Tag: Makoko

tosin adesinaJune 21, 2018

Iranwo Foundation is creating equal economic opportunities for women and children in disadvantaged urban slums

Poverty remains a challenge hindering the equitable distribution of wealth in the country and in spite of the best efforts ...

EditorMay 12, 2018

Kelechi Udegbe visits Makoko community in second episode of documentary series, #KelechisQuest

Kelechi Udegbe continues his search for affordable accommodation in Lagos as he explores the Makoko slum community. Actor, Kelechi Udegbe is not ...

Mazi EmekaOctober 21, 2017

So you think you know Lagos VIII: Confronting Nigeria’s disappearing history in Yaba with faith from Makoko

Nearly 6:30pm and Sogunro, Makoko, is alive with human activity; a cool evening breeze bouncing off the water canals and ...

Op-ed EditorSeptember 29, 2017

Opinion: When climate change came to Makoko

by Caleb Adebayo It is a small neighborhood, a crowded community that sits on a fetid lagoon, colored in sepia ...

Op-ed EditorAugust 10, 2017

Ayodeji Rotinwa: The brilliance of Orondaam Otto’s Slum School project

by Ayodeji Rotinwa   In Nigeria, 10.5 million children are out of school. Those who live in slums are at ...

Oludolapo AdelanaFebruary 19, 2017

Fire engulf parts of Makoko in Lagos (WATCH)

by Dolapo Adelana Some parts of Makoko, a slum in Lagos on Sunday was engulfed by fire. The cause of ...

Mazi EmekaJune 8, 2016

Makoko floating school brought down by rainstorm (PHOTOS)

The famous Makoko floating school, on Wednesday, collapsed after it was hit by heavy rainstorm. The building, which is located ...

Op-Ed EditorFebruary 6, 2016

Adapting to climate change: Makoko, the Venice of Africa

An account by Olumide Idowu, during a visit to Makoko, a slum in Lagos I nearly cried for the lives ...

Kolapo OlapojuNovember 3, 2015

Fire razes Makoko timber market (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

The Makoko settlement area, in Ebutte Metta, Lagos, is currently on fire. The fire incident, which is fast-spreading, is predominantly ...

January 25, 2013

Tragic: How 7-year-old was kidnapped, strangled and dumped inside septic tank in Lagos

Emotion ran high yesterday, at the Lagos State Police Command, Ikeja,  following a startling revelation by a suspected kidnapper  of ...

December 5, 2012

Christmas in Makoko: Get Talking Naija plans festive launch in the ‘slums’

by Rachel Ogbu On December 25, a group of young people will be spending Christmas on the street with the ...

September 30, 2012

Otto Orondaam: Paving the way for the future…It begins with you (30 Days, 30 Voices)

We should count ourselves really opportune if we can read this message because millions of people can not. Several times, ...

September 28, 2012

PHOTOS: Floating slum of Lagos – The Daily Mail hits harder than Rick Ross

by Reuben Daba Lagos State, and indeed Nigeria would not be too impressed by the kind of pictures the world ...

August 8, 2012

How to do Urban: Report from Rubbin’ Minds – July 19

by Isi Esene The July 29th topic on Rubbin’ Minds was ‘How to do Urban: The challenge of urban development’. ...

July 23, 2012

Makoko residents take grievances to Fashola

by Isi Esene In a move reminiscent of the Occupy Nigeria protests in January against the Fuel Subsidy removal by ...

July 23, 2012

The Makoko demolition is an elitist agenda – Femi Falana

by Isi Esene The activist lawyer, Femi Falana has condemned the Lagos State government’s action of giving Makoko residents a ...

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