i dont know why they are mentioning london - as far as im concerned london is not that great, its congested and soulless - it has one similarity with lagos - the huge gap between how the rich live and how the poor live - for example when you go to elephant and castle, peckham, camberwell or hackney you'll think you are in a third world country but cross the river to chelsea, kensington, fulham or holland park and its like you're in a completely different country in that respect its similar to lagos because the poor and the rich live in completely different worlds, although i must add that poverty is relative, the poor in london are obviously not living in the type of grinding poverty that the poor in lagos are living in.
there is no reason why the poor in lagos should have to live in those terrible slums - the money that nigeria generates from oil revenues is enough to provide low cost housing to all of it citizens who need it similar to the council housing that the british govt provides to its own "poor".
What da hell? When you heard of Dubai is different from when Dubai was created ok? With all the turmoil going on in Nigeria, all you can do is comapre Lagos to New York and London? You suck a mean wiener mehn!!!! What da hell? Same ol recycling of making excuses blah blah. I'm not making excuses, it just annoys me that you are so insensitive blindly critical of Nigeria all you can think of is New York London is good Lagos is bad? What da hell man? You are a total bleep up. Do you live in New York or London? have you been to any of those cities? I don't think so. You just picked a city out of the blue and decided to compare it to Lagos what a shame~!!!!
Why compare Lagos with New York or London? What is your problem? With all the poo going on in Nigeria, all you want to do is display your colonial mentality here? Comparing Lagos to London is that going to solve the problem? Dead on arrival!!!!
Until we stop making excuses for our failures and tongue-lash ourselves for our woes, we will never see anything wrong in a city as young as Dubai being one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Permit me to ask you if Lagos younger than Dubai. Hell No. Can we all recall when FESTAC was recently built? It was a world class part of Lagos, even better than the present day V/I. Today we have a ghetto in the name of FESTAC.
Two cities are hundreds of years old while the other only a couple of years old. London is one of the oldest cities in the world and Lagos? I think colonial mentality de worry you. Why do you feel the urge to compare? This thread is meaningless and the poster has lost every respect I have for him or her. What kind of comparism is that? do you want me to show you Detroit? Or the slums in Newark? I can even show you the abandoned construction site we call the Bronx. What da hell? grow up