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Lagos unveils plans to fix roads, tackle flooding

Akinwunmi-Ambode

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, August 6, 2017 unveiled a roadmap targeted at maintaining and rehabilitating roads across the state, as well as maintaining drainage channels and controlling flood. The initiative is billed to span between August and December this year. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Public Works and Drainages, Temidayo Erinle, who unfolded the plan at ...

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Port Harcourt, Lagos listed among Africa’s worst airports

Port Harcourt International Airport

The current “Sleeping in Airport Survey” features two Nigerian airports among the worst 10 international airports on the continent. No airport in Nigeria makes the 10 best in Africa. Released October 15, 2016, the study rates the Port Harcourt International Airport in Rivers State (PHC) very low, second only to the Juba International Airport, South Sudan (JUB), which is number ...

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Flooding: Lagos orders owners of properties blocking drainage channels to quit

Lekki flood

In a bid to mitigate the incidence of flooding, the Lagos State Government on Sunday, July 23, 2017 ordered owners of properties erected on drainage channels and impeding the free-flow of water to immediately vacate or risk being removed. In a statement signed by the Commissioner for the Environment, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, government expressed dismay that the lawless activities of ...

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Why Meiran building collapsed, by Lagos government

Lagos building collapse

The Lagos State Government on Sunday, July 23, 2017 attributed the building collapse that occurred at 7, Saidu Okeleji Street, Meiran in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area of the state on Saturday to heavy loads placed on the building and substandard materials used for the construction work. Reacting to the collapse, Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu ...

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Saving the fading Lekki coastline

Lekki coastal erosion

The “Save Lekki Coastland” could be considered a coast-to-coast conservation intervention to protect the Lagos coastlines beginning from the Lafiaji coastline situated wholly or partially within 100 meters of the high-water mark. Lagos, being the most populous and industrialised city in Nigeria, is a place of waters occasioned by the Atlantic Ocean. Lafiaji, however, is a remote location in Eti-Osa ...

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Activists accuse Lagos of being untruthful over water privatisation plans

Lagos-water-protest

A team of environmental justice non-governmental organisations opposed to the privatisation of water, the Our Water Our Right Coalition, has described as “extremely disturbing” the decision by the Lagos State Government to press ahead with its Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative in the water sector even with what seems to be an overwhelming public rejection of the idea and repeated denials ...

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Building permit: Court hears suit against Lagos October 11

Victoria Island, Lagos

A Lagos High Court in Igbosere has adjourned the suit filed by the Incorporated Trustees of Word of Life Bible Church against the Lagos State Government over non-issuance of building permit to October 11, 2017. In a suit marked LD/3040/14 before Justice Christopher Balogun, the church is asking the court to order the state government to issue it with building permit for ...

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Lagos will lose 260,000 lives to flood in 10 years, scientists predict

Lagos flood

Though the Lagos State Government has given assurances on mitigating future flood disasters, in the aftermath of the recent flooding, a recent report which chronicles flooding hazards of 16 years in the state has shown that such events could result in loss of some 260,000 lives in the next 10 years. This may be accompanied by a GDP (gross domestic product) ...

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Lagos flood: A word of advice for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos flood

What a calamity! That was the lamentation of a Lagos flood victim whose living room turned into a makeshift swimming pool penultimate weekend. Lagosians generally, and most especially the residents of Victoria Island, Ikoyi, Lekki, Badore, and Ajah were at the mercy of a devastating flood, which wrecked havoc on their properties and made all arterial roads in the affected ...

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Lagos coastline projects to blame for flooding, says group

Lekki flood

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has blamed the recourse of the Lagos State Government to environmentally-unfriendly projects along the entire Lagos coastline, especially the Lekki-Ajah axis, for massive the floods that submerged houses in several parts of the state during last week’s heavy downpour. The floods ravaged parts of Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikoyi, Ajah, Oniru and ...

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