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At least 100 dead in Lagos oil pipeline blast.

At least 100 people including many children have died in an oil pipeline explosion in the Ijegun suburb of Lagos, local Red Cross sources report. The blast occurred on 15 May after a bulldozer alleg...
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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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Documenting urban transformation through art.

A group of local artists has launched an initiative to represent communities through art as a way of preserving their identity, even when their habitat and way of life has been transformed, local news...
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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 to get new schools.

Lagos state government has earmarked N6 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of public schools across the state. The money will be used to build and equip around 4,000 new classrooms and im...
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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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Yoruba arts festival in Lagos.

The World Festival of Yoruba Arts and Culture (WOFEYAC) takes place in Lagos in April. The main aim of the event is to promote the artistic and cultural heritage of the Yoruba people of West Africa. B...
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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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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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Street soccer championship in Lagos.

Lagos state government has launched a street soccer championship to identify new talent and give young footballers a chance to emerge. The knock-out tournament will run from February through November...
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Globacom Lagos offices sealed.

The corporate headquarters of Nigerian telecoms operator Globacom have been sealed over a tax dispute. The Lagos state internal revenue service closed off the building on Victoria Island on 4 December...
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Delta launches Lagos flight.

United States (US) carrier Delta has launched a daily non-stop service from its base in Atlanta to Lagos. Leaving Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 16.30, the flight arrives in Niger...
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British Council shake up in Nigeria.

British Council offices in Nigeria are closed from 19 to 23 November for staff training purposes,
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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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Rubbish-gathering race.

Special rubbish-gathering races are to be held in Lagos as part of efforts to keep the state clean, the


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