One of the starkest reminders of the misgovernance of the nation by past leaders was the seemingly deliberate effort to stifle the industrial sector that was expected to tackle unemployment. As many analysts now agree, Nigerians’preference for imported goods has also weakened the few existing industries...
Don urges pro-poor housing, state planning decentralisation
A professor of urban and regional planning, Afolabi Aribigbola, has called for the introduction of effective social housing scheme that is pro-poor as remedy...
Kings County, Lagos planning authority bicker over sealed property
A major disagreement is brewing between a property firm, Kings County Property Investment Company Limited and the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning Permit Authority (LASPPPA) over the latter’s decision to seal the premises housing it's Cancer Treatment Centre in Ikoyi.
Planners blame lack of master plans on poor urban governance
Renowned planner, Mr. Moses Ajayi has decried the lack of master plans to guide the growth of the majority of the Nigerian cities, blaming it on the failure of urban governance and lawlessness on the part of the government.
New urban development policy underway
The long-awaited overhaul of the National Urban Development Policy (NUDP) has been kick-started and could be approved this year, if the Federal Government adopts...
FCTA gives Lokogoma residents two weeks to vacate waterways
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has given two weeks ultimatum to residents of Ipet-5 Estate in Lokogoma district, in Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), whose buildings are along waterways and road corridors, to vacate the areas. Recalled that barely few weeks ago, the waterways along the Lokogoma corridor were heavily flooded and swept away…
Imo government approves state of emergency on infrastructure
In response to the State House of Assembly’s request, the Imo State Executive Council has declared a state of emergency on infrastructure. The Assembly had in a motion recently resolved that the State Government takes steps to declare State of Emergency in all infrastructure in public works and health. The Deputy Governor, Gerald Irona, who…
Residents seek inquiry on Lagos estates’ master plan abuse
Sequel to the distortion of the Lagos master plan by previous administrations, residents of Lekki Phase 1 have called on Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to institute a public inquiry on master plan abuse in the state.
Firm picks contractor for ‘Champion House’ reconstruction
Two years after its acquisition, redevelopment work has begun on the former ‘Champion House’, strategically located along the Oshodi- Apapa Expressway, Isolo, Lagos.