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World Sleep Day: How sleep deprivation threatens Lagosians’ wellbeing – Expert

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It is believed Nigeria is currently facing a daunting socio-economic condition, one characterised by insurgency and economic recession. But experts believe these challenges may worsen, if urgent measures are not taken to address one of the offshoots of the unsavoury development: sleep deprivation. Researchers say that in the desperate bid to eke out a living, sleeping hours are fast reducing among ...

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Images: Demolition of Otodo Gbame community

Otodo-Gbame

On Friday, March 17 2017, the Lagos State Government demolished and forcefully evicted the Otodo Gbame community, an act that has been greeted by widespread condemnation. The exercise was said to have been carried out in disregard for a subsisting order of court prohibiting the eviction of Otodo Gbame and other Lagos waterfronts communities. But government said the action was ...

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World Water Day: Lagos residents demand potable water

Water

As planet Earth celebrates the 2017 World Water Day on Wednesday, March 22 2017, Lagosians are calling on the state government to make potable water accessible to them in order to reduce the huge amount of money they spend in buying water, as well as to check the spread of water-borne diseases and related illnesses threatening lives and livelihood. The theme ...

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Worrisome: Lagos, Abuja get low status in quality of living ranking

Abuja

“Nigeria’s commercial and administrative capital cities of Lagos and Abuja got distant 212th and 213th respective positions out of the 231 cities assessed under the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings for cities.”…………..EnviroNews, March 14, 2017 The title of this piece was slightly modified in order to arouse the conscience of those who have a remit for city planning, management and governance ...

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Radio Report: Lagos residents decry high cost of water

potable water

 Some residents in Lagos want the state government to make portable water accessible to all to address the high cost of buying the commodity and to  check the spread of water borne diseases. They made the call while speaking with correspondent Innocent Onoh on the occasion of this year’s World Water Day Celebration with theme: “Wasted Water”.

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Residents, group condemn Otodo Gbame community’s demolition

Otodo-Gbame

The Nigerian Slum / Informal Settlement Federation (Federation) and the Justice & Empowerment Initiatives Nigeria (JEI) have condemned the demolition and forced eviction of the Otodo Gbame community, an act believed to have been carried out by the Lagos State Government, albeit on Friday, March 17, 2017. The groups, in a statement made available to EnviroNews on Monday, March 20 ...

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Advocacy takes centre stage as Lagos drafts Wetlands Policy

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If the new Policy on Wetland Conservation and Management being developed by the Lagos State Government eventually sees the light of the day, advocacy will be a major strategy towards ensuring its effective application. Being a low-lying coastal city, Lagos displays wide-ranging water bodies like oceans, lagoon, rivers, swamps and creeks, all endowed with wetland ecological assets. Wetlands are areas ...

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Lagos emerges leading African destination on Fortune 500 list

Lagos Marina

Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region, and listing the leading destinations on the Fortune 500 to include Dubai, Johannesburg, Casablanca, Nairobi, Lagos, and Cairo Lagos, the bustling Nigerian commercial capital city, is among the leading African destinations on the Fortune 500 list, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company. ...

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Campaigners want Lagos to make new environment law public

Ambode

Civil society and grassroots stakeholders in Lagos have demanded that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode make public the new environment law which, they said, he signed on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The groups insisted that the inaccessibility of the document from the relevant ministries of the Lagos State Government two weeks after it was signed has fuelled suspicion that its provisions are ...

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Lagos, Abuja get low status in quality of living ranking

Nigeria’s commercial and administrative capital cities of Lagos and Abuja got distant 212th and 213th respective positions out of the 231 cities assessed under the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Rankings for cities. The annual Quality of Living survey, which is the 19th in the series, besides evaluating attractive endpoints for expanding business operations, also indicates differences in quality of living ...

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