Lagos : Profits over preparation
October 17, 2022

Lagos, Nigeria is positioned to become West Africa’s economic hub for the 21st century. But boundless economic and physical growth at the expense of protective wetlands puts the entire city at risk of climate disaster.

How the urban poor are fighting for their homes on Lagos’ waterfront
February 11, 2022

Nigeria’s smallest yet most populous state continues to destroy informal settlements in defiance of the courts.

Author: Ope Adetayo

Ope Adetayo is a freelance journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. His works have appeared in Al Jazeera, The Guardian UK, Foreign Policy, Vice, The Africa Report, and African Arguments, among several others.

A man and his child try to stop water from pouring in in Lagos Nigeria, illustration by Walker Gawande
Sinking Cities

Lagos : Profits over preparation

Lagos, Nigeria is positioned to become West Africa’s economic hub for the 21st century. But boundless economic and physical growth at the expense of protective wetlands puts the entire city at risk of climate disaster.

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