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Lagos building disaster kills over 40

Headquarters of televangelist collapses The death toll has reportedly risen to 44 following the collapse of a large church guest house in the Ikotun district of Lagos on 12 September. The five-...
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Lagos to use paving stones

Lagos is to replace asphalt with paving stones on the city's roads most prone to flooding. The paving stones, which allow for more effective drainage, are to be used in the traditionally waterlogged...
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Lagos toll bridge controversy

The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned its judgement until 9 July in the ongoing case surrounding the propriety of the tolling concession for the newly-opened Lekki-Ikoyi suspension bridge....
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Lagos buildings collapse

Three buildings in three separate locations collapsed in Lagos on 7 May, causing the deaths of at least two people and injuring several others. A three-storey building on Bashiru St in the northern...
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Repair works on Lagos Third Mainland Bridge

Work to upgrade the Third Mainland Bridge connecting Lagos Island with the mainland began on 7 July and is expected to take up to four months. The 12-km bridge is the longest of the three bridges c...
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Full steam ahead for Lagos light railway

Work on a major urban railway network in Lagos is expected to begin next year, with plans currently at an advanced stage. The public private partnership will see the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport...
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Ilupeju gets solar street lighting.

Nighttime safety has improved in the Ilupeju neighbourhood of Lagos thanks to the introduction of solar-powered street lighting in the area. The street lamps have been installed by Private Networks Ni...
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Congestion at Lagos port.

Cargo ships destined for Lagos are being diverted to other ports in the country due to congestion, port authority officials have said. Specifically they are being re-routed to harbours in the volatile...
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Ogudu-Alapere bridge under repair.

Work is to begin on 21 December on five weak joints on the Ogudu-Alapere bridge linking the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Third Mainland Bridge and Ikorodu Road. The repairs will be carried out betwe...
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Apapa-Oshodi expressway closure.

Motorists in Lagos can expect another difficult four months following the announcement of the partial closure of the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway on the mainland for construction of a new bridge. The traff...
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Third Mainland Bridge reopens.

Commuters in Lagos can breathe a sigh of relief
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Bridge closure causes chaos in Lagos.

The partial closure of Third Mainland Bridge linking Lagos Island to the mainland for emergency repairs in early August has led to traffic jams and transport price hikes and caused a slow-down of busi...
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Lagos bridges in critical condition.

Six bridges in Lagos state are in critical condition according to a team of Nigerian and foreign engineers. The problem bridges include Third Mainland bridge, the longest of three bridges connecting L...
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Murtala Muhammed International Airport privatisation.

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos to come under private management, local news sources report. Other international airports slated for privatisation are Nnamdi Azikiwe internation...
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Lagos roads to get facelift.

Lagos state government has awarded contracts for the construction or rehabilitation of 31 main roads across the state. Roads set to get an overhaul include Ago Palace Way and the road linking Yaba (Ji...
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Lagos Energy City Project.

2008 should see the start of work on the $1.5 billion Lagos Energy City Project, a public-private initiative to create a comprehensive business and recreational centre serving the Nigerian and foreign...
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New bridge for Lagos.

Lagos may soon get a N160 billion bridge linking Lagos Island to the suburb of Ipakodo in Ikorodu on the northern side of Lagos lagoon, local news sources report. The so-called Fourth Mainland bridge...
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Solar power for Lagos villages.

Roughly 5,000 people living in the Badagry, Epe, Eredo and Ojo local government areas of Lagos are to benefit from a solar power scheme financed by the state government, the Science and Development Ne...
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Slum development project for Lagos.

Nine slum communities in Lagos state are to benefit from a $200 million development initiative financed by a loan from the World Bank. The Lagos Metropolitan Development and Governance Project involve...
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