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 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 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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Lagos plane crash leaves up to 16 dead

Passengers were en route to funeral of former Akure governor An investigation has been launched after a chartered airplane crashed on the outskirts of Lagos at 09.30 on 3 October, resulting in the...
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Britain backs Lagos rail project

The Lagos Blue Line rail project, which is running considerably behind schedule, has received a boost after Britain's deputy high commissioner for Nigeria Peter Carter said the scheme provided many op...
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First phase of Lagos light rail by June

The first phase of the Lagos light railway line covering Marina, Iganmu and Mile 2, will be completed by June, according to the Lagos governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Fashola made the statement on...
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Lagos-Kano railway re-launched

The rebuilt railway line between the southern port city of Lagos and the Kano, located some 1,160 km away in the far north, was launched on 21 December. It saw the resumption of intercity passenger tr...
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Lagos crushes 3,000 Okada motorbikes

The state of Lagos has destroyed about 3,000 "Okada" commercial motorcycles which had been impounded for traffic violations following the introduction of legislation in August that restricted the vehi...
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Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

The federal government of Lagos has awarded the contract for the upgrading of the Lagos-Ibadan railway to Chinese firm CCECC Nigeria. The double-track railway modernisation project is valued at ove...
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New traffic laws lead to protests in Lagos

Commercial motorcyclists, known in Lagos as Okada riders, have been protesting over the state's newly-introduced traffic laws. The protestors are against the provision in the recent Lagos State Roa...
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Lagos-Kano train to resume

The Lagos-Kano express train service is to recommence by the end of July, according to the head of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). Adeseyi Sijuwade said that the final checks were currently...
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Nigeria in mourning after air crash

Nigeria is in three days of mourning following the crash of a Dana Air plane during its final approach to Murtala Muhammed International airport in Lagos on 3 June, killing all 153 passengers on board...
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Nigerian airspace goes satellite

Nigerian airspace has switched from terrestrial air navigation to a satellite-based navigation system, known as Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). The scheme was introduced in Lagos, as wel...
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Services to resume on Lagos

Train services are to resume on the Lagos-Kano route during the month of April, after floods washed away a section of railway track last year in Akere, north of Lagos in the southern Oyo State. The...
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Porsche launches dealership in Lagos

  German luxury sports car-maker Porsche launched a car dealership in the affluent Victoria Island district of Lagos mid March. During the inauguration party, the latest 911 sports coupe mo...
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Lagos Motor Fair

The seventh Lagos International Motor Fair is being held in Lagos from 18 - 24 April, and includes a special auto parts section from 21 - 24 April. The annual fair provides a forum for vehicle manufac...
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Lagos Motor Fair

The seventh Lagos International Motor Fair is being held in Lagos from 18 - 24 April, and includes a special auto parts section from 21 - 24 April. The annual fair provides a forum for vehicle man...
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Nigeria clashes with British Airways

The battle between Nigeria and British Airways over the price of tickets and landing rights, which has disrupted air traffic between the two countries for weeks, has been called off until the end of t...
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RwandAir to launch direct flights to Lagos

RwandAir, the national air company of Rwanda, is to introduce direct flights from its capital Kigali to Lagos by the end of 2011. The company made the announcement after purchasing a 154-seater Bo...
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Lagos proceeds with light rail project

The Lagos state government is proceeding with plans for a multi-billion dollar investment in the construction of an integrated light rail system designed to link various locations in the greater Lagos...

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