• Lagos clarifies demolition of illegal structures, shanties

    Lagos clarifies demolition of illegal structures, shanties

    Lagos State Government on Tuesday clarified its decision to demolish illegal structures and shanties erected along the river banks and under high tension cables across the State, citing security concerns and flagrant abuse of its building regulations as its core reasons.

    Addressing journalists at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre in Alausa, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, said that the move was in line with government’s pursuit of its policy on cleaner environment and restoration of master […]

  • Why we’re demolishing illegal structures – Enugu government shares reasons

    Why we’re demolishing illegal structures – Enugu government shares reasons

    Enugu State government has announced that at least 1, 000 structures erected on waterways and drainage channels within the capital city have been marked for demolition following the sudden flooding in some parts of the metropolis.

    Commissioner for Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), Hon. Chidi Aroh, made the disclosure when he conducted members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Agency (SEMA), Institute of Town Planners, state House of Assembly, Committee of Capital […]

  • Flooding: Enugu to demolish 1,000 illegal structures

    Flooding: Enugu to demolish 1,000 illegal structures

    Irked by the sudden flooding of some major parts of the metropolis, the Enugu State government has resolved to demolish over 1,000 structures erected on waterways and drainage channels around the state capital.

    The Commissioner, Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA), Mr Chidi Aroh, who disclosed this yesterday as he conducted members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Agency (SEMA), Institute of Town Planners, state House of Assembly, Committee of Capital Territory, NESREA […]

  • Ekiti compensates owners of structures demolished for flyover construction

    Ekiti compensates owners of structures demolished for flyover construction

    It was gathered that the Ekiti State Government on Thursday paid compensation to owners of properties affected by the ongoing construction of the flyover project in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

    Governor Ayodele Fayose while handing over the cheques to some of the beneficiaries urged the people of the state to bear with government any inconveniences the construction of the fly over might inflict on them.

    He added that his administration remains resolute to turn Ado Ekiti into a modern city and […]

  • 4,500 illegal structures escape demolition in Delta

    4,500 illegal structures escape demolition in Delta

    Delta State has decided not to demolish over 4,500 houses on government lands in Asaba. Instead, the government has inaugurated a task force to regularise the titles for owners of such buildings.

    The programme affects property on government lands in Core Area IIA in Asaba.

    Under the arrangement, which was approved by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, a range of fees will now be paid by the property owners in the area that will cover land allocation, approval of building plans and issuance of […]

  • Ogun State to demolish 220 structures, filling stations, others

    Ogun State to demolish 220 structures, filling stations, others

    The Ogun State government has said that no fewer than 220 illegal structures, 41 abandoned trucks and many filling stations will be affected in its “Ogun Go Green” project.

    Amosun said the project was aimed at developing 25 of the 70 meters setback on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

    He called on landlords and other stakeholders along the ever busy expressway to support the initiative to make it a success.

    The governor spoke on Friday during a meeting on the project held at the OPIC […]

  • Erosion threatens structures worth N8bn in polytechnic

    Erosion threatens structures worth N8bn in polytechnic

    Gully erosion measuring over 10 metres at the extension site of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State is now threatening about N8 billion worth of structures in the area.

    This was contained in a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Obini Onuchukwu, and made available to newsmen in Awka.

    Onuchukwu said the erosion was an extension of the serious Agulu/Nanka erosion site, which has become a menace to the people of the area.

    He noted that the entire run-off from the institution […]