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  • An Appraisal of the Challenges of COVID-19 Pandemic on Urban Youths in Nigeria

    AN APPRAISAL OF THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON URBAN YOUTHS IN NIGERIA

     

     

     

    Aminu Zubairu Surajo

    Department of Social Development, School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Development, Kano State Polytechnic

    aminuzubairus@gmail.com

     

     The novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has infected more than eleven million people worldwide[i]. Possibly for the first time in several decades, the world is witnessing a type of disease that affects many people …

  • COVID-19 Lockdowns in Africa: The Informal Economy at the Fore in Lagos

    COVID–19 LOCKDOWNS IN AFRICA: THE INFORMAL ECONOMY AT THE FORE IN LAGOS.

     

     

    Ademola Omoegun

    Lecturer, Department of Architecture, University of Lagos

    oomoegun@unilag.edu.ng omoegun22@yahoo.com

     

    In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, temporary lockdowns became arguably the most popular large scale strategy adopted by government authorities globally to control the spread of the virus. Amongst other things, the pandemic and subsequent Lockdowns served to …

  • Nigerian Cities and COVID-19: Key Lessons and Research Imperatives

    NIGERIAN CITIES AND COVID-19: KEY LESSONS AND RESEARCH IMPERATIVES

     

     

    Dr. J. Akinyele Oluyitan

    Department of History and International Studies, Ajayi Crowther University

    akinyele65@gmail.com

     

     

    Undoubtedly, COVID-19 is not the first pandemic in Nigeria (and other parts of the world). There has been Spanish flu (1918-19), Lassa fever (1969), AIDS (1986) and Ebola (2014). However, the coronavirus pandemic, which started in the country on February 27, 2020, when …

  • A reflection on COVID-19 Pandemic: Its Impact on the People's Well-beings in Edo State, Nigeria

    A REFLECTION ON COVID-19 PANDEMIC: ITS IMPACT ON THE PEOPLE’S WELL-BEING IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA

     

     

    Uyi Ezeanah

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Jos

    ezeanahu@unijos.edu.ng ezeanahu@gmail.com

     

    The world is grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic and Edo State is no exception to this. Edo State is situated in the southern zone of Nigeria and has its capital as Benin City with a population of about 3,233,366[i]. The COVID-19 pandemic has …

  • Importance of Informal Household and Neighbourhood Level Data for Understanding the COVID-19 Pandemic and Building Responses in Nigeria

    IMPORTANCE OF INFORMAL HOUSEHOLD- AND NEIGHBOURHOOD-LEVEL DATA FOR UNDERSTANDING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND BUILDING RESPONSES IN NIGERIA

     

     

    Peter Elias

    Senior Lecturer & Lead, Lagos Urban Studies Group (LUSG), Department of Geography, University of Lagos, Nigeria

    pelias@unilag.edu.ng

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown up in different patterns in different neighbourhoods in Nigeria. Understanding how it spreads, and how it can be mitigated in different kinds of …

  • Response to COVID-19 and the need for rethink on Urban Informality in Jos, Nigeria

    RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND THE NEED FOR RETHINK ON URBAN INFORMALITY IN JOS, NIGERIA

     

     

    Maren Mallo Daniel

    Department of Estate Management, University of Jos, Nigeria

    mallod@unijos.edu.ng

    mdmaren@yahoo.com

     

     

    This writeup examines how the response to COVID-19 has been interfered with by urban informality in Jos, the administrative city of Plateau State in north-central Nigeria. Jos is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious setting with a population of over 1 …

  • The World's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: What Lesson for Addressing the Climate Change Crisis?

    THE WORLD’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC: WHAT LESSONS FOR ADDRESSING THE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS?

     

     

    Yakubu Aliyu Bununu, PhD

    Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

    ybaliyu@abu.edu.ng

     

    The COVID-19 pandemic and climate change are two crises that not only resemble one another but also interact. The two care very little about international or regional borders, making both scourges that are unfolding at a global …

  • Facilities Management response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Lagos: The Nuances

    FACILITIES MANAGEMENT RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN LAGOS: THE NUANCES

     

     

    Hikmot Koleoso 

    Lecturer, Department of Estate Management, University of Lagos

    hkoleosho@unilag.edu.ng

    hikaban@yahoo.co.uk

     

     

    COVID-19 said to have emerged in China (Wuhan) in December, 2019 has been responsible for large-scale infection outbreaks and untold disruptions to global economic, social and political conditions. The coronavirus strain has been found to be the …

  • Cities and COVID-19: Key Lessons and Research Imperatives for Nigeria

    CITIES AND COVID19:

    KEY LESSONS AND RESEARCH IMPERATIVES FOR NIGERIA

    Damilola Taiye Agbalajobi

    Researcher and Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo University

    dtagbalajobi@oauife.edu.ng

    dtagbalajobi@gmail.com

     

    COVID-19 came suddenly like a 'coup d'etat' and caught many nations napping and unprepared for its destructive effects. There have been viruses in the past, but this one has come possibly without a cure. The history of its origin has been …

  • COVID-19 Pandemic Outbreak and the Housing Environment in Lagos, Nigeria

    COVID-19 PANDEMIC OUTBREAK AND THE HOUSING ENVIRONMENT IN LAGOS, NIGERIA

     

    Victor Abimbola Onifade 

    Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Lagos

     vonifade@unilag.edu.ng

    vonifade77@gmail.com

     

    The Coronavirus pandemic outbreak, also known as COVID-19, started from one large urban region in China (Wuhan) late in 2019. This pandemic has spread far and wide to all continents impacting the economy, living standards, health, …