Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

Idols West Africa.

Think American Idol with an African flavour
Lagos News

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,
Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

Lagos shoreline to be consolidated.

The federal minister of the environment, housing and urban development has ordered the completion of works to consolidate Lagos
Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

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...
Lagos News

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
Lagos News

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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