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UK University Entrepreneurship Hub launched in Lagos

Catriona Laing

On Thursday, December 2, 2021, The UK’s Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Ben Llewellyn-Jones, hosted an event at Residence to launch the London School of Economics’ (LSE) Generate Nigeria Entrepreneurship Hub in Lagos. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing The new LSE Generate entrepreneurship hub, which officially opens in February 2022, will consist of a physical co-working and residential ...

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Study ranks Nigeria among world’s biggest culprits in Co2 emissions

vehicular pollution

New research from Moneybarn has revealed that Nigeria is the country producing the 9th most Co2 emissions in the world from an average commute, producing 3,963g of Co2. Vehicular pollution The study also shows that the country that spends the longest time stuck in traffic is Nigeria, with an average commute time of just under 62 minutes (each way). Specifically ...

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Clean Air Day: Addressing Lagos, London pollution – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Mr Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change and Energy West Africa, British High Commission in Abuja, speaking at the LAPESA webinar to commemorate the 2021 International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, explores partnerships for air pollution between Lagos and London in the light of the forthcoming UN Climate Change Conference – COP26 Sean ...

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Citygate Group acquires land for global headquarters

Citygate Group

One of Nigeria’s biggest finance outfits, Citygate Group, has acquired a parcel of land for its global headquarters in Ikeja area of Lagos State. Dignitaries at the foundation laying ceremony of the new Citygate Group headquarters building in Lagos The Group, with its headquarters in Lagos, started from a one room apartment 14 years ago and now has presence in ...

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Lagos unveils plans to fix roads, tackle flooding


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


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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