Lagos

Lagos is built on the mainland and a series of islands in the coastal Lagos lagoon. Its character as a natural harbour made it a major point of contact for European settlers. Capital of Nigeria until 1991, when the federal government transferred to purpose-built Abuja, Lagos remains the country's ma...

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Lagos to plant half a million trees

Half a million trees are to be planted across Lagos State as part of the 2017 campaign Think Green, Plant Trees, Live Green, organised by the state's parks and gardens agency. Works are currently und...
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Lagos flooding blamed on coastal projects

The recent floods that devasted coastal areas of Lagos State are the result of "environmentally-unfriendly" state schemes, according to the Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ER...
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Lagos to add scrabble to school curriculum

Scrabble to help Lagos students with English language. Plans are underway to introduce scrabble to the curriculum of Lagos state secondary schools according to reports by the News Agency of Nigeria (...
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Lagos celebrates last 50 days of jubilee

Lagos at 50 events take place from 8 April until 27 May. The final celebration of Lagos State’s Golden Jubilee will last for 50 days, beginning on 8 April and ending on 27 May, according to the Lag...
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National Theatre in Lagos to be renovated

British Council to run major theatrical workshop at Lagos Theatre. Nigeria's National Theatre in Lagos is to be renovated by the federal government and Lagos State, according to the nation's cultur...
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Nigerian president extends UK medical leave

President Buhari has spent last two weeks in London hospital. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari has requested parliament to extend his medical leave, indefinitely, according to a statement releas...
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Lagos bus fares to increase

Price hike to take effect in February. The Lagos Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network is to introduce “marginally” higher fares on all routes from 1 February. The price increase is the result of the...
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Lagos clamps down on okada motorcyclists

Commercial okada motorcyclists blamed for Lagos traffic violatons and crime. Lagos state government has begun enforcing a ban on commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders, from oper...
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Lagos slum demolitions leave thousands homeless

Amnesty International seeks enquiry after waterfront shanty towns demolished. Human rights group Amnesty International has called for an investigation into the demolition of a Lagos waterfront shan...
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Lagos to export crude oil from Aje field

Exportation of oil to begin from Lagos offshore Aje field. Lagos is set to begin exporting crude oil from its offshore Aje field, via the Front Puffin floating production, storage and offloading (F...
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Lagos enforces ban on street selling

Lagos governor gets tough with hawkers. A ltittle-used ban against selling, or hawking, on the streets of Lagos is now being enforced as part of a crackdown by the Lagos governor Akinwunmi Ambode....
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Lagos lifts hijab ban in schools

Lagos court overturns school hijab ban on religious grounds. The Lagos appeal court has overturned a ban on female Muslim students wearing the hijab headscarf at government schools in Lagos state,...
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Lagos river “solidifies” with vegetation

Lagos government warns residents not to walk over Ogun River. The Lagos state government has warned residents to stay away from the Ogun river which has “solidified” after being clogged with thick...
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Lagos to make Yoruba compulsory in schools

All public schools in Lagos to teach Yoruba language. The teaching of the Yoruba language could soon be compulsory in all public primary and secondary schools across Lagos, according to a proposal...
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Landmark floating school in Lagos collapses

Residents of Lagos slum vow to rebuild floating school. A floating three-storey school in the Lagos waterfront shantytown Makoko has collapsed during heavy rains, despite being built to withstand s...
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Water kiosks in Lagos

Potable water kiosk system to offset reduced supply. Lagos is introducing a water distribution kiosk system across the state to offset a shortfall in water supply as it works to improve connectivit...
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Lagos to build Fourth Mainland Bridge

Consortium signs deal for 38-km eight-lane Lagos bridge. A consortium of Nigerian and international investors has signed a deal with the Lagos state government to finance the construction of the Fo...
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Nigeria uncovers 43,000 non-existent workers on military payroll

Audit reveals large-scale fraud in Nigerian military sector. Nigeria has discovered 43,000 "ghost workers" among its security forces following an audit into the payroll of government ministries, de...
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Lagos to upgrade Badagry Museum

Renovation of Badary Museum ahead of Lagos state's 50th anniversary. The Lagos state government has unveiled plans to updgrade the Badagry Heritage Museum in an effort to boost tourism. The muse...
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Crude oil production starts in Lagos

Lagos offshore field becomes Nigeria's first oil ouput outside Niger Delta. Nigerian firm Yinka Folawiyo Petroleum (YFP) has begun crude oil production from the offshore Aje field located 24km off...

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