Èkó Ò Ní Bàjẹ́: Lagos ranked second worst city to live in the world – Occupy Naija
Lagos is the second worst city to live in the world, according to an annual report from the Economist published on Thursday.
EIU ranked Lagos 171 out of 172 countries in the list of most liveable cities in the world for the first quarter of 2022, according to the latest 2022 Global Liveability Index.
This report makes the Nigerian best city the worst in Africa as Damascus (Syria) and Tripoli (Libya) continue to anguish at the bottom of the list along with Lagos (Nigeria) as they face social unrest, terr@rism and conflict.
The least liveable cities were Damascus in Syria, Lagos in Nigeria, Tripoli in Libya, Algiers in Algeria and Karachi in Pakistan, which scored 30.7, 32.2, 34.2, 37.0 and 37.5 respectively.
“The EIU further highlighted the top five most liveable cities in the world which are Vienna, Austria scoring 99.1; Copenhagen, Denmark with 98.0; Zurich, Switzerland with 96.3; Calgary, Canada had 96.3 and Vancouver, Canada with 96.1”.
The EIU, which is a sister organization to The Economist, ranked 173 cities around the world on a variety of factors, including health care, crime rates, political stability, infrastructure and access to green space. The EIU examines the quality of health care, education, infrastructure, stability, and culture when assessing living conditions of each city.
I other news: INEC Extend PVC Registration By 60 Days.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has agreed to extend the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise by 60 days.
INEC’s initial deadline for voters’ registration was at the end of June 2022.
Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, Aishatu Jibril Dukku disclosed this while briefing fellow lawmakers on the committee’s efforts to ensure the implementation of a House resolution reached last week.
“The Committee held a meeting with INEC yesterday (Tuesday) and they agreed to extend the CVR, all our resolutions were approved,” Dukku told members of the House at plenary on Wednesday.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday stopped INEC from ending voter registration on 30 June 2022.
Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of Court 10 granted an order of interim injunction following the hearing of an argument on motion exparte by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP).
SERAP and 185 concerned Nigerians had filed the lawsuit against INEC asking the court to “declare unconstitutional, illegal, and incompatible with international standards the failure of the electoral body to extend the deadline for voter registration to allow eligible Nigerians to exercise their rights.”
The House of Representatives last Wednesday urged INEC to extend the deadline for continuous voter registration by an extra 60 days from June 30, 2022, to enable more Nigerians to register.
The House also called on the Commission to deploy additional staff and voter registration machines across the country to meet the objective.
The chairman, House Committee on media and publicity, Benjamin Kalu, through a motion, had noted that … Continue Reading…