AllAfrica Urban Issues
[GroundUp] It is unclear whether authorities will meet their July deadline to relocate 1,500 families from Dunoon to nearby Winning Way industrial park. The relocation to the Transitional Residential Units (TRUs) is to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 as Dunoon is overcrowded and currently considered a pandemic hotspot.
[Daily Maverick] At a council meeting on Tuesday 30 June, the ANC and the EFF rejected proposals to sell vacant City-owned land in Plattekloof. However, a majority of councillors voted for the land to be sold and the proposal was approved.
[SAnews.gov.za] Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, has issued a stern warning to those planning to or people who have already invaded properties - to desist from the unlawful acts.
[This Day] Dutse -The Governor of Jigawa State, Mr. Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, yesterday, shut down the weekly Shuwarin Market in the state for nonobservance of social distance order.
[Daily Trust] Mr Wole Oyebamiji, the Secretary to Osun Government (SSG) has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 127.
[Premium Times] Now that coronavirus is an established and undeniable reality in Kogi State, contact tracing should begin earnestly. Governor Yahaya Bello should eat the humble pie, apologise to NCDC and invite them back to do their professional job in the State.
[Daily Trust] A mobile court sitting at the Eagle Square, Abuja, has ordered that Missouri Hotel, Maitama, be sealed for operating a nightclub within curfew hours in contravention of COVID-19 regulations.
[Daily Trust] Lafia -Drivers and passengers in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, do not adhere to NCDC protocols meant to check the spread of COVID-19.
[Daily News] THE Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office (Investment), Ms Angellah Kairuki, has appealed to regional commissioners to ensure district councils set aside investment land and develop essential infrastructures to attract investment flows.
[East African] From a single city, created at independence in 1962, Ugandans in seven more towns woke up Wednesday as city dwellers, as the government plan to create secondary cities took effect.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -Johannesburg High Court said raids conducted without warrants are unconstitutional, degrading and invasive
[This Day] Warri -An aide to Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and Special Project Director of Sector A of Ughelli-Asaba Road Project, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has traced the causes of Nigerian road failure to stereotype engineering design.
[This Day] It is a well-known fact that the Federal Capital of Abuja is in reality considered as a state despite hosting the seat of power. Though it is accorded a special status as a federal capital territory and under the leadership of a minister, the territory still receives monthly federal allocation like the states and initiates measures toward generating revenue internally. The minister of the territory also sits in the federal executive council as a member.
[Vanguard] Worried by the carefree attitude of citizens to wearing of face masks and other coronavirus, COVID-19 preventive measures, in the face of rising number of positive cases, Enugu State Government yesterday said it would engage the services of soldiers to enforce wearing of face masks.
[This Day] Undoubtedly and glaringly, Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has continued to set the pace with his administration's proactiveness, commitment and outstanding initiatives in tackling the spread of the COVID-19 in the state since it's global outbreak.
[Vanguard] by Lawal Sherifat
[Daily Trust] Uyo -The Akwa Ibom State Government has called on persons residing at serious erosion and flood-prone locations in the state to vacate to safer areas.
[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has advised Nigerians against using face shields in place of face masks.
[Premium Times] Nigeria's index case of coronavirus, an Italian national, was confirmed on February 28. Since then, the virus has spread across the country except to Cross River State if one believes the state government.
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Sir Oladipo Ajayi is the President of Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON). In this interview, he speaks about his stewardship at the council and the failure of authorities to check quacks in the industry.
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