LASG Says No Going Back On Computer Village Relocation

IN order to actualise the Ikeja Model City Master Plan, Lagos State Government, has vowed to relocated the largest Information and Communication Technology, ICT, hub in the country popularly called Computer Village, to another location in the state. The state government declaration came amid controversy surrounding existence of the market with over 1,000 traders and companies. According to the government, relocation of the market to Katangowa in Agbado Oke-Odo Local Council Development Area, was part of the strategy aimed at addressing infrastructural challenges within the state capital. Commissioner for Information…

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Collapsed Lagos Building Death Toll Rises

The number of deaths from the Tuesday’s collapsed building in Lagos has increased to six, Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, the South-West spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency, has said. Farinloye said in Lagos on Wednesday that 15 people had so far been rescued. He said that the incident happened at Tokunbo, off Odunfa Road, Carrena/Martins Street, Lagos Island. According to him, another 11-year-old boy was pulled out of the debris alive at about 4.00 a.m on Wednesday. He said that an 11-year-old boy, who had his two legs chopped off,…

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Flood: Experts Says Lekki and Environs may Lose Attraction Soon

Lagos Flood

The recent flooding experienced in some parts of the country, especially in Lagos, has raised fears that petroleum products in filling stations’ storage facilities located in the affected areas may have been contaminated. Real estate experts, including land and estate surveyors and valuers, as well as town planners have said the massive flooding in Lekki, Ajah, Ikoyi and Victoria Island, will lead to a reduction in the appetite of prospective tenants and property buyers. A top official in one of the fuel marketing companies in Lagos told our correspondent that…

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“Stop Sand Filing Lagoon, Waterfronts”- Surveyors Warns LASG

Following the heavy rainfall that left most houses in the island deserted, former Surveyor-General of the Federation, Prof. Peter Nwilo, has urged the Lagos State Government to stop construction and all sand filling works around Lagoon and waterfronts. Nwilo was on Monday reacting to the massive flooding in the state, especially around Lekki, Victoria Island, Ajah, Ikoyi and Lagos Island, following torrential rainfall on Saturday. According to him, this is the first time the Lagos Lagoon water level is rising. “I do not think the water level of the Lagoon…

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Heavy Rainfall Wrecks Havoc in Most Part of the Country

By Akinwale Kasali Tears, anguish and pain was the lot of numerous Nigerians living on the island in Lagos State, as most of the areas in that part of the state was flooded, with people counting their losses as a result of the heavy flood. It took the intervention of the Nigerian Police, National Emergency Management Authority and the Federal Road Safety Commission to salvage the situation for the loss of lives to be minimal, following the blockage of roads leading to some part of this area to further avert…

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Nigeria to overtake US in population by 2050, says UN

Nigeria, currently the most populous country in Africa, is billed to become the world third most populous country in 2050, beating the United states of America, which currently holds the title. By then, the leading west African country will be boasting of 300million people, when the world population is expected to round up at about 10 billion people. This is contained in the world population prospects for 2017 released by the world body recently, where they also stated that most of the ballooning population will be expected to come from…

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Legalising 2020 Gas Flares-Out Deadline

By Oji Odu The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has joined in lending its weight on new measures by government to increase revenue in these hash times of economic recession. The company had over the weekend, stated that Nigeria’s revenue would grow significantly if a law prohibiting gas flaring by oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria was enacted. Group Managing Director of NNPC, Maikanti Baru, made this submission during a one-day public hearing on Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill 2017 at the National Assembly in Abuja. The NNPC boss who…

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Maintenance of River Niger Dredging Flagged Off

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Chibuike Ameachi flagged off the of the maintenance dredging of the River Niger from Ajaokuta to Onitsha and congratulated the management of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) for looking inwards. He promised to ensure the NIWA was fully empowered to continue to carry the regular maintenance dredging with bigger and more standard dredger to make “This is the best form of administration you can get being ingenious because we don’t have money to pay any contractor. I asked if they have the capacity to do…

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Toxin Lingers in Homes Long After Smokers Quit

Houses where smokers have lived remain polluted with tobacco smoke for at least six months after the smoker has quit and may continue to pose a threat to nonsmokers who live there, a new study found. The report, in Tobacco Control found that small particles from burning tobacco penetrate multiple surfaces — carpets, upholstery, pillows, blankets, clothes, even wallpaper and ceiling tiles — and remain long after smoking has stopped. Researchers studied 65 smokers who were quitting. Periodically over six months, they measured levels of nicotine and other tobacco-specific compounds…

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Ambode Stops Monthly Sanitation

Lagos State Government Stops the Monthly Environmental Sanitation Exercise By Oji Odu Mixed reactions continue to trail recent decision by the Lagos state government to stop the monthly environmental sanitation exercise  in the state. The exercise which used to hold for about three,  hours (7am-10am) on the last Saturday of every month has been stopped in order to pave way for the much-needed environment reforms. In a statement on Wednesday November 23, 2016, the state commissioner for information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, explained that  the decision to cancel the clean-up…

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No To Silent Killers

Environmentalists campaign to sensitise the public on the need to protect and preserve the climate By Akinwale Kasali The vociferous voices could be heard miles away. The serene environment at Chevron Drive on Lekki-Epe Expressway witnessed a mammoth crowd of protesters who thronged the Chevron Headquarters to show their displeasure over the excessive pollution caused by the oil multinational companies to the detriment of Nigerians. The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth (ERA/FoEN) with other environmental groups and Civil Society groups joined hundreds of groups globally to demand that delegates…

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Furious Quake

Earth tremors hit Kaduna state and raises fears of seismic activities in Nigeria as flood ravages the country By Uche Mbah For over a week and counting, swarms of tremors have been rocking Kaduna state making residents flee the area. This, is as floods ravage coastal towns and villages, including poorly drained urban centers. The epicenter of the tremor was located Koi community in Jaba Local Government Area of Kaduna State. : “It happened about five times during the night, causing people to run for safety in the morning. It…

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