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Lagos shoreline to be consolidated.

The federal minister of the environment, housing and urban development has ordered the completion of works to consolidate Lagos
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Nigeria goes to the polls.

Nigerians have gone to the polls to elect their new president and federal parliament amid reports of confusion and widespread violence and a failed attack on the electoral commission headquarters. T...
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Nigeria poised for presidential poll.

Polling in the 21 April presidential and national assembly elections is to begin at 10.00 local time rather than at 08.00 as originally stated due to the late arrival of the ballot papers, the head of...
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Nigerian opposition parties to run in presidential election.

Opposition parties have announced that they will be competing in the presidential and parliamentary elections on 21 April and that they will be running individually. The decision puts paid to calls fo...
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Election countdown begins in Nigeria.

On 14 April Nigerians go to the polls to elect their state parliaments and governors in the first part of an election
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New express bus system launched.

The new express bus system has finally begun operations in Lagos after many delays. An initiative of the Lagos state government, the service is based on western-style bus rapid transit route systems w...
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Apapa oil depots to relocate.

The federal government has ordered the relocation of existing oil depots on Tin-Can Island and Apapa in a bid to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in the area, the
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Nigeria suffers crippling power shortage.

Nigeria is in the grips of a power generating crisis that risks strangling the local economy, the Financial Times reports. Power generation in Africa
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The rise and rise of Nollywood

Nigeria has a thriving film industry called Nollywood, after Hollywood and Bollywood, the names of the respective industries in the United States and India. With full-length films being shot with just...
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New Nigerian banknotes.

Redesigned banknotes have been introduced in Nigeria to make the country
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Pedestrian bridges in Lagos to get overhaul.

Lagos state government has said it will repair old footbridges and build several new ones following complaints by residents about the danger to pedestrians due to the lack of safe crossing points on t...
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Nigerian wins spot news World Press Photo award.

Nigerian photographer Akintunde Akinleye has won first prize in the spot news category of this year
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Night street sweeping begins in Lagos.

Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has begun sweeping main roads at night as part of efforts to clean up the state,
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Leisure and recreation in Lagos

Despite the United Nations and other organizations ranking Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world with a gross domestic product of approximately $1 a day, Lagos
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Night flights possible between Lagos and Abuja.

Scheduled night flights between Lagos and Nigeria
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TB treatment centre opens in Lekki.

Residents of Ilasan housing estate in Lekki peninsula and the surrounding communities now have access to a tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis and treatment centre, the
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New classrooms for local schools.

New classrooms are under construction at schools across Lagos state as part of efforts to restore public confidence in the local public education system. Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (S...
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Price hikes on public transport.

Nigerians returning to work after the long Christmas and New Year holiday period got a nasty shock on 8 January when they found the cost of public transport had risen by over 100 per cent. According t...
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Population statistics released.

Nigeria has a population of 140,003,542, confirming its status as the most populous country in Africa according to the results of a census conducted by the National Population Commission (NPC) in Marc...
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More street lighting for Rome

The city has launched a new project to light areas of Rome not already illuminated at night. Over 53,000 lights will be installed in approximately 3,700 streets at a cost of


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