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Monday, January 18

Tag: Nigeria

Lagos chequered history: how it came to be the megacity it is today
Cities In Africa, Lagos

Lagos chequered history: how it came to be the megacity it is today

Ndubisi Onwuanyi, University of Benin. Lagos was an orderly urban environment 70 years ago. This was the case from the 1950s, when the city was a federal territory through to the 1960s when it became federal capital – a status it held until 1991. The foundations of orderliness for any city are planning and management. Lagos had this in place in the early days. The city was governed by an elected Lagos City Council, Nigeria’s oldest, established in 1900. It was governed according to colonial legislation, particularly the 1948 Building Line regulations and the 1957 Public Health Law. The city was much smaller and was made up of Lagos Island (Eko) which included Ikoyi and Obalende neighbourhoods. It was a beautiful environment that featured Portuguese, Brazilian, and British Victo...
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019 – Meet The Teams
Football Africa, Sports in Africa

Africa Cup Of Nations 2019 – Meet The Teams

Qualification for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finals wrapped up this weekend with best twenty four teams booking their place at the continental showpiece in Egypt. AFCON 2019 is scheduled to kickoff on Friday 21st June and end 28 days later on Friday 19th July. True to Africa, it's been a nonlinear path to this point. Rescheduling, readjustments that turn everything on all axes and beautiful stories that restore faith in humanity are all part of the gravy of expressive African football coming your way soon. There have been disappointments too - Pierre-Emerie Aubameyang's Gabon missing out and 2012 winners Zambia's elimination come to mind. It wouldn't be African if our chiefs failed to meddle. And flex they did as big (wo)men in Sierra Leone continued the continent's age old tra...