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Benue amends law establishing State Urban Development Board


The Benue State House of Assembly has amended the law establishing the Benue State Urban Development Board. Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom The amendment was done during the plenary on Thursday, September 17, 2020 after a clause by clause consideration of the principal law in the Committee of the whole. Leading debate on the amendment, Chairman, House Committee on Housing ...

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At EnviroNews webinar, experts explore new urban planning approaches amid pandemic

Panelists at Webinar

As the Coronavirus continues to pose a challenge globally, experts have been discussing the impact of the pandemic on the physical environment and to chart a course for practitioners in the post COVID-19 planning and management of cities. Keynote speaker: Past President of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Waheed Kadiri Panelists: Clockwise from top left: Ayodele Adediran, Prof. ...

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Lagos mega city: A paradigm in urban management

traffic congestion

Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital city, is in an ambulatory speed to overcome its lost glory. With its new nomenclature as a mega city, Lagos is on the fast lane to catch up with modernity in order to befit its mega city status. The change from a metropolis to a mega city started from the sudden increase of its six million ...

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Book review: How Nigerians can participate in physical planning

Yacoob Abiodun

Toyin Ayinde, former Lagos State Commissioner for Physical Planning & Urban Development, in a review of “The Citizen’s Guide to Planning in Nigeria: How to get your voice heard” written by urban planner Yacoob Abiodun, says the book should be read because the author has bravely attempted to bring the awareness of planning afore to those who hitherto had very ...

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Images: Abiodun’s book launch, 70th birthday

Abiola Wasiu Anifowose

Yacoob Abiodun, urban planner and erstwhile Secretary of the National Housing Policy Council, on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 launched his second book, while also celebrating his 70th birthday. Titled “The Citizen’s Guide to Planning in Nigeria: How to get your voice heard,” the 195-page book is coming on the heels of “Affordable Housing & Urban Planning Practice in Nigeria: Advocacy ...

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New intersection design may eliminate traffic signals


A group of researchers has developed a conceptual traffic system that would enable driverless vehicles to whizz through intersections without colliding, eliminating the need for signals Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National Research Council have come up with the idea for a new type of intersection called Light Traffic. Their ...

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Yari, Kadiri to grace Lagos varsity urban knowledge forum

Mallam Kabir Yari

Country Manager, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Mallam Kabir Yari, along with Chair, African Planning Association, Alhaji Waheed Kadiri, have been confirmed as speakers at a forum designed to beget sustainable urban development in Nigeria as well as examine the role of African cities in the emerging urban agendas. Titled “Promoting Durable Urban Knowledge Institutions in Africa by activating ...

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Planners to produce land use reports to curb insecurity, fraud


Professional urban planners in Nigeria have adopted measures aimed at addressing pressing national issues of security and fraud perpetrated via physical development ventures. This comes in form of an omnibus and multi-use document acceptable to authorities in government and the corporate world. Tagged “Land Use Planning Report,” the document will be prepared by members of the profession registered by the ...

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Femi Olomola emerges 21st president of Town Planners Institute

For effective management of Nigerian cities, authorities must put in place legal and administrative framework, which must be jealously guided and strictly adhered to by the relevant professionals within the real estate sector, the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP) has said. A major highlight of the annual conference is the election of Dr Femi Olomola as the 21st NITP ...

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Eggheads explore emerging African Urban Agenda

Efforts to tackle the growing challenge of urbanisation on the African continent is being revisited as settlement development practitioners gather for three days in Lagos from Monday, October 13, 2014 to explore the emerging African Urban Agenda. The Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the University of Lagos in Nigeria will host professionals and students from around the world ...

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