Thousands of Makoko/Iwaya waterfront residents, a slum waterfront settlement in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos have been rendered homeless due to demolition of their homes by a Lagos State Government Joint Taskforce comprising the Police, Military and officials of the Kick Against Indiscipline, KAI.
A campaign aimed at leveraging experiences, knowledge and resources amongst research institutions to bridge the gap between science, technology and policy to tackle climate change has been adopted by the Nigerian central government.
Nigeria, the largest country and most populous nation in the West African sub-region, is yet grappling to meet the basic needs of its citizens, chief amongst which is electricity, a necessary element for attaining economic stability in the modern era.
The fact that farming is a lucrative business in Lagos can be shocking information to many residence and visitors, who are of the opinion that Lagos is all about white-collar job in its various forms.
Mrs. Bolatito Oyinloye is a farmer of over 20 years in Ijanikin area of Lagos is often confronted with this question. “How can you tell me you are a farmer in Lagos? I don’t think so because Lagos is a commercial centre. The food we eat here is produced in the North and other states,” she was usually asked.
In association with the Government of Brazil, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has, via an online platform, offered a voice to concerned person on issues discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), which came to a close on Friday in Rio de Janeiro