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Makoko: The tragedy, the intrigues

Environmental science writer, Tina Armstrong-Ogbonna, relates her experience as the controversial Makoko demolition saga unfolded in Lagos   I recently participated in the filming of a documentary on flooding and erosion in Lagos State sponsored by a non-governmental organisation. The focus of the documentary in Lagos was to highlight people, places and communities adversely affected by flooding and erosion. The ...

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Revitalising Nigerian cities the American way

By investing in infrastructure, security and the people, depressed cities in Nigeria can be turned around – just as examples in the United States have shown. US Ambassador to Nigeria, Terrence McCulley, who made the submission recently in a presentation at the 50th Anniversary Lecture of the University of Lagos’ Faculty of Environmental Sciences, urged the authorities to embrace good ...

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Africa: Fresh outlook for slum management

An international body of planning and built environment experts has urged African governments and development agencies to accept the realities of existing urban conditions, and take strides to manage and enable poor urban populations to find their dignity and security of livelihood. This, according to the group, can be achieved through urban governance strategies that rest upon engagement, respect for ...

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