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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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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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What Is Responsible For Urban Decay?

Urban decay

Urban decay occurs when a part of a city falls into disrepair and abandonment. Characteristics of urban decay include high unemployment rates, high crime rates, depopulation, desolate-looking landscapes, abandonment of buildings and split families. The factors that are responsible for urban decay is the focus of this article. Urban decay does not have one single cause, but rather a combination ...

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Why Poverty And Homelessness Are of The Same Lineage

Homelessness

Two trends have been largely responsible for homelessness in recent times: a growing shortage of affordable rental housing and a simultaneous increase in poverty. This article addresses the rate of poverty in the country in relation to housing. Homelessness and poverty are inextricably linked. Poor people are frequently unable to pay for housing, food, childcare, health care, and education. Difficult ...

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The Challenges of Urban Cities In Nigeria

urban cities

Though Nigeria has a couple of urban cities that attract foreigners, visitors and investors, these cities rapid rate of urbanization does come with its challenges. There are indeed grey areas that need to be looked into for major Nigerian cities such as Port Harcourt, Abuja, Lagos, Calabar and Enugu to attain their full potentials. A critical assessment of the bottlenecks ...

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How Nigerians Become Homeless

Homeless Nigerians

“Why do we have many homeless Nigerians roaming the streets?” That was the question that kept forming on my lips as I drove through Ojuelegba at the wee hours of a serene Sunday.  The number of homeless Nigerians I sighted under the bridge at Ojuelegba as I drove passed it on a day that was declared Workers day was alarming. ...

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The dangers of living in slums

Dangers of living in slums

The dangers of living in slums are innumerable. If left unchecked, it poses an extended risk to the rest of the society. Poverty has long been associated with the rural masses in developing countries, which have rightly been the targets of development and food assistance programs. With the growth of cities, poverty is increasingly becoming visible among city dwellers to ...

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