It is no longer news that the Buhari led government has taken the fight against corruption in the country as top on its priority list and from news making the rounds, it’s safe to say they are making progress by recovering some of our looted funds and properties. To some, recovering looted funds should not be the ultimate goal. The ultimate ...Read More »
Lekki Gardens MD Detention; Rash Or Justified?
Last Friday, court ordered the remand of the Managing Director of Lekki Gardens, Richard Nyong and one of the contractors handling the project, Odofin Taiwo Henry for 30 days, as police investigate the deadly collapse of a five-storey structure handled by the firm. The building crumbled around 3am on the 8th of March killing about 35 people. In a country ...Read More »
#ShelterMatters: How Can Peace Be Maintained In A Public Compound?
In a typical commercial Lagos household or even in Nigeria as a whole, Its normal for us to have minimum of 2 to 3 tenants in a decent compound. There are houses with 8 – 10 tenants which in any case doesn’t make them totally indecent. Our topic of discussion today is not the number of tenants allowed in a ...Read More »
Does Having A Property In Dubai Make You Corrupt?
On the 19th of January 2016, Nigeria was greeted with the news of President Muhammadu Buahri signing agreements with United Arab Emirate (UAE) to enhance bilateral agreements between them. These agreements were reported to have been geared towards fighting corruption, thereby recovering Nigeria’s stolen funds and assets. Since the inception of the present Buhari led administration, the government has not ...Read More »
Lassa Fever: Can We Totally Get Rid Of Rats?
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 ...Read More »
#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 ...Read More »
#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 ...Read More »
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 ...Read More »
#ShelterMatters: What are your expectations from Fashola as the Minister for housing?
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’ ...Read More »
#ShelterMatters: Power or Water, which is more essential in a home?
When our media director called my attention to treating this topic today for shelter Matters discussion, I must admit I wished Nigeria had gone past this phase of underdevelopment. Alas, we are still here. It might kill to admit but there are communities in the fastest growing economy in Africa that have not seen power supply for years. Few days ...Read More »