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Smallholder farmers and climate extremes

Basil Oru, a migrant farmer in Igbe, Ikorodu in Lagos, frowns at the rising temperatures, along with the irregular rainfall pattern he claims is affecting farm yield and threatening his source of livelihood. He complains that, just as it has been the trend in recent years, the rain is late in coming and thus delaying the planting of certain crops ...

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Living under the shadows of death

Due to the untidy and environmentally-unfriendly nature of mechanic villages – they are said to arbitrarily dispose discarded auto parts and waste oil – the authorities feel they deface the cityscape. But the idea of gathering automobile servicing technicians at specified locations has considerably contributed to the eradication of roadside practice. In the 1980s, Oladipo Diya, then Governor of Ogun ...

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Confusion as Monday night torrential rainfall hits Lagos

It was an experience Lagosians would love to forget. They had gone out for their daily endeavours but to return home on Monday night was challenging, no thanks to the heavy downpour and the consequent flood-induced traffic that lasted till the early hours of the next day. The rainfall, which started around 7.30 pm when most city dwellers were on ...

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Group mobilises for Oshodi clean-up

No fewer than 5,000 volunteers are being mobilised by Passion House International (PHI), a Lagos-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), towards the “Clean-up Oshodi Project”, scheduled for Friday, December 1, 2012. The initiative entails the cleaning of major dirty streets in Oshodi Local Government in Lagos to promote health and well-being.  Drains, gutters and streets will be cleaned, towards fostering a healthy ...

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Concern over possible Hurricane Sandy fallout in Lagos

Comments credited to the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront, Development and Infrastructure, Adesegun Oniru, that a fallout of Hurricane Sandy (that recently battered parts of the United States of America) might affect Lagos and cripple the coast lines, are beginning to generate reactions. Oniru advised Lagosians that, between seven and 14 days from now, the city might begin to feel the ...

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Eko Atlantic City: Villain or saint?

Some fundamental legal issues regarding the construction of the Eko Atlantic City as well as the veil of secrecy surrounding the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report have come to the fore, just as key players continue to advance contradictory positions regarding the project. The real story is unfolding on the heels of glaring inconsistencies in the positions being taken by ...

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