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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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Makoko fisherwomen seek gender equality

Makoko

Makoko community is a slum neighbourhood on the mainland of Lagos State in Nigeria, where women eke out a living from fishing. The community was established in the 18th century as primarily a fishing community. According to the 2006 census data, the population of Makoko is estimated at 85,840 comprising Nigerians from diverse ethnicities and religions. Makoko community has more ...

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30m people will live in Lagos by 2035, say researchers

Danfo-bus-Lagos

Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 million people, while Luanda, Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg will have crossed the 10 million mark. By 2035, close to 30 million people could live in Lagos alone, turning Nigeria’s commercial hub into the largest megacity on the continent. While Africa’s cities are ...

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Transparency lacking in process of rehabilitating Lagos waterworks, group alleges

Akinbode Oluwafemi

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has alleged that the planned rehabilitation of dilapidated water infrastructure in Lagos State is shrouded in secrecy, even as it urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to allow transparent and competitive bidding in the selection of companies to carry out the repair works. Gov. Ambode had announced funding to the tune of N760 ...

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Gains of Lagos Bus Reform Initiative – Ambode

Danfo-bus-Lagos

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday, May 1, 2017 allayed fears that plans by his administration to phase out the yellow commercial buses, popularly known as “Danfo”, would lead to massive job losses. He stated that, quite to the contrary, the venture would instead create more jobs in the transportation sector. Ambode spoke at the May Day Rally held ...

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Development control: Lagos moves against filling stations, event centres

Wasiu-Anifowose

The Lagos State Government has placed an embargo on the approval for construction of filling stations in all parts of the state till further notice. Similarly, the authorities have said a definite action will soon be taken on indiscriminate construction of event centres across the state. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Wasiu Anifowose, disclosed this on Tuesday, April ...

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Healthcare: Lagos to build three new general hospitals

Akinwunmi-Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday, April 21, 2017 said plans were underway to begin construction of three new modern General Hospitals in the state this year to improve healthcare delivery. Ambode spoke while responding to requests of the people at the quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at Shibiri/Ekunpa Area Office in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area. He ...

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Lagos ranked fifth leading destination for Fortune 500 companies

Akinwunmi-Ambode

Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital city, has emerged fifth among the leading regional destinations on the Fortune 500 list, according to a new report released on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) ...

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Amid fresh ruling, future remains bleak for Otodo Gbame evictees

Otodo-Gbame

Thousands of homeless and now landless evictees from Otodo Gbame community are sleeping in boats and squatting with relatives and friends in at least 16 other waterfront settlements across Lagos. With support from some Lagosians, officials of the Nigerian Slum/Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) and Justice & Empowerment Initiatives – Nigeria (JEI) are reportedly leading efforts to provide relief materials to ...

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Meningitis deaths report false – Lagos

Jide-Idris

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris, has said that the alleged death of two persons from Cerebro Spinal Meningitis in the state is untrue. The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) had on Friday, April 7, 2017 released statistics which claimed that meningitis killed two people in the state. The statistics also indicated that three cases were recorded ...

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