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The Relationship between Poverty and Environmental degradation in Lagos

Poverty and environmental degradation in Lagos

Poverty and environmental degradation both share a mutual relationship in the Lagos Metropolis especially in areas that seem to be very congested. This article addresses the relationship between poverty and environmental degradation in Lagos. Lagos metropolis is inhabited by about 80% of the population of lagosians making it the most urbanized state in Nigeria today. With a population of over ...

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How To Do a Proper Land and Property Search in Nigeria – 2

Land and Property search

This is the concluding part of the topic; “How to do a Proper Land and Property Search”. Just like this first part, in this piece, we will be discussing the act of Land and Property search; it’s importance and the processes involved. Now, let’s examine critically a situation where a land owner who has done search on a property and ...

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The Formation of Slums in a Rapidly Urbanizing World

slum formation

The formation of slums in any rapidly urbanizing city is inevitable, just like it’s being witnessed in Lagos state. However the population of slum dwellers can be brought to its barest minimum if the rights steps are taking in the appropriate direction. This article talks about the link between Urbanization and slum formation. There has been evidence of large slum ...

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A Lagos Without its Trademark Danfo Buses

danfo buses

On Monday Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said he plans to banish the yellow Lagos mini buses popularly called danfo by the end of this year because they are “not acceptable and befitting for a mega-city”. Do you think this is a step in the right direction? There are quite a number of factors that make Lagos the standout state in ...

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The Era of Lagos Danfo Buses May Soon Come To An End

danfo buses

If there’s one symbol that defines Nigeria’s economic hub of Lagos it’s the yellow “danfo” mini-bus, the closest thing to public transport in the chaotic, sprawling metropolis. Albeit, according to a report on TheGuardian all that may change soon. On Monday Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said he plans to banish the yellow Lagos mini buses popularly called danfo by ...

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The Challenges To Sustainable Development In Lagos

Lagos

This article makes an attempt to capture some lessons learned by the ongoing urban transformation of Lagos—one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. Despite the movement of the federal capital to Abuja during the regime of erstwhile head of state, General Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida in 1991, metropolitan Lagos has remained the country’s dominant economic, social, and financial centre as ...

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How to Process Layout Approval in Lagos state

How to Process Layout Approval in Lagos state

A layout approval is consequential to every public or private building projects in Lagos state to ensure conformity to the state’s master plan. In this article, we take an indepth look at how to process layout approval in Lagos State. The details of layout and planning are essential to proper construction of a building. Layout prepares the site for the ...

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