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Why Eko Atlantic City is a very bad idea – David Damiano

Eko Atlantic City

The coastal city of Lagos is the largest city in both Nigeria and all of Africa, with a metro area population of 21 million. It is one of only three mega-cities — cities with a population exceeding 10 million — in Africa, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. The rapid pace of Lagos’ growth means the city’s ...

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Why You Should Experience Ghetto Life at Least for a Day

Ghetto Life

According to wiki, “A ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure. The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of the city to which Jews were restricted and segregated.” The aforementioned definition does little or no justice to what the word ghetto pictures ...

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An Analysis of Housing Demand in Lagos State – Roland Igbinoba

housing demand

Do you know that the housing demand estimate in Lagos state is roughly 4.4 million units, the estimated current supply of housing in the state is 1,417,588 units, and the estimated gap between housing demand and supply for Lagos state is roughly 3 million units. With an annual population growth rate estimated at 6-8%, Lagos is considered the fastest growing ...

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Makoko: Back under the radar

With a population of about 21 million people, the second fastest growing city in Africa, yet Lagos happens to be the smallest city in Nigeria with a vast area of wetlands. The implication of this is that, a fraction of the population stay on water or along it, while others who are not entirely human may prefer to dwell in ...

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Lagos state government to rebuild Makoko

Lagos State Government said it has concluded plans to rebuild Makoko by constructing a housing estate on the waterfront. Makoko is a slum area with an estimated population of about 100,000 people living in squalor and poor sanitary conditions, with structures constructed on stilts above the Lagos lagoon. Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Toyin Ayinde, who disclosed this, ...

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Is it the basic right of every Lagosian? (Part 2)

affordable housing

Yesterday, we delivered a piece on affordable housing in Lagos. We also addressed the incidence of the spiral process of slums among the poor who can’t afford the regular houses. Which brings us to this question; is affordable housing the basic right of every Lagosian? Here is the concluding part… When reference is made to the homeless, you may not ...

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AFFORDABLE HOUSING: Is it the basic right of every Lagosian? (Part 1)

affordable housing

Lasgidi, city of hustlers where everyone seems to be sprinting on an imaginary track yet there are no spectators or even track officials.  In Lagos, it is the survival of the fittest, if you don’t fit in, you will end up in a fix. One of the most back-breaking means of survival is finding affordable housing with good living conditions though ...

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