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Sunday, July 19, 2009

New pictures of Lagos, Nigeria

The Lagos State Government has been doing well building good roads, expanding them and beautifying the streets of Lagos. There are several more pictures of beautiful Lagos but these are the ones I have so far.











I took some snapshots of the New look of Lagos before I left the country but I lost them somehow. I got these pictures from http://www.nigeriavillagesquare.com/articles/nvs/the-new-lagos-in-pictures-case-in-urban-ren.html U can check them out to view more pics of Lagos.

17 comments:

Elena said...

These are very nice photies and thanks for sharing. In London, on BBC all they show about Africa is huts in remote villages.

I will certainly be circulating these.

Cheers

Anonymous said...

The pictures are indeed very nice, but, not very representative of Lagos!! Post some pictures of the awful slums that are everywere, the rubbish that piles up in many places and the horrendous traffic queues that glue the place on a daily basis. Pity the greedy corrupt politicians didn't steal so much money that they can no longer help the people of Lagos.

Anonymous said...

Looking for a "Richard Ikeji" from Lagos currently in the US and have been for many years. Light complextion, plenty of freckles, red head.

IreA said...

Anonymous 1, that "is" the picture of the Lagos of today for the most part. She did not say all of Lagos. What is your idea of "representative of Lagos"? You want her to embark on a mission of slum hunting to depict your idea of Lagos? Please educate me.

Vera Ikeji said...

@ Elena: U are welcome. Don’t mind them, they never go to the cities to get other pictures of the continent, they always portray us as a continent with no clue of the Western world.

@ Anon. 1: These were the true pictures of Lagos before I left. I didn’t Photoshop or modify any of them. The Lagos state government has been making a lot of effort to upgrade the city. I don't see why I should post pictures of slums; I think I have seen enough of that already in the media of western world.

@ Anon. 2: I don’t know any Richard Ikeji. Wish I could help u.

@ IreA: God bless u. I wonder why we should keep feeding the world wrong depictions of our country. I know we aint the best country in the world but, which country is? Thanks again dear.

Osinachi said...

our lagos no go spoil

Vera Ikeji said...

Amin o!!!!

martha said...

These pictures do not depict the true lagos. I am a Nigerian who presently lives in London have been away from nigeria for the past 10 years. My last trip to Lagos was in 2006 and I was very disappointed with the infrastructure in the suburbs. I took a visit to Obalende and Molony Square near Tafawa Balewa/YWCA and it was not what it use to be like the roads have never been repaired. Refuse is never collected. London is not a great place either but the local government takes care of the suburbs like making sure roads are kept up to date and that refuse is collected why cant the same thing be done in the suburbs of lagos. It appears we Nigerian like to show. Once again these are not the true pictures of Lagos. What is the Government doing for the imporished people of Lagos

Vera Ikeji said...

Martha, I am a Nigerian who lives in the US, however, the last time I was in Lagos was in June 2009. Which means I am more up to date with the way Lagos currently looks than you are.
When I left Lagos in June '09, everywhere looked exactly like the pictures I posted. I didn't photoshop anything.

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures, but not representative of Lagos. Beautification is good. Maybe someone will spend money on education. While we are eager to copy beautification, we should equally be eager to copy those things that are the main pillars of development.

Anonymous said...

the fact that you have not been to Nigeria for a while does not mean things have remained static since then. Lagos has changed considerably and those are true pictures of the current Lagos State. it may be a challenge staying here but we are surviving and there is hope for the future. like they say, Eko o ni baje o. amen.

Tee.

Vera Ikeji said...

Thank you last Anon.

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Anonymous said...

Truth be told, this is the new lagos, and it is even better..nobody saw this commming, I was in Lagos in 2011, I thought i was in the western countries..is just a dream come through..does anyone has update on the CCTV cameras they are planting everywhere ?

Vera Ikeji Shilobod said...

I'm glad Lasgidi still maintains its beautiful upgrades. Eko o ni baje!

Greg Gregorian said...

Nice one vera these are at least be proud of what you have the Government are to be blame not the citizens i am a nigerian also born and raised in GRA oba Akinjobi and lives in Paris my last visit to Lagos was 2010 and i have seen changes from the time of Tinubu to Fashola the new Government has really tried for the upgrowth of the state

Anonymous said...

I am a Nigerian who lives in Lagos, who has also had the privilege of leaving abroad for a decade. It was quite disilluisioning that a lot of people who are non-resident in Lagos believe they know more about what happens here that those of us who are. For the best part the Lagos state government is working hard and it is evident in our infrastructure (road network especially), the environment and even transportation. We even have the social angle: the revival of the annual carnival, the Eyo festival, the annual regatta and many more

Re the slums, of course there are slums everywhere in the world.....the UK has its slum, good old Peckham for example, I daresay, they are even worse areas than Peckham....
And even in the USA, we see a high brow suburb a few miles from the 'ghetto'......

So please if you are unable to leave your supposedly 'cushy' life there and come here and make Lagos better like the rest of us have, I suggest you stop speaking out of your ****