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Lassa Fever: Can We Totally Get Rid Of Rats?

Lassa Fever: Can We Totally Get Rid Of Rat?

You might not know it but more than 41 Nigerians are reported to have been dead following the outbreak of Lassa fever. The death toll has exceeded the figure recorded during the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in the country two years ago. Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic illness caused by Lassa virus, a member of the arenavirus ...

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#ShelterMatters: What Do You Think Can Be Done To Eradicate Traffic Gridlock On Lagos Roads?

#ShelterMatters: What Do You Think Can Be Done To Eradicate Traffic Gridlock On Lagos Roads?

The traffic situation in the country’s centre of excellence keeps getting worse without any visible solution in view. Residents of Lagos state now simply smile through the stress and pain of spending approximately 5hours daily in traffic gridlock just to go about their daily activities. Concerned citizens and experts have raised their voice and proffered solution to the traffic situation ...

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#ShelterMatters: Is There Really Affordable Housing In Nigeria?

#ShelterMatters: Is There Really Affordable Housing In Nigeria?

“One of human basic needs that have continued to attract universal attention is the need of house. Unlike shelter which seems narrower in definition, housing is “more than just a shelter”, this is because it cuts across all the social services and activities that go to make a community or neighbourhood a liveable environment. Thus, housing does not only satisfy ...

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Ban of ‘I pass my neighbor generator’, a step in the right direction?

Ban of 'I pass my neighbor generator', a step in the right direction?

The Federal Government of Nigeria has banned the importation of our dear ‘I pass my neighbor generator’ You will agree that the epileptic power supply in the country has made it necessary for every home to have at least the small generating set pictured above, which is popularly known as ‘I pass my neighbor generator’ by Nigerians. According to Lagos ...

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#ShelterMatters: What are your expectations from Fashola as the Minister for housing?

Fashola explains why power supply is poor nationwide

The long wait finally came to an end on Wednesday as President Muhammadu Buhari assigned his newly-appointed ministers offices. Of all portfolios assigned, that of the immediate past Governor of Lagos state, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has been greeted with mixed reaction, albeit more of positivity, goodwill, and expectations. Power, Works and Housing was assigned to the popularly tagged ‘workaholic’ ...

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#ShelterMatters – Who makes the most noise in your neighborhood?

Noise pollution is a harmful or annoying level of noise, as from airplanes, industry, etc. Dwelling on noise pollution as it concerns our residential surrounding, one would hope to stay away from all form of disturbance at the sight of one’s shelter but that isn’t the case. The lack of proper town planning creates room for and opens individuals to ...

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#ShelterMatters – What’s your definition of a GHETTO?

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.” That definition does little or no justice to what the word ghetto ...

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#ShelterMatters: Who would you blame for building a house like this?

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The need for proper housing cannot be overemphasized. The focus today is the word ‘proper’ Many find themselves living in pathetic buildings and in environments that are hazardous to health just because they need a roof over their heads. Sometimes I wonder if the owners of such buildings are to blame for putting out such structures for rent or the ...

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