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Why Housing Shortage Persists in Lagos

Housing Shortage in Lagos

Decent and affordable housing is one of the basic needs of individuals, family and the community at large. In this piece, we look at the problems associated with housing delivery in Lagos. Despite her huge potentials, why do you think housing shortage persists in Lagos? As a pre-requisite to the survival of man, housing ranks second only to food. Housing ...

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How Homelessness affects Children

Homeless Children

According to recent estimates, there are about 108 million Nigerians technically homeless. Often discernible from others in outward appearance, homeless children and youth face unique challenges associated with residential instability that compound many other difficulties associated with living in poverty. In this article, we shall look at how homelessness affects children What Is Homelessness? Homelessness includes a range of experiences, ...

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Expert tasks estate surveyors on homelessness

low cost housing

“Poverty, low access to mortgage finance got special mention when an expert gave a long list of factors that have made home ownership in Nigeria almost impossible. Other factors of homelessness include title holding, high cost of land, especially in urban centres, building materials which are largely imported, etc.”- Business Day Poverty is a native in Nigeria. It is estimated ...

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Ben Odunzeh proffers solutions to surmount homelessness

Ben Odunzeh proffers solutions to surmount homelessness

“The daunting task of surmounting homelessness in Nigeria can be achieved as early as the next decade Mr. Ben Uche Odunzeh, Chairman of EUC Homes Limited has posited.”- Vanguard Ben Odunzeh Odunzeh’s EUC Homes Limited, a real estate company located in Lagos and recipient of the City people magazine award of ‘Most Promising Real Estate Company of the Year Award ...

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A Struggle for Shelter in an Urbanizing World

urban housing crisis in Nigeria

Caveat Emptor!…Buyer beware…this house is not for sale…beware of 419. These phrases are commonplace in Nigeria where buyers often times have less information about properties to be acquired. As far as shelter is concerned in Nigeria, it’s the survival of the fittest. One of the critical challenges to sustainable development in the developing countries wherein Nigeria belongs is the lack ...

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SOCIAL HOUSING: A Way Out of Homelessness in Nigeria

housing problem in Nigeria

Many times thoughts of people who don’t have a place to truly call home, without fear of eviction or a level of uncertainty as to what will happen the next moment flood my busy mind. In this article I will be discussing how social housing can reduce homelessness in Nigeria In as much as our slogan in Realty Point Limited ...

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Why Poverty And Homelessness Are of The Same Lineage


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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Should Affordable Housing Be The Right Of Every Lagosian?

Affordable Housing

Considering the various housing and urban renewal project set up by the Lagos state Government, is there a possibility that Lagos may only just be for the rich? After all there are 36 states in the country…This article poses a basic question in search for answers; “Should affordable housing be the right of Every Lagosian?“ Each day I live the ...

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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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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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