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Government overhauls energy sector.

The federal government has announced plans to end subsidies on gasoline and other petroleum products, which cost the country N640 billion last year alone. The move is part of a package of measures to...
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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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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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Nigerian films at FESPACO.

Nigeria is one of 25 African countries taking part in the biannual Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso from 28 February to 7 March. The Nigerian offering...
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Polio immunisation campaign begins in Lagos.

The Lagos state government has begun a campaign to vaccinate over three million children against poliomyelitis (polio) in an attempt to eradicate the crippling and potentially fatal viral disease. The...
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African Footballer of the Year.

The annual African Footballer of the Year award function is to take place in Lagos on 10 February, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said. The ceremony should have been held in Benin in...
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Nigeria introduces motorcycle helmet law.

It is now mandatory for drivers and passengers of private and commercial motorbikes to wear a helmet and a reflective jacket under new rules to improve safety on Nigeria
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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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200 killed in Nigeria riots.

Dozens of people have been killed and many more injured in two days of clashes between rival Christian and Muslim groups in the city of Jos in Nigeria
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Financial crisis affects remittances to Africa.

Remittances to developing countries could fall by as much as six per cent in 2009 as a result of the global financial crisis according to the latest migration and development report from the World Ban...
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Photographs of Nigeria.

Nigeria, through the eyes of a passerby
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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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Local elections in Lagos.

Campaigning has begun for upcoming local elections in Lagos state. On 11 October eligible voters will be called to choose their representatives in 20 local government councils and a further 37 local c...
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New free medical centre for Lagos.

A medical centre offering free treatment is under construction in the Orile-Agege area of Lagos. Located on Amodu Road, the Clinic of Hope will cost N50 million to build and should be ready for commis...
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Third Mainland Bridge reopens.

Commuters in Lagos can breathe a sigh of relief
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Rock

Musicians and performers from west Africa are to embark on a six-month tour of key cities in Nigeria to entertain young Nigerians and foster talent.
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Lagos Book and Art Festival 2008.

The tenth edition of the annual Lagos Book and Art Festival (LABAF) takes place from 7-9 November with the theme
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