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We love the CNN Inside Africa spotlight on new age architecture in Nigeria. Correspondent Soni Methu takes visits Uyo – to see the new stadium,  Calabar – to see the architectural developments,  and Lagos – the new Eko Atlantic City.

Watch it here:

Part I

Part II

Part III

13 Comments

  1. Truth

    December 16, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Very ambitious, but I hope this helps all nigerians especially the youths with jobs and advancement. I also hope the cost for using these places and living by and within are made available to all and not only the wealthy in the country.

  2. Adaobi

    December 16, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    I love architecture, In regards to Eko Atlantic, I hope that it wont be crazy expensive for the normal man.

  3. @edDREAMZ

    December 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    This is so nice and gud news to nigerians no doubt….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  4. el patron

    December 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Am in love with the Architecture of the Eko Atlantic, its going to be a luxury suburb.. no chance for poor man, am not poor and I don’t want to be poor, but can we just have basics like good roads, water and electricity everywhere not just V.I, Lekki and the island only.
    good life is not only for the rich, can we create jobs because if there’s no job creation those that are suppose to live in the Atlantic will not sleep well oooo.
    smh..o su mi mehn..

    • Ovadje

      December 17, 2014 at 12:46 am

      If you cannot “create jobs” in Eko Atlantic, where can you create them? Apart from the fact that Eko Atlantic is not solely residential, those who live and work there will require all kinds of services. Therefore, instead of bemoaning our challenges we should be exploring all kinds of opportunities that the project throws up. In advanced countries, economic activity (rather than government) “creates jobs”!

  5. khaleepha

    December 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    All hopes is not lost, there is still a promising future ahead, Bouyages are always pushing the limit, what a company, and the emergence of a more realistic yet futuristic Calabar is what governance is all about. key statement made was in the last bit of the last video, tells you the state of governance in the country. i must say, if this is what 2015 looks like in construction, i hope it comes with even a bigger 2016 right behind it. as a structural engineer though, i would be probably in the middle of a strong prayer session when they start de-proping the hall in the last video. what a design.. pushing the limits by miles.. considering the ground nature, pile must have been very ‘loyal’.

  6. Tosin

    December 16, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Slow internet…
    but I must see what’s up with any innovative architecture in Naija. I expect to be underwhelmed, but hey #surprise me.

  7. john Bosco

    December 17, 2014 at 12:23 am

    The day i hear of anything good and innovative like this in Benue state, I will do thanksgiving, 16 years of terrible leadership Akume and the disaster Suswam,, smh

  8. Chiemeka Ugo

    December 17, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Wow wow wow. Am just speechless. Rochas okorocha please come and see what architectural building are and not those rubbish you building in imo state and always praising yourself. Using cheap labour.

  9. Nwa Aba

    December 17, 2014 at 1:54 am

    And TA Orji (Ochendo Global) is making noise in God forsaken Abia. God will punish him and his generations unborn for making life miserable forAbians.

  10. Nina

    December 17, 2014 at 7:37 am

    Always about lekki and vi. Pls can we start with a regular supply of water and electricity. Our masses are dying under grinding poverty. This is just another grandiose project for the über rich and not for the rapidly eroding middle class. This will further widen the gulf btw the rich and poor.

  11. ........

    December 18, 2014 at 2:42 am

    NIGERIAN ELITE ARE RELENTLESS..THIS IS JUST ANOTHER WHITE ELEPHANT PROJECT AND A GRANDIOSE ATTEMPT AT CREATING A UTOPIC WORLD IN LAGOS, WHEREIN THEY CAN ENCAPSULATE THEMSELVES…..THE UBER RICH IN NIGERIA DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THEMSELVES HENCE THE REASON THEY WANT TO CREATE THIS IDEALISTIC SOCIETY WHERE THE WEALTHY AND MONEY MISS ROADS CAN SHIELD THEMSELVES FROM THE REST OF SOCIETY, AND KIDNAPPERS AND ROBBERS….BUT GUESS WHAT UNLESS THE LORD WATCHES THE WATCHMAN WATCHETH BUT IN VAIN…IF A TSUNAMI HITS THAT ISLAND ON THE OCEAN WILL BE THE FIRST TO GO DOWN…ALL THE RITUALIST AND OGWU EGO PPL BEWARE YOU JUST MIGHT BE DIGGING YOUR OWN GRAVES LITERALLY….JUST HOPE NIGERIAN MASSES ARE VERY GAINFULLY EMPLOYED IN THIS AMBITIOUS PROJECT……GOD IS NOT ASLEEP……BE CAREFUL BEFORE THE CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOST!!!

  12. ChiomaJisos

    December 18, 2014 at 3:14 am

    Nigeria is a developing country but the way we carry out development should also be monitored to avoid environmental issues in the future. The EIA (environmental impact assessment) for this project has generated quite some controversy and it was done in a shoddy manner. And it is quite interesting to know that it was conducted by a foreign (Dutch) firm with a very good reputation. That this firm was able to carry out a less-than-standard EIA has everything to do with money and political powers that backed the project. Development is good, but as a nation, we should also develop sustainably and invest in green infrastructure and technologies. In doing this, we can avoid the challenges the developed countries are facing in trying to reduce their carbon foot print.

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