Lagos

Lagos is built on the mainland and a series of islands in the coastal Lagos lagoon. Its character as a natural harbour made it a major point of contact for European settlers. Capital of Nigeria until 1991, when the federal government transferred to purpose-built Abuja, Lagos remains the country's ma...

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Lagos to plant half a million trees

Half a million trees are to be planted across Lagos State as part of the 2017 campaign Think Green, Plant Trees, Live Green, organised by the state's parks and gardens agency. Works are currently und...
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Lagos flooding blamed on coastal projects

The recent floods that devasted coastal areas of Lagos State are the result of "environmentally-unfriendly" state schemes, according to the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ER...
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Lagos river “solidifies” with vegetation

Lagos government warns residents not to walk over Ogun River. The Lagos state government has warned residents to stay away from the Ogun river which has “solidified” after being clogged with thick...
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Water kiosks in Lagos

Potable water kiosk system to offset reduced supply. Lagos is introducing a water distribution kiosk system across the state to offset a shortfall in water supply as it works to improve connectivit...
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Lagos crackdown on drying laundry in public

The Lagos state government has warned of tough new measures to curb the practice of hanging laundry out to dry in public. The Lagos environment commissioner Tunji Bello said authorities would "seal...
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Satellite photo of Eko Atlantic in Lagos

The land reclaimed from the sea for the major Eko Atlantic development in Lagos can be seen in a photograph taken by a US satellite orbiting some 650 km above the Earth's atmosphere. The high-resol...
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Lagos to generate gas from dumps

The Lagos state government is to begin the first phase of its Landfill Gas Recovery and Utilisation project in the coming months, as part of its plans to turn domestic waste into a steady electricity...
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Heavy floods in Lagos

After prolonged torrential rain on 10 July, Lagos suffered heavy flooding which has led to deaths and much destruction of property. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has described the fl...
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Unease in Lagos over late harmattan

The bad weather affecting Lagos in the last few days has led to fears of acid rain and there have been warnings not to harvest rainwater on the grounds that it may be polluted. Allafrica.com, a rel...
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Flash floods wreak havoc in Lagos.

Flash floods due to persistent heavy rainfall have wreaked havoc in many parts of Lagos, with heavy traffic congestion along main roads and a slump in business for shops and services as customers stay...
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Lagos gets new waste compacting station.

Lagos state governor Babatunde Fashola has officially opened a so-called transfer loading station (TLS) at Simpson on Lagos Island in a bid to improve solid waste collection and disposal in the metrop...
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Flood prevention in Lagos state.

The Lagos authorities have begun to remove illegal buildings and other obstacles blocking drainage channels in an effort to prevent a repeat of the serious flooding that has affected large parts of th...
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Lagos to get new green areas.

Lagos state government has announced a project for the rehabilitation of roadside verges and the creation of new green areas and public spaces across the city, local news sources report. Roads and sit...
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Night street sweeping begins in Lagos.

Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun sweeping main roads at night as part of efforts to clean up the state,

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