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Hennessy backs Lagos music.

The Nigerian leg of the global music tour sponsored by cognac manufacturer Hennessy is underway in Lagos. The six-week programme includes live performances by some of the country
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Flood prevention in Lagos state.

The Lagos authorities have begun to remove illegal buildings and other obstacles blocking drainage channels in an effort to prevent a repeat of the serious flooding that has affected large parts of th...
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Radar upgrade for Lagos airport.

Help may be at hand for air traffic controllers at Lagos airport with the expected installation of a primary surveillance radar (PSR) later in August. The facility should have been installed as part o...
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Lagos mega city bill gets boost.

President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua has given new impetus to plans for special federal legislation regulating the development of Lagos in recognition of its status as a mega city. The bill will cover such a...
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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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Lagos to get new green areas.

Lagos state government has announced a project for the rehabilitation of roadside verges and the creation of new green areas and public spaces across the city, local news sources report. Roads and sit...
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Beauty pageant in Lagos.

Eko Hotel Lagos is to host a beauty pageant and contest on 4 August to promote traditional fashion and music in the state. Contestants will be drawn from 20 local government areas in Lagos, must speak...
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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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General strike begins in Nigeria.

Workers across the country downed their tools on 20 June for the first day of an indefinite general strike in protest over unpopular measures introduced by outgoing president Olusegun Obasanjo the day...
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Idols West Africa.

Think American Idol with an African flavour
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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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Nigerian Chinua Achebe wins Booker prize.

Nigerian poet and novelist Chinua Achebe has won the Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to world literature. The 76-year-old, who is best known for his first novel,
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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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Strike and national holiday for Yar'Adua inauguration.

Trade unions in Nigeria have called a two-day strike ahead of the inauguration of the new president, Umaru Yar'Adua, on 29 May. The industrial action is in protest over the outcome of the April local...
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