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New electronic ID cards in Nigeria

System will become official database for government Nigeria has launched a national biometric identification card which will in future to used for health care, financial services (including taxes...
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Boko Haram offers to release girls for prisoners

International security summit being held in Paris The Islamist militant group Boko Haram has said it will release the more than 200 school girls it abducted last month in exchange for prisoners, a...
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Recycling in Lagos

Innovative recycling loyalty scheme takes hold in Lagos Households in Lagos can exchange recyclable material for points which can be used to obtain food, kitchen equipment, mobile phone credit or e...
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2010 Lagos International Trade Fair

5 - 14 November 2010. With the theme Promoting Business Confidence to Enhance Recovery, the 2010 Lagos International Trade Fair is due to be launched by President Goodluck Jonathan. The fair is being...
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Lagos residents’ registration bill

Lagos state government is trying to introduce legislation providing for the registration of all people living in the state to help plan and implement development projects for the population. The s...
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Many die in Lagos building collapse.

Numerous people died when a three-storey building collapsed in the densely populated Ebute-Metta area of Lagos in the early hours of 28 June during a heavy downpour. The exact number of casualties is...
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Modern public toilets in Lagos.

Lagosians are to get modern public toilet facilities at key locations across the metropolis, the
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Teachers strike in Lagos.

Teachers at state primary and secondary school in Lagos began an indefinite strike on 25 February to demand a promised pay rise. Specifically they are calling on the state government to honour its pro...
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13 die in Nigerian recruitment drive.

A nationwide recruitment drive for the Nigerian Immigration Service has left at least 13 people dead and many more injured across the country, local news sources report. Some job seekers were killed i...
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More fire fighters for Lagos.

The Lagos fire service will soon to be strengthen by the arrival of 250 graduate recruits, the state government has said. The new fire fighters are completing basic training before being deployed to s...
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Eko Atlantic City development project.

Plans are underway for a massive new property development on Lagos Island. The N416.5 billion Eko Atlantic City project involves reclaiming over eight square kilometres of land along Bar Beach on Vict...
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Lagos pipeline explosion kills 45.

At least 45 people died near Agbabo village on the outskirts of Lagos on Christmas day when the petrol they were trying to gather from an illegally punctured pipeline caught fire. The explosion scorch...
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Tejuoso market destroyed by fire.

At least one person has been confirmed dead and goods worth millions of naira have been destroyed in a fire that wrecked the popular Tejuoso market in Yaba, Lagos, on 18 December. The blaze broke out...
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Lagos government to demolish BOI building.

Lagos state government has finalised plans to demolish the Bank of Industry (BOI) building on Broad Street, Lagos Island, which has been a safety hazard since its partial collapse over a year ago. Dem...
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General strike called off.

Trade unions in Nigeria have called off their general strike over recent petrol price hikes after four days after reaching a compromise agreement with the government. On 23 May representatives of the...
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Roads on Lagos Island given revamp.

Several roads on Lagos Island have been given a facelift as part of a new infrastructure improvement project in the city, independent Lagos-based newspaper
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Lagos ranks 37th in Mercer cost of living survey.

Lagos is the fourth most expensive city in Africa and the 37th most expensive city in the world according to the annual cost of living survey conducted by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. The most ex...
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Petrol problems in Nigeria.

Lagos is experiencing a petrol shortage due to strike action by tank truck drivers who are calling for formal parking places for their vehicles. Parking has long been a problem for tankers operating i...
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