a cleaning up exercise organised by the initiative to commemorate the World CleanUp Day in Badagry. According to him, environment determines mankind’s wellbeing and quality ...

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8m people prone to flood disaster in Lagos, warns NEMA

Lagos flood

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 warned that no fewer than eight million residents of Lagos State were prone to flood disaster. A street overrun by flood on Victoria Island, Lagos Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, the Acting Coordinator, Lagos Territorial Office of NEMA, made this known at the flag-off of the “Door to Door 2020 Flood ...

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Coconut trees planted to save disappearing Lagos coastline

Lekki coastal erosion

Over 50 seedlings of coconut trees (cocos nucifera) have been planted along the shores to cushion the effect of sea surge that has washed away sands at the beach. Coastal erosion in Lagos This formed a major outcome of a collaboration involving Rotary International through Rotary Club Ikoyi Metro and Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), who engaged in tree planting and ...

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COVID-19: Checkmating fake news, false information

The challenge of checkmating fake news predates the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the problem has become more worrisome considering that the health challenge of coronavirus is a matter of life and death. There rising concerns over fake news and false information on Covid-19 The worry of ensuring that the public gets the right information in the continued battle ...

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Govt embarks on maintenance of Lagos bridges

Third Mainland Bridge

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Mr Kayode Popoola, on Sunday, May 31, 2020 said government had begun a “systematic maintenance of all bridges in Lagos’’ to ensure smooth rides and safety. Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos Popoola told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone that government had a schedule to fix all bridges in Lagos State ...

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How to make Lagos a great mega city

traffic congestion

Lagos is a conurbation and a mega city by the very definitions of the two words – a very large city made up of a network of other urban communities and having a minimum population of 10 million people and above. The estimated population of the mega city being bandied in different literature put the current figure between 21 million and 25 million. The ...

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Radio Report: How Makoko community women survive in fish business

Makoko

Makoko is a slum neighborhood located by the lagoon on the Mainland in Lagos State, where fishing is the main occupation. Correspondent Ruth King tells us more on how women survive to make a living from fish business in Makoko.

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Street trading in Lagos: Pros and cons

hawkers-lagos

Since the ban on street trading in Lagos by executive fiat of Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Amobode, which took effect from July 1, 2016, there was public outcry against the ban order. A lot of the commentaries in all the media – radio, television, social media and the newspapers – have overwhelmed readers and listeners of news. These commentaries are ...

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Smart City Lagos: Necessity of the time (2)

Lagos Marina

In my previous article published in EnviroNews Nigeria edition of Sunday, June 26, 2016, I touched on the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Lagos State Government (LASG) and Smart City Dubai for the creation of Africa’s first smart city, Smart City Lagos. Some issues of concern were discussed, which included location, state of preparedness by the LASG, pattern ...

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Lagos urged to shift stand on water privatisation

water

Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has asked the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Obasa Mudashiru, to side with Lagos people in rejecting Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the water sector. The ERA/FoEN, in a letter to the Speaker titled Privatisation Is Not Solution to Lagos Water Problem, frowned at attempts to foist the PPP model of ...

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