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How to make Lagos a great mega city

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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

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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

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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

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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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Abiodun to Ambode: Why Mile 12 Market relocation is spot on

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Parkview Estate, Ikoyi-based urban planner and planning advocate, Yacoob Abiodun, writes an open letter to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, urging him to uphold his decision on the relocation of the Mile 12 Market to a new site  Your Excellency, I indulge in writing this unsolicited letter to your Excellency for various reasons and perspectives, in respect of the ...

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Lagos adopts bottoms-up approach in Badagry plan implementation

Wasiu Anifowoshe

In line with the policy of inclusion of the current administration in Lagos State, residents of Badagry have been urged to cooperate with the government and support its plans to turn the axis into a haven for commercial activities through the implementation of the Layout and Master Plan for the area. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Town Planner ...

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Why Lagos is working, by Steve Ayorinde

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As the administration of Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, marks its seventh month in office, Steve Ayorinde, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, lists several reasons that suggest that the Epe-born cerebral technocrat may be an overnight success.   Security As Nigeria’s economy suffers a near recession due to the falling oil prices, with 27 out of 36 states ...

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Abiodun: Ambode should adopt ‘Walk Lagos’ to curb city’s gridlock

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In the June 21, 2015 edition of EnviroNews, this writer wrote an article titled “How to tame Lagos gridlock,” wherein some of the causes responsible for the daily traffic congestion in Lagos Mega were identified. Some solutions on how to ameliorate the problem were also proffered in the article under reference. Recently, it was reported in the media that Governor ...

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Empowering local government’s climate resilience

Kofo Adeleke of CCDI

A daylong forum that held a couple of weeks ago in Lagos at the instance of the Community Development and Conservation Initiatives (CCDI) sought to disseminate information on a Participatory Risk Reduction and Management blueprint which the Amuwo Odofin Local Government and its community members produced in partnership with CCDI and the Heinrich Boll Foundation. The vision, discloses Kofo Adeleke ...

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