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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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Ibeshe community accuses ministry of illegally demolishing their properties

illegally demolishing their properties

“Residents of Opere Street in Lagoon View Estate, Ibeshe, Ikorodu have accused the Lagos State Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development of illegally demolishing their properties under the influence of a land grabber.”- The Nation They said they learnt that their homes were destroyed to make way for a five-star hotel on the waterfront area. 16 houses and other ...

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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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The poor link between housing and health

Housing and health

The 3P’s: Poverty, Poor Housing and Health In recent years, environmental health science has broadened the scope of its inquiries, expanding its investigations beyond the effects of single pollutants on individuals to incorporate the entire panorama of external factors that may affect people’s health. Consideration of the health impacts of the built environment—the human-modified places where we live, work, play, ...

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