In our urban world, turning the makeshift and the informal into the livable and sustainable is our greatest challenge.
Now that African countries have signed up for the continental free trade agreement, they must complete the institutional loop by jumpstarting the creation of the African Monetary Fund.
The Otigba Computer Village shows how businesses in a largely informal market identify new and useful knowledge, apply it innovatively to scale up their operations and increase profits.
Lagos has all the appropriate laws but it needs to adopt the right procedures and see them through.
State governments in Nigeria are increasingly playing the role reserved for the federal government.
African countries need to start producing and developing their own medical devices. Suitably skilled biomedical engineers are needed for this sort of innovation to take root.
Scholars have started to investigate what it really means to be middle class in Africa.
Many states in Nigeria are reeling from cholera outbreaks. They need better health and sanitation infrastructure to disrupt transmission of the bacteria which cause the disease.
Heavy rains, poor and clogged drainage systems have made many towns and cities in Nigeria susceptible to massive flooding.
The UK political elite is overestimating the power of the Commonwealth’s brand in Africa as it seeks new partners in the wake of Brexit.
Many talented African footballers follow the exodus to Europe's football leagues. But many are stuck in the lower leagues, without the glory and wealth they dream of.
Street hawkers are transient, resilient and adaptive. Any attempt to evict them, they will keep changing their strategies, location and mode of operation as it is economically motivated.
Building better, inclusive cities involves enabling the wise use of public land and taxes to ensure that high-quality housing and amenities are provided for all at a lower cost.
Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti used his music as an art form that provoked. This wasn't only through politics, but also sex.
As models hit the catwalk for London Fashion Week, how do these trends actually relate people on the streets?
Children who hawk goods on their heads on Nigeria's streets face an array of health hazards and physical dangers. The government must take steps to reduce this practice.
If the continent is to grasp the science and technology revolution, then governments should take the lead in both policy formulation and implementation.