‘Coronavirus is the least of concerns in the ‘Venice Of Africa’
Residents of the world’s largest floating slum are keeping their hopes up as lockdown sinks their livelihoods, writes Kevwe Okporua.
Big Dreams From Makoko
On the narrow and closed road that leads to Adogbo 1 in Makoko, is a cobbler (popularly known as a shoemaker)’s shop and a boy who closely observes the cobbler’s hand. From the boy’s suggestive posture, the child is an apprentice. As one passes through the untarred road, a crowd gathers as a man and…
Women sues for more participation in shipping sector
Women across the country have been urged to take a career in the maritime sector. The President, Africa Women in Maritime (WIMA-Nigeria) Nigerian Chapter, Hajia Bola Muse, said the group is determined to empower more competent women for effective participation in the maritime industry.
Slum2school Africa lifts Makoko community through scholarships, learning facilities
As part of efforts to tackle the growing rate of out-of-school children in the country, a non- governmental organisation, Slum2school Africa...
Slum2school enrolls 500 children in schools to enhance development
As part of efforts to improve access to quality education for children in hard-to-reach slums in Nigeria, a non- governmental organisation...
Firms empower 50 youths with skill acquisition project
The Elevate Development Foundation (EDF), a youth driven not-for-profit organisation has partnered The Ark Altruist Foundation (TAAF), to train 50 youths in different skills.
Avery deworms 1,500 Lagos kids
About 1,500 children were de-wormed at Makoko and Ibasa beach communities of Lagos State at the weekend. The health outreach, which was championed by Avery Nigeria Limited in partnership with Save Our Future Initiative (SOFI) in Lagos, saw mothers bringing out their children en masse to benefit from the programme. Speaking to newsmen, managing director…
Lagos CP orders investigation into Makoko killing
Commissioner of Police (CP), Lagos State, Edgal Imohimi, has ordered investigation into alleged killing of three men during a raid by Lagos State Task Force on Land grabbers at Ilaje area of Makoko, Lagos. Imohimi, who gave the order in Lagos on Tuesday, said that an unknown land grabber attacked the policemen and the task…
Dear Nigeria artists show support for ‘LIFE’ at Makoko
Having brought riverine community of Makoko, Yaba, Lagos, into wider public attention through thematic paintings over the decades, artists, in the New Year, would be contributing to the humanitarian needs of the same people.