Precautions must be taken to realise the full advantage of the benefits associated with trees.
The Lagos state government must go beyond food packages as stimulus, and build capacity for poor people.
COVID-19 is spreading fast through not only the world's richest cities but also its poorest, ravaging slum areas where risk factors like overcrowding and poverty accelerate disease transmission.
Lagos is vulnerable to heavy storms but the impact can be mitigated with better preparation.
Lagos poses a set of particular challenges when it comes to making interventions work.
Nigeria's government must encourage citizens to embrace a system where plastic never become waste.
Constructing fancy 'smart cities' might not be the best solution for Africa's rapidly urbanising populations.
The Conversation Africa is expanding in West Africa.
The foundations of orderliness for any city are planning and management. Lagos had this in place in the early days.
The role and efficacy of the traditional crime-prevention measures in Iraye-Oke are widely acknowledged by people who live in the area.
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.