Tag Archives: Makoko

Eminent Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey Mentors Makoko Children, Fetes Fisherfolks

Nnimo Bassey

Nigeria’s leading environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey was at Makoko, a Lagos fishing community and Nigeria’s largest informal settlement recently, raising the hopes of community members, old and young, for brighter days amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Bassey, director of the Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and a 2010 recipient of the Right Livelihoods Awards (aka the Alternative Nobel Price), engaged …

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I’ve Traveled More In Nigeria Than Most Nigerians- George, Former Public Affairs Officer, US Embassy


Dr. Chief (Mrs.) Atim Eneida George served as the Public Affairs Officer at the United States Embassy in Nigeria. Today she has seen Nigeria as her second home having visited several states. Recently she visited Makoko, a Lagos local community in commemoration of the Black History Month and Women History Month during which visit she sensitised people especially women from …

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Educating One Woman Is Educating Entire Nation- Dr. Atim Eneida George in Lagos

George with Makoko children

Former Public Affairs Officer of the United States Embassy in Nigeria, Dr. (Mrs.) Atim Eneida George has sensitised dwellers of Makoko community in Lagos State on their rights to vote and participate in the electoral process, emphasising the importance of education for the youths especially the girl child. George who also holds a chieftaincy title in Nigeria made her first …

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CEE-HOPE Celebrates Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey At 60

—Commissions Makoko office Dayo Emmanuel A Lagos-based Non Governmental Organisation, Centre for Children’s Health Education, Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE), has honoured a foremost environmentalist, Rev. Nnimmo Bassey on his 60th birthday in Lagos. The event which held at the International Press Centre (IPC), Ogba, Lagos preceded an eventual commissioning of a community centre, office of the organisation in Makoko slum …

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NGOs Sensitise School Girls On Menstrual Hygiene, Advocate For Free Pads

Abah speaking at the event

As part of activities marking the World Menstrual Hygiene Day, two Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) sensitized more than 200 school girls in Makoko, Lagos on menstrual hygiene management, recently. The organisations, Prime Diamond Initiative for Community Health (PDICH) and the Center for Children’s Health Education Orientation and Protection (CEE-HOPE) had in attendance several facilitators who mentored the girls for several hours on …

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Slum to Classroom Project Initiative graduates youths in Makoko Lagos slum

A Lagos-based civil society group, Youth Advocate For Change (YAFC) working among the slum residents of Makoko, Lagos is set to graduate eight out of over 20 out of school youths currently under its care. YAFC with its Slum to Classroom Project Initiative has made remarkable mark in youth development in Makoko. The beneficiaries of the Slum to Classroom Project …

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