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  • HOW THE HOMELESS OBEYED THE “STAY AT HOME ORDER” IN THE NIGERIAN COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

    HOW THE HOMELESS OBEYED THE “STAY AT HOME ORDER” IN THE NIGERIAN  COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

     

     

    Dr Gbemiga Bolade Faniran lectures at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

     

    Without mincing words, housing is more than the provision of mere shelter. It is globally acknowledged as the most important after food and clothing. It is conceptualised variedly as: a process and a product, the image of a neighbourhood …

  • Fighting Disease Pandemic with Planning: Exploring African COVID-19 Experiences

    Fighting Disease Pandemic with Planning: Exploring African COVID-19 Experiences

     

    Ayobami Abayomi Popoola

    Department of Town and Regional Planning, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

    bcoolay2@yahoo.com

     

     

     

    Since the Bubonic plague of 1924 in Lagos, Nigeria, and more recent epidemics of tuberculosis and HIV/AIDs in South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia, as well as malaria in DR Congo, Uganda, Mozambique and Niger, concerns have been raised …

  • HOW COVID-19 HAS REVEALED THE FRAGILITY AT NIGERIA’S BORDER COMMUNITIES

    HOW COVID-19 HAS REVEALED THE FRAGILITY AT NIGERIA’S BORDER COMMUNITIES

     

     

    Dr Deborah Bunmi Ojo is a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and a member of the Urban Studies and Sustainable Construction research group Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

    deborahbunmiojo@gmail.com; dbojo@oauife.edu.ng

     

    Despite the fact that diseases have plagued mankind since the early days, the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been particularly …

  • COVID-19 and the ‘New Normal’: Implications for the Nigerian Real Estate Sector

    COVID-19 and the ‘New Normal’: Implications for the Nigerian Real Estate Sector

     

    Dr Olusegun Olanrele lectures at the Department of Real Estate, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Esther Thontteh is a lecture in the Department of Estate Management and manager of the Land Administration research cluster of the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development, University of Lagos

     

    The announcement of the dreaded coronavirus (Covid-19) on December 2 …

  • COVID-19 in Ado-Ekiti: Navigating gap between Government Efforts and Citizen Responses.

    COVID-19 in Ado-Ekiti: Navigating gap between Government Efforts and Citizen Responses.

     

    Dr Sesan Adeyemi is a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and a member of the Sustainable Cities and African Urbanization Dynamics and Pro-Poor Development research clusters at the University of Lagos

     

     

    It is no longer news that COVID19 is a pandemic ravaging nations of the world since December 2019. Nigeria is not in any way immune to the threat …

  • How COVID-19 Pandemic is Increasing Educational Inequalities in Nigeria

    How COVID-19 Pandemic is Increasing Educational Inequalities in Nigeria

     

    Bukola Amao Taiwo is a Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Educational Management,  University of Lagos, Nigeria

     

     

    It was Friday, the Twentieth of March,2020 and the school bell rang in an unusual way. This time, it was neither for the daily assembly, nor the typical brunch break the children were accustomed to.  Almost every pupil could decipher that something was wrong. & …

  • ‘This is Geography’s Finest Hour’: Reflections on Mapping COVID-19 in Nigeria

    ‘This is Geography’s Finest Hour’: Reflections on Mapping COVID-19 in Nigeria

     

    Tolulope Osayomi, Olalekan John Taiwo and Adeniyi S. Gbadegesin,

    Dr. Tolulope Osayomi is a Medical Geographer at the Department of Geography, University of Ibadan where he lectures and directs the COVID-19 Mapping Lab.

    Dr. Olalekan John Taiwo is a Senior Lecturer and the Head, Department of Geography, University of Ibadan. His areas of interest include GIS/Remote Sensing and …

  • COVID 19 can be an opportunity for Urban Planning in Nigeria

    COVID 19 can be an opportunity for Urban Planning in Nigeria

     

    Taibat Lawanson

    Dr Taibat Lawanson is Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Co-Director of the Centre for Housing and Sustainable Development at the University of Lagos

     

     

    Since Nigeria experienced her index case of Corona virus in February 2020, things have rapidly changed across the country. The global pandemic has exposed extensive vulnerabilities, especially in local public health and …

  • COVID 19 AND EDUCATIONAL SECTOR: A Blessing or otherwise!

    COVID 19 AND EDUCATIONAL SECTOR:  A Blessing or otherwise!

    Dr Adeyemi Oginni is a lecturer at the Department of Architecture at the University of Lagos and member of the ARUA Research cluster.

     

    The emergence of the global pandemic, COVID 19 has transformed all societies, both stable and fragile. It is the numero uno crisis, succeeding climate change, ravaging the entire world presently. How is the world reshaping its economies, environment, and societies in the coming …