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Lagos, rains, climate change, sea level rise and youth

Lagos, rains, climate change, sea level rise and youth Okun Alfa 2

‘The rains are here again, bringing conundrum that is difficult to cope with, confusion, wailing and a myriad of feelings and emotions. No more shelter to call home, clean drinking water is polluted and diseases are on the rise’ What is going to happen next? Trying to put myself in the shoes of people that live by the coastline, I can ...

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Devastating quakes loom in Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, others – Experts

Lagos Marina  Devastating quakes loom in Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, others – Experts Lagos e1467258272925

Six states have been named as possible sites for devastating earthquakes before 2020. They are Lagos, Bayelsa, Oyo, Rivers, Cross River and Delta. However, Kaduna State, which has of recent experienced series of earth tremors, is not lincluded in the list. Researchers from the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in Osun State, led by Dr Adepelumi Adekunle ...

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Lamentations as ocean inundates Lagos coastal community

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The aftermath of over 72-hours of rain-fueled ocean surge that ravaged Okun Alfa (popularly known as Alfa Beach), a coastal community in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos has left the residents melancholic and in turmoil. The ocean surge which happened around 9 p.m on September 2, flooded the community, demolished six buildings and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira.The ...

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Lagos water courts tagged ‘illegal’, ‘unacceptable’

BABATUNDE-ADEJARE  Lagos water courts tagged ‘illegal’, ‘unacceptable’ BABATUNDE ADEJARE

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has described Lagos State Government’s establishment of special courts to prosecute illegal water service providers as a cover for promoting water privatisation. The ERA/FoEN position is coming on the heels of media reports which indicated that Dr. Babatunde Adejare, the state Commissioner for Environment, announced the introduction of the courts at ...

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Eko Atlantic City to address nation’s housing deficit

Ronald Chagoury Jr  Eko Atlantic City to address nation’s housing deficit Ronald

Real estate investor and developers of the Eko Atlantic City Project on Victoria Island in Lagos, South Energyx Nigeria Limited (SENL), has restated its commitment to reduce the country’s huge housing deficit over the next few years through the development of a wide range of affordable and luxurious residential buildings. Making the pledge recently in Lagos was Mr. Ronald Chagoury ...

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How to build a flood-resilient Lagos

Flooding-Copy  How to build a flood-resilient Lagos Flooding Copy

An environmentalist, Dr Bolanle Wahab, says responsible behaviour in all spheres of life would increase the resilience of Lagos to flood disaster risk. Wahab, of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, said this recently in Lagos during a City Resilience Workshop. The workshop, themed: “Local Governments and Communities working for a Climate Resilient Lagos”, was organised ...

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Floods ravage Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun

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About 60 houses were submerged by flood in Kaduna communities as a result of heavy rainfall which occurred as a result of long hours of heavy downpour that started on Friday morning till evening of that day. The flood affected houses, schools and shops within the state metropolis including Hayin Dan Mani, Hayin Bello new extension, Abubakar Kigo Road new ...

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Lagos moves against illegal structures in Ikoyi, VI, Lekki

Lagos moves against illegal structures in Ikoyi, VI, Lekki Bello

The Lagos State Government on Sunday read the riot act to all the owners of illegal structures, shanties, street hawkers and those who have converted walkways into trading points and food courts in Ikoyi, Victoria Island (VI) and the Lagoon Front of Lekki, giving them 14 days’ grace to remove such illegal structures. In a press statement signed by the ...

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Eko Atlantic City completes eight-lane Eko Boulevard

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An eight-lane arterial road stretching over 1,500 metres long has been completed in Eko Atlantic City, an innovative real estate development initiative that is emerging on Victoria Island by the Lagos coastline. Project promoters describe the highway as the first of its kind not only in the bustling city, but likewise in the country. The controversial Eko Atlantic City is ...

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Lagos zoo harbours 135-year-old tortoise

tortoise  Lagos zoo harbours 135-year-old tortoise tortoise

A tortoise, aged 135 years, has been found in a private zoo in Ikorodu, Lagos State. The good, old tortoise of about the size of a microwave was able to crawl with a woman weighing about 82 kilogrammes on its back. “It’s age is determined by counting the lines on its shells,” says one of the zoo attendants. The massive ...

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