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Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by supereagle(m): 11:49am On Nov 25, 2010
In five years’ time, Lagos, the commercial centre of Nigeria, is set to overtake the Egyptian capital, Cairo, as Africa’s biggest city; the United Nations-Habitat report, has said.


According to the report, it is estimated that by 2015, Lagos will have 12.4 million inhabitants.


The reported added that the number of people living in African cities would triple over the next 40 years and by 2050, 60 per cent of Africans would be city dwellers.


UN-Habitat Executive Director, Mr. Joan Clos, told the British Broadcasting Corporation on Wednesday that Africa needed to invest urgently in housing.


He told the BBC that sub-Saharan Africa could learn from North Africa as Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia had almost halved slum areas in the past 20 years.


Some 199.5 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in slums, the highest number in the world, the UN said earlier this year.


According to UN-Habitat’s State of African Cities 2010 report, urbanisation is happening faster in Africa than anywhere else in the world.


By 2030 the continent will no longer be predominately rural, it says.


Clos said that cities were attractive places for those wanting to relocate.


“People are looking for a better future and they think the city can offer that,” he told the BBC’s Focus on Africa programme.


http://www.punchontheweb.com/Articl.aspx?theartic=Art201011252332662



I do not know how to import the picture of Lagos on the link above, tutorial on that pls.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by supereagle(m): 11:58am On Nov 25, 2010
Lagos state Gov. is working hard to transform Lagos State , Other Govs in other states are busy impoverishing their states.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by niyyie(m): 12:40pm On Nov 25, 2010
Big deal. :-)
To be the biggest or the best, which is more important?
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Drdonald8(m): 12:42pm On Nov 25, 2010
then lets flush out ALAYE boyz
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by cnnnigeria: 12:49pm On Nov 25, 2010
Kudos to the governor
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by DapoBear(m): 12:56pm On Nov 25, 2010
Quality over quantity, imo.

While the growth rate of Lagos is impressive, too much of the populace essentially dwells in slums. Something needs to be done to raise the status quo up a bit. I wish there were more jobs in Nigeria sef undecided

I also wonder a bit about the nature of this population growth. Where is it coming from? I know that people all over West Africa move to Lagos, but it'd be nice if we understood the different components of the population growth a bit better.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by BiggySmalz(m): 1:14pm On Nov 25, 2010
@poster
right click on picture trhen save in ur pc, from their copy to attach.

Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by olafolarin(m): 1:20pm On Nov 25, 2010
Really?
How come Kano has 44 Local Governments compared to Lagos State's 20?
Talk about politics of deprivation.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by itsme2(m): 1:43pm On Nov 25, 2010
That was a CLARION call on our Government to wake up!
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Horus(m): 1:52pm On Nov 25, 2010
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by DrKnow1(m): 2:10pm On Nov 25, 2010
You mean Africa's largest slum?
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by oluagness(m): 2:15pm On Nov 25, 2010
Kano State should stop boasting about their fake population
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Abayomin70(m): 2:29pm On Nov 25, 2010
dats a bad news for.lagos biggest state in africa without no job,electricity,and even police collecting 20 naira
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by lordvamon(m): 3:06pm On Nov 25, 2010
bullshit
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by UyiIredia(m): 3:17pm On Nov 25, 2010
like i give a rat's a$$
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by ZIMDRILL(m): 3:29pm On Nov 25, 2010
largest by population only or by land size
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by marcus1234: 3:38pm On Nov 25, 2010
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by bababuff(m): 3:54pm On Nov 25, 2010
ZIM DRILL:

largest by population only or by land size

Population of course! Where you want increase the land to?
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by ohaechesi(m): 4:06pm On Nov 25, 2010
That sounds like a good report grin
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by JUO(m): 4:18pm On Nov 25, 2010
good news
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by sbeezy8: 4:21pm On Nov 25, 2010
bad news
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by sundayogor(m): 4:25pm On Nov 25, 2010
that's very good news for somebody's ear   to hear, i must appreciate Gov Fashola for his effort toward Lagosian, may God give him more vision for Lagos state Amen

now that there is no available land in Lagos, this is the time for those who are interested and have a vision of establish a multinational companies to come and buy land in Benue where there's available land.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Rastamann: 4:42pm On Nov 25, 2010
In terms of what - crime or sophistication or development?
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by sundayogor(m): 4:44pm On Nov 25, 2010
that is very good for somebody ear to hear.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by candylips(m): 5:01pm On Nov 25, 2010
bad news
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Kobojunkie: 5:28pm On Nov 25, 2010
Largest by population also could mean largest slum in Africa, if we are not already there. Cairo however remains one of the most fascinating cities in Africa. It is beautiful and Lagos is still 100's of years from getting to where that city currently stands architecturally.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by ZIMDRILL(m): 5:35pm On Nov 25, 2010
bababuff:

Population of course! Where you want increase the land to?

you must be clever than that

is lagos an isolated island ?

it can increase land size by incoperating other areas to be part of lagos
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Tolulop001(f): 5:54pm On Nov 25, 2010
Horus:




LOL shocked shocked shocked

we have becomerich no 9 here!
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Kobojunkie: 6:03pm On Nov 25, 2010
ZIM DRILL:

you must be clever than that

is lagos an isolated island ?

it can increase land size by incoperating other areas to be part of lagos

Lagos can increase land size by incorporating other areas to be part of Lagos?? Did you think this one through?? undecided
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Mariory(m): 6:05pm On Nov 25, 2010
Good Lord! All the UN said was Lagos will become the most populated city in Africa and we already have morons spewing out retardedness. Some things never change.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by Bluetooth2: 6:13pm On Nov 25, 2010
olafolarin:

Really?
How come Kano has 44 Local Governments compared to Lagos State's 20?
Talk about politics of deprivation.
Very important question.the North have always claimed to be more poulated than the south.
it's a just a political strategy applied by the psst military government to give dominance to the north over the south.
Re: Lagos To Become Africa’s Largest City – Un by johndavid1(m): 6:39pm On Nov 25, 2010
great news

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