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How Lagos Government, police set fire on community – Amnesty International

Share This: Amnesty International has urged the Lagos State authorities to provide alternative accommodation for over 30,000 residents of Otodo Gbame community in Lekki, whose houses were demolished in contravention of a court order.   Isa Sanusi, AI Media Manager, in a statement made available to newsmen said although it was unclear who ignited the fire on the morning of Wednesday 9th November, eyewitnesses told the organization that policemen present at the scene did not attempt to stop the fire. “Instead, they were chased away by police officers when they attempted to put it out. After the fire stopped in ...

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Alimosho Community Seeks Infrastructure, Water to Enhance Business

Share This: Members of the Community Business Assembly (CBA) in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State have called on the relevant authorities to build more infrastructures, provide potable water and establish industrial parks that will accelerate the process of improving and reducing the overall risks faced by businesses in the council. The call was made by participants and contained in a communiqué issued after the inaugural Community Business Assembly held at Alimosho LG Secretariat for Alimosho Cluster of LGs recently. The CBA in Lagos state held for business owners in Alimosho Cluster (i.e. Alimosho LG and its 5 LCDAs ...

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Amina Mohammed, Nigeria’s Environment Minister, is UN Deputy Secretary-General

Share This: Incoming United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Thursday announced Ms Amina Mohammed as his Deputy Secretary-General. Guterres made the announcement through the spokesman of the Secretary-General, Mr Stephane Dujarric. Mohammed, Nigeria’s current Minister of Environment, was former UN Under-Secretary-General to outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the 2030 Agenda for Development. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the secretary-general-designate also announced the appointment of two other women into top UN positions. NAN reports that Guterres had hinted on Monday after he took the oath of office that gender parity would be top on his agenda as the ...

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CSO drags FG to court over violation of health laws

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has dragged the Federal Government to court over alleged violation of health laws in the country. The Lead Director of the centre, Eze Onyekpere said in a statement on Monday that the suit at the Federal High Court Abuja was for the enforcement of the provisions of the National […]

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