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Lagos warns illegal developers in Lekki-Epe

Lagos warns illegal developers in Lekki-Epe

The Nation reports that the Lagos State Government yesterday warned illegal developers and land speculators in the Lekki-Epe corridor to stop forthwith their unlawful activities or face the law. Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Co-operative, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye gave the warning when he toured the area where the 16,347 hectares Lekki Free Zone (LFZ) project is sited. The government, he ...

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Lekki Free Zone: Lagos urges investors to invest

Lagos urges investors to invest in the Lekki Free Zone

According to The Guardian, the Lagos State Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Prince Rotimi Ogunleye, has urged investors in Nigeria, and all over the world to invest in the Lekki Free Zone, adding that government has also provided incentives that will encourage the ease of doing business. Addressing attendants of an investment meeting with city and bilateral Chambers of ...

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Ambode asks federal government to return Lagos land

Ambode asks federal government to return Lagos land

According to Naij, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has urged his predecessor and current works, power and housing minister, Babatunde Fashola, to ensure that the federal government returned all disputed properties in the state. The properties and buildings include the whole of Ikoyi, Banana Island, Osborne Foreshore, Festac Town, Satellite Town, Trade Fair, among others. Ambode spoke when he received ...

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Court says Otodo Gbame residents’ eviction was unlawful

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The Nation reports that Lagos High Court yesterday declared unconstitutional restrained the state government’s eviction of settlers of some waterfront communities around Lekki. It restrained the government from carrying out such acts in future. Justice Surajudeen Onigbangbo made the orders in his judgment in a suit brought last year by 33 applicants on behalf of themselves and other residents of ...

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Lagos Land Bureau reviews processes

Lagos Land Bureau reviews processes

Nigerian Tribune reports that the Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Urban Development, Mrs. Yetunde Onabule, who spoke at a stakeholders’ engagement on “Ease of Doing Business in Lagos State”, at the Oriental Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos, last week, stated that it will no longer be ‘business as usual’, as the Bureau is out to facilitate the  international best ...

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Heeding the seasonal flooding alert

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“Given that the rainy season is bound to generate seasonal flooding in many parts of the country, it is necessary for government and the people to take proactive measures to prevent loss of lives and property, damage to crucial infrastructure, disruption of socio-economic activities and even displacement of people in flooded areas.”- The Guardian Against this background, the warning issued, ...

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Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

Nigerian govt moves to distribute three million prepaid metres to citizens

According to Premium Times, more than three million pre-payment meters are to be rolled out under the Federal Government’s intervention programme, Babatunde Fashola, the Minister of Power, disclosed in Lagos on Sunday. The intervention followed the incapacity of Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to meter all the houses of consumers across the country. Mr. Fashola, who is also the Minister of ...

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Lagos warns residents to stay off collapsed building site

Lagos warns residents to stay off collapsed building site

PM NEWS reports that the Lagos State Government has warned the residents to keep off all collapsed building site land until necessary scientific tests are carried out and investigations concluded to determine reasons for the building collapse. Speaking during a meeting with the five newly-posted Divisional Heads and Monitoring officers at the Lagos State Building Control Agency, the General Manager, ...

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Hard times for Lagos slum dwellers caught in race for land

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“Sheltering under planks on his boat moored at a waterside slum in Lagos, fisherman Thomson Pascal is trying to protect his six children from the rain flooding into what is now their new home. He is one of 30,000 residents who have been living in boats, shacks or in the open since bulldozers escorted by policemen destroyed their slum dwellings ...

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Residents storm Assembly over forceful ejection by land grabbers

Family petitions Amosun over forceful eviction by a land grabber

According to The Nation, scores of Ibeju Lekki residents yesterday stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to protest the alleged forceful takeover of their land. They carried placards with inscriptions, such as, “Folami, bring peace and development, not death and destruction to your fatherland,” and “To defend our land and our people from Folami is a task that must ...

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