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Nigerian president suspends central bank governor

Governor highlighted suspicions of massive corruption Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan suspended the central bank governor, Lamido Sanusi, on 20 February. In a statement the government said...
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Ermenegildo Zegna to promote luxury in Lagos

The opening of Ermenegildo Zegna’s first shop in Lagos in December last year is a sign that the luxury goods market in Nigeria is on the move. The Italian menswear’s first stand-alone stor...
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Lagos bans smoking in public places

Penalties include fines and imprisonment Smoking is now banned in public places in the state of Lagos under legislation that came into effect on 20 January. The bill prohibits smoking in librari...
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Nigeria to phase out Polymer Naira banknotes

Nigeria is to revert to printing banknotes on paper instead of polymer, according to an announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The reversal in policy follows a 2006 deal with Australia'...
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Lagos building collapse kills five

Incident occured same day as fire destroys Great Nigeria House The death toll from the collapse of a five-storey building in Lagos rose to five after dozens of people were trapped under rubble on...
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Lagos plane crash leaves up to 16 dead

Passengers were en route to funeral of former Akure governor An investigation has been launched after a chartered airplane crashed on the outskirts of Lagos at 09.30 on 3 October, resulting in the...
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Britain backs Lagos rail project

The Lagos Blue Line rail project, which is running considerably behind schedule, has received a boost after Britain's deputy high commissioner for Nigeria Peter Carter said the scheme provided many op...
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Lagos steps up demolition of illegal buildings

The Lagos state government has pledged to demolish illegal structures built around the city's fuel pipelines and drainage canals and under high tension electricity cable lines. The environment comm...
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Lagos is world's fourth least liveable city

Lagos has been rated the fourth least liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), an independent forecasting and advisory business within the Economist Group. The annual su...
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Lagos crackdown on drying laundry in public

The Lagos state government has warned of tough new measures to curb the practice of hanging laundry out to dry in public. The Lagos environment commissioner Tunji Bello said authorities would "seal...
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Lagos to use paving stones

Lagos is to replace asphalt with paving stones on the city's roads most prone to flooding. The paving stones, which allow for more effective drainage, are to be used in the traditionally waterlogged...
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Lagos toll bridge controversy

The Federal High Court in Lagos has adjourned its judgement until 9 July in the ongoing case surrounding the propriety of the tolling concession for the newly-opened Lekki-Ikoyi suspension bridge....
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Lagos bans out-of-hours construction

The Lagos state government has banned construction work on weekends, public holidays and at night. The move was announced on 21 May by planning minister Toyin Ayinde, who said the law addresses the...
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Lagos buildings collapse

Three buildings in three separate locations collapsed in Lagos on 7 May, causing the deaths of at least two people and injuring several others. A three-storey building on Bashiru St in the northern...
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Calls to rebuild Ifelodun market

The Lagos state government has been called upon to commence the reconstruction of Ifelodun Plank Market which was gutted by a late night inferno on 7 March. The timber market's chairman Alhaji Musa...
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Lagos Black Heritage Festival

The Lagos Black Heritage Festival (LBHF) takes place in Lagos from 25 March to 1 April and this year's edition has a special focus on Nigeria's links with Brazil and Portugal. Under the double them...
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Ladipo auto spare parts market closed down

Lagos state government closed down the city's Ladipo auto spare parts market on 25 February over cases of "environmental nuisance and gross abuse of public infrastructure and utilities."  The...
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Nigeria wins Africa Cup of Nations for third time

Nigeria beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to win the 2013 African Cup of Nations, which was held in South Africa on 10 February Sunday Mba's left-footed volley in the 40th minute led Nigeria to win 1-0 in Joha...
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Nigeria advance to African Cup of Nations final

The 2013 African Cup of Nations football tournament took a surprise turn on 6 February when Burkina Faso beat Ghana – one of the favourites – on penalties in a dramatic semi-final in Mbomb...
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Satellite photo of Eko Atlantic in Lagos

The land reclaimed from the sea for the major Eko Atlantic development in Lagos can be seen in a photograph taken by a US satellite orbiting some 650 km above the Earth's atmosphere. The high-resol...
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Lagos closes fruit markets

Lagos state officials shut down the fruit and vegetable markets at Mile 12 and Jakande (popularly known as Ketu) on 22 January, over failure to comply with the state's sanitation laws. The enviro...
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Lagos tightens safety controls

Lagos to fine builders for breaching safety laws The Lagos State Safety Commission is to impose fines of N250,000 ($1,600) on builders who fail to comply with safety laws, in line with the government'...
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First phase of Lagos light rail by June

The first phase of the Lagos light railway line covering Marina, Iganmu and Mile 2, will be completed by June, according to the Lagos governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Fashola made the statement on...
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Fuel depot explodes in Lagos

A major explosion took place at an oil depot on Tin Can Island in the Apapa area of Lagos port at 11.00 on 9 January. The incident happened as an oil vessel belonging to MRS Oil transferred fuel at...
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Lagos-Kano railway re-launched

The rebuilt railway line between the southern port city of Lagos and the Kano, located some 1,160 km away in the far north, was launched on 21 December. It saw the resumption of intercity passenger tr...
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Lagos edition of Monopoly

The city of Lagos is launching its own edition of the world's most popular board game Monopoly on 11 December at City Hall in Lagos. The game, which is based around the domination of the market thr...
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Mandarin to be taught in Lagos schools

The governor of Lagos Babatunde Fashola has defended the state government's plan to introduce Mandarin as an operational language into the curriculum of all public schools across Lagos in the 2013-201...
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Lagos crushes 3,000 Okada motorbikes

The state of Lagos has destroyed about 3,000 "Okada" commercial motorcycles which had been impounded for traffic violations following the introduction of legislation in August that restricted the vehi...
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Floating schools proposed for Lagos water slum

A floating three-storey school has been proposed for the Lagos waterfront shantytown Makoko by Nigerian urban architect Kunlé Adeyemi, whose plans would see the school constructed out of 16 flo...
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Lagos targets world record for brushing teeth

The Lagos state government is planning to set a new world record by organising 300,000 students to brush their teeth simultaneously on the occasion of the 2012 World Oral Heath Day on 5 December. T...


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